bushnell red green dot sights any good?

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I tried the pistol version on both M1911A1 and S&W Model 41 as bifocals were not working well with sighting. Not much better than MMC iron sights. When I got new "continuously variable" glasses the iron sight picture improved and the Bushnell went to the back of the gun safe.

Not sure as to current usage on M16 but I have seen M4's with what I believe is an IR laser sight.
 
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HARDMAN476 said:
looking at getting this for 200 yards on the tin hat targets...what you think?
i understand that the yanks use aim point red dot sights on their M16's


http://www.bushnell.com/general/riflescopes_trophy_73-0135.cfm
Are you still here? P_F, this wah was funny at first, but lost its way when you started to flog the arrse out of it and it ended up in the hole.
Starting another thread with this username, a thread which strangely doesn't seem to be even remotely controversial except for the fact it's in the wrong forum, is a bit weird. What are you up to? Hmmm?

That's it! You're not the real Hardmong, but someone else (someone who can spell). You are Lobby Lud (or possibly Leapy Lee for all I know) and I claim my five pounds. :D
 
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HARDMAN476 said:
looking at getting this for 200 yards on the tin hat targets...what you think?




bb'd dont go 200 yards ****

i understand that the yanks use aim point red dot sights on their M16's


and you know this how? no army or police uses red dot sights you stupid prick ******* bastard because there dont do anything and there are childrens toys which used in air soft not in real life. I suspect you got your 'facts' about red dots from a film! GO BACK TO YOUR AIRSOFT FORUMS YOU ARSE WIPE MONG
 
#5
Joe,

I think you'll find that there are plenty of military, police, and civilian shooters who use red dots (the new ACOG for the SA 80 has one on top, for instance).

Useless over about 100 m since the dot tends to obscure what you are shooting at, and despite manufacturers claims that they are parallax free, they aren't. Even at 50-100 m you have to be quite careful to centre the dot in the lens otherwise parallax errors can be quite large. They are brilliant for quick aiming at short range though!

Perhaps you are confusing them with lasers, which are pants and best left to Hollywood and walts.
 
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HARDMONG476 IS STILL ALIVE!
 
#7
stoatman said:
Joe,

I think you'll find that there are plenty of military, police, and civilian shooters who use red dots (the new ACOG for the SA 80 has one on top, for instance).

Useless over about 100 m since the dot tends to obscure what you are shooting at, and despite manufacturers claims that they are parallax free, they aren't. Even at 50-100 m you have to be quite careful to centre the dot in the lens otherwise parallax errors can be quite large. They are brilliant for quick aiming at short range though!

Perhaps you are confusing them with lasers, which are pants and best left to Hollywood and walts.
Spot on Stoatman, I had an M2 Aimpoint issued a couple of years back. While it was new and shiney, and very gucci indeed, I wasn't too keen on it, and would much rather have had an Elcan instead.

Some of the other lads who had them were very pleased with them though and could get quite decent groupings at 200m.

As you say the 'parallax free' thing is nonsense
 
#8
Spot on Stoatman, I had an M2 Aimpoint issued a couple of years back. While it was new and shiney, and very gucci indeed, I wasn't too keen on it, and would much rather have had an Elcan instead.

Some of the other lads who had them were very pleased with them though and could get quite decent groupings at 200m.

As you say the 'parallax free' thing is nonsense[/quote]




what was the M.O.A of the dot for shooting at 200m?
 
#9
joeblocky said:
what was the M.O.A of the dot for shooting at 200m?
I haven't got a scooby.

I think the dot is set at 4 MOA, but don't quote me on it. The only thing the shooter can adjust is the brightness of the dot.
 
#10
We have EO Tech holosights on the Gimpys and Miniguns onboard ship and they are cracking bits of kit.
 
#13
What are your chances of seeing a 3mm red dot at 200m? Nil. Therefore I conclude that you'll be using an optical sight of some description to see the dot. Which begs the question; why not just use the optical sight? Or, heaven forbid, become a good enough shot to hit a "tin hat target" (whatever that is) with iron sights. It's only 200m, after all.
 
#14
I can get keyholes on a 25m range with most red dots, but the best has to be the Russian made Cobra Holosight.

Tough as old boots and with the finest multi reticle you will ever find, very accurate both eyes open shooting is easy.
 
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Bravo_Zulu said:
What are your chances of seeing a 3mm red dot at 200m? Nil. Therefore I conclude that you'll be using an optical sight of some description to see the dot. Which begs the question; why not just use the optical sight? Or, heaven forbid, become a good enough shot to hit a "tin hat target" (whatever that is) with iron sights. It's only 200m, after all.

Eh? Don't you know what a red dot sight is? The dot is only a few inches from your eye, not two hundred metres away.
 
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Tartan_Terrier said:
Bravo_Zulu said:
What are your chances of seeing a 3mm red dot at 200m? Nil. Therefore I conclude that you'll be using an optical sight of some description to see the dot. Which begs the question; why not just use the optical sight? Or, heaven forbid, become a good enough shot to hit a "tin hat target" (whatever that is) with iron sights. It's only 200m, after all.

Eh? Don't you know what a red dot sight is? The dot is only a few inches from your eye, not two hundred metres away.
Ahh, right. No, I've never seen whatever you're describing; all I have seen is the type the plod use, which casts a dot onto the target for short distance OBUA-type shooting, hence the confusion. How does it work then?
 
#17
http://www.aimpoint.com/faq

In a red dot sight, the dot is not projected on to the target, it is only seen inside the sight and only by the shooter. The red dot sight uses a LED (light emitting diode) which is completely safe for the eyes .....
 
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