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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

We even have some members that claim they have an "illness" to justify their shameless spending habits on gear to their significant others....and at times...their selves.  Wink  


Yeah...how do those people live with their consciences!!!?
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

 Trijicon RMR is a good option in the dual illum, I would avoid their LED variants for now, they seem to fail often and at really bad times.


Really? First I've heard of that.

Fwiw, I have 2 of them, both LED, one of which is mounted to the slide of a Glock 21 10mm with about 800 rounds fired at present. That's pretty tough duty. Neither have failed me thus far.
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Throw Meopta Meosight II into the mix.

It is easily one of my favourites in this category.

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Ted, in looking online at reviews, I saw several different groups all saying much the same thing about one of the LED versions: they can cycle and turn off at random intervals. Looking more closely, some had determined that the battery in contact with the slide was the issue, and many were fixing with a piece of tape between optic and slide.
Having been bitten by Trijicon's admittedly infrequent and fiercely stupid "it ain't our fault" campaigns before, I am reluctant to jump on it when there is an oft sited issue that is, or was, unaddressed.

Maybe they fixed it. If so, let me know, I would prefer a dot smaller than 7 MOA as the dual illum is.

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Originally posted by Rainman Rainman wrote:

Keep in mind that if you decide to add a magnifier to allow more precise shooting at longer ranges, the magnifier magnifies the dot.  So a 2 MOA dot with a 3x magnifier subtends 6" on a 100 yard target.  My recommendation is to get the smallest dot available for a carbine/rifle.


I don't think that is accurate. The magnifier is magnifying dot and target equally, so a 2 MOA dot will cover 2x1.047 inches at 100 yards, regardless of how much you magnify target and dot. Magnifier and dot function as an FFP optic would.
ILya , correct me if I am wrong, please. Too much cough medicine might be inhibiting brain function.
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Your right rancid. A magnifier magnifies reticle and target equally so everything works out the same.
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Correct.


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My error and apology.  A quick check on my archery target confirmed my misinformation.
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Cheaptrick, How did you mount that optic? I'm interested in what everyone is using for mounts.
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I am using a TPS CORA to mount the red dot onto the tube of the scope.  This is sort of a "poor man's 1x/10x scope".
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Huh. "poor man's" ?

I'll eat your optical table scraps any day...
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