Red dot scopes

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by coorsdrifter, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. coorsdrifter

    coorsdrifter New Member

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    I recently purchased a new crossbow with a red dot scope.I'm having trouble seeing the dots in bright light(outdoors in sunlight).Is this normal or does someone have any suggestions on how to fix it,or should i just get a standard scope.
     
  2. savage308

    savage308 New Member

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    I've never personally had one but I tried target practing with one of my friends. I'm partially color blind and I had a very hard time seeing the dot after about 30 yards. He said he could see it plain as day. Just a thought.
     

  3. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    I am not fond of the red dot scopes, just for that reason. People have different opionions though.

    chris
     
  4. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    I have a couple on my Thompson hand gun barrels and I don't like them at all. even the smallest dot still covers up to much of the target at any distance.
     
  5. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

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    I bought the adjustable red dot that allows you to dim or brighten the dot. It was worth it. The standard red dot doesnt have the variable adjustment. I like it.

    MAJ D
     
  6. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I have a scope with an adjustable red dot on my Contender 45/70 barrel, I like it. It has a longer tube extending past the lense on the front then a normal scope, I assume to help keep out sunlight but you know what's said about assuming.
     
  7. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    i agree the adjustabule is the way to go.