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    Red dot sights on .45-70's

    Hey guys,

    I know that some of you use red dot sights on your .45-70's.

    What are the brands and models that you use ? I'm looking into doing the same if it works out.


    Thanks,

    Pete

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    I've never mounted one on a lever gun but I have 2 Aimpoint T-1's that I have mounted on AR's. They are a fantastic rugged and lightweight sight. Extremely long battery life etc. They are pricey but worth every penny. They also make a slightly less expensive model called an H-1.

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    I just seen a thread on red dots a few days ago.

    This is what I will be installing. Little different as you keep both eyes open. <B>Armson O.E.G. Sights
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferretkona View Post
    I just seen a thread on red dots a few days ago.

    This is what I will be installing. Little different as you keep both eyes open. <B>Armson O.E.G. Sights
    Because OEGs depend on binocular vision to work correctly, there are several issues that are unique to OEGs and explain why they didn't catch on:

    1) The zero is only good for a particular person - because every person has slight differences in distance between their eyes, the stance they shoot in, and the amount of phoria (eyes don't track together perfectly) they experience, an OEG will have a different zero for every person who picks up that weapon.

    2) The zero is only good at a specific distance. Again; because of the tilt of your head, distance between eyes etc. the OEG will be exactly on target at only one range. At all other ranges it will show both horizontal and vertical deviation. Outside of 100yds, they start to become useless rapidly. Deviation can be huge too - 4-8 inches even over 100yds.

    3) If you are right-handed; but left-eye dominant (or vice versa), the concept doesn't work as well since it relies on combining the views from your weak and dominant eye.

    OEGs are very fast at room-length distances; but they have mostly been made obsolete by rugged, fast, parallax-free sights like the Aimpoint and EOtech (both of which can still be used as an OEG). The Armson is still more rugged than most sights in its price range; but due to the cost of tritium and manufacture, you can usually find even cheap red dots below that price range that don't suffer from the same issues (and you can always make a red dot sight into an OEG; but you can't make an OEG into a reddot).
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    I am sure there are better out there,but had a tasco mounted on a 3.5 inch 12 gauge for years without problem.I mounted it on a friends ar yesterday and it was still accurate enough to shoot a 3 shot group of an inch at 50 yards.Oh all for about thirty bucks.
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    Here is an Aimpoint H-1 mounted on a custom Winchester 1889 45/70. It doesn't have to be mounted this far forward. People use them with shotguns, bows and even pistols. You can use it with one eye or two but it's designed so that no matter what the position of your head is in if the dot is on the target the round goes where the dot is. Completely waterproof and the T-1 is even tougher. Once again not cheap but as good as it ever gets in a red dot. I like EoTech's too. In fact I like the EoTech circle and dot reticle a lot but to me it's a bit clunky and not quite as rugged as the Aimpoint. Plenty rugged for hunting applications though.


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    My rifles with red dots - . (2) Bushnell Trophy 1x28, Centerpoint 1x32, Tasco ProPoint 1x30, and a Sightmark-Mini Reflex . . all work well for me.
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    I interchange a Leupold 2x7 scope and a Burris FastFire II on both my 45/70s. I usually shoot my Marlin 1895 STBL with the Leupold but will switch to the Burris FastFire if hunting thick areas. I usually keep Burris on a TC Encore Katahdin 45/70.
    Both the scope and the Burris are easy to move and maintain zero when switched out.

    I'll be picking up a couple more of the little Burris sight as funds allow. They are very reliable, light and fast to the target.
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    What kind rail is good to mount Aimpoint H-1? 2MOA or 4MOA dot? I bought 1985 GBL for bear and moose hunting and shoot only short distances. No need iron sights for backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karhu View Post
    What kind rail is good to mount Aimpoint H-1? 2MOA or 4MOA dot? I bought 1985 GBL for bear and moose hunting and shoot only short distances. No need iron sights for backup.
    Any Picatinny Rail will do. From what I've seen most people uss a low mount with lever guns so my guess is that a piece of rail and the mount that comes with the H-1 will be all you need.


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