What kind of competition?
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.
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.
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.
scopes for hunting
red dot for everything else
thats all they use in competition in all levels
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.
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?
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.
Had red dot on 2 pistols.worked fine.Bought holographic red green sight and like it better.$40 amazoni
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.