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Offline Nebraska Kelly

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Best RED DOT type sight for 44 mag revolver
« on: June 26, 2005, 12:35:45 am »
Hello. I need to scope a S&W 629 classic. I cant see well enough at my age to use the sights past 25 yards or so. I have used a Bushnel Holosight
in the past. Loved it but dont like the price. I see lots of less expensive red dot type units out there. Do any of you use them on your big bore handguns? What would you recomemd???
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2005, 07:22:15 am »
I have an Ultra-dot on my S&W 500MAG. I have well over 2000 rounds on that one red-dot. I also have a millet on a Super Redhawk 44 MAG and one on my Super Redhawk 454 Casull.  Lots of rounds fired and no problems.  :D

So I recommend the Ultra-Dot and the Millet.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2005, 08:35:16 am »
You can't beat a testimony like Redhawk1's. That's a lot of pounding on a sight. I mounted a Trijicon reflex sight on my S&W 629 and I like it. I will say if I had to do it over I would look at the Doctor dot sight because they are so small and light. IMHO a standard holster could be modified to carry a handgun with one mounted on it since they are so small.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2005, 02:21:07 pm »
Kelly,
I've had a Millet 30mm red dot on my .44 SBH Hunter for 9years now and haven't had to resight it since I changed my load 7 years ago. I just stick in a new battery each fall and it's good to go. Midsouth Shooters has them for $78.00. Given my experience I'd still buy them at twice the price.
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How well can you see in low light
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005, 01:15:12 am »
How well can you see in low light with the millet red dot?  Would it be ok to use early morning and late evening when it is almost dark? I know the dot would show up but could you make out your target in low light?  I read a story where a shooter could not make out a hog at 30 yards when it was almost dark. I have been seriously thinking about the millet. The other red dot I have been thinking about is the Gilmore. I enjoy knowing what your experiences are with these types of scopes. I listen very closely to what you say about them. Cheaper to listen than to buy them and realize they dont really work as you need them to. Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005, 03:19:51 am »
Nebraska Kelly, If I had to choose between the 2, Ultra-dot and Millet. I would go with the ultra dot. I did blow out a Millet on my 500 MAG, and Millet replaced it. But the Ultra-Dot has not fail me yet. Now on the lesser recoil guns , such as the 44 MAG and 454 Casull the Millet works just fine.   :D
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