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Millet dot good/bad?

Post by Tim:H11 on Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:29 pm

I see most people using Ultradot red dots. Are the millets any good though? I read mixed reviews.
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Re: Millet dot good/bad?

Post by AllAces on Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:35 am

I had a Millet on a Ruger Mk II and it would not hold zero.
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Post by DavidR on Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:42 am

Millets are just not that good, save your money for a ultradot
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Post by dronning on Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:44 am

Tim:H11 wrote:I see most people using Ultradot red dots. Are the millets any good though? I read mixed reviews.

There is a reason UDs and Aimpoints make up about 99% of the optics being used in bullseye.

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Re: Millet dot good/bad?

Post by LenV on Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:07 am

If you can find an older Millet they work a lot better then the new (Bushnell) generation. Adco makes a lower priced alternate that also works good. The Sightron 30mm is also a choice that costs less then the Ultradot and has seen good reviews here. But, newer Millet is not a good choice.

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Post by jglenn21 on Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:10 am

So far my 30mm Sightron has been perfect...if you wait for a sale at opticsplanet you can get them for under 150
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Re: Millet dot good/bad?

Post by Doug Tiedt on Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:29 pm

I have a old Millet (bought used, cheap) on my backup 22.  I thought it was having a problem holding zero, but I did tighten
the screws in the rings and to the rail and it seems to be holding.  However, I haven't exercised it a lot yet.

The millet's dot is certainly rounder than something like a tasco.

I too recently bought a sightron based on the reviews here.  Seems nice but I don't have it mounted on anything yet.

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Re: Millet dot good/bad?

Post by SSgtG on Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:13 pm

The older Japanese made Millets are fine. I've got one on my Nelson that was on my Benelli that was on my Dwarek that was on my Marvel that was on my IZH that started on my High Standard some 18 years back when I bought it used. Still clear, still holds zero, still round dot, looks tough, seen a lot of rounds go downrange but still my go to scope on a .22. I don't think the new ones are quite the same quality optically but the couple I've put on guns for my "let's see if they stay with it before I spend a lot" kids seem to work fine. Personally, I get a kick out of watching a kid with a $300 gun and a $59 dot who really doesn't work at it but gets the fundamentals outshoot someone with a $2000 Pardini and $500 aimpoint. Contrary to a lot of what you'll hear on this forum cheap is not always bad, adequate is sufficient. But to each their own.

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