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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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