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SHOTGUN: Holographic/Red Dot Sight Options

Discussion in 'Holographic/Red Dot Sights' started by LAZY EYED SNIPER, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    For the same money you could get a Holosun red dot with the same type of reticle and you can have the option of switching from dot, ring, ring+dot. The sight is sold in either red or green optic colors now with 50k hour battery life.
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  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    65 MOA circle though, that’s my only turn off there.
  3. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ .50 BMG Supporter

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    If it's like mine that dot is 5 moa.
  4. Yacol J

    Yacol J .270 WIN

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    I run a cheap Walmart special on my 500. A Tasco pro point. I am right handed and left eye dominant. This means that I don't usually use my right eye. This sight helped me learn to use my other eye. It was my first long gun. I've owned this gun with this sight on it for over 10 years. I've only changed the battery once. 44 mm for quick acquisition. Red/green dot. Great cheap sight. I have never had to resight this gun. 20190917_231454.jpg 20190917_231357.jpg
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  5. HotorCold

    HotorCold .22LR

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    Ok, so I am in the market for a RDS. I’ve had my eye on a Sig Romeo 5. I like the “shake to wake” but I see the PA micro is about the same price. I don’t think it has that feature, which is a big selling point to me for home defense sight. I am going to get a Bushnell TRS-25 cause they are supposed to be pretty good for the price. But I want another to put on my 930spx.
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  6. Zeusmotorworks

    Zeusmotorworks .22LR

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    In the budget range you are looking get the Sig Romeo 5 and never look back. I've been testing one on my duty rifle for a couple years and it seems pretty solid. Esp for the money.
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  7. Yacol J

    Yacol J .270 WIN

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    Changed my battery in this sight for the second time in about 10 years. I bought new batteries for my rifle. I forgot it on for 2 week. Huge difference. I should change them more often. Lol.
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  8. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    That's a really decent life for a battery. Even sitting dormant and unused, will often need changed more often than that.
  9. Yacol J

    Yacol J .270 WIN

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    I'm not sure yet. Red dots don't use much battery. They do have great battery life.
  10. 590 A1 Sauce

    590 A1 Sauce Copper BB

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    I have a 590A1 tri-Rail (with a light on the bottom on the forend) and a SightMark Core Shot A-spec that I just got for the rear sight. I removed the rear ghost ring sights and am experimenting with the reflex sight.

    I like the sightmark so far, it seems to give a large screen to acquire the dot quickly and is pretty easy to zero using a bore laser. The dot is easy to see and has enough brightness options. for some reason it keeps flashing every two seconds even with the new battery that came with the product, but I’m hoping that is just because the battery sat for too long somewhere and is weak. I have not taken it to the range yet however. The specs for the Core Shot A say it can handle recoil from a .50 BMG. I looked up the numbers, seems like I’d need to be firing 3” magnum buckshot or something to get close to the recoil limit.

    One thing I am wondering, if there are any real tactical shooters out there, is the height that I’ve got my optical setup. Basically I’m using the AR riser (see pic) to bring it up another 3/4 of an inch or so. I’m a big guy (6’ 3”) with kind of a tall long head too. With the original ghost ring sights, and with this reflex sight flush to the receiver even, I find it difficult to get a solid cheek meld and good shoulder stock placement, without having to either drop my shoulder way back, or turtle and drop my head forward and to the side. With the sight on the AR riser it’s a lot more comfortable and natural for me to hold a more square tactical firing position, and easier and quicker to go from high ready to firing position too. I’m wondering though — am I maybe doing something poorly to make this choice? All the advice I read on forums and such seems to say to put the reflex sight low on the receiver for a tactical shotgun.

    Other than that question, I like this optical setup so far, and have been dry firing and practicing with it a bit at home. Moving between targets feels a lot faster.

    (edit: probably clear, but this thing is for home defense!)

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  11. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    I would recommend having the red dot further forward, like i have on this G3. Both eyes open, see the surroundings better, faster to shots. The reddot is not a telescope sight.

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  12. 590 A1 Sauce

    590 A1 Sauce Copper BB

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    Thank you fellman, yes just tried it with the reflex screen centered on the ejection port and it is better. Even though the screen was larger up closer (and I guess I assumed that would make it faster to acquire and get the dot on target) somehow it’s more stable and natural a little further away. Closer to the center of mass of the gun maybe means there is less stray movement of the screen as you bring it up to the target area? And better total two-eye vision yes.

    I’ll keep experimenting with the sight on the AR riser for now, maybe my own body shape and ergonomics work better with it that way too.
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  13. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    Find what works for you. My recommendation might not work for everyone. Here is my old setup..

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  14. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I love your G3.
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  15. Yacol J

    Yacol J .270 WIN

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    590 A1 Sauce I run my tactical shotgun sight directly on the rail. If not you will need a stock with adjustable comb. My rifle has adjustable comb and my shotgun doesn't. The stock drops on my 464 Spx, so I have to raise the comb all the way. I'm 6'4" btw. Ftr I do use a larger sight on my shotgun. 44mm on the 500 and 34mm on the 30-30.

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  16. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    I had ordered a Truglo reddot with both a green and a red dot but got the version with only a red dot. I was eager to try the green dot but im not sure if i should return it or not... ?

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  17. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    Never mind.. i decided to keep it :D

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  18. Yacol J

    Yacol J .270 WIN

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    Honestly I prefer the green dot over the red dot. I have a choice of red or green on all but my Ar15. The green is easier to see in the day time. The red is better for at night as green gets too bright for dark surroundings. Also green is easier to see in foliage, believe it or not. The green trees hide the red dot somehow.
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  19. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    I got 20% off/refund because they sent the wrong model number :D I have also moved the sight forward one notch so its flush with the front of the receiver. Gives a better distance to the dot without my glasses
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  20. fellmann

    fellmann Esoteric Supporter Premier Member

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    Im thinking of making a small pocket and attach it to the stock where i can have a spare battery and a hex key etc. ?

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