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Red Dot #7771281 03/13/20 09:56 PM
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I recently purchased my first red dot and discovered I have a astigmatism. So, I'm told a prism scope will be the better choice.. Before I make that move, I would like to look through several different red dots to see if anything changes. Where in the metroplex would be a good place that carries all the name brands in stock?

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I have the same thing. Red dots won't work if you have an astigmatism.

I went with a Bushnell LIL P. Its 1x and works great.

https://www.bushnell.com/products/red-dots/tac-optics/tac-optics-red-dot-lil-p-prism-sight/


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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas

I have the same thing. Red dots won't work if you have an astigmatism.

I went with a Bushnell LIL P. Its 1x and works great.

https://www.bushnell.com/products/red-dots/tac-optics/tac-optics-red-dot-lil-p-prism-sight/




Thanks.

I was unaware of this, but looks good.

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What kind did you purchase?

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I have an astigmatism as well. I think it varies by individual, you'll have to look thru the optics yourself and see how they appear. With me, some give the sunburst effect and most Eotech's look like crap - but many RDS sights work fine. I have Vortex Viper/Venom, Sig Romeo 5, Trijicon MRO, Bushnell TRS-25, and lots of Holosuns.


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Originally Posted by Earl
I have an astigmatism as well. I think it varies by individual, you'll have to look thru the optics yourself and see how they appear. With me, some give the sunburst effect and most Eotech's look like crap - but many RDS sights work fine. I have Vortex Viper/Venom, Sig Romeo 5, Trijicon MRO, Bushnell TRS-25, and lots of Holosuns.

I’m the exact same way. The EO’s look like a blob to me, but Aimpoint look fine to me. Had a Delta Point pro with the triangle reticle, it was usable but it was definitely not defined around the edges the triangle looked more like a blog to my eye.

All Aimpoints, MRO, RMR, primary arms have worked for me. (Single red dots)


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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
What kind did you purchase?


Holosun 515GM with the green dot

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I have an astigmatism as well. I think it varies by individual, you'll have to look thru the optics yourself and see how they appear. With me, some give the sunburst effect and most Eotech's look like crap - but many RDS sights work fine. I have Vortex Viper/Venom, Sig Romeo 5, Trijicon MRO, Bushnell TRS-25, and lots of Holosuns.

I’m the exact same way. The EO’s look like a blob to me, but Aimpoint look fine to me. Had a Delta Point pro with the triangle reticle, it was usable but it was definitely not defined around the edges the triangle looked more like a blog to my eye.

All Aimpoints, MRO, RMR, primary arms have worked for me. (Single red dots)


I definitely want to look through a MRO and a Aimpoint.

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I find the Aimpoint more crisp

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My astigmatism is bad. Everything looks like a cluster of grapes to me.


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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
I find the Aimpoint more crisp

Yep I run Aimpoint for all my red dot needs.


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AP, if you’re not wanting to go microdot look at the Aimpoint PRO. Best bang for the buck IMO.


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Originally Posted by KRoyal
AP, if you’re not wanting to go microdot look at the Aimpoint PRO. Best bang for the buck IMO.


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AP, if you’re not wanting to go microdot look at the Aimpoint PRO. Best bang for the buck IMO.


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Love mine too.


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I like my Aimpoint PRO, it’s been beat on pretty good and hasn’t failed. It sees daily use on a patrol rifle.

I’m wanting to put together a suppressed lever action 30-30 and it will wear a red dot, but something much smaller, maybe the Trijicon MRO


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My astigmatism is bad. Everything looks like a cluster of grapes to me.

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I think you have to try a bunch and see what works best. I looked through just about every option and the Vortex sparc worked best for me. It's super clear even turned up for the daytime.

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