January 9, 2007, 04:43 PM
alright I think Im going to be getting the bushnell holo sight for my walther g22 the only question I have is it says that it projects the holo image 50 yards out. if im tryin to hit somethin at say 15 yards will I be able to use the sight?
January 11, 2007, 08:21 PM
Absolutely. The 50 yard figure refers to the apparent distance of the virtual image, suggesting zero paralax at 50 yards (there is actually nothing "projected" out in front of you at all-- it just looks that way when you look through the sight). The holosight will work well at 10 feet and well at 600 yards (assuming you can see your target at that distance, etc.). I've used them extensively.
January 17, 2007, 02:15 AM
I absolutely LOVE my two!
One is on my S&W Model 29-5 and used for deer hunting. There are shots I've made with this set up that I KNOW I could not have made as well with my scoped .270. I've shot the snot out of that Holosight and it ALWAYS holds it's zero. In the attached photo, you'll see that I've removed the S&W special front sight (a 4-way adjustable front sight used normally for sillouette shooting so one can set the four centerfire distances used, out to 200 meters). This Holosight hasn't left this .44 mag. now for years. It's taken lots and lots of deer!
The other is mounted on my Ruger MkII Target Model .22. It is a later generation Bushnell Holosight. It makes for great plinking and also great small game hunting!
My fondest memory of this set up on my .22 pistol is a good one, so please hang in there! . . . and it will answer your questions too!!!
I was going to a rifle range's initial sillouette competition for "any .22." They mean RIFLES, scoped and tricked out and otherwise. This range was notorious for having an active member who thought shooting pistols on the rifle range was inaccurate and dangerous, and I had a point to prove.
So, I signed up with a lowly .22 rifle and everything was fine . . . until I walked to the line with my Ruger Target Model. The crusty ex-WWII era vet running the match hollered out, "What in the Hell are you doing with a G__ D____ pistol at a f____ing rifle match?" Everyone got silent.
I just smiled and replied, "I'm getting ready to compete with it. Match rules stated ANY .22, scoped or otherwise."
"Well, how the hell do you think you are gonna win shooting that thing?," he retorted. I pleasantly replied, "Gee, I don't. I just love to compete. However, I can see how you'd be upset if I kicked your ass with a HANDGUN!"
Well, I was allowed to shoot, and shoot well I did. In typical sillouette fashion, the .22 iron targets were set at 40, 60, 80 and 100 meters for the .22 rimfire class . . . and a .22 round REALLY rainbows at 100 meters when shot through a short tube!
HOWEVER, THE HOLOSIGHT'S CLICK ADJUSTMENTS ARE EXTREMELY ACCURATE AND REPEATABLE . . . and I'd gone out and practiced at the prescribed ranges and written down the exact amount of clicks needed for each distance!!! I went one a purpose to prove a point and I wanted to make sure my point was made by the performance of the handgun!!!
Unfortunately, my adjustments notes were a little off at the 80 meter mark and I missed 3 of the five at that range. I missed only one other shot at any distance, for a score of 16 clean hits out of 20. BTW, all shooters had to take all shots from a standing, unsupported stance.
All in all, I finished high in the top third of the thirty or so scoped rifle shooters who competed . . . with my lowly Ruger .22 handgun topped with an un-magniified Holosight.
I think I proved my point about people being able to accurately shoot handguns on a rifle range . . . but the next month they'd gotten together and taken a vote, and banned shooting pistols in their "rifle" sillouette matches!
I understand . . . I'd be pissed too if I got waxed by someone with a f____ing Holosighted handgun!:rolleyes:
BACK TO THE HOLOSIGHT . . .
Yes, yes, yes . . . the holosight on a handgun will allow you to eat out a nice tiny hole on a target at any range you choose! The neat thing about it is that you keep both eyes open and the dot just seems to magically appear on the target!
I've shot a row of spent .22 cartridges off a horizontal post at 10 yards with my .22 handgun . . . instantly dropped a doe broadside in a full run at 60 yards (in a fresh clear cut) with the .44 mag. . . . even rolled milkjugs at 250 yards with the .44, resting the .44 firmly on the ground (the bullet drops exactly 34" at that range with my .44's 6" barrel with 300 gn. hard cast bullets).
As I've said before, you are going to love the thing . . . and you'll be VERY pleasantly surprised how it will help your shooting. It surely has helped mine.
Hope this helps,
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