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I need an AR height red dot optic for a new open shotgun (RIA vr80).   Most  people seem to run a plain regular red dot, and typically as small as possible. 

  I have a vortex spitfire on another shotgun that I really like.  Being a weirdo, I think circle-dot style seems to work better, for me at least and gives me at least a modicum of a pattern reference.  

But before I bought another spitfire,  I figured that I would ask here to see if there were any better options.  

 

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PXS 2000. Red dot w/ no battery and circuitry. Accurate and reliable in my experience. 

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I use a holosun 510c on my VR80.  It has a circle dot reticle.  Actually you can switch it between circle dot, dot only, or circle only.  It’s solar powered, and or battery.  Auto off / shake awake is also nice.  Battery life is something crazy, like 50,000 hours.  

 

I had a spitfire....... didn’t care for it.    It always looked like more than 1x.  

 

Holosun is a far better optic, in my opinion.

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32 minutes ago, busdriver said:

I use a holosun 510c on my VR80.  It has a circle dot reticle.  Actually you can switch it between circle dot, dot only, or circle only.  It’s solar powered, and or battery.  Auto off / shake awake is also nice.  Battery life is something crazy, like 50,000 hours.  

 

I had a spitfire....... didn’t care for it.    It always looked like more than 1x.  

 

Holosun is a far better optic, in my opinion.

 

I concur with the holosun 510c.  Have it on my VEPR after trying several others and am sold.

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Holosun 510C is great option or any other Mini Red Dot with a riser. Vortex Razor, Delta Point Pro, etc etc.

 

It is really a personal preference and budget

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10 hours ago, SeattleDude said:

Holosun 510C is great option or any other Mini Red Dot with a riser. Vortex Razor, Delta Point Pro, etc etc.

 

It is really a personal preference and budget

 

And THAT is precisely why I am asking here...  😁

 

I notice that there seems to be both a red and a green version, any thoughts on Color choice?

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3 hours ago, barrysuperhawk said:

 

And THAT is precisely why I am asking here...  😁

 

I notice that there seems to be both a red and a green version, any thoughts on Color choice?

 

 

Are you red color blind? A friend mine is so he bought a green 510C, I have a red one. To me it doesn't matter, (I have shot his gun) to him it does matter.

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No, i'm not color blind, just heard on the internet that green is visually more good-er.  Since it's only $30 more it didn't seem like an extravagance.  The only place I can imaging it making a difference (possibly) is on red targets but that's a stretch.

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On 11/2/2019 at 9:45 AM, barrysuperhawk said:

 

And THAT is precisely why I am asking here...  😁

 

I notice that there seems to be both a red and a green version, any thoughts on Color choice?

 

I run Vortex Razor Dot on both of my Open shotguns. 6 Moa. Love them!

 

 

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On 11/13/2019 at 8:50 PM, Descartian said:

For future post reference the eye and brain pick up red quicker and from farther distances. 

 

That seems to be the opposite of what I have read, for example:

https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2018/11/15/laser-sights-red-vs-green/

https://www.policeone.com/police-products/firearms/accessories/sights-scopes/articles/one-dot-two-dot-red-dot-green-dot-nW0MYnrLXGQudlsz/

https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/red-vs-green-laser-sights/

https://rangerexpert.com/green-dot-vs-red-dot/

 

I am not trying to be argumentative, the only positive thing I have found on the red vs green subject ids that red is better for night vision (natural, not NVG). 

 

Change my mind.  😁

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That seems to be the opposite of what I have read, for example:
https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2018/11/15/laser-sights-red-vs-green/
https://www.policeone.com/police-products/firearms/accessories/sights-scopes/articles/one-dot-two-dot-red-dot-green-dot-nW0MYnrLXGQudlsz/
https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/red-vs-green-laser-sights/
https://rangerexpert.com/green-dot-vs-red-dot/
 
I am not trying to be argumentative, the only positive thing I have found on the red vs green subject ids that red is better for night vision (natural, not NVG). 
 
Change my mind.  

Exactly the reason i went with red and not green. Doing some night shoots and running nods with my different IR aiming devices, one has a visible red and the other green. You can’t pick green up at all.


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One thought about red vs green... I've run a EoTech in the past with the red dot. Loved it. Until a night qual course for training happened, where the stage was set in total darkness except for red road flare illumination (and weapon lights of course). The red dot washed out 100%, completely not visible, when looking towards or near any of the burning road flares. I effectively had a dead optic at this time. Granted, this is a unique situation, but something to be aware of.

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