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Problem with red dot

Post by BryanGA on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:07 pm

I was shooting my Ruger MKII today with a pro point 30mm red dot by tasco. I t seemed like it was not holding zero. Then I noticed a red flare inside on the right of the dot. Did my red dot just let go?

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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by Chris_D on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:20 am

My guess is you had a bad day of shooting and perhaps blurry eyes. I run across this from time to time, especially on days where my allergies seem to be acting up. I wouldn't get too excited about the "problem" till you shoot again and verify something is in fact wrong with the scope.

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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by BE Mike on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:58 am

Turn the scope around it's axis 360 degrees. Does the flare stay in the same place or turn with the scope. If it turns with the scope, the scope might be defective.

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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by BryanGA on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:19 pm

BE Mike wrote:Turn the scope around it's axis 360 degrees. Does the flare stay in the same place or turn with the scope. If it turns with the scope, the scope might be defective.

Yep the red line down the right side rotates with the scope.

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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by BE Mike on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:32 pm

You wanted a new scope anyway! Wink

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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by BryanGA on Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:45 pm

Just shows the importance of a back up gun.
Is it legal to change guns during a match?

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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by Jack H on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:11 pm

Change guns is ok between matches (SF, NMC, TF, & RF)

Or IN a match if the gun is disabled in some way. It's in the rule book.

9.1 Changing Pistols - Competitors are to use the same pistol during single stage matches, i.e., Slow Fire,
Timed Fire, Rapid Fire and NMC (a single match). If a pistol becomes disabled at any time and is designated as
such by the Chief Range Officer, all shots fired up to the time the claim is made will stand as part of the official
score. Any disabled claim must be made immediately. The exchange of barrels, detachable weights etc. shall not
be restricted. ( For timed and rapid fire see rules 9.5, 10.9, and 10.10.)

Changing barrels like on a 41 or High Std seems like a possible idea between 50yd and 25yd with barrels that are dot equipped and sighted perfectly.

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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by Kimber-45 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:40 am

BE Mike wrote:You wanted a new scope anyway! Wink

If it's not an Ultra Dot it's just a toy. Shocked

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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by Jerry Keefer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:36 am

Kimber-45 wrote:
BE Mike wrote:You wanted a new scope anyway! Wink

If it's not an Ultra Dot it's just a toy. Shocked
Saw this comment on the other thread.
The first Dot I ever used was an Oxford, that I bought used from Joe Pascarella. Now..that was some time ago..Smile The dot was white. I never broke that scope..I owned several and never had a failure. The Pro Points and Aimpoints became popular, and also the Ultra Dots which are now more numerous, and more affordable to the masses. It's stretching the facts somewhat, to declare the UD the best, because it clearly has its share of failures.
The Aimpoint 2000 at the bottom belonged to Marine Corp shooter Col. Alan Bacon. It still works well. The Comp is over 20 years old, and I have three others that are still working fine.
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Re: Problem with red dot

Post by Jack H on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:46 pm

My first dot experience was an Aimpoint flat foot. I do not recall the model number. It had a bottom more like a platform. Springfield Armory ran an upgrade trade in where I got my first COMP. The blue one. I used that one well. It is an excellent scope still. But I never did like the huge window. I still have it and also a silver COMP with larger dot.

Then I discovered Ultradot. The 1" tubes are my fav. I partly tolerate the 30mm on 45 only because I have a couple. But the bulk and window size to me are not necessary on pistol. I strayed to a millett one time and eventually threw it away. I also have a SIG copy of the Aimpoint H1 type. It is pretty good so far, and a lot cheaper than the Aimpoint. However it too needs the extension tubes. So it sits on the shelf with the COMPS. As do the 30mm UD except when they go on the Marlin 39.

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