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Time machine

Post by gundog » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:15 pm

I have been away for 4 or 5 years. Going to get back into the crossbow scene. It's like stepping into the future with all the new bows and gear. Due to having MD in my eyes I have trouble with scopes so I found red dot systems to work better with my vision. I had a Bushnell 1-28 reticle mounted before I took a leave due to life's curves. To my surprise it had became loose inside the sight causing it to move point of impact. Do I try another one or do I try a different brand any suggestions to help me wade trough the red dots out there would be great?
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Re: Time machine

Post by Boo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:51 pm

First, welcome back :D
Have you looked through a reflex sight yet? Vortex makes a 6 and a 3 MOA reflex sight.
https://www.vortexcanada.net/en/hunting/red-dots/venom/vt-vmd-3103-vortex-venom-red-dot-top-load-3-moa-dot
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Re: Time machine

Post by paulaboutform » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:42 pm

Welcome back to the fold. :D

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Re: Time machine

Post by gundog » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:05 pm

I took a look at some today along with whatever Cabales had on the shelf. Never really had any time with them in regards to shooting. What pros or cons would there be between them and a red dot System?
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Re: Time machine

Post by Boo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:44 pm

I have a Burris Speed Dot and a Vortex Venom. The former looks like a short scope and the later looks like an Ecotech/Holo. The advantage I see of the red dots like the Vortex is better clarity because there is a tube so light management is an issue (reflection of light off the wall of the tube). As well they are smaller and do not need rings. From what I understand, both, if well made, are tough.
One thing red dots do not do for you is use a large objective lens and concentrate the light into a small column of light to your eye, making the image brighter. Make sure you look at a quality sight which will have lens coat to improve light transmission.
One advantage of a red dot over a scope is that you can easily keep both eyes open making it easier to see your intended target in low light.
https://www.google.ca/search?client=ms-android-bell-ca&ei=5j1lWurCNo2zjwTZn7vQBg&sjs=3&q=red+dot+vs+reflex&oq=&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.1.0.35i39k1l3.12106.13171.0.14995.13.8.1.0.0.0.182.821.0j6.6.0....0...1.1j4.64.mobile-gws-serp..11.2.124.3..0j0i22i30k1.102.vgW3vuhsHgo
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