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Old 05-18-2020, 04:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Anyone use a Reflex sight and have a suggestion as to what to buy. Thanks in advance.

Geez I never even looked through one but see a lot of using them so they must be good I guess?
Anyone have one they like I am looking to purchase and have no 0 idea on which to get.
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:07 PM   #2
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I've barely been getting into red dots for my Sport Utility Rifles. For me, the jury is still out, but I do seem to get on target faster. You just have to make sure to not chase the dot, instead of keeping it on target. So far, my red dots are made by Vortex and my first one on a Ruger MkII 22/45 is an older Tasco version, made in Japan.

Maybe this video can be of help. When Jerry Miculek speaks, I listen.

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I really like my Holosun HS510C. It has a solar panel to extend battery life and auto-brightness, with a 2 MOA dot and 65 MOA circle that you can choose both or one or the other. Battery life is up to 50,000 hours and the dot is nice and clean.

https://www.amazon.com/Holosun-HS510.../dp/B01MT5RJLD
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Good tips thank you guys.

Yes Stoned_Oli that was one I was checking out. Never tried a Reflex but they appear to give you a wide field of view letting you see things off to the sides while still maintaining target acquisition.
Think I will grab one and see how she goes.
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Good tips thank you guys.

Yes Stoned_Oli that was one I was checking out. Never tried a Reflex but they appear to give you a wide field of view letting you see things off to the sides while still maintaining target acquisition.
Think I will grab one and see how she goes.
Order some extra batteries while you’re at it

They are a lot cheaper online...
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I think you'll like it.
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Order some extra batteries while you’re at it

They are a lot cheaper online...
Thank you yup I have some extra batteries.
I just ordered one of the sites and I think the battery life says 50,000 hrs.?
Damn I don't think I have that left in me the damn thing will outlive me.
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Thank you yup I have some extra batteries.
I just ordered one of the sites and I think the battery life says 50,000 hrs.?
Damn I don't think I have that left in me the damn thing will outlive me.
The Vortex Crossfire II I recently put on the Ruger PC carbine says it has a battery life of 50k hours, too. So, I pulled out the calculator and did the math - it is right around 5 years, if you forget to shut it off.

I haven't replaced the batteries in my old Tasco, since I got it, and that's been well over 10 years ago. I pulled it out the other day and turned it on, and was surprised it was still strong.
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I really like my Holosun HS510C. It has a solar panel to extend battery life and auto-brightness, with a 2 MOA dot and 65 MOA circle that you can choose both or one or the other. Battery life is up to 50,000 hours and the dot is nice and clean.

https://www.amazon.com/Holosun-HS510.../dp/B01MT5RJLD
Thank you and all who helped.
Wow just came in Stoned_Oli and I love it a lot. Keep both eyes open and still site in yah can by cracky.
Never had one before but I see the guys using them and I said hell if they can use em so can I.
I am going to get more in this Fla. short range environment we live in.
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Good to hear. I might pick up another for myself someday soon.
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Not a reflex site, but it is a 1x-8x red dot type scope I'm seriously thinking about putting on my FAL. Mainly because I really like their reticle.

Was looking at "Buy American", but dang, we are talking $300-$800 more. Hard to drink champagne on a beer budget. Or eat steak on a ramen budget. But nobody else has that reticle. Primary Arms really hit a homerun with the design.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/primary...iflescope.html
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