Originally Posted by Trickymissfit
I've also looked at that one as well. My main complaint was that it looked a little fragile with the chance of getting bumped around during transport. My brother inlae uses a couple of them on rifles he keeps on the farm. Never had a problem with them and recoil.
The scope gave me problems when I first installed it as the mounts would hold the scope under a very heavy load, so I pulled the base and rings and worked them over in the Bridgeport to hold three lapped rings. Never say another problem. But as I'm getting older eye relief is becomming more and more of an issue with optics and my ever worsening vision. The red dots and the halo device seem to have much better eye relief, and I find them much quicker to pick up a target with. I'm with you in that I like the circular reticle as it just seems easier to put on target.
As to the survivability of the holograph, I bought it for a 454 Casull that I used for hunting and found it to slow for acquisition of the target. It never failed from the recoil but at arms length It was hard to use
so I tried it on my shotgun and found it much easier because of the stock and the natural alignment
with the eye.
I did like it for poor light (Intensity is adjustable) and shooting head shots only it was easy to pick the aim point.
I still have it on the mounting rail so I can take it off and place it back on for the long shots. (The longest shot so far has been 68 yards and it helps to know the drop at longer distances to prevent
body shooting the Turkey (And Yes, a shot gun has drop even though we don't see it as well because
of the size of the pattern at long distances). with the circular reticle I can apply Kentucky elevation.
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