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#3245820 - 05/13/13 09:38 PM Red dot
DPH
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Went to turn on my red dot yesterday morning and shoulder my gun as a long beard closed the distance and it was already on and the battery was dead. I just let him go. My mistake and no need to end my year with a miss or a wounded bird. Not digging the red dot. Scope or open sites from now on.
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#3245848 - 05/13/13 10:19 PM Re: Red dot [Re: DPH]
Spurhunter
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I love my Leupold NWTF turkey scope. No batteries or gadgets to go wrong. As long as you don't kick mud all over it or something crazy it's always ready.
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#3245858 - 05/13/13 10:30 PM Re: Red dot [Re: Spurhunter]
catman529
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The batteries on a bead never die. But you do have to be careful every time to make sure you are looking straight down the barrel. I still will use the bead, nothing wrong with it, just my personal error that caused missed birds.
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#3245870 - 05/13/13 10:51 PM Re: Red dot [Re: catman529]
Spurhunter
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That's the great thing about the leupold. Nothing to remember. If his head is in the circle, its game over!
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#3246055 - 05/14/13 08:37 AM Re: Red dot [Re: Spurhunter]
woodsman87
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Thats why you carry extra batteries, and be concious that you keep it off and that the batteries are working when the time comes. I love red dots.
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#3246066 - 05/14/13 08:45 AM Re: Red dot [Re: woodsman87]
Andy S.
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Which red dot and how long had it been since the batteries were changed?
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#3246128 - 05/14/13 10:24 AM Re: Red dot [Re: Andy S.]
muddyboots
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2 years with same batteries in eotech. Got a spare in my vest.
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#3246314 - 05/14/13 02:06 PM Re: Red dot [Re: muddyboots]
Wes Parrish
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Part of the reason my only "red dot" type optic is a Burris Fastfire (has very long battery life).
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#3246397 - 05/14/13 03:24 PM Re: Red dot [Re: catman529]
StalkingWolf
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
The batteries on a bead never die. But you do have to be careful every time to make sure you are looking straight down the barrel. I still will use the bead, nothing wrong with it, just my personal error that caused missed birds.


I agree. You still gotta hold steady. Personally I just like to close my eyes and shoot. \:D LOL

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#3246425 - 05/14/13 03:51 PM Re: Red dot [Re: StalkingWolf]
Lawrence
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That is the main reason I have continued to go with the bead
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#3246432 - 05/14/13 03:56 PM Re: Red dot [Re: Lawrence]
Wes Parrish
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From an overall perspective, my preference is a good traditional scope (no or little magnification). I'm using the Burris Fastfire on a particular dedicated turkey gun focusing mainly on light weight.
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#3246450 - 05/14/13 04:32 PM Re: Red dot [Re: Wes Parrish]
chrmayo
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I too have the fastfire. 3rd season and still strong on same battery. Will change out next year though. When I get out of the truck I always check to make sure it comes on.
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#3246516 - 05/14/13 05:43 PM Re: Red dot [Re: chrmayo]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: chrmayo
I too have the fastfire. 3rd season and still strong on same battery.

The Fastfire (and some more expensive similar ones such as EOTech Holographic) are the only "red dot" type sights I find appealing. Actually, I think they are more properly termed a "reflex" sight as opposed to the much larger-sized "red dot" scopes.

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#3246584 - 05/14/13 07:45 PM Re: Red dot [Re: Wes Parrish]
ky doublelung
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I use the see thru mount on my Mossberg 500, I have access to red dot or tru glo sights. I have had the same battery in mine for 3 seasons but keep a spare in my vest.
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#3246641 - 05/14/13 08:39 PM Re: Red dot [Re: ky doublelung]
Gravey
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That's one of the reasons I haven't switched to a red dot. Afraid I'll do that. Mine is a traditional scope that's 1x.
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#3246645 - 05/14/13 08:42 PM Re: Red dot [Re: Gravey]
LanceS4803
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Two questions:
What model Leupold NWTF?
I have a new Mossberg 835 and mounted my EOtech on it, but the scope sits way too high. Does anyone use a cheek rest for this scope/shotgun combo?
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#3247356 - 05/15/13 03:34 PM Re: Red dot [Re: LanceS4803]
ky doublelung
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Mossberg thumbhole stock has a raised comb puts your head in perfect position and very comfy I might add!
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