Red Dot opinions


December 27, 2002, 12:27 PM
I want to put an inexpensive red dot scope on my Ruger 22/45. This gun is used only for plinking / bunny hunting and I really can't justify big bucks on the high end stuff.
What about the Tasco accudots? See a lot of them on eBay and I like the slim profile compared to the big fat look.
As far as a mount goes, the Weigand looks good.

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December 27, 2002, 01:00 PM mounts are great and I've been very pleased with the Ultra Dot scopes. Makes for a great combo.

Good Luck...


3 gun
December 27, 2002, 01:05 PM
I have a Millet SP1 that I like a lot. 1" tube, comes with rings, 3 MOA dot, with 11 brightness settings. I have it on a M1a right now, looks lost due to the compact size. Even on this, "hard on scopes rifle" it has held up well with no loss of zero. And I bought mine new for under $100. I give it an unconditional thumbs up.

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December 27, 2002, 07:45 PM
I have a BSA 30mm red dot on my AR-15. It's only $40 and has been completely reliable. I'm able to get 2-3 inch groups at 100yards, consistently. Can't really lose at that price.


December 27, 2002, 10:21 PM
The Tasco Accudots are great for the price. I have one on some QD rings for a S&W .22 plinker, and have one one a Ruger mini-14, on a Weigand base.

December 27, 2002, 11:56 PM
Or I should say, "Did". I liked it, but it sucked batteries a little too quick for my taste, and the gun was just a bit too top-heavy. So I put the Aristocrat sight rib back on the top of the gun, the Aristocrat scope rib, Warne Rings, and ProPoint are sitting on a shelf for when I get the urge to go red dot again.

Bill Adair
January 2, 2003, 10:06 PM
Had a Tasco ProPoint PDP111SPL on my S&W 547 9mm revolver, but it failed, so I replaced it with my Ultradot.

The Tasco also went through batteries pretty fast, but the Ultradot has the original battery, and many more hours on it than the Tasco.

The Ultradot comes highly recommended by many professionals, and I really like mine.


Kahr carrier
January 2, 2003, 10:31 PM
CDNN - Tasco RED DOT on Sale $69.95.:)

January 5, 2003, 02:32 PM
I had a TASCO Accudot mounted with solow rings on my 22/45. They mount in the rear sight dovetail with a replacement piece of metal and with adheseive. No drilling or tapping required. The Tasco worked well for a while, but started shooting high and right after it got warmed up.

Bill Adair
January 5, 2003, 08:50 PM

That's almost like what happened to my Tasco, except the POI kept changing on mine. Played hell with my groups! :(


Freedom in theSkies
January 9, 2003, 12:52 AM
I just picked up a 42mm BSA red dot sight from Bass Pro Shops in orlando last week. It was the display model, so the counter guy gave me 10 bucks off and threw in a couple of extra batteries...
I'm gonna mount it on a Mini-14...

January 9, 2003, 01:04 AM
Slapped a C-More Railway on a Weigand mount on my Ruger. I've had no problems with the C-More. It's light and has held to zero. They're a little pricey, but well worth the investment.

May 27, 2010, 12:17 AM
The Bushnell Trophy Red Dot is a solid performer...$60 - $70 at most outlets...

Rail Driver
May 27, 2010, 12:28 AM
I also have the BSA 42mm Red Dot, and it's a fair performer. The dot is a tiny bit distorted, as in not round, but what do you expect for $20? It works quite well and holds zero on my .22 pistol. 65-75 yds shooting golf balls and hitting 8 out of 10 :) I could probably go 100 yards, but my hands aren't steady enough for that :p

May 28, 2010, 09:21 AM
I've got the cheap tasco red dot on a 10/22, and it wanders occasionally. I have cheap truglo red dot on an sks and 2 ar's, and they've held up fine so far. for what it's worth.

in a handgun I might look at the bushnell tr-25 just because it's small, but it's also $100. :(

June 1, 2010, 08:33 PM
Here is my thread from earlier

I ended up purchasing the Simmons from

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