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Old 07-21-2012, 06:21 PM
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reflex red dot for Ruger MKII pistol?



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I'm interested in trying a reflex sight on a pistol. I'm having problems seeing the front blade which I'm sure my eye doctor can help with but I also want to try other sighting methods and the reflex sounds interesting at the moment.

So for my first foray, I'd like to play with my Ruger MKII pistol, and a decent reflex sight on the lower side of the cost curve. I'll be shooting plates and paper for the most part.

Suggestions? Warnings to stay away from?

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:40 PM
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I have had this one

http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-si...-sm13003b.html

Its all aluminum and has held up for 5+ years for me. The small dot is 1 MOA and the windage and elevation are click adjustable if I remember right. It has three other reticles for less precise work. It also has illumination settings from 0-10.

Its a great value for the money, and a great starter sight
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:16 PM
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I have had this one

http://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-si...-sm13003b.html

Its all aluminum and has held up for 5+ years for me. The small dot is 1 MOA and the windage and elevation are click adjustable if I remember right. It has three other reticles for less precise work. It also has illumination settings from 0-10.

Its a great value for the money, and a great starter sight
That is definitely cheap enough.

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Old 07-22-2012, 12:58 AM
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Glad to help

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Old 07-22-2012, 01:30 PM
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You can sometime find a Tasco sight at Walmart for as little as 20-25, and they work well until you get past 10 yards. At that point their 5 MOA dot just about covers all of the black on a 50-foot NRA pistol target. So the suggestion for a 1 MOA site is, I think, a good one.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:25 PM
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How about a smaller reflex, i.e. Walther Nanopoint? Unfortunately, the price has gone way up on these.


You might also want to consider the Vortex Razor or SPARC; lifetime warranty, no strings.
http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/red_dots
Razor, (about $480)

SPARC (about $200)

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:59 PM
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I went with the SM13003B but ordered it from B&H photo. Their price was lower w/o free shipping and picking ups ground just raised the overall price by $1.14 compared to Optics Planet.

Most of the value shipping offers get processed by USPS at the last leg of delivery and since I have a post office box at a post office running limited hours, it is a pain to get packages.

Since B&H Photo is a Jewish firm, they are working today and likely packaging my item as I write this.

Thanks,

Szumi

EDIT

I see another post.

The SPARC looks like it might be nice for my 1895 Marlin Guide gun.

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Old 07-22-2012, 11:34 PM
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I have a SPARC on my 22/45 and a Strikefire on my M&P 15-22. Both of them are easily he best red dot sights I have used. And I have used almost every type/kind of red dot priced under $100. Even went so far as to order airsoft c-more clones from hong kong. I will say that the tasco red dot you can find at Wally world is a good buy for the money, but the dot is too big for precision work, but fine for steel challenge or other type of speed target shooting.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:19 AM
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I have no experience with it yet but the Pentax HS20 Dot sight is about the same price and has a lifetime warranty.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:39 PM
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Let us know how that SightMark red dot works for ya

Pics please!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:05 PM
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Let us know how that SightMark red dot works for ya

Pics please!
It showed up today. Busting through the plastic packaging had the allen wrench flying off to places unknown. I gotta get some trauma scissors for opening blister pack.

Holding it in my hand w/o firearm shows me that I have a lot of pulse when holding it. The weight of a firearm would help damp it.

Small dot is nice and bright. I don't think I wasted my money.

As soon as I can drill and tap my MKII ruger for the rail, I'll be able to give a shooting report.

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:34 PM
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It'll be fuzzy inside, but as soon as you get it outside it becomes so clear, its great

What model of MKII do you have?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:24 AM
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My daughter uses a C-more (8moa) on her custom Mark 3 and it works great. She uses it for both Steel Challenge and Rimfire Madness matches.

Midway had them on sale recently for $200.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:42 AM
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It'll be fuzzy inside, but as soon as you get it outside it becomes so clear, its great

What model of MKII do you have?
This one.

I won't have a chance to shoot it until tomorrow.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:09 PM
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I love the looks of those things

It should give you excellent balance with that extra weight right over your hand.

If you are looking for something smaller, let me know and I'll find some quality prospects for under $100
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