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Reflex sight

Post by Admin on Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:02 pm

reidc

Help! This is the first time I've used a reflex sight and I'm not sure what i'm doing. As i understand things, this should be on target with both eyes open. Is it a habit to gain or is there an issue with the length of the sight picture i haven't figured out yet? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Panzerfaust

I use my eotech replica to co-witness my iron sights; that is the center point 'rests' on top of the front sight post. When the sight is powered on it serves to draw attention quickly to the top of that front sight post, allowing you to quickly aquire your target.
Another pro of setting up your optic this way is that when your reflex sight is powered off you're already accustomed to looking down the iron sights to aquire your target.
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reidc

That works. I actually flipped the front sight post upside down yesterday. I find it much easier to acquire the dot when not distracted by the front sight assembly. And since the carry handle came off to mount the sight the irons were effectively useless as well. One note, I did use the front sight post to help zero first. Much easier to have a reference since you can't bore sight first.
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Skearit

okay, I may not know what I'm talking about, but the way I understand a reflex sight, is the laser is bounced off the optic which is curved in such a way that no matter what the angle you're looking from, it should still be on target. So, kinda like a scope, if you can see the crosshairs, the bullet will go where they're sitting. Am I wrong? cuz that's the way I've been using mine.
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reidc

Seems to work. It may be just me, but it seems to take some practice to acquire the dot quickly if you are going to have both eyes open. I'm at the stage now where 50% of the time i do, the other 50% I have to close one eye briefly.
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Skearit

I prefer the green over the red. seems to be easier on the eyes.
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Panzerfaust

Mar 28, 2008, 11:22am, wikipedia wrote:The most well-known feature of red dot sights is that some, but not all, compensate for the parallax created when the shooter's head moves in relation to the sight. In other words, the dot will point close to the actual point of projected impact even when viewed at an angle. However, parallax compensation is not perfect. Depending on sight quality, the range to the target and the magnitude of angle at which it is looked into, aiming error can be significant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_dot_sight

I like the green for indoors and lowlight settings, the red is more visible in bright light outdoors.
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Skearit

cool, thanks for the info. something to keep in mind when I'm shooting at you =)
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Skearit

Ok, with further use, I have decided to pull my reflex sight off my gun. It doesn't seem to be very accurate and if I have the brightness turned up enough to see it well, the battery doesn't last very long. It might be appropriate for other situations on other weapons, but imho, it doesn't belong on my airsoft gun. One potential use might be indoor play where ambient light levels are much lower

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