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 Who has or has had one and what did you think?  

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It all depends on what distance you expect to shoot. I think they would be a great sight for a slug gun 100 yds and closer because it is 1x and the reticle is either 4moa or 6.5moa or 12.9 traiangle or a 14.4 tall chevron. I think the chevron would be the best choice but none are ideal much past 100 yds. I really like that there are no batteries but looking through the sight is like looking through sunglasses there is some light loss. Price is quite reasonable and they are tough as nails. Give the choice I much prefer the new Comp M4 Aimpoint or an EOTech.
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I have used the Trijicon and the Meprolite and both suffer from the same major flaw: washout!  In bright light, you lose the reticle and if you ever shoot from a shaded position into a bright area, there is NOTHING to see of the reticle.

 

The idea is good but the implementation is not.  I too like that it requires no batteries - which is why I initially started using them - but found that, in many cases, ambient light just doesn't get it done.

 

I haven't used the Zeiss but would be interested to know if they overcame the problem.

 

For close to mid-range: EOTech

for mid- to longer-range: Aimpoint.

 

Or consider ACOG if you want a little magnification and a better non-washing reticle.

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Agree with above post regarging washout on Reflex after looking through one in store, did not buy it.

 

Have an EOTech and good for close quarters shootin but sight sits too high on the rail and cannot get a good cheek weld on my carbine. Wish I had an adjustable cheekpiece on the carbine. The circle dot is a little fuzzy

 

Just placed an Aimpoint Micro T-1 on a Benelli M4. It is compact and sits pretty low on the rail. Like it more than the EOTech.

 

Try before you buy if you can.

 

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I have a Trijicon with the 12.5moa amber triangle and is great in low to medium light, the bonus is it is always on, but as others have stated, washes out in bright light. It is accurate out to 100yds which is as far as I have used the sight. I like being able to put the tip of the triangle on the target at 100yds which gives a precision point of aim. I also have an EO Tech 512.A65 which is much better in bright sunlight because you can adjust the brightness. Downside is use of batteries and the circle dot not as well defined (fuzzy) still it will group just as well. Both are excellent for reflex shooting but I think the EO Tech is more versatile. It all depends on what your needs are. Hope it helps. 

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I also have the 12.5 MOA amber triangle Reflex II.  I bought it because of the fact that there are no batteries to worry about.  However, as others have said, in direct light the recticle can wash out and my eyes aren't what they use to be.  This said, I'm selling my Reflex II (barely used) and will be getting an optic with some magnification and illumination onboard.
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