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    Red dot or scope?

    I am looking to get optics for my beretta neos and unsure what to get. Right now I'm mostly looking for accuracy but I wouldn't mind doing some competitions in the future. I had bought a cheap reflex at Walmart the other day but returned it because the dot would go in and out if focus.
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    Red dot or scope?

    I'd like to try out several types of competitions. The shooting bug has bitten me big time lately and I think steel and bullseye could be interesting. I realize those ate very different but I would start pretty casually.

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    Typically, optics with magnifying capability are not allowed in bullseye. Not sure about steel. Red dot should be fine for both I would think. Ultradots are well thought of, I've used a Bushnell Trophy Red-Dot and have been pretty happy with it.

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    scopes for hunting
    red dot for everything else
    thats all they use in competition in all levels

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    Any discipline that requires firing quickly is best done with a Red Dot. See: Bowling Pin shoots.



    ^^^ C-More Railway Polymer. A hair over $200. IMHO, a lot of optic for the money. It's going to hold up to more abuse than a $30 bargain special.
    Disciplines that are more concerned with precision over rate of fire, will work well with a scope. See: Metallic Silhouette.

    It's less about the accuracy potential of the device, than the simple fact that it's a lot easier to get back on target quickly with a red dot than a traditional scope.

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    Red dot or scope?

    Sounds like red dot is the way to go. Is there a difference between open and tubular? Or is it just preference?

    And how many MOA are recommended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavere View Post
    Sounds like red dot is the way to go. Is there a difference between open and tubular? Or is it just preference?

    And how many MOA are recommended?
    I've never mounted a tube type red dot on a handgun. I suspect that with handguns that recoil, you start down a similar path as scopes with them being harder to pick up quickly. Since you're talking about a .22, I doubt that would be much of a problem. All other things being equal, I prefer the reflex design because it's generally more compact.
    MOA of the dot will come down to one's preference and the intended use. My C-More comes with an 8 MOA dot. A bit toward the large side IMHO, but if it really bugged me, C-more makes replacement modules with different sizes.

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    Had red dot on 2 pistols.worked fine.Bought holographic red green sight and like it better.$40 amazoni

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    Red dot or scope?

    I ended up buying a bushnell trs-25. It's a small tube type red dot about $100 at Walmart. It seems to work pretty well and the only issues are that I shoot in an indoor range and I have an astigmatism which leads to the dot being fuzzy but that's something I'll just have to overcome with any red dot.

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