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I’ve been obsessed with optics for weeks. Torn between a LPVO scout scope and red dot. I love the classic lines, maneuverability and light weight of my BB 357 and the 1-6x scopes seemed large and heavy for my intended use (plinking targets >50-100 yards and home defence). I ordered the Sightmark Wolverine FSR due to its size and features. Anyone else have that optic? Something with magnification may be a future purchase.
Update: Optics planet moved out shipping to May. I cancelled the order. Still not sure if a red dot or a reflex (vortex Venom) or a 1-4x scope is what I want. Isn’t a 1-4x with an illuminated rectile like having a red dot? I’d like versatility to shoot close and up to 100 yards. Suggestions?
I have not tried a red dot or illuminated reticle. Lots of people seem to like them. I more of the fewer things that can go wrong that is the way I typically go. Yet, I did put fiber optics on my Henry and Marlin. But, only naturally light is required. In very low light, may not show as well. For close in work, I probably have a good chance. However, it is nothing that I look forward to. Nonetheless, it is what it is.
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The issue with illuminated reticles on the cheap versions is that you can't tone down the brightness enough to get a sharp reticle or dot. On the other hand, I have used a Leupold R 1.5-6x scope with the illuminated dot at the center of the crosshairs and it was amazing. Really was like having a red dot with magnification. Unfortunately, all of the R series use 30mm tubes, so small and light they are not. And, for sure, be prepared for some sticker shock. Awesome scopes, though.
I've used an earlier model Sightmark red dot on my AR15 and it has performed exceedingly well. I've never had to rezero it unless I change ammo. and then only minor adjustments. I can shoot 2" groups a day long at 100 yds. with my AR15. I would recommend the Sightmark products.
My limited experience with a red dot was on a turkey gun. I didn't like it, because, unlike a scope, all the knobs remain visible and clutter the view, or at least my view . I replaced it with a "SeeAll" reflex sight. I wouldn't recommend it for 100 yards or more, but I do like the SeeAll over a red dot, just for the no batteries if nothing else. The smallest, lightest rifle scope going these days is a Leupold Ultralight 2.5X, at about 7 ounces. I have one on a Henry single shot 45-70, which groups into about an inch at 100 yards. Just shoot at a target that you can see .