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The Vortex Viper angled spotting scope includes a picatinny rail so a red dot aiming device can be attached to the scope. In fact, they produce a YouTube video showing how a red dot device can be used on the scope to help in finding objects. As far as I know, the Vortex Viper is the only spotting scope that has this feature (why other manufacturers don't include this inexpensive, handy feature is a another question).
My question is does anybody have any instructions for attaching a picatinny rail to a spotting scope so a red dot device could be attached to the rail? Or is there a good reason why I wouldn't want to do this? I've seen the instructions for attaching cable ties as an aiming device and I suppose they kind of work, but a red dot firmly attached to the scope seems to be a much better way of aiming the scope.
Thanks for any suggestions or comments!
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Its mostly for finding targets quickly in the field.
But one thing that fast tracks that is implementing a red dot on your spotter using low magnification will alllow you to be right on target with your spotter.
I would say using red dots would be optimum, because there is no magnification and the eye relief is unlimited essentially.
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