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Old 11-23-2012, 07:53 PM
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Close range glass... sorta

I've been brush hunting a bit lately and all my glass is WAY overkill. I thought I'd try a dot type scope/sight (ACOG ish, but without the $900 price tag). I was just wondering what guys are running on their brush guns. I thought I might get a QD mount and use it on my slug gun as well, so if you've got a little field time with one I'd like to hear about it. Pros n cons of each.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:04 AM
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Re: Close range glass... sorta

C'mon guys, I know it's the LRH site, but someone has to have a little field time with a red dot, or reflex sight, or something...
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Re: Close range glass... sorta

Aimpoint hunter series, or any aimpoint for that matter. I have a series 5000 on my shotgun, its a 2x and very fast. Should work fine for you the 2 moa dot looks big but it allows for plenty of accuracy out to 300+ meters.

I can give you tips on zeroing etc
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:54 AM
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Re: Close range glass... sorta

I put a Burris Fastfire on a Ruger 96/44. No field time yet, but in the basement, low light, it handles well, acquiring the already mounted critters is easy. First impressions is the battery life is short, I'd spend a bit more money on something either not totally battery dependent, or something that is rechargeable.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:33 AM
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Re: Close range glass... sorta

Thanx guys, I took a look at the Aimpoint. It looks great, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to cough up that much cash on a brush gun (yet... I'm sure it'll end up happening at some point anyway) They did have a Vortex that seemed to fit the bill. I think it's basicly a rip-off of the Aimpoint, but I've had good luck with the newer Vortex stuff so far. At about half the price of an Aimpoint or Eotec, it looks like it might be worth a shot. Any thoughts on the Vortex dot sights?
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I've got the Vortex Strikefire on my .50 Beowulf, call it a torture test it hasn't fallen apart yet. At that price range it's fine. I've came across several EOTechs in the high $300 range which I thought was very reasonable. The Aimpoint is a bad ass optic & is priced accordingly. You can have cheap & you can have good; very rarely can you have both. I am awaiting my ADM mount to show up so I can mount my VX-R to my 5.56. I went that route as a "jack of all trades" sort of deal. Red dot for fast aquisition, 1.25x power on the bottom end & 4x on the top end for medium range work. It might work & it might not we'll see.


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I've got the Vortex Strikefire on my .50 Beowulf, call it a torture test it hasn't fallen apart yet. At that price range it's fine. I've came across several EOTechs in the high $300 range which I thought was very reasonable. The Aimpoint is a bad ass optic & is priced accordingly. You can have cheap & you can have good; very rarely can you have both. I am awaiting my ADM mount to show up so I can mount my VX-R to my 5.56. I went that route as a "jack of all trades" sort of deal. Red dot for fast aquisition, 1.25x power on the bottom end & 4x on the top end for medium range work. It might work & it might not we'll see.


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I like the VX-R idea. Something that will serve multiple roles makes dropping extra cash a little easier. Let me know how it works out for ya.
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