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Dot fades on sunny days? :(

Post by Tim:H11 on Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:14 pm

I've got a Ruger with a dot on it and I play around with it from time to time mainly to stay used to it because it's my back up 22. But I noticed that depending on the brightness of the sun my dot fades. I've tried new batteries and no difference. Is there a lens or something like sunglasses to keep the dot from fading in bright days?
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Re: Dot fades on sunny days? :(

Post by BE Mike on Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:36 pm

UltraDots come with a filter (polarized lenses). If it isn't an UD, you can try good quality sunglasses.
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Re: Dot fades on sunny days? :(

Post by Tim:H11 on Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:49 pm

It's not an ultra dot...
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Post by Chris Miceli on Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:06 pm

i turn up the brightness
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Re: Dot fades on sunny days? :(

Post by dronning on Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:45 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:I've got a Ruger with a dot on it and I play around with it from time to time mainly to stay used to it because it's my back up 22. But I noticed that depending on the brightness of the sun my dot fades. I've tried new batteries and no difference. Is there a lens or something like sunglasses to keep the dot from fading in bright days?
If it doesn't have a brightness setting then it probably has an light sensor that would adjust the dot brightness.  Check to see if it obstructed/dirty which would make it think it's dark outside and dim the dot.

If there is no light sensor you are SOL - time for a new dot.

- Dave
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Post by SMBeyer on Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:35 pm

try rubber banding a piece of panty hose to front of the scope.  This will darken the target and make the dot brighter.

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Post by LenV on Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:18 pm

I have a lot of filters. What type of dot do you have? I will see if I have one that fits.

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Post by Tim:H11 on Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:00 pm

LenV wrote:I have a lot of filters. What type of dot do you have? I will see if I have one that fits.

Len

It's a cheap Bushnell Trophy. It's got different redicals like a target or a dot or a cross but it loses zero if changed. I leave it on the dot and have to use it on its brightest setting. And still it's not as bright as I thought it would be. It was on my backup Ruger, but now I'm toying with it on my Nelson. I think I'm gonna save up for an ultra dot.
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Re: Dot fades on sunny days? :(

Post by Aprilian on Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:06 pm

Tim,  I have an older worn 1" ultra dot that I can sell you for $65 +$10 shipping.  It came on a used Les Baer and I prefer the 30mm so I swapped it out.  It includes polarizer and stock rings plus a brand new set of Leopold rings.   I was not sure if it was holding zero, but bench testing seems to indicate it is.  If you try it and if you decide it is not working, I'll refund the $65.

Interested?   I can take pictures with it off the gun, here it is on the gun
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Post by BE Mike on Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:24 am

Some people used to use a piece of panty hose over the objective end. They said it worked, but I never tried it.
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Re: Dot fades on sunny days? :(

Post by DavidR on Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:01 am

Aimpoint micro has 50% brighter  dot at highest setting than ultradot  so that's another option
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Re: Dot fades on sunny days? :(

Post by LenV on Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:52 am

I have a lot of them but nothing for a Bushnell.

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Re: Dot fades on sunny days? :(

Post by Wobbley on Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:56 am

Contact Bushnell and see if they have filters available for your sight.

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