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#1 Damcowboy

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:58 PM

Looking at 2 choices, 4 moa or 8 moa. I've never used a red dot before, but would have picked a 6 moa if it was an option. What are y'all using, and is there really any practical difference between the 2 options?
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:14 PM

On... what? PCC? AR-15? Open gun? Plasma rifle?



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

Sorry, production gat.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:42 PM

Bigger = faster
Smaller = more accurate
Personally I like the triangle dot in the delta point pro. When shooting fast I don’t even notice it’s a triangle, for higher precision I use the top point of the triangle.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:25 PM

8 MOA

 

6 if you shoot mostly upper A/Bs at 25 y and full targets at 50 y

 

Homo tip: Turning down the intensity makes it like a smaller dot. Turning up the intensity makes it appear like a bigger dot.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:28 PM

Bigger = faster
Smaller = more accurate
Personally I like the triangle dot in the delta point pro. When shooting fast I don’t even notice it’s a triangle, for higher precision I use the top point of the triangle.


Do you think a 4 is big enough to go fast? I cant see much past 25 yds so I dont think long distance accuracy is a place I can make much on the hit factor. But 8 seems enormous.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

Curious, just curious, if there was any dot larger than 3 MOA  on top ten CO guns during last Nationals.

 

Even more curious if it makes any difference for a slide mounted optic.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:45 PM

4 is perfect for the 50 yard standards. You will kill it on those stages.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:02 PM

I am using a 2.5 Delta Point. It works for me on my G17. I believe Vortex makes a 6 moa Razor and Viper. I looked at a Razor and liked it in that size.

I run a 6 moa cmore on my PCC. I would not like it any bigger personally.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:01 AM

I like a 6 moa. When I ran a 4 moa I would lose track of the dot.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:32 AM

Depends on the range as well. I found a 6 moa can be lost sometimes on bright/desert ranges. I wouldn't go larger than 8 moa though.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:11 AM

I use the standard 6MOA dot on the classic c-more which works perfect on an open gun, for my production (carry) optics gun I ordered a 2.5moa deltapoint, but got the 7.5 triangle by mistake, for me shooting with that thing would be a bit peculiar since I'm so used to normal dots so I got the 2.5 instead. The 2.5 on the deltapoint when cranked up a bit appears pretty much as big as the 6MOA on the c-more so to me that one looks just fine too.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:02 AM

I use the standard 6MOA dot on the classic c-more which works perfect on an open gun, for my production (carry) optics gun I ordered a 2.5moa deltapoint, but got the 7.5 triangle by mistake, for me shooting with that thing would be a bit peculiar since I'm so used to normal dots so I got the 2.5 instead. The 2.5 on the deltapoint when cranked up a bit appears pretty much as big as the 6MOA on the c-more so to me that one looks just fine too.

 

Yes much depends on the model of the optic.

 

3MOA Burris Fastfire on a rifle seems ok but I lose it on a handgun on a bright day.

 

For OP, what model are you thinking of getting?


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

Do you think a 4 is big enough to go fast? I cant see much past 25 yds so I dont think long distance accuracy is a place I can make much on the hit factor. But 8 seems enormous.

 

 

i doubt it. my CO gun has a 3moa on it, and it is lame. I'm going to swap it out for a 6moa and save the 3 for when I get lazy enough to shoot rifles at pistol matches, since the optic is so much closer to the eye on a rifle.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:51 PM

Yes much depends on the model of the optic.
 
3MOA Burris Fastfire on a rifle seems ok but I lose it on a handgun on a bright day.
 
For OP, what model are you thinking of getting?


I have the triangle 7moa deltapoint but am looking at the Shield RMR as well which as far as I know is either a 4 or 8 dot.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:40 PM

I'm the only one, but,

I have a 1 moa dot with a 65 moa circle

JP Circle dot sight.

 

Works great for me.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:18 PM

Use the one that best co-witnesses with your iron sights.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:58 AM

I recommend the notch and post.  Hasn't failed me yet.  Not once.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:41 PM

I recommend the notch and post. Hasn't failed me yet. Not once.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:00 PM

Curious, just curious, if there was any dot larger than 3 MOA on top ten CO guns during last Nationals.

Even more curious if it makes any difference for a slide mounted optic.


That’s only because the DPP only comes in 2.5.

It’s kinda too small but the other benefits outweigh it. If they made a 6moa dot it would be perfect.




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