septic-tank13ParticipantNovember 1, 2018 at 4:34 pmPost count: 1
I’m curious… I like a scope for target identification, but since I always use binocs, I’m questioning if a red dot is simple and easy… I don’t have the ability to utilize irons on this unit, so it has to be one or the other.
Suggestions? Personal experience with both?
-MichaelLoomis13ParticipantNovember 1, 2018 at 7:43 pmPost count: 284
No experience with a Red Dot, but I after having a scope on my muzzle loader, I wouldn’t ever have a muzzy without one. I like the adjustable zoom that a scope provides and with a good scope you can see better in low light situations. I do hunt in a lot of more open country though. So if I see a buck in my binocs, I can get my gun up in advance, and follow him through the scope.jnrbroncParticipantNovember 2, 2018 at 9:42 amPost count: 227
Being red/green colorblind, scopes are my best/only option. Keep them on low power in case something sneaks in, as you have time to zoom up on game you see at a distance.WapelloMarkParticipantNovember 2, 2018 at 10:38 amPost count: 1960maxxParticipantNovember 2, 2018 at 2:43 pmPost count: 2492
Put a red dot on an AR for the hell of it. It was pretty good out to 50 yards. At a 100 the dot is almost as big as a 5″ target. I was still pretty comfortable out to 100 but I quickly put on a scope.
I have one AR with a red dot still but it is more of a self defense/truck gun. I just built it and haven’t shot it.
One argument is red dots fail a lot. There are a lot of really cheap ones out there. You can also spend a ton on one also. The military uses a lot of red dots so I don’t think they want stuff that isn’t reliable.
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