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Old October 22nd, 2019, 08:06 AM   #1
 
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I have been shooting steel matches with 22lr and 9mm PCC. What is the best red dot for daytime use having problems seeing the dot with all the sunlight.
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Old October 22nd, 2019, 08:39 AM   #2
 
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Green dot sights usually stand out better in bright daylight.
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I have been shooting steel matches with 22lr and 9mm PCC. What is the best red dot for daytime use having problems seeing the dot with all the sunlight.
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What distances are you shooting?...and what’s your budget?

Crimson Trace has a red dot with magnification that looks sweet to me...and for around $450.


https://www.crimsontrace.com/product...sights/01-8430

22 Plinkster was giving one away on his YouTube channel recently!
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I have been shooting steel matches with 22lr and 9mm PCC. What is the best red dot for daytime use having problems seeing the dot with all the sunlight.
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A lot has to do with quality and adjustability of the light intensity of the dot.
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The Burris FastFire three works for me. The dot is adjustable in brightness (manually), plus it has a setting which self-adjusts when it is first turned on. Only wish the little button was somewhat larger, for my large fingers.
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I have no problem in bright day light with the Sig Sauer Romeo 5. Other than my astigmatism that is.
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25 to 35 yrds Never seen a crimson trace red dot cost is a little high.
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The Burris FastFire three works for me. The dot is adjustable in brightness (manually), plus it has a setting which self-adjusts when it is first turned on. Only wish the little button was somewhat larger, for my large fingers.
I like the burris fast fires too, on my 22 mark III i have a primary arms micro dot, it works really well and is not that tough on the wallet. Have one on an Ar15 with an amercian defense absolute quick detachable mount too, no issues.
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Budget is the key question. I have the Burris FF3 on S&W Victory. PA makes good stuff for the money, then there’s Leupold (ouch).
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Last year I got one of those just pay shipping red dots. I put it on a MK 4 22/45, using the green dot shooting in the desert sun at 25 yards, the green circle is very visible.
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I have Burris FF3, Vortex Venom and RMR currently and like the Venom the most but you wont do no wrong with any of them as long you stay away from cheap knock off unless you just plinking.
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Cheaper dots are cheaper for a reason.
With my Fastfires, the dot is almost too bright in sunlight unless I turn it down to the lowest setting.

I bought this cheap Tasco for $30 to try on my Nylon 66. I ended up putting it on my MK IV .22/45 as I found it easier to acquire the dot on a handgun with the tube style rather than the TV screen of the Fastfire.
The cheapo dot has 12 brightness settings, but I have to turn it up to 10-12 to see the dot well in bright sunlight.

That tells me the $220 dot sight operates more efficiently than the $30 one, not only a brighter dot but the battery will last longer.
Besides being more rugged, more compact and more dependable.
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Explore Availability to Your Liking & THEN GO GREEN !!! . . . Problem Solved !!!
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I use a FF3 with the factory sun shade on my 22/45 lite, I have no problem with sunlight.
I use a Trijicon RMR on my edc and like it much better than the FF3 but for the cost the Burris is good enough for the range gun.
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As others have said, the GREEN dots (or circles) are easier for the eye to pick-up, both at night and during the day.
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