These open sights are usually called "reflex sights", whereas "red dot" usually means a similar sight enclosed in a tube. Technically, I think that a reflex sight and a red dot sight are the same thing, but this is how the terms are usually used.
Anyway, what range are you talking about?
December 21, 2008, 06:41 PM
I've encountered this problem myself, I have an older express cantilever scope mount, with the mount being for the standard 1" weaver base scope rings, and most of the red dots I've looked at mount on a rail. Any red dots or holo sights out there fit this mount?:confused:
December 21, 2008, 06:44 PM
Isn't a rail mount usually compatible with Weaver bases?
December 21, 2008, 06:51 PM
the one on mine is narrow, looks like about 3/8".
December 21, 2008, 06:54 PM
Optics designed for Picatinny rails are for the most part, interchangeable on Weaver bases or rails. The only actual differance is the size of the cross-slots.
Some large military optics use this slot for recoil control, and the clamp bolt fits it tightly.