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 Post subject: Red dot and reflex
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:54 pm 
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I got my Bushnell red dot back from the factory warranty claim and as expected they did not solve the problem. :neutral: The note said they could not duplicate the problem :shock: I handed the site to my wife who has never seen oine before and asked her to tell me what she thought about it. After her normal griping about not knowing anything about it she turned some of the dials and immediately said the one on the left has a problem, it doesn't click into position. :groan: I guess the factory didn't train it's warranty monkeys good enough. They sent the site back but they also said they re-centered the reticle. :shock: Strange, I never moved the elevation or windage...I never actually used the sight after feeling the mushy reticle drum. Ya gets what ya pay for...

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I was looking at how to zero a red dot since I haven't done but one scope zero about 8 years ago and doubt I got that right. I happened across this article > https://762precision.wordpress.com/articles/how-to-shoot-with-a-reflex-sight-red-dots/.
It may not be the end-all to red dot zeroing or usage discussions but I found it well thought out and informative, as well as making sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot and reflex
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:14 pm 
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Next thing that crossed my mind was buis, more specifically, what type of reticle does everyone prefer...A round peep hole, a diamond shaped peep hole, a notch (v or squared shaped) or other shape?

I have never used a diamond shape that I can remember but I believe that might be the shape I might prefer if I can even use iron sights anymore. Trifocals play hell with aiming.

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Tri-focals... Old Man! lol I'll be there sooner than I lie bud but you know I have to razz ya! ;)

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This last visit to the eye doctor gave me the option of trifocals or progressive bifocals which kinda work like trifocals but it's harder for folks to tell.

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot and reflex
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Hopefully they have improved progressives A LOT since I once tried them. I felt like I was living inside a round fishbowl. I couldn't focus on anything without looking like a drunken fool (well maybe that was because I likely was drunk.... :whistle: ). But as a crane operator that needed a very wide field of peripheral vision I couldn't live with them.

I've had my eyes checked every two years and they change my prescription each time but I have never been able to afford the glasses that go along with it. I insist on glass lenses for starters (the super thin type since otherwise I wear pop bottle bottom prescriptions); I have used plastic (my generic term for all lenses that aren't glass) and I always seem to have deep gouges, or at least the sand blasted look, within a month. Sand/dirt and dry t-shirt cleanings don't go together very good, however, plastic is much better around grinding sparks...go figure. The next on the list of must haves is whatever the new fashionable words are for the tinting that changes to sunglass shade outside, the darker the better. Then with flex-metal frames the bill has historically added up to well over $600 just for a pair of specs... :shock: Could I get the same at one of the discount stores...not hardly. Their BOGO's usually consist of $25 frames, clear thick plastic (actual plastic mind you) and that's about it. But truth be told I haven't looked into it at those places in years so that may have changed too. :dunno:

I had contacts once when I was about 25 years old. My astigmatism is so bad I had to get what they called at the time oxygen permeable semi-hard lenses. They had some flex but not like soft lenses of the day. It felt like I had sand in my eyes so that didn't last long. Actually I could have had sand in my eyes because just a few days after getting them I took a two week trip to Daytona Beach Florida and Epcot Center and did some deep gulf fishing too on the other side of the state. Lots of sand in Florida...

Regardless, after wearing specs for all my life I felt nekid without glasses on my face. But for first time in my life I had a better time during sex...I could see!!! :yes2: :thumb: That's a double edged sword as you might imagine...

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I did the same as Randy till I got bifocals. I'm hoping I can wear contacts, I can get decent sunglasses that wrap around a bit, nicer for driving. I did get one pair without the bifocals for driving.

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 Post subject: Re: Red dot and reflex
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I've only used the military-style sights, the round hole on the rear sight and the post on the front. Never saw any reason to try any of the others.

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I've only used the military-style sights, the round hole on the rear sight and the post on the front. Never saw any reason to try any of the others.

My 4595 had the round hole in the rear sight and I really liked it.

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I've always been an open sight guy, but the older I get the more I find that little hole (get your minds out of the gutter) and a scope useful.
One thing that has helped me is the longer eye relief scopes, I can actually wear my glasses while looking through a scope.
I wish I had some binoculars that had a longer eye relief, and my spotting scope doesn't like glasses either.

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I put what Hipoint called the ghost sight (peep sight) on my C9 when I got it. I have since taken it off because it seemed to get in the way too much. I guess I instinctively like an open sight picture. I've never used a diamond sight and was thinking it may be better for sight leveling. It will tip me off as to when I have the gun canted. Of course, I hope I'm not so feeble-minded as to not realize that anyway. :groan: Never can tell...

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May we always realize the cost of our freedom. We can never repay them, but the very least we can do is uphold the ideals that they died protecting and honor them in the choices we make each day.

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