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 Post subject: Red dot question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:36 am 
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I'm looking at getting a red dot sight. Is there any advantage to the look through scope type or the open glass type. I had the scope type and found it to be a little difficult to acquire the target, but have never used the other.I want quick target acquisition and a clear point red dot. Any suggestion,s would be helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Stay away from the Tasco brand. Sure they're cheap to buy but the dot isn't very small.
Myself I prefer the multiple reticule sights, MRS. Great for quick target acquisition, typically suited for pistols, carbines and BB machine guns.

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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I recently bought the Tasco red dot for my Alecto and it works perfect so far :)
Its got parallax but it seems to work with my eyes, the dot isn't as small as many others but on 1, 2, 3 its nice
11 brightness is almost TOO bright except for the brightest days

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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I prefer the "TV screen" shaped red dot sight rather than those with a tube, especially on a pistol.... I find target acquisition with the tube type to be like looking through a toilet paper roll held at arms length.... In addition, the NcStar & Walther MRS sights seem to have little to no parallax, which is often a problem with other red dots....

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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rsterne wrote:
I prefer the "TV screen"


Those red dots are called reflex sight or reflex red dot sights now they are red, green and even blue , and yeah they are much better than the tube/scope type, specially if they have different reticles types

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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Adolfo wrote:
rsterne wrote:
I prefer the "TV screen"


Those red dots are called reflex sight or reflex red dot sights now they are red, green and even blue , and yeah they are much better than the tube/scope type, specially if they have different reticles types

Right, a Reflex sight. I was trying to remember the proper name for those sights.

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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Thank,s to all who responded. I was hoping the TV screen type would be a little better than the tube/ scope type. If they were better I wouldn't have bought another. I sold my Walther red dot a few months age, but recently bought a break barrel pistol and a scope is just too big for it and unnecessary for 10 to 15 yd squirrel hunting.

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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I prefer the panoramic type over the tube type, faster target finding and most of the time they are lighter. The walther MRS is my go to sight for the Alecto pistol, with little to No parallax error these sights are amazing for around $70

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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Ill have to try one of the Walthers, the Tasco does add a bit of weight

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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joe hickey wrote:
Thank,s to all who responded. I was hoping the TV screen type would be a little better than the tube/ scope type. If they were better I wouldn't have bought another. I sold my Walther red dot a few months age, but recently bought a break barrel pistol and a scope is just too big for it and unnecessary for 10 to 15 yd squirrel hunting.

Just wondering what pistol you bought and how do you like it ?


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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:28 am 
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If you have "Astigmatism".
Astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp focused image on the retina. This may be due to an irregular or toric curvature of the cornea or lens.

So when you look at the "Red Dot" in the sight, it will only look like a sharp point on how you/shooter tilt your head(Sometimes nothing helps).
Otherwise it will distort into a "TearDrop".
That is when a proper scope is better, with "Cross Hairs".

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:13 pm 
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2240mod wrote:
If you have "Astigmatism".
Astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp focused image on the retina. This may be due to an irregular or toric curvature of the cornea or lens.

So when you look at the "Red Dot" in the sight, it will only look like a sharp point on how you/shooter tilt your head(Sometimes nothing helps).
Otherwise it will distort into a "TearDrop".
That is when a proper scope is better, with "Cross Hairs".

NOW YOU TELL ME. As a matter of fact I do have Astigmatism and paid three times more for my contact,s because I had to have toric lenses. That,s why I sold my tube type red dot. I thought the dot was that way in all red dot,s. DRAT!!! Now I have a reflex sight on the way. I hope it,s better.

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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I find it to be a little hit or miss and you need to look at several before choosing.... or be like me and have about a dozen different dots kicking around. I do like the Aimpoint and Bushnell Trophy tube types and I also like some of the TV types but not all. I find most MRS and multi-colour types to be very very disappointing. Often the changing of colour or reticle changes the poi and you have to re-adjust. In the end I just think it's a personal choice and you have to look around. I would also like to add that I do have a couple of the Tasco red dots that I bought about 10 years ago. They might not be the same as the new ones but they are very decent and have stood up to springer pistols without any problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Red dot question
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I have the Walther MRS and am not disappointed at all.


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