Red dots on Hunting revolvers

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  1. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock

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    IMG_8677.JPG IMG_8678.JPG IMG_8679.JPG I have three hunting revolvers in 44 Magnum, 454 Casull and a S&W 500. The 4x Magnums have Aimpoints and Weigand Rails.

    For the S&W 500, I got a beefier Weigand Rail made in Stainless Steel. I decided to take a big gamble with a pppular red dot by Primary Arms, the Advanced Microdot. If this doesn't work out, I'll get a Ultradot Matchdot (I/II), since there is a lifetime warranty.

    My live targets will be 100 to 150 yards maximum. Average will be 75 to 100 yards.

    Anyone else have red dots on their hunting revolvers? Anyone try a Primary Arms Advanced Microdot on their bigger caliber magnums?
     
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    Cool.

    I'm a big user of Red Dots on everything, but I don't hunt.

    I can't think of a reason it wouldn't be a good combination.
     
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    Don't have any on a revolver nor do I have a revolver capable of taking a rail.

    I do however think red dots make great hunting sights. I am considering a lightweight youth size 243 with a Aimpoint for a tree stand and brush gun.

    I rarely turn my scope past 3x anyway and all my shots are inside 150 yards.
     
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    I had a red dot on my Ruger RedHawk Hunter,
    After several successful deer hunts with it (shots were from 15-50 yrds from a tree stand) I replaced the red dot with a vortex 2x7 scout scope ( wanted some magnification ) But a good revolver and red dot are a hard combo to beat, Let us know how your red dot holds up the the 500.
     
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    I had a red dot on my 480 Ruger but I didn't care for it. Ended up putting a Leupold 2X on it. It wasn't the brand of red dot not the red dot itself.

    I plan to put a better red dot on my 44 mag In the near future.
     
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    I don't care for magnification on handguns so my PC 629 had an Ultradot on it.

    If I get another hunting revolver, it will probably have a dot.
     
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    Good luck with that PA sight, sometimes the less expensive dots last, sometimes they don't. I'm trying an inexpensive TRS-25 on one of my contender barrels, it's only a .223 though.
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    I had one Big Dan but I don't hunt with it. And while it was fun & super accurate, it was to slow on target for recreational shooting so I went back to irons.
     
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    I'm in favor of a red dot on a long range handgun, but there are a couple issues I've had.

    The dot brightness needs to be adjusted throughout a day as you go from light into the shadows and so on.

    The cold weather can drain a battery or make the dot brightness more variable than ideal.

    The glass can get snow or fog on it, making it hard to see. The sunlight can also hit the glass creating a glare.

    The benefits make up for all of this :)
     
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    GcB Can't type, don't spell, what's grammar.

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    The DW's are pretty sweet, I like the idea of user swappable barrels on a precision firearm.
    The ultradot/matchdot are excellent red dot sights. Just a bit larger, heavier then many of the other RDS options these days.


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