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Old March 24th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #1
 
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Talking To Red Dot or not to Red Dot?

I have a 22/45 TALO special edition and was wondering what everyone thought about a red dot on a .22. I am a pretty good shot with open sights, but was just wanting dead on accuracy every time. This gun is capable of it, I'm the problem. Let me know of any suggestions on a specific red dot, or if I should just enjoy it open sighted.



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I run a red/green dot on my mark III and I love it. Very accurate compared to the iron sights.

Of course my eyes are older and lazier
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I have adjustable sights on mine, but I feel the red dot would be helpful when trying to engage multiple targets. Might have to just buy a cheapo and try it out.
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I'm going to put one on mine just because I have one. part of me doesn't like the weaver tail needed for it.
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Let me know of any suggestions on a specific red dot, or if I should just enjoy it open sighted.
While I enjoy shooting open sights on my MKIII512, due to my aging eyes I generally use my red dot (Barska) when I shoot in excess of 50' and my Nikon 2x scope when I shoot past 25 yards. A good sight or scope will help demonstrate what the MK Series pistols are capable of as long as you do your part well
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Or if you really need help seeing the target.....

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Or is you really need help seeing the target.....
A gnat on the rear of a fly at 100 yards comes to mind
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I wasted money on several different red-dots of varying sizes, only to find I didn't like them at all. When I took the base off my gun, I was left with a lovely scrub mark in the finish.

What I did instead was buy a quality rear target sight.
I will more than likely never scope a gun again.
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I have a red dot on my S&W 22A (semi auto .22).

Changed a day of shooting from a study in frustration to plinking fun. It's not for knat's *** targeting but it will do
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That gun's too pretty for a red dot.

I'm trying to remember - does it come w/ a fiber optic front sight? If not, I'd go that route.
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I picked up a cheap red dot at Gander Mountain for my MK III $29. and it does just fine and I agree with Buckeye
that 22/45 Talo is to pretty to clutter up with a scope

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I prefer a red dot. Much more fun. I have an ultrodot, matchdot, and two bushnell trs-25's. All good scopes. Cabela's puts the bushnell on sale every so often for $80.
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What can I say?



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I'm using a BSA 40mm Red-Dot (aka. the HDTV) on my Ruger Standard.
I'm liking the results.


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I have a plain ole 22/45 RP with a red dot on it and all I can say is that gun goes to the range with me EVERY time. It's the only one that goes every time......

I can't think of any other way to have that much fun with my clothes on!
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