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    I have an Aimpoint Micro H2 and used it on a .308 scout rifle where it performed brilliantly for the ranges that I was shooting at due to the scrub (max 100m) Now I've got it on a takedown 10/22 and that makes for a really compact setup.

    I would suggest getting one that has a 2 MOA dot, rather then the 3 - 4 sized ones out there, with the brightness cranked up a 2 MOA dot can be pretty big.

    I'd say i'm happy with my purchase, but the obvious limitations do annoy me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzwazzer View Post
    I have an Aimpoint Micro H2 and used it on a .308 scout rifle where it performed brilliantly for the ranges that I was shooting at due to the scrub (max 100m) Now I've got it on a takedown 10/22 and that makes for a really compact setup.

    I would suggest getting one that has a 2 MOA dot, rather then the 3 - 4 sized ones out there, with the brightness cranked up a 2 MOA dot can be pretty big.

    I'd say i'm happy with my purchase, but the obvious limitations do annoy me.
    what about the one you got from me ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    what about the one you got from me ??
    That's on my little badger

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikka View Post
    @GSP HUNTER , At the moment Iím using a 300 blackout mostly using subsonics with a 60m zero for both Aimpoint red dot and the dial up scope for precision longer range shots.
    When I had a 308 Iíd taken deer out to 200m with the red dot.

    Iíve only just up graded to the smaller Micro from a Comp M4. The quick release levers are the way to go and return to zero every time.


    I used this rifle and the Comp M4 for the this roar before the lockdown.
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....wn-roar-59305/
    That's a nice setup. Might have to give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bol Tackshin View Post
    Yep, tritium helps in the dark. Still no batteries, but they glow enough... for the first 6 or 7 years, at least!
    @Bol Tackshin posted it on the forum before but here it is in the 357. Had the sight and rifle for over 25 years and only got them together last year.
    Name:  rossi puma 357 oeg.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    @Bobba they are discontinued but there are still a few for sale. I actually asked Leupold about two weeks ago about this and they said some new Leupold scopes are coming out that "may" replace them but they wouldn't elaborate.

    I suspect there is a new line coming out possibly that replaces what the VX-R was.
    Great Scopes !!
    I may change mine "if" the Steiner I have coming next week has more + in the Dioptre
    The VX.R 1.25-4 x 20 is best setup I have ever owned to date - just need a smidgen more +

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    https://vortexoptics.com/riflescopes..._reticle=18079

    This is what I would like for my next rifle build best of both worlds a red dot x1 power for close stalking and x10 power top end in MIL FFP. The only thing I don't like is low battery life as I like to leave it on all the time in red dot mode and it hasn't got parallax adjustment.
    It's hard to find a optic that covers everything.

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    Pros:
    Fast, light, parralax free.

    Cons:
    Lack of precision, no magnification, can give trouble with even mild astigmatism. Light transmission is an issue on cheaper ones

    I liked it on my ar and think they make sense in a wee bush cannon but personally I think a small fixed 2.5 or a 1-4 is more versatile. I run a 1.75 - 6 on my bush gun now and find that perfect. The mag really helps determine which piece of the deer you are looking at.

    Would own one on a bail gun or whatever again for sure
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    I own two Aimpoint Micros a T1 and an H2. Have used them a lot. A lot! I also have a Bushnell TRS25 on a kids gun. Best sight for kids starting out. Currently have the H2 on a x39 and the T1 on a 10/22. Have shot a lot deer and pigs out to 150m with x39 with one on. 2MOA the only way to go. Have used them heaps pig hunting. Best bail sight ever. Rabbits out to 80m pretty straight forward with one too. Trick is to only have just enough illumination. I am like Tikka. I use a small scope with QD mounts on my x39 and swap with the micro. I couldnt get hold of the QD mount and actually found just screwing the standard Micro base side screw on and off returned it to zero every time and really consistently. Just do it up tight to sight in initially and do same when putting it back on. In short I love red dots but only good quality and compact ones. They are the best thing for snap shooting and adequate for standard shooting. Biggest issue is low light at distance or where background makes target fuzzy. You need to be very careful as you should anyway. No target ID as with scope. They are the best fun little sight you will ever play around with. I got a Vortex Strike eagle 1-8 to play around with. Strange reticle but works and can be illuminated or not. Red dot is quicker. Vortex is very heavy. Prefer red dot. Anyone want a Strike eagle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    @Bol Tackshin posted it on the forum before but here it is in the 357. Had the sight and rifle for over 25 years and only got them together last year.
    Attachment 139588
    Awesome, deadly combination in the thick stuff. As that say, better late than never!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    i had a leupold cqb on my ar, its a dot, crosshair, circle reticle. gave the best of all worlds. no longer have a use for it
    Did you end up selling it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Great Scopes !!
    I may change mine "if" the Steiner I have coming next week has more + in the Dioptre
    The VX.R 1.25-4 x 20 is best setup I have ever owned to date - just need a smidgen more +
    @Sarvo have you used the VX-5HD 1-5 firedot? supposed to be pretty good I think.

 

 

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