Top 3 Best Budget Optics for your AR-15 or Rifle

Top 3 Best Budget Optics for your AR-15 or Rifle

I go over my top 3 picks for the best rifle optics on a budget.
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  1. Mr. K on November 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Good stuff, thank you

  2. Squidly on November 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    I opted for a Vortex 3X Spitfire .. super awesome optic !!! .. excellent from CQC to medium range .. a little bit more money (about $350) but I think it is worth it.

  3. Scott Salyer on November 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    If these are too expensive gunsandguitars does a great video on optics under 50.00 that are worth it. Check it out!

  4. Rziron on November 4, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Bruh how is 230 budget?

  5. No Excuses on November 4, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Somebody loves Primary Arms

  6. BigJinBigD on November 4, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    HAHAHA im glad to see that everyone else’s opinions of Mash’s budget optics are the same as mine, if its more than 100$ im like….nah thats out of my price range, ill just get closer for open sites.

  7. Kbeagle309 on November 4, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    great video man thank you!

  8. Eric Martinez on November 4, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Lol you sound like me. You must live in the Southwest….I live in New Mexico and we are the same type of environment

  9. Bob Smoot on November 4, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Great and helpful video (as always). Keep putting them out. They help to keep us FREE!

  10. Kenny Byrd on November 4, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    I like all three of those choices, nice video

  11. B on November 4, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Mann if you don’t have 250 just stick to iron sights

  12. A_Roof_Korean _ on November 4, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    0:59 J U I C Y

  13. WillClyde on November 4, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    How about Vortex ?

  14. 360 Outdoors on November 4, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    People upset that those $30 optics aren’t mentioned, but forget that there needs to be at least some quality and durability for him to even recommend it.

  15. Dominick Fenrirstern on November 4, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    @countrymash you didn’t really get into how durable the last one is

  16. Dennis Snider on November 4, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    On that second focal plane scopes any holds only work on full power right? And unless it’s a holographic sight a magnifier magnifies the illuminated part doesn’t it? I’m trying to figure all this fancy stuff out I’m looking into an affordable all around optic for my new mini 14 so I can pew pew something out to the a good distance

  17. Dusty Todd on November 4, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Budget is iron sighs anything else is splurging!Lol

  18. Bruce Barnes on November 4, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Those are not budget-minded optics

  19. Joey Gregory on November 4, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Yeah I agree with a woman’s comment these are budget Scopes LOL I’m on Amazon buying 50 $60 Scopes that’s what I thought this was going to be I bought a $70 Sig Red Dot that blows away every ride. I’ve ever used for what it is even has the polarized lenses and unbelievable for that price even for $16 I got a really nice red. Like the one you showed for 200 and something that you said those less dorable but I paid 16 and their identical to me it looks I guess money is in the eye of the beholder I’d rather have 50 different budget Scopes than 10 mid-range this is a budget for me lol you’re introducing an explaining mid-to-high range scopes a balance between mid and high range LOL good video though thanks for the info but I love CB Optics they cover every Style with sheer Excellence for a 16th of the price of wall maybe not as 16 + 6 of the price of the big dogs

  20. Remington Steel on November 4, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Great channel bro. For some reason it hasn’t popped up until yesterday. New sub keep up the great work.

  21. Donovan Lee on November 4, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Let’s just face the fact that any gun item kit rail optic hand guard upper receiver spacing barrel out it’s all costly but dam sometime you just gotta save to make things worth it

  22. AltoAtic on November 4, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    so whose poor ass came here from the acog video lmao

  23. L N on November 4, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    First off, I really liked the video. I like the Holosun ACSS, however, I’m reading bad things about the mount. But I guess I can probably get a separate mount for it.

    Also, read through all the comments and my head hurts…Here’s what I see. These people want you to affirm what they believe to be true and you aren’t doing that so they are whining like a bunch of left-wing (Probably are) cry babies. Like dear lord, I would bet money that 50 percent of these guys spend close to $200 OR MORE on alcohol each month without batting an eye. I have friends that complain about this very thing but won’t hesitate to drop 2 grand on alcohol each month. But oh, a 250 dollar optic, that YOU WILL depend on if you are defending yourself or your family is too much money. GTFOH with that shit.

    To further my point and this is directed at the people saying these are too expensive.. You bought a weapon. If you intend to use said weapon for self-defense, you have a responsibility to not only yourself, but the people who might be living next door to you who don’t want to eat a stray round because your rubbish bin eBay pos failed and now you can’t aim correctly with your very likely budget 10 cent bi-metal LAP rounds. Like seriously, you’re the same freaking idiots who won’t twitch when saying you don’t need self-defense rounds specifically designed to fragment in a house and your budget 10 cent bi-metal LAP rounds are good SD rounds even though your house is made of paper and the neighbor’s house is not 5 feet away from your paper thin walls.

  24. Lou V on November 4, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Plus $200 is not budget. Informative video though.

  25. brad h on November 4, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Any new favorites? Can a red dot be mounted on top of the ACSS?

  26. Shivanie Capeldeo on November 4, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Why do people care for ar 15 the should buy a M4 carbine

  27. Keith A on November 4, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Um budget lol 😆.Budget on a scope in 2021 is something under $200 for sure.

  28. Saber sweat on November 4, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    what rifle is that im early in the vid so if he says which it is please dont go crazy on me

  29. Tim E on November 4, 2021 at 7:25 pm


  30. WildBill22360 on November 4, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    I see this is old video. Hope you see this. I am unable to find the mount you are using or any cantilever mount that looks like that. What brand is that?

  31. Michael Bleckler on November 4, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    These are affordable. It’s decent quality over cheap quality.

  32. Shooter Instructor on November 4, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Another awesome video! Thank you so much for making this! You helped me to make my decision. Versatility is what’s most important. I have hills on one direction, mountains in another, and cities in between in all directions.

  33. Cesar Romero on November 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    People complaining about relatively affordable optics….

  34. Dan Sklenicka on November 4, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Great review, Just bought my first AR, now i can start adding to it..

  35. Bryce Hawks on November 4, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    A Sig Romeo MSR is a great budget red dot

  36. Tam Midkiff on November 4, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Nice review. I have variable scopes as well as Sig and Primary Arms 2MOA dots on my stuff now. Been eyeing ACSS Holosun, but haven’t bitten the bullet as I’ve never used one.

  37. Russell Prout on November 4, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Super helpful.

  38. MrRambo50 on November 4, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Great video thanks

  39. Anthony Gutierrez on November 4, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    i was thinking $40-$100 lmaaooo fuck that

  40. Cody White on November 4, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Not digging the way you list your links. Their just to other vids of you talking about them. Plus your budget is way off than most people’s. When you say budget optics and i find the one your talking about and its $500+ lol

  41. Bryce Hawks on November 4, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I think someone needs to explain what affordable/budget is… 240-300 isn’t it bro

  42. Patriot Rob on November 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Bushnell trophy 3-9×40 120 bucks

  43. Honest Abe on November 4, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Good review. But this old retired 1st Sgt says give me a freaking break on the "Freedom Rifle" BS!

  44. K.Kswag on November 4, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Just got the DB-15 without optics I got the sig Romeo msr or the sight maker that comes with a magnifier

  45. Michael Hayes on November 4, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    I’ve spend a lot of money on different optics over the years. I wish I would have listened to the SupersetCA. I want a red dot that can zoom in occasionally. I went with red dots, the RDS with magnifier behind it. Then I went to LPVO, Primary Arms 1×6, then the strike eagle, then even the Swampfox Arrowhead. Finally I coughed up $500 and got the Vortex PST gen2. THAT’S exactly what I’ve been looking for. Daylight bright reticle with super clear glass. Every other optic I had a bad attempt to be daylight bright. The PST gen2 is perfect for what I want the optic to be.

  46. Kipp Novak on November 4, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    No ones gonna comment on that paint job…i will…sick bro…

  47. MPreaper94 on November 4, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Nice vid, brother. Would a red dot by good for say 25 – 100 yards?

  48. My balls In yo face on November 4, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    In which state are u in?

  49. brooks on November 4, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Where do you live? Sounds like a really interesting area

  50. Familia rodriguez on November 4, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    After reading all these comments I can confirm 97% of these people are airsofters how the hell is 250$ “expensive” when you know what you’re getting into when buying a real gun dam go to wish and get your 50 dollars scope and stick to plastic bbs