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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Default Red dots on T/C pistols

Any of you guys have a Red-dot scope on your Contender or Encore pistols ?
If so, show me some pictures please.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 03:32 PM
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No pics but have a Aimpoint comp c-3 on my 44 mag Encore and a Ultra Dot pan A-V on my 38 special. Both of these sights have a 2 MOA dot which I find shoot better patterns out at 70 yards or so than a 4 MOA will. I also think it is better to have an adjustable dot intensity for varying light conditions. The sights with auto light adjust tend to have more blurry dots under certain conditions. The ulra dot I have is a lot smaller and lighter than my Aimpoint but I have not tried it on the 44 to see how it holds up. Just my thoughts!
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Got a Bushnell Holosight on the 14" 357 Herrett and love it. After years of having a Leupold 2X on it I can't go back. Sorry, no pics.

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Here is my "Hong Kong Docter" works ok on my 357 mag.

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+1 on the HK Docter, Burris also makes this as does JP, and I have the Optima that was made by Tasco on a 357Max. They come with either an 8moa or a 4moa, the 4moa is better. Adjustments are fiddly, but they are out of the way compared to a scope or tube red dot.
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Set up my 10" 357 Max last year with a Redhead Ascent (Bass Pro Shops) and love it.
Sight was only $50 and so far have had no problems.
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here's my new rig....44mag contender...Bushnell red-dot Trophy 30mm.
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I have used the 'red dot' on a t/c 22 Hornet. The hornet is fast enough to not need sight adjustments to 100yd. This is good if you use one of the less expensive ones and arent confident in its repeatability. It's basically a fixed sight setting. It is difficult at times to pick up the dot on bright days (for me), and you need to keep an extra battery at hand. It's easier with a good rest, but with practice you can do well using it standing. One of its problems is that the 5'' dot tends to obscure small targets at longer ranges, whereas a low powered scope would not. rp
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I think a red dot works well on short range setups for larger game. As pointed out at a couple hundred yards the dot would hide a P-dog, or even a chuck. That .44 with the dot is great for fast pickup on deer sized game at 50-75 yards. Have some fun with that!

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Thanks guys.Keep shootin...
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