I'm hoping that some of you that use Red Dots can give me some info on your experience with them.
Currently I have a 4x multi-reticle on my Tornado, which is great for target shooting. But most of my hunting shots are within 20-yards. I find that the 4x magnification is too much for this close range. I researched for 1x reticle scopes and at this time don't want to spend the money for a Hawke XB 30.
So, how do you like you're Red Dot in hunting situations? Also, please list the model of Red Dot you are using. I am hoping to pick one up fairly cheap to try and if I like it I'll look into a higher quality one.
I have used a red dot scope on my shotgun and for its purpose it worked VERY well. It was a 5MOA dot, and my slug gun would group 3" or less at 100 at the time. out to 100 yards, you cover your target with the dot and pull the trigger. your slug will land under that dot all the way out. I'd imagine the xbow will be very similar out to about 45-50 yards?
Feral Cats are God's version of Ballistic Gelatin. - anonymous from another forum
had two different red dots. One, a single dot, worked ok until in bright sunlight. Couldn't see the dot even on high power. The second was a three dot one, and when in bright light and turning it up to higher power, the dots "ran together". I will not ever use one on a crossbow again.
I'm using this red/green dot sight on my .41mag. Overall it has proven to be a good sight and has held up to the recoil of hundreds of rounds of .41mag ammo. I'd suggest/recommend that you get a sight with the green dot option. In low light conditions the green dot is much more visible than the red without giving an in-sight glare.
Yes, I just found out that they will have them available. I copied the note from them and pasted it here.
The HK3265 1x illiuminated crossbow scope will be available later this summer. We are anticipating being able to ship them in early/mid August. It will have the same basic design as our other crossbow scopes, but without the magnification. The battery will also be easy to remove for states that not only do not allow magnification, but do not allow illumination.