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 Post subject: red dot scope
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:38 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:00 pm
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need advice on a red dot scope, haven't use any so wanting to ask here on what are the advantages and disadvantages of using a holographic sight against a scope? and also if magnification would give any advantages?

 Post subject: Re: red dot scope
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:19 am 

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:27 am
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Location: Vancouver
In my use I've found the Burris Fastfire III with its 3MOA dot to be useful out to about 40 metres but no further. Beyond that the dot is quite a bit larger than my desired group size at that range, so I prefer going to a scope with fine crosshairs and 4x magnification or higher. But for plinking or squirrels inside 40 metres such a red dot is adequate I think. Of course even for closer ranges a low magnification scope offers a better view of the target, with the attendant increase in potential precision. But it becomes more a matter of preference at closer ranges, where further out one is left guessing at exactly which part of the red blob represents which part of the target unless shooting at relatively large targets. If a red dot is in a magnifying tube, I'd hope the dot itself wasn't magnified, as this could make it quite frustrating to see past.

 Post subject: Re: red dot scope
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:51 am 
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Location: Bradford
The primary purpose is fast target acquisition with both eyes open.

There is almost nothing better for a Special Forces team or S.W.A.T. team clearing a house room by room for example. These guys were using them long before they became popular with the general public.

They are NOT for medium or long range accuracy due to the dot size as previously mentioned.

You get what you pay for in this buy a 20 dollar red dot and its a pile of junk, dont complain. $159.00 and UP you start getting good stuff.

I have them on some pistols, and a few shorty rifles. My middle son has many of them on paintball guns.

They have their uses, but accuracy is not one of them.

When the 425-hp "street Hemi" version hit the street in 1965, it was akin to taking an M230 chain gun to an arcade shooting gallery

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