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Best Red Dot?

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    Glenroiland
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    One more go at it…you guys helped wonderfully with the IR light, so my next hole to fill is for a red dot.

     

    This will be mounted on a crossbow, so keep that in mind (on picatinny/weaver NOT dovetail) Most likely will be shot ar under 25 yards give or take.

     

    Does NOT need to be top of the line…just reliable and great eye box so I can use it on the crossbow.

     

    Thanks in advance.

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    esingle
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                        Hello  Look at a Vortex Crossfire they sell for around d $150 but are often found on sale for $120. I have several on some pb with no issues. Life time warranty, 2 different height mounts included, and from my experience one of the better options before going to Eotech or Aimpoint prices. There are lots of choices out there but this one works well. Hope this helps Eric

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    brawler1588
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    I really like the sig romeo 5 for the price, yes its geared towards powder gun but I love the fact that it has shake to wake so you never have to turn in on and than it has auto shut off so again you never need to worry about battery drain if you forget to shut if off. If you want something that's prism meaning if the dot/reticle light fails it has etched glass like a traditional scope.

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    ike838
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    Hollosun 503GU.  Shake awake, circle dot. Great battery life, love the reticle. Picked up a couple from Botach for $118 a couple years ago. Price has gone up since then but even one of their 403's is decent for under $200.

     I am a big fan of the circle dot reticle. The "ears" on the circle help keep me from canting and the circle itself draws your eye to the target. Have one a lightweight AR build thinking about putting the spare on my bamboo xs-25 that Mike did a full tune on. Lots of good choices out there. 

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    Glenroiland
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    brawler1588

    I really like the sig romeo 5 for the price, yes its geared towards powder gun but I love the fact that it has shake to wake so you never have to turn in on and than it has auto shut off so again you never need to worry about battery drain if you forget to shut if off. If you want something that's prism meaning if the dot/reticle light fails it has etched glass like a traditional scope.

    That's an awesome feature

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    Glenroiland
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    ike838

    Hollosun 503GU.  Shake awake, circle dot. Great battery life, love the reticle. Picked up a couple from Botach for $118 a couple years ago. Price has gone up since then but even one of their 403's is decent for under $200.

     I am a big fan of the circle dot reticle. The "ears" on the circle help keep me from canting and the circle itself draws your eye to the target. Have one a lightweight AR build thinking about putting the spare on my bamboo xs-25 that Mike did a full tune on. Lots of good choices out there. 

    How do you like the bamboo xs25?  I had mike do a full tune on one for me, and it's almost fantastic! (The trigger is a little lacking, but for the price it's one helluva shooter at 25 yards)

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    dizzums
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    best is relative, you can spend some money .. theres a couple of factors involved for me personally, one is magnification if anything at alittle more distance is going on sometimes  i want some .. theres flip over magnifiers .. pure red dots dont work great with less than perfect vision either .. and then theres footprint, i have a nice primary arms microdot that wants to be on something but i need my glasses on to use it really .. that said i agree with the above that a circle dot is great especially in a prism with a fewX mag .. the reticle really helps to size things up and compensate to ..

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    ike838
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    Love the Bamboo and the rifle. Shooting a smooth,consistent 930 fps  +/- 7 fps with Vogel bulk wadcutters.

    Would like to buy another one soon before they are gone.

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    Glenroiland
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    dizzums

    best is relative, you can spend some money .. theres a couple of factors involved for me personally, one is magnification if anything at alittle more distance is going on sometimes  i want some .. theres flip over magnifiers .. pure red dots dont work great with less than perfect vision either .. and then theres footprint, i have a nice primary arms microdot that wants to be on something but i need my glasses on to use it really .. that said i agree with the above that a circle dot is great especially in a prism with a fewX mag .. the reticle really helps to size things up and compensate to ..

    True.  Guess I'm just looking for a very decent one for my crossbow with a great eye relief..

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    Glenroiland
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    ike838

    Love the Bamboo and the rifle. Shooting a smooth,consistent 930 fps  +/- 7 fps with Vogel bulk wadcutters.

    Would like to buy another one soon before they are gone.

    Haven't run mine over the Chrony yet, but it sure groups nicely.  The first one I had gave +/- 6fps.  It was tight!  Then it opened up in groups after a few thousand shots.  Mike made me whole with another one that is great as well..

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    Glenroiland
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    esingle

                        Hello  Look at a Vortex Crossfire they sell for around d $150 but are often found on sale for $120. I have several on some pb with no issues. Life time warranty, 2 different height mounts included, and from my experience one of the better options before going to Eotech or Aimpoint prices. There are lots of choices out there but this one works well. Hope this helps Eric

    Thank you for the suggestion!

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    Glenroiland
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    Holy cow this thing is amazing.  Only tried it in dark basement, but it shines like mad for my IR device!!!

     

    Thank you guys for the input

     

     

     

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    bigHUN
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    As the OP asked for "best"…

    I tried several red dots for airguns (and yes I have a target TP Vapor cross bow as well), based on some online reviews and comparisons and many have been returned to stores.

    Bushnell/Vortex/Burris  all went back to the stores, Aimpoint and Trijicons are good but decided with Romeo 5 vs Romeo7 and kept the later. Tried and still have an Eotech but the holographic sight may be sensitive with the crossbow recoil.

    If I would buy again I would chose a prism sight, I like the dot/reticle/distance marks on the Bravo5 battlesight in example,

    but I just promised myself I will not buy from Sig or any other US based company again.

    Btw, you remove the clamp from a Sig red dot and there is a clear print below "all parts made in China and may have been assembled in USA"

    Don't take me wrong the sight is excellent, but !!! oh man this is a high price for that picture.

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    Glenroiland
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    bigHUN

    As the OP asked for "best"…

    I tried several red dots for airguns (and yes I have a target TP Vapor cross bow as well), based on some online reviews and comparisons and many have been returned to stores.

    Bushnell/Vortex/Burris  all went back to the stores, Aimpoint and Trijicons are good but decided with Romeo 5 vs Romeo7 and kept the later. Tried and still have an Eotech but the holographic sight may be sensitive with the crossbow recoil.

    If I would buy again I would chose a prism sight, I like the dot/reticle/distance marks on the Bravo5 battlesight in example,

    but I just promised myself I will not buy from Sig or any other US based company again.

    Btw, you remove the clamp from a Sig red dot and there is a clear print below "all parts made in China and may have been assembled in USA"

    Don't take me wrong the sight is excellent, but !!! oh man this is a high price for that picture.

    Thank you!!

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    igolfat8
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    I have Burris Fast Fire 3‘s on all of my PB competition pistols. 8 MOA for fast target acquisition or 3 MOA for target shooting. Automatic brightness level adjustment in  any lighting condition plus you have the option to manually override and adjust dot intensity. Extremely robust. Lifetime warranty and one of the longest battery lives in the industry. My first FF3’s battery lasted 7 YEARS and it was on an average of 9 hours per week during practice and matches.

    Ive seen numerous Romeos and Vortex dots fail in competition but never a Burris FFIII.

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    Glenroiland
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    igolfat8

    I have Burris Fast Fire 3‘s on all of my PB competition pistols. 8 MOA for fast target acquisition or 3 MOA for target shooting. Automatic brightness level adjustment in  any lighting condition plus you have the option to manually override and adjust dot intensity. Extremely robust. Lifetime warranty and one of the longest battery lives in the industry. My first FF3’s battery lasted 7 YEARS and it was on an average of 9 hours per week during practice and matches.

    Ive seen numerous Romeos and Vortex dots fail in competition but never a Burris FFIII.

    That's actually sound advice.  I may get one for my ar15..

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    Deacon_Blues
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    Best red dot?  I have/use the Aimpoint CompML2.  If you are not going to use night vision this is/was the best red dot made.  Mine still has the original batteries from a decade ago, and just keeps on working- shot, after shot.

    Best red dot?  Anything Aimpoint sells.  This includes last generation, or even older used scopes.

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