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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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Registered: 06/09/08
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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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Registered: 09/27/12
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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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Registered: 07/26/99
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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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