Red Dot for a .22


October 31, 2007, 12:10 AM
I'm looking for a red dot for a buckmark hunter. Any recommendations?

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October 31, 2007, 12:19 AM
I got a Millet SP-1 for my Buckmark Bullseye, and I've been very happy with it. It seems to have a crisper, rounder dot than most others (Ultradot included). It's light and compact, and the price is right, about $70 (Cheaper Than Dirt, Midway). I'm actually moving on to a different gun, but keeping the Millet.

Steve C
October 31, 2007, 12:51 AM
I'd suggest that whichever shight you get it should have a 3 MOA dot or smaller or if it has multiple dot types it should have at least a 3 MOA setting. Larger dots cover up a lot of the target and while they may be quicker to pick up but IMO they're not as precise in aim. A 3 MOA dot is just about the size of the 10 ring at 25 yds of a standard slow fire 25yd Bullseye target.

October 31, 2007, 01:10 AM
I use a cheap BSA on my S&W 22A .. It has held up pretty well the last year ..

October 31, 2007, 03:25 AM
Ultra-dot from

I've got two. Fantastic scope for the money.

BTW, welcome to THR, MSC. :)

October 31, 2007, 12:36 PM
i use a cheapo bsa 30mm on my Ruger MarkIII 22/45 5 1/2in with no problems. the only problem i can find is that a red dot adds a good deal of sight offset.

October 31, 2007, 12:51 PM
Red Dot for a .22

Quality, (that you will pay for) a Docter Optic reflex sight from or

Budget, (bordering on too cheap) a BSA. I got mine from on sale for $25

Good balance between price and performance, is an UltraDot from I have several and they have worked great.

Good Luck...


October 31, 2007, 12:55 PM
Another vote for Ultra Dot:)

October 31, 2007, 01:28 PM
I got a MatchDot from Larrys. I originally purchased a Bushnell Holosight but it was frankly unusable. I like the MatchDot and if stolen, I'd get another.

October 31, 2007, 01:31 PM
I've used two.

A 4 reticle one like THIS ( (except I paid about $45 for mine).

It was:
- durable
- fun to be able to select the different reticles
- short enough I could leave it mounted to the rail when I disassembled the Buckmark for cleaning - that way I did not need to re-sight it in each time I did a thorough cleaning (a BIG plus)
- a little frustrating because each reticle did not quite have the same Point Of Aim. Cycling through each reticle would move the POA over about 1/2" at 25 yards. Each reticle was consistent, but all four did not cause the bullet to hit the same spot. YMMV

And a Simmons ( My current one. (about $35)

It is:
- pretty durable. If I do not keep the battery and the contacts really clean, it loses power sometimes after a shot and the switch has to be wiggled a little to get it to come on again.
- bright enough (on the highest setting) to use outdoors on a sunny day
- it has a pretty small dot to allow for fairly precise shooting (at least what that means to me.)
- it has to be taken off the rail to get to one of the take-down screws to take apart the pistol for a thorough cleaning.

I had an Ultra-Dot on a 22/45, and it was a great scope. But it would be too long to allow you access to both take-down screws.

October 31, 2007, 01:56 PM
Simmons, it's worked fine for plinking. Can't say much else about it.

October 31, 2007, 01:57 PM
Ultra Dot LT (

November 1, 2007, 03:25 AM
I use a ATN Ultra Sight on my S&W 22A.

ATN Ultra Sight (

November 1, 2007, 09:34 AM
All good choices... Here's a Bushnell offering that works for me :

Ghost Tracker
November 1, 2007, 09:40 AM
I have a Tasco Optima (think original Doctor Reflex) on my Buckmark with a 1.5 moa dot. Little known trick...if you replace the stock battery with 2 batteries the dot is TWICE as bright. Very handy feature when picking-up such a small dot while Speed Shooting.

November 1, 2007, 09:57 AM
Get a match dot. That is probably the best quality reddot for the money.

You can get decent service out of the $30 Wally world specials, but I prefer to spend my money once and get something decent.

November 1, 2007, 10:56 AM
I bought a Bushnell Trophy red dot for my A22.Very nice addition!!

November 1, 2007, 11:42 AM
another vote for Ultra Dot. Besides, Larry Carter, the importer is a really nice guy.

November 1, 2007, 11:50 AM
BSA RD30 is a good choice and Inexpensive.

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