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Offline tracka

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Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« on: March 12, 2012, 07:16:29 PM »
Since my scope has been sent back to center point for replacement, I'm wanting to see what a red dot sight does on my gun.  Pyramyd says they don't recommend using a red dot sight on my Remington 22NPSS?  Anyone have any ideas about that?   Tracka
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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 07:21:27 PM »
my brother had a bsa or a tasco(cant remember which one) red dot on his crosman phantom,i seen him drop rabbits out to 80 yards.
he swears by that red dot.
wasnt good for 10 yard paper punching though....printed 3/4 groups at 10 with red dot.
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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 07:39:15 PM »
I use a red dot on all my low powered rifles.  I find it is MUCH easier to teach someone to use a red dot that it is to teach sight alignment.  As for will it stand up to a medium to high powered spring rifle, I don't know.  It probably depends on the specific brand/model.
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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 07:48:36 PM »
I put one of those cheapo BSA $20 red dots on my Trail NP when a scope went bad on me. I was afraid I would break it but it was holding up after a couple hundred rounds. It was fun to shoot.

I would probably go to walmart and buy one of those Crosman red dots. So at least I would know it was airgun rated.

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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 11:23:50 PM »
Shouldnt be a problem, but I don't see it lasting over 2000, rounds, well, at least a cheap sight.
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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 06:34:06 AM »
I tryed red Dots on Pistols and rifles, I can shoot better Open Sights,
if I need to put something I have to look thru, than it would be a scope
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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 10:07:23 PM »
Leapers should hold up well, at least to 17fpe.

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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 11:32:03 PM »
Well, I went ahead and order one of these:
NcSTAR 1X30 Red Dot Sight DBB130/3
For $30.00 I'll put it on and see what happens, have read some pretty decent reviews on it.  Should get it on Friday hopefully. Tracka
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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 12:05:30 AM »
i put a leapers red dot on my rws 34 ------ hard to see in bright light ----- shot DAMM good ---- hogie

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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 12:11:05 AM »
Well, I went ahead and order one of these:
NcSTAR 1X30 Red Dot Sight DBB130/3
For $30.00 I'll put it on and see what happens, have read some pretty decent reviews on it.  Should get it on Friday hopefully. Tracka
Good luck, keep us posted.
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Re: Anyone try a red dot sight on an air rifle??
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 12:56:29 AM »
   I've used the Tasco 5 mil dot to teach my grandsons to shoot. Much simpler than either a scope or Iron sights. The accuracy is on par with good Iron sights, since there is no magnification. They have a 30mm lens so target acquisition is very quick and sure. For a quick 30 bucks you can't go wrong. One caveat, I'm not too sure about some of the Magnum springers, as their recoil is pretty rough. CO2 and pneumatics certainly. My quest 800X doesn't bother it.
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