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Post by Rodger Barthlow on 12/31/2017, 7:50 am

Having developed a astigmatism I have to find another pistol sight other than a red dot.
Anyone using a 1X or 2X scope on their target pistols and what manufacture and reticule do you use?

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Post by dronning on 12/31/2017, 7:54 am

Rodger Barthlow wrote:Having developed a astigmatism I have to find another pistol sight other than a red dot.
Anyone using a 1X or 2X scope on their target pistols and what manufacture and reticule do you use?

I have a astigmatism, I went with an Iris (by EyePal, about $30) and it made the dot round again.  I'm sure results will vary.  Any scope beyond 1x will amplify your wobble to the point of being very distracting. 
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Post by LenV on 12/31/2017, 5:54 pm

Burris made a lot of 1x pistol scopes. Not all of them say Gil Hebert on them. There was a nice one sold last week on E-bay for 130.00. I have also had good luck with the Tasco-Pro 30mm. There is a 1x on E-bay right now. Has the right reticle too.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tasco-Pro-Class-1X-Pistol-scope-with-rings-30mm/282788674958?hash=item41d784bd8e:g:QgMAAOSwTm9aRWrt

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Post by willnewton on 12/31/2017, 6:16 pm

I have used an Eyepal and a Merit optical attachment.  They both work.  I have astigmatism and they will both temporarily fix it.  I liked the Merit the best, but then punched the hole out a bit bigger on the Eyepal and now use that to keep the sights sharp when shooting irons after getting frustrated with having to keep messing with the Merit positioning or having it fall off.

That being said, I kept trying different dots because I just could not get into using the iris with the red dot.

I was able to put away the iris for red dots by using a larger dot at a lower setting.  Matchdot or MD II at the 6MOA setting will not “star out” for me.  This works very well.  Also an Aimpoint H2 4MOA at a low setting works.  I don’t know how long this solution will work as I get older, but pretty happy with it now.

You may want to tape the lens on your non dominant eye as well. I also notice that as my eyes fatigue the astig. will worsen, so watch out for that.

Forget the 2MOA dots, you will have to use them at such a low setting to prevent starring, well, you can’t.
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Post by AllAces on 12/31/2017, 7:02 pm

I have a 2X Burris pistol scope on a Ruger MkII and it works well. If interested, pm me.
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Post by zanemoseley on 12/31/2017, 9:04 pm

Is anything,above 1x legal for bullseye?

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Post by LenV on 1/1/2018, 12:23 am

Everything is legal just not workable. Everything except projected light sights. (no laser)
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Post by Rodger Barthlow on 1/1/2018, 6:48 am

Thanks for the replies fellows. I'm not sure what your talking about with the Merit and Eyepal since I have been away from competition shooting for a while do to work getting in the way but now I'm retired and want to get involved again.
Any info where I might find these would help.

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Post by dronning on 1/1/2018, 6:54 am

Rodger Barthlow wrote:Any info where I might find these would help.

http://www.eyepalusa.com/

http://www.meritcorporation.com/products.html

Available many places.

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Post by Bullseye_Stan on 1/1/2018, 7:09 am

I've used the Gehmann adjustable iris (bought from Champions Choice): http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=390



A larger aperture can allow more light while still increasing the depth of field optical effect.  Of course, being adjustable, the adjustment needs to be checked at each use and it's a heavier iris.  I modified mine with glued flat toothpicks to center my pupil in the adjustable iris when mounted on my glasses.

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Post by willnewton on 1/1/2018, 8:56 am

Stan, can you post a pic or give a bit better description of your toothpick system?

I have wondered about the Gehmann iris as a solution, but had wondered about the “repeatability” if it is knocked askew or dropped and how well it stays where you put it during a range session or match.
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Post by Bullseye_Stan on 1/1/2018, 9:35 am

Here is an image of my 'toothpick' spacer (it wouldn't hurt me to color the toothpicks with a black Sharpie Smile ):


The adjustable iris is placed on my glasses frame for my right lens (right eye dominant).  A small mirror in the range box would not hurt anything to check out it's position before use.  It folds up (out of the way) when placed on glasses, and I haven't noticed any change in position when that happens.  What I have noticed, is that a much larger aperture than expected works.  I generally use this with iron sights and have lens corrected astigmatism in both eyes. 

It's made of metal, but I would carefully examine it if dropped.  If attached on the bench, it stays on the frame and lens very well.  It's made for shooters, which isn't to say it doesn't take some getting used to.

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Post by Rodger Barthlow on 1/4/2018, 10:03 am

Thanks for the links and info. It has all been very helpful.

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