I tried out a $50 simmons red dot (I got it at a discount- floor sample) this past weekend.
The first grouping (of 30 rounds, I believe) at 25 yards:
I bought this rifle in 1991. It was $99 at Wal-Mart (where I try never to shop now). My uncle Steve who at the time had a type 01 FFL helped me trick it out like his own.