Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: The Great White North, almost.
I am with sandhillbilly, key is use and distance.
50 yards and closer that Red Dot is hard to beat.
Out to 100 the 4x32 Simmons will work fine.
For general use at a variety of ranges the 3x9 variable is ideal.
For target work the 4x16x40 would be my choice.
I lean a lot towards the Red Dots with my old eyes.
Quickest of all to get on target, largest field of view of them all. Shooting with a Red Dot quickly becomes instinctive.
When the dot is on the right spot the trigger gets pulled and the bullet hits very close to where the dot was.
I had a chance to put a pair of handi rifles in .44mag to the test. One had a truglow 2x Red Dot. Yhe other 1.5x5 variable.
From 25 to 75 yards it was an even race, both were stacking them in nice tight clusters.
But at 100 the scope pulled into the lead. Its groups were a half smaller.
Interests wide and widely varying.
Happily married 18 years. Retired on SS with lots of time to spend.
Started with .223 Ultra Bull barrel. Added .357 Talo barrel. Added an action and stock set bought here, 7.62x39 barrel. Then bought complete guns .444 Marlin and .300 Blackout. Leaving me at 4 complete rifles plus a barrel. Plus a 9mm stub job bought here, and I have been finding and buying H&R shotguns at our local pawn shop where they seem to go cheap.