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Looking for a new red dot for my AR and have narrowed my choice to a trijicon MRO or an Aimpoint Pro. What are your thoughts? price point between the two is not significant

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I ran an MRO for a while (23,XXX and 92,XXX serial numbers, both the old and updated models)

 

Shooting around and through VTAC barricades and from non standard shooting positions resulted in pretty substantial parallax error. To the point of missing 8-9in steel circles between 75-125 yards. I confirmed this by running my T2 on another gun with first round hits from the same positions. Zero's were confirmed that morning at the start of the class.

 

Only dots I run now are T2's (clearer dot from my astigmatism, little to no parallax error I've found).  If price is the limiting factor, and you don't have an astigmatism, consider a lightly used T1, just about the same price point. Another great option is the Sig Romeo 4T, looks like HRT is running them now, and I had good experience running one on my buddies gun.

 

but... between the two listed, id get the PRO. I just lost confidence in the MRO after that experience.

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Have you looked at the atibal optics MCRD II ? I have one on my tavor and love it.  It also doesn't cost as much as an aimpoint or MRO 

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I have the PRO and I love it, but this all depends on what you want to use it for.  The PRO is much heavier, nearly double...  but remarkable durable.  I have my PRO on my Colt SOCOM II, and a microdot (primary arms aimpoint clone) on a riser on my 3Gun rifle.  Both work fantastically.  The MRO from when I've fiddled with one seems great, but the older models have a blueish tint.

 

What are you planning on using this for anyway?

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Multiple Primary Arms for the price of one MRO. I have 5 that has many , many rounds through the rifles. I would not be afraid to run the dots with any dots out there.

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i got an Aimpoint Pro, Burris Fastfire, and that new Vortex Crossfire red dot (like a Aimpoint Micro).  My brother has Aimpoint pros, some weird Meprolight Trudot, and an Aimpoint Micro.

THe Aimpoint Micro is the best of the bunch but its very expensive for what you get.  its really clear and sharp.  I have astigmatism as well.  It preforms a hair better than the Aimpoint pro but it is much, much, lighter.  Its also much much more expensive. (and this is the H1, not the T1)
The Aimpoint Pros are good and there is some blossoming of the red dot with my eyesight.  Its heavy on my Colt and i noticed the other week when i took it off to shoot irons with it.  What a difference in weight there was.  I wasn't expecting it.  That being said, its not super heavy and i consider them to be THE SIGHT for a hard use gun, a sight that wont break the bank.  They are clear as well without much color variation from the real world due to lens coatings, in my opinion.
The Vortex Crossfire red dot replaced their SPARC line and its pretty good.  ITs well made but you can see the diode projector inside the tube while aiming down it.  I got it as a "good" economy red dot optic. It is not in the same league as the Aimpoints but its very good for the money.  Its not as bright but i didnt expect it to perform as good as the Aimpoint Micro.  The dot color has a slight orange to it, more than red.  I got it for that Ruger PC Carbine that i plan on buying but right now its on a Ruger MK III pistol. Its fun on there....  It was a good buy and i recommend it but keep in mind that the diode housing inside the tube is viable. The view through the sight has a slight green hue due to the lens coatings.  Its more noticeable than the Aimpoint Pro for sure.  It might "star" a slight bit more than the Aimpoint as well when i use it without my glasses.
The Fastfire that i have is a first generation and it is lousy....  the screws were soft and mushed when adjusting it.   They have fixed the problems with the sight by the current (thrid) generation.  I almost bought a gen III but the Vortex came out and  it looked nice.  I keep that Fastfire on a .22 rifle now.

The oddball is the Meprolight which is a square. Its very clear and i like it.  It has a huge open view and its does not give you that tunnel view that most red-dot optics have.  That being said, i think it is primary used on Tavor rifles.  It seems to have the right height for that use.  Its pretty clear too.

i would go with the Aimpoint Pro if i was going to get a serious use red-dot.  Or a Micro if you got the money to burn.

in regard to parallax shift, i notice a slight bit in all of them to be honest.
I haven't used the Trijicon red dot but i may give it a try.  I know that i like the Aimpoint Pros.  I wish i could help you more.

Edited by Gunsby_Blazen

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Both great options I personally would go with the MRO out of those two the PrO is nice but big I use an Aimpoint MICRO and if you can swing the extra money it seems to be the industry standard 

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