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Inexpensive Red-Dot for .45-70?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by RedneckRampage, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Anybody know of a cheap (under $100) red-dot scope that will hold up to .45-70 recoil? Kinda want to put one on a Handi-rifle.
     
  2. former173rd

    former173rd Sequim Member

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    I have a Center Point red dot that I don't use anymore..pretty good shape. I'll let you have it in trade for a good pocketknife...
    I also have a Weaver Qwik Point, but I don't know about it holding up to the recoil.....although they were pretty popular with the shotgunners for a while.
     
  3. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I had a tasco propoint on a contender pistol and it worked fine shooting hot loaded 405gr bullets.
     
  4. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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  5. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    how crisp was the dot on these ive been on the fence about ordering one but dont wat to if its a blob of dots like some of the other clones
     
  6. 1911er

    1911er Port Orchard,WA./ Granite OK. Active Member

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    I have A tasco red dot mounted on A 500 S&W have put about 200 through the pipe and still hanging in there.
     
  7. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    The dot's actually pretty good. It's clear with a sharp edge and has a usable brightness range. It ain't a Aimpoint, but than again the PA dot is ~$400 cheaper than a Aimpoint too.

    If decent red dot sights look like a blob you might want to check to see if it's your eyes (astigmatism). Lots of people seem to find out they have astigmatism when they buy a Aimpoint and the red dot looks like a comma or football.

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