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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:41 pm 
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rizaloo wrote:
Yellowbeard wrote:
Tasco Red Dot uses a CR2032 battery. The kind you put on a computer motherboard. Just replaced mine since my son left it on. LOL.


If one takes care of it, how long should they last?

Also I don't suppose they come in a rechargeable format, do they?


No, but they come in 10-packs for $5 at Princess Auto. Fear not about the overall cost of these batteries.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:53 am 
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. . . . the tip on scopes and ammo. . . . I figured the shop might be online only. . . .

I don't know if they have a storefront in Perth, I had only mentioned them as an alternative to paying for shipping from entirely the other side of the country. You'd have to contact them for clarification of this point.

The batteries in a RDot last a very long time, unless as mentioned, they are inadvertently left on.
That being said, it's always nice to have a spare on hand(in with your shooting supplies) as the device is completely useless without power. . .


I keep a battery taped inside each of the lense caps. A backup is always there, because I will eventually forget to turn off the RDot.
Also, I found a package of 3 CR2032 batteries at the Dollar Store for $1.50.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:19 pm 
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Smart Man!
Never would have though of taping a spare inside the lens caps!
I get my batteries too from the Dollar store(when did the dime stores become dollar stores, BTW?) They last about 3/4 as long as the good duracell batteries, but buying in bulk I always have spares in the shop, truck, or range bag.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:42 pm 
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jfcooper wrote:
I keep a battery taped inside each of the lense caps. A backup is always there.


That is brilliant indeed. Thanks for the tip! I will do that tonight.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:43 pm 
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Yellowbeard wrote:
jfcooper wrote:
I keep a battery taped inside each of the lense caps. A backup is always there.


That is brilliant indeed. Thanks for the tip! I will do that tonight.

Thanks, I should note that a single piece of scotch tape doesn't hold very well.
I cut out the appropriate sized circle from packaging tape - quite secure.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:20 pm 
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vAgRaNt wrote:
The reason there's so many choices, is cause there's so many different types of people. It's All Good!

I like and use these:
Tasco Red Dot
Dot is a wee bit larger than would be ideal for our(airgun) ranges, and they're also a little on the stout side of things. . . . But I still like 'em . . . .

Centerpoint Reflex
The one I have is visually identical, but with NCStar branding. You'll need a Dovetail to Weaver adapter (Here) to use this sight on the intermounts, but it's still lighter overall than the Tasco. The 4x reticles are novel, and the Dot is still 3moa. I didn't buy this sight new; it was included on a used gun I purchased, and I've grown to like it on certain pistols. . . .

If you try either one of these and hate it; you'll still be hating it less than if you bought the one from your OP. . . . :lol:

To the Post Office tomorrow. . . .

I did try a LongEyeReliefPistolScope once. It just wasn't my thing. . . . It really, really, really wasn't my thing. Tip of the hat to anyone who can utilize magnification in their pistol optics. No way my hand is steady enough to maintain a sight picture. . . .


I just sent back the Centerpoint you listed, all the reticles showed a ghosting image and there was only about a half turn on the windage adjustment. Hopefully the replacement will work .


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:13 am 
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The 459 Intermounts can be made to work, with a couple of caveats.

The aluminum that they are made of is quite soft. Over-tensioning the clamp screws will strip them quite easily. My work-around was a couple of small smears of silicone on the mount contact surfaces. That prevents the slippage that is common to these mounts. The silicone is easily removed once the mounts are off. Allow sufficient dry time before mounting optics. I found an hour or so to be sufficient.

They will not hold up to a heavy optic. Biggest I'd go is 20 mm, like the cheap little Tasco 4x20.
This set-up can be surprisingly accurate when used with the packer stock.
I'm a fan of the 1X30 Tasco red-dot mentioned above. Yes, it's a bit bulky for a pistol- but not as bad as one would think. There is plenty of windage adjustment in this sight~ enough to correct for the foibles of any airgun I've tried it on. IIRC, the Tasco 1X30 R/D worked fine on my intermount set-up. Incidentally, that Tasco sight can still be had in an airgun/rimfire dovetail size. Cabela's is one for sure source. Wholesale Sports may still be carrying them in the rimfire version...

In the long run, you're gonna end up with the Crosman SBK breech kit :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:38 am 
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rizaloo wrote:
Catching up on some posts - I prefer to reply to everyone who spends time to reply to me:

Airmec - I didn't realize this was possible! Very interesting. Was the mod complicated to do? You are obviously happy with the results, so please provide more detail if you have the time!

Ed500 - You're right. I take it back and regret the comment. Different strokes for different folks; something I myself say often but apparently need to practice what I preach!

Vagrant - For sure. Even a non-store front from Perth is better than super-expensive / distant shipping.

Wise advice on the spare battery; I'll definitely keep on one hand. I still have to get myself a nice little pistol carrying case or improvise one on my own. They just seem so pricey for what you get - the ones from the gun shops anyway.

What do you guys acquire for storing / carrying your pistols around?

I use a couple old briefcases I bought from Value Village. I think I spend about $6.00 for each. I lined them with foam and made custom cut-outs. Not the most professional look, but they hold the pistols nicely. The cheap locks of the briefcases can also give a tiny bit of security.


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JFCooper - really good idea! Where did you get the foam and how did you manage to do such precise cut-outs?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:29 pm 
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rizaloo wrote:
JFCooper - really good idea! Where did you get the foam and how did you manage to do such precise cut-outs?

I bought a 2'x4' piece of Kaizen foam online from elitetools.ca (in Levis Quebec) for around $25.
Kaizen is built from about 12 laminations of foam, so you just need to cut perpendicular to its main plane.
You can then remove a layer of foam by picking it out with your fingers. I used an Exacto knife and a very sharp knife to make the cuts. It is fairly easy to slowly remove the foam to get the right depth.
I made templates of my pistols out of card stock that were 2-3 mm smaller than the pistols. These I attached to the foam with double sided tape.


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