Help with picking Red Dot sight & 3X magnifier

Help with picking Red Dot sight & 3X magnifier

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    Help with picking Red Dot sight & 3X magnifier

    I have a Sig 556 SWAT that I'd like to improve upon. It came with a really inexpensive Red Dot from Sig, but even on it's brightest setting it's almost impossible to see in any outdoor condition short of night or heavy cloud cover.

    I see lots of people happy with the Aimpoint / Eotech's in particular. So these are two brands that I've been reading up on, but am still open to ideas. The one thing I'm interested in possibly adding is a 3x magnifier that both brands offer. My reasoning being that I'd like to extend the useful range over what my naked eye can deliver. I like the idea that both offer mounts allowing you to rotate the magnifier out of the way and allow me to just use the red dot.

    Any suggestion / advice on the brand (all are bloody pricey!), usefulness of the magnifier would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Here is a thread I started a while back that had some good info on aimpoints and eotech's. I would up going with a Comp Ml3 with a Larue mount.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-aimpoint.html
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    Went with the Aimpoint M4s and the 3X both with LaRue mounts.
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    I just ordered an Aimpoint CompML3 and an ARMS 22M68 throw lever mount for $450 (the sight alone cost $360 from BotachTactical with a coupon code)for my 556SWAT. The price is right and after looking at both Aimpoint and EOTech and getting input from the Fount of Knowledge that is DefensiveCarry.Com, I thought it was my best option.
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    I have the comp M3 and the 3X magnifier on a larue swing mount. I use this setup in 3-gun matches a lot and it works great. I can swing the magnifier out of the way when I am dealing with close up hoser targets and can snap it back over if I need to engage something out to 300 yards.

    Also good for coyote hunting!

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    Thanks for the input guys .. now I just need to narrow the model field a bit within the Aimpoint line.
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