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Ultra Dot 1" w/ Talley Extra Low Scope Mounts

I am thinking of putting an Ultra Dot red dot scope with some Talley Extra Low Aluminum Scope Mounts.

I like that the Ultra Dot is made in Japan and not China and has a "lifetime" warranty (to a certain extent). It seems to get good reviews. I also like the Talley mounts since they will mount directly on the receiver without having to put a rail on there (less screws and less height).

Does this look like a good combo for a stock 336? Anyone ever use the Ultra Dot? Thanks.
 

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Re: Ultra Dot 1" w/ Talley Extra Low Scope Mounts

I'm not much on having no magnification but if thats your bag, you can't beat the setup. I use the "extra lows" for 20mm's and its hot!
I personally feel the good old XS sights are better for the purpose and lower profile.
 

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The ultra Dot is a great unit. Instant sight aquisition, non critical eye relief, shoot with both eyes open, and great in poor light. What's not to like ? They seem made for a close in fast handling lever gun, and work even better for these old eyes than a peep.
 

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"The XS Ghost ring is a great unit, Instant sight aquisition, non critical eye relief, shoot with both eyes open, unbreakable, battery-free, low profile, less expensive, sights stay set, and great in poor light. What's not to like ?"

"They seem made for a close-in fast handling lever gun, and work even better for these old eyes than a dark tubed red dot."

Thats what I said ;D
 

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I tried a red dot, Bushnel Trophy, last week on my 336 and the target aquisition was amazing. It looked pretty cool too. It had other issues though and I returned it. I've now got an Aimpoint 9000 on order but liked the reviews on the Ultradot and am considering changing my mind.
 

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Re: Ultra Dot 1" w/ Talley Extra Low Scope Mounts

Thanks for the replies.

As far as the ghost rings...I bought a Skinner sight last year and could not establish a sight picture quickly enough. I think my eyes focus too slowly or something. I returned it (Skinner was very helpful, by the way) and tried a red dot on a friends rifle and loved it so I think I'll give it a shot. Thanks again.
 

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You should use what works best for you but the condition you described is Laziness. You would be looking at the same picture front sight/red dot and the target with no magnification.

Its like duct taping a silencer on a BB gun, bulk that makes no difference.
 

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Re: Ultra Dot 1" w/ Talley Extra Low Scope Mounts

A red dot type scope works very well & it is easier to see & pick up than most anything I have tried. In low light & very dark, north slope holes it is better than a ghost ring IMHO. No magnification is a bonus 50yds & closer. Works well to 100-125yds if the dot is the right size............just like the proper ft. post with a peep. Might not be as fool proof as a ghost ring but there are benefits at times.

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Red dots were problematic for me with my eyesight.. The dots all bleed and look like fireworks on the 4th of July. Magnification and ocular focus are the only things that work for astigmatism and such..Bought a nice Aimpoint and was really disappointed. Great for clearing rooms at very close quarters but don't expect precision alignment for shooting good groups.
 

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I have always associated scope sights with "speed of aquisition" and assumed that red dot sights were the same, without ever having used one. For instance, if the reticule of your scope is on the aiming mark and the parallax is not too extreme, then you should hit your target. That was the beauty of a scope when used for quick shots on running game, up up 100 yards.
Not so the peep sight. Always made a conscious effort to centre the foresight in the peep and that slows you down. Upon reflection, maybe I had the wrong attitude. A bit of misalignment might not have made much difference at hunting ranges.
 
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