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Red dot scopes
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steve19438    Posted 12-13-2004 at 17:48:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
does anyone here use one these scopes for hunting, target or plinking? if so what is your opinion of it?

Peanut    Posted 12-14-2004 at 06:07:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
A buddy of mine has one on his SKS semi auto. I have shot it with the scope. I like it. Simple, small, and effective.

I looked at them when shopping for a scope for my 30/30. I ended up buying a $70 Bass Pro branded scope instead. It made better use of available light (magnified the light a tad better). Plus the cross-hairs light up when I throw a switch. That is darn nice to have in low light situations.

I can't say anything bad about the Red Dots though. I still like them.

Quint    Posted 12-14-2004 at 08:13:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh yeah. Illuminated reticle scopes are fantastic. I will never buy another rifle or shotgun scope without an illuminated reticle. In the early morning or late evening they really help. I don't know how many times I had 20 or 30 minutes of legal shooting time left but I couldn't make out the cross hairs in the scope. Even if it was a dreary dismal day and I was in a particularly dark section of the woods there are many times I couldn't see the cross hairs especially if it had a fine reticle instead of a heavier one. The illuminated reticle takes care of all of that.

I always thought illuminated reticles were a useless gizmo for the gullible until I tried one. Best thing since sealed tubes.

Quint    Posted 12-14-2004 at 04:32:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use both Trijicon ACOGs and Reflex sights and love them.

LH    Posted 12-14-2004 at 00:43:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
When my eyes started goin I picked up a cheapie BSA red dot and mounted it on my Ruger 10/22, best money I ever invested that thing would drive tacks consistantly after the intitial bore sighting. The weaver base I bought cost nearly as much as the scope just make sure you mount it down tight and it will do you a fine job

TimV    Posted 12-13-2004 at 18:47:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve: Not sure which type you're referring to, but I have an electronic one on my Savage Striker (.308 bolt-action pistol). It replaced a 1.5-5 Bushnell pistol scope, as I was having problems acquiring targets--the eye relief had to be exactly right or you couldn't see anything through the scope. I'm happy so far, with one caveat--the scope has a 30 mm tube, and 30 mm rings are VERY difficult to come by. More specfically, I can't take off the removable sunshade, as the only way the scope will mount covers up the junction where the shade screws off, and finding an offset ring has proved impossible. Other than that, it's been fine--I've had it two years now, and am still on the original battery.

mud    Posted 12-13-2004 at 18:37:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
i got a good friend whats got a red dot on his model 41 s&w. shot a brick before he got it just right. now it is right where you'd expect it to be. took a lot of finigglin to make it right. has a new barrel too. that may have been part of it.

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