This is a discussion on Red Dot on Super Blackhawk ? within the Handgun Accessories forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I was just wondering if anyone here has a Red Dot scope on their Super Blackhawk ? I've tried two of them. The first one ...
I was just wondering if anyone here has a Red Dot scope on their Super Blackhawk ? I've tried two of them. The first one did not stay zeroed, so I replaced it with what was supposed to be a better one, at least "according to the dealer." I got exactly three (3) shots out of it, & the front lens looked like sugar granules on the bench in front of me. ( All three of these shots went into one well centered ragged hole though !!)
Question ; If You use a Red Dot, what kind is it, & how do You like it ?
Is it on a 7 1/2", 10", or 5 1/2" Bbl. ?
41 Magnum, The cheapies don't hold up well with the recoil. I bought a couple Millett Red Dots, a 1" tube for my MK III 22 and a 30mm tube for my SRH. I'm very happy with both red dots. Besides the obvious recoil issue, the cheaper units have pretty dim dots. My Millet on brightness setting 6 (11 is max) has about the same dot brightness as my BSA on position 11. Dot brightness is very important if you plan to shoot in bright daylight or over snow.
My BSA lasted only 3 shots on my MK III before the inner projection lens came loose. I unscrewed the front lens and glued the projection lens back in. I now use it on CO2 air pistol in my basement. A real piece of junk but good enough for a pellet pistol.
+1 on the millet 1". Never had one on a sbh, but did have one on a t/c contender 44 mag, 22LR, and .22 mag. Held up for about 4 years of alot of practice and competition matches before i had to sell them off. Just remember two important things.
Don't position and tighten the rings down over the tube where the lens is at--if you try to get it as tight as possible to stop ring slippage under the 44 mag recoil, you can over-tighten and crack a lens---use the tube extension for ring placement. Burris signature rings with the plastic inserts will help to stop that "slippage" under recoil forces as well.
And remember to cut the millet off at the end of the shooting session to save battery life.
I have the Bushnell Trophy red-dot. I use it on my GP100 during deer season, and move it over to my 870 12 gauge in the spring to hunt goblers. If it will stand up to 3" Mag turkey loads, you should have no problem with it on a .44.
There not cheap, but having the 4 diffrent appetures with 5 different brightness settings is nice plus, and the green for low light is VERY helpful.
[SIZE="3"]Well, . . . . I finally bought the Millett 30mm, @ the Harrisburg Show. Mounted it last night, & I'll test drive it some time this week, weather permitting. We shall see how this one holds up.[/SIZE]
41 Magnum, The Millett Red Dot is a great sight. You won't be sorry you bought it. deputy125 mentioned something that happened to me a couple of times ... switching the Red Dot off when you're done shooting. I got scalped for $3.95 + tax at Radio Shack for a new CR2032 battery. I found an excellent resource for the batteries .... http://www.batterybob.com They sell a 5-pack of CR2032s for 7 bucks (includes shipping). Two batteries at Radio Shack are $3 more than 5 at BatteryBob's.