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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Clearfield County Pa - 2E, 2G
Red dot crossbow shooters PLEASE read!
I work in a sports store that sells crossbows. I get a lot of guys coming in complaining about the red dot scopes and how "they dont group at all and aren't consistent".
SO.. please take note.
A red dot scope will move with your eye. What I mean by that is that if your facial position changes but you can still see the dot, the dot with move with your eye. This is no -- trust me, try it out if ya dont believe me. If your face is not resting on the stock in the same place every time, your going to get differences in your grouping.
A quick fix for this: Put your face to the stock where it is most comfortable for you. Have a friend tape a small piece of foam padding (or something big enough to be felt but small enough not to be a major distraction) to the stock so that your cheek is resting against it. This quick and easy tool is your anchor point and is used to ensure that your face is in the same position every shot. Your results will improve dramatically, I promise.
In the army many of us had a red dot sight, not unlike the ones seen on many crossbows today, mounted on our m-4's. We would always do this right out of the gate with a new guy or new weapon and it was one of the reasons our unit had a reputation for producing shooters.
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