What options are available for a rail mounted laser (Red or Green)? I am looking for a good laser that holds zero, but is not super expensive anyone?
i am not looking for a long range laser. i am looking for either a red or green laser that holds zero for use from point blank range to 25 yards. that is not super expensive. I was going to contact Crimson trace to see if any of their lasers can be mounted on a pic railYou really only need to consider a laser for indoors. An expensive long range laser is unnecessary on a home defense 100 yard gun. So you need the tiniest, inexpensive yet effective laser you can find. Perhaps a crimson trace? Or a TLR light laser combo. Try to get green over red as the eye naturally picks green up better than red. My two cents, its actually a relatively hard question to answer, nothing specific came to mind for me.
unable to view the pictureI struggled with laser mounting on my PS90. Anything mounted on the factory rails is not going to be too accurate because it is too far from the bore. What I ended up doing was making my own mount that attaches to the factory screw locations and allows the laser to be mounted directly below the barrel. I went with a Crimson Trace CMR-206. Makes for 1 more step to clean the rifle, but it holds zero really well.
View attachment 129033 View attachment 129035 View attachment 129037
The POI (Point Of Impact) shift is somewhat complicated to figure out.Bringing my old topic back to life. I am still looking for a side rail mounted laser. The ranges I would like to have it zeroed for would be 7 to 15 yards. The reason a low light situation or not a direct line of sight while aiming situation.
I am curious to the Lasermax Micro II with a green laser. It has a after 10 minutes of use auto shut off, and 5 hr run time. I wanted a light weight, small and not super expensive laser system for my PS90 SBR.
If anyone is using this laser or similar type please fill me in on your personal pros and cons.
How much of a POI shift there is at different distances ( which I sure there will be with a side mounted laser)
Your preferred zeroing distance with your laser etc.
You can do an educated guess and get near a hit when the target is near zero. It is more complicated if your distance varies from zero. A backup to a backup to a backup...... Lasers are point and shoot or else they are pretty useless. I rely on my laser much more than my ring sight with the REM. Because in BOTH cases, the sight and laser are line of sight, not line of projectile travel. The laser has the advantage because I have a dot on the target and it is more point and shoot. You have very little time in an active shooter situation to take aim and worry about not hitting the target. With a laser on the PS90SBR, center of mass aim will result in a near center of mass hit.wow a lot of info there. I wanted to have the laser zeroed for 7 10 or 15 yards only (one of those) and i was going to see POI shifts at a indoor range for each distance.
The reason I want a laser is for low light or shooting from off positions ( around a corner or above furniture or vehicle etc) The laser would just be a tool in the tool box. A backup if my light goes down or both my light and optic vs using the backup irons on the top rail that are not very good at all.
Changes between POA and POI are smaller with a longer zero. I would recommend at least a 50 yard or 75 yard zero. The biggest concern is how far the offset in both planes the laser point of origin is to the bore of the rifle. The more variation of distance between point of laser origin and bore, the bigger the variance in POI will be. This is why I opted to put out the bucks for a laser that sits directly below the bore of the barrel.that is what i was curious about i think i will zero a laser ( when i get the one i want) for 7 yArds and check the impacts at cqb to 15 maybe out to 25 to see how much of a hold over or to the side i will need to do at different ranges. Hopefully most will be center mass
I assume you mean POA not pos....pos and poi for the regular zero (the optic) with min shift at longer range?