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Red Dot for a .22

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blarelli, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Blarelli

    Blarelli Member

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    I'm looking for a red dot for a buckmark hunter. Any recommendations?
     
  2. MSC

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    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.
     
  3. Steve C

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    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.
     
  4. tnieto2004

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    I use a cheap BSA on my S&W 22A .. It has held up pretty well the last year ..
     
  5. BamBam-31

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    Ultra-dot from www.larrysguns.com.

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

    BTW, welcome to THR, MSC. :)
     
  6. clone

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    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.
     
  7. JoeHatley

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    Quality, (that you will pay for) a Docter Optic reflex sight from www.docterusa.com or www.opticsplanet.com
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    Budget, (bordering on too cheap) a BSA. I got mine from www.midwayusa.com on sale for $25
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    Good balance between price and performance, is an UltraDot from www.larrysguns.com I have several and they have worked great.

    Good Luck...

    Joe
     
  8. JDGray

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    Another vote for Ultra Dot:)
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  9. -terry

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    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.
    -terry
     
  10. woolfam

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    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.
     
  11. ZeSpectre

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    Simmons, it's worked fine for plinking. Can't say much else about it.

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  12. Walkalong

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    Another possibility...

    All good choices... Here's a Bushnell offering that works for me :

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  15. Ghost Tracker

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    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.
     
  16. atblis

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    Ultra Dot

    Get a match dot. That is probably the best quality reddot for the money.
    http://www.ultradotusa.com/ultradot_dist_blue_008.htm

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    You can get decent service out of the $30 Wally world specials, but I prefer to spend my money once and get something decent.
     
  17. crankshop1000

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    I bought a Bushnell Trophy red dot for my A22.Very nice addition!!
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  18. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

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    another vote for Ultra Dot. Besides, Larry Carter, the importer is a really nice guy.

    http://larrysguns.com/
     
  19. BayAreaTactical

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    BSA RD30 is a good choice and Inexpensive.
     
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