Micro Conversion Kit for testing accuracy?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kalielkslayer, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. kalielkslayer
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    Today I finally got around to mounting a cheap red dot on one of these contraption.

    As I was sighting it in, I was amazed at the accuracy I was getting.

    It was only 20 yards. But I would have 2 bullets either touching, or nearly touching, make a scope adjustment and repeat until I got it zeroed. Then 3 shots for about a 1.5” group.

    No way I could shoot that accurately with a handgun, even with a rest. Then the light came on! That’s how I’ll check for accuracy as I work up loads for that gun in the future.
     
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  2. Demi-human

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    Just wait till you get a scope!
    I have two that will mount one. Nice small groups, and really heavy pistols!:)

    Then the Desert Eagle broke it. :(

    Do they make a Micro kit for the Eagle?:D
    More points of contact are better for stability. The Red Dot don’t hurt either!;)
     
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  3. memtb

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    I know that my 3 moa reflex sight certainly, as in tremendously, helped my 100 yard shooting with my XVR hunting handgun. My last 3 groups were 3.25” down to 2.5”. However, these were only 4 shoot groups, as I have one charge hole (cylinder chamber) that repeatedly throws a wide shot. That charge hole is marked, so it will never be used when hunting....unless, I really screw-up and burn through the first 4 rounds! :eek:

    My vanity stopped me for several years, from going to optics on my handgun.....but, I finally conceded to aging eyes!

    There’s a lot of satisfaction in knowing you should hit your target! memtb
     
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  4. jmorris

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    Sounds like you don’t have a way to maintain a repeatable aim point with your regular iron sights, assuming you shoot the same gun with the same ammunition with different results. There can also be quite a difference between optics in this area as well.

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    In any case, now that you know what the firearm and load are capable of, it’s a worth while endeavor to learn how to get closer to that with irons. Sometimes it’s as easy as picking the right target.
     
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  5. Mark_Mark

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    Are you shooting from your back deck?!?!!!?

    I’m jealous

    and a nice refreshing pool
     
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  6. kalielkslayer
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    Don’t think they make one for the Desert Eagle. Glock, S$W, Sig for sure.
     
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  7. jmorris

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    Only when it is raining and the wife is not home, unless it’s suppressed.
     
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    one day! I’ll live like this.
     
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  9. GarrettJ

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    I have used a Burris Fastfire III and a CMore STS on some of mine. They hold up just fine.

    Before that I tried a Bushnell TRS-25. It lasted less than one magazine before cracking a lens.

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    Something people don't realize is that the desert eagle is often much more gentle on optics such as red dots than a regular glock with an RMR setup. The reason for this is the mounting location. While there is no question that the desert eagle is going to have much more recoil energy, the sight isn't mounted on the slide where it is being jerked back, coming to a sudden stop, then jerked forward, and then coming to another sudden stop when the slide slams closed. The desert eagle mounting point is on the barrel that has no reciprocating motion, which means less overall forces being exerted on the sight itself.
     
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