Originally Posted by lgordee
I'm curious as to what you are shooting with the Firedot duplex. The one I had was too coarse to get a decent aim on a paper target. Maybe all right to get somewhere on the chest of a deer at 100 yards, but the Op is doing long range groundhog target shoots. In my experience with the Firedot duplex, it will never work for the Ops intended purpose. I had mine on a 25-06 and the recoil would cause the dot to "turn on" or light up every time I fired the rifle. The less clutter in the scope, the easier to locate your target. I just can't get along looking through a scope full of garbage. Give me the fine crosshair and dot.
I can turn it off if I need to, but it gives me the option. If you need it turn it on at one one the seven (or so) levels, if not, turn it off and recoil or anything else will not turn it on.
It is a $100 or so option that you can turn on or off, so to me there is no downside except for the extra $100, which pays for itself if you ever need it.