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Post by Yiogo 6/16/2013, 8:19 am

I put a BSA red dot on my Mark 111. MY $43 BSA dot was fine indoors where it worked well.  Last wed. while shooting a 25 yard match in the evening I was working on an 85, 75 score entering. During rapid fire the sun became so intense that I completely lost the dot. Gone. Gone was my score too LOL. Out came the M4 for the next match and I shot a 217 with irons which is good for me even with a dot.

I don't know what to do my as my average was slightly better with a dot but I risk loosing it in the sun. I don't know what to do with the Walther SP 22 M4. I have the picatinny rail but I haven't decided whether to buy a dot for it.

Would a more expensive dot eliminate the sun problem? Advice welcomed. Thanks.

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Post by SMBeyer 6/16/2013, 8:52 am

Is your BSA one of those reflective dots or a tube type?  If tube type can you get or make a tube extension?  I shoot with Match Dot Ultra Dot's on my guns and don't have any problems with being able to see the dot on bright days.  Some days it is turned up more than others depending on the light but have never not been able to see it.

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Post by Rob Kovach 6/16/2013, 10:29 am

Yiogo,
You don't need an "expensive" red dot, just a better one.  Since getting my first UltraDot, it has been so good, the dot so round, and they are lifetime guaranteed, it's really a no brainer.
This is the model I use, and where I order it from:
http://www.larrysguns.com/Products/Ultra-Dot-1-Black__UD1B.aspx
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Post by Yiogo 6/16/2013, 11:31 am

Thanks, Scott. It is a tube type dot. Thanks, Rob, I will look at the one you use. Looks like the Ultra Dot might be the one for me. I am going Wed with  irons and decide then whether to put on a dot with the  M4. Yiogo

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Post by WVBE Shooter 6/16/2013, 9:05 pm

Check out champions choice as well that is where I bought my last ultradot they had the best price on 30mm

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Post by Taroman 6/16/2013, 9:34 pm

The double polarizer on the Ultradot Matchdot sights can be adjusted to darken the target while the dot image, before the polarizer remains bright.
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Post by Yiogo 6/17/2013, 5:12 pm

I thought I asked this question but it apparently disappeared. Can I mount the Ultradot on a picatinny rail?

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Post by Rob Kovach 6/17/2013, 6:12 pm

Yes.
It's just a tube so you can get rings for other style rails as well.
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Post by C.Perkins 6/17/2013, 9:17 pm

If you are on a budget, I would recommend the Bushnell TR25.
I had it on my M41 before I went to a Marvel conversion.
Now it sits on my M52.
Very good for the price, decent round dot, good clicks and holds zero, do not lose the dot even in sunny Arizona.
A 1" Ultradot sits on my Marvel, perfect form and function.
The Aimpoint H1 since I sold the .45 now sits on my rock river LAR8.
All good scopes depending on what you want to spend.
JMHO

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Post by Yiogo 6/18/2013, 7:57 am

Thank you, C Perkins. I am going to look into that one. Yiogo

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Post by Colt711 6/18/2013, 12:39 pm

Yiogo,
Try to find a piece of darkened, tinted film or plastic that can be secured over the front of the scope tube. You might try a sympathetic optometrist and rig something up.
I have used the scopes listed above and any will do the job.
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Post by Yiogo 6/18/2013, 8:58 pm

Thanks, Colt711. I decided to go with the Ultradot. Yiogo

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Post by C.Perkins 6/18/2013, 9:12 pm

Yiogo;
Good choice.
You will not be dissapointed.
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Post by Yiogo 6/19/2013, 1:56 pm

I just ordered it this morning from Bullseye Gear. Wed, night is match night. It is awfully sunny out here so I may be shooting the M4 without a dot. These old eyes do better by about 15-20 points with a dot. It's all in fun!  Yiogo

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Post by Yiogo 6/19/2013, 1:58 pm

I just turned 65 today and have only been shooting bullseye since Jan. Why did I wait so long! Smile Yiogo

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Post by SMBeyer 6/19/2013, 9:07 pm

Well in that case Happy Birthday! Advice on red dot site welcomed. 1287144617

And why did you wait so long?

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Post by Yiogo 6/19/2013, 10:46 pm

Thank you. I don't now, SM. But I  am having fun. Thank God! I do need the scope though at 65 for sure. The difference is around 30 points per match. Smile Yiogo

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Post by Yiogo 6/24/2013, 10:12 pm

Got it, mounted it and zeroed it. I also practiced with it in full sun. No problems so far. It held the dot well. I have 2 matches with it Wed. Yiogo

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