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Red dot w/ magnifier #7452375 03/07/19 03:40 AM
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I have a 17hmr bolt gun and thinking of running a red dot with a magnifier combo the main use will be for varmint hunting. Has anyone done this on a bolt action gun?

Here is a link to what I am thinking.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/sightmark-ultra-shot-and-3x-magnifier-combo#repChildCatid=5322712

Re: Red dot w/ magnifier [Re: ccrock] #7452388 03/07/19 04:02 AM
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I would probably go with a 1-4 or a 1-6 with an illuminated reticle.


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Tactical,
I agree with that. The thought is when hunting at night and day it would be easier to acquire a target with the red dot/ holographic sight without the magnifier as the majority of my shots are under 100 yards and on fox so they are sometimes hard to acquire in a scope.

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Originally Posted by ccrock
Tactical,
I agree with that. The thought is when hunting at night and day it would be easier to acquire a target with the red dot/ holographic sight without the magnifier as the majority of my shots are under 100 yards and on fox so they are sometimes hard to acquire in a scope.

Thatís what the 1x is for in the 1-4 or 1-6


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Re: Red dot w/ magnifier [Re: KRoyal] #7453165 03/08/19 12:34 AM
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Guys
I appreciate the input!!! Now to decide on which one.

Thanks

Re: Red dot w/ magnifier [Re: ccrock] #7453373 03/08/19 09:24 AM
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Cheap magnifiers use cheap glass. The vortex magnifier looks decent... until you have it side-by-side with a Leupold magnifier. The Vortex isn't that cheap either.


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Re: Red dot w/ magnifier [Re: ccrock] #7455598 03/11/19 12:50 PM
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i have known a lot of guys that tried thr red dot with a magfifier, myself included.
Even with the highend stuff...

No one stayed with it and moved on to a 1-x


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Depends on the gun and the use. On my Tavor I have a red dot, I have a magnifier, but rarely use it. I have killed a pig at 200 yards with it, and shoot steel targets out to 300 with ease without the magnifier. I only use the magnifier to go past 300 yards. For fast shooting the red dot can't be beat, at least not yet.



Re: Red dot w/ magnifier [Re: ccrock] #7457357 03/13/19 02:17 PM
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I should add, I love red dots and have several guns setup up with them.. just don't dig the magnifier combo


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