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Re: Red Dots

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:19 pm
by MARS822
Trek wrote:Even a Sig Sauer or Vortex is costly. I picked up my first Red Dot brand new for $30. It's a Tacfire with a cantilever mount. Has red, green and blue dots. I think the blue is handy for people who have some problems with color blindness. A green or red dot can get lost pointing into foliage, but the blue stands out against anything on the ground. First I had to get corrective lenses for my astigmatism. With astigmatism all dots look lie aurora borealis. In other words, it doesn't look like a dot.
Interesting point about astigmatism. Given my extremely limited range time I still haven't even bore sited the thing. Stay tuned for further details!

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Re: Red Dots

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:15 pm
by Rickoshay
senorgrand wrote:Since we are bringing this thread back, are there any good red dots that use scope rings? I'm thinking about something that could be slapped onto a Ruger Revolver.
I put a Bushnell Trophy on my Super Blackhawk with no issues. Worked great.


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Re: Red Dots

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:59 pm
by Deep13
They both seem pretty nice. I guess if you want green, Vortex would be the choice.

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:50 am
by rbac
I recently got a Leupold Delta Point Pro. It has a 7.5 triangular dot and can also take a rear iron sight. I thought that the dot would be two big for precision at distance but a 2 inch group with a Canik TP9SFX is quite doable at 15 yards at speed. It has some nice features - the battery is removable without removing the dot unlike the Vortex Venom, elevation and windage adjustments have positive clicks, and lots of levels of brightness. It’s a bit pricey at retail but I found it on eBay for quite a bit less


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Re: Red Dots

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:00 am
by shinzen
Another advantage to the DP Pro is that it has the auto on feature. I dig it on my CZ P-01

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:50 am
by featureless
Primary Arms is having a blemish sale on their red dots, if anyone is interested.

Senogrand, I believe most of the Aimpoint tube-type scopes will mount in rings.

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:03 pm
by atxgunguy
I'm on the Vortex bandwagon these days, but I did just see a great deal on the Sig Romeo 5. For that price, it's definitely worth it.

http://www.osagecountyguns.com/sig-saue ... 52001.html

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:06 am
by NegativeApproach
A few models of holosun have my favorite reticle (1-2 MOA inside of 65 MOA circle, like EOTech). I haven't seen or heard any serious complaints about them. They hold up well for their money.

Vortex is fine too. Most of these lower-end optics are worth their price, outside of crap like sightmark, etc.

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:18 pm
by GTN
MARS822 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:39 pm
So, mid-range'ish red dots. Pew Pew liked the
HOLOSUN HS403A Micro Red Dot Sight
What I like about the holosun 403 besides the long battery life is the instant on feature. I have it on my HD rifle so if there is a need for it I just grab the rifle and the red dot is on. No looking for knobs or buttons

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:55 pm
by DD989
I don’t know if EOTech counts as mid-range but I’ve been mighty pleased with the combo of the EXPS3-0 and the G33 3x flip out magnifier. ImageImage
(Sorry about the crummy iPhone shot through the optic...I really need to try to redo that one)


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Re: Red Dots

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:05 am
by Deep13
An EOTech or an Aimpoint would be great, but I'm hoping to find a RD for my Beretta Storm carbine under $200. I have a Bushnell holographic sight with different reticules in a 30mm tube. It seems to have gotten dimmer over time (new battery) and it was never exactly dazzling.

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:18 pm
by spara
Vortex Venoms are around $180 on Amazon. I've had one on a PCC and a 9mm pistol and it's run flawlessly.

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:10 am
by Bucolic
+1 on the Venom.

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:02 am
by Deep13
I've got a Burris FF2, like the Venom. It's more of a pistol sight. I'm looking for a carbine sight. something in a 30mm tube.

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:11 am
by SailDesign
I have a pair of the Holosuns, and love 'em. 10 thumbs up!

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:08 am
by spara
Not a tube, but Sightmark makes ok inexpensive red dots. I've used one on my shotgun for 100yd slug targets in 3gun

Re: Red Dots

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 am
by Deep13
Holosuns look good, although the solar models are like $150.