Hunters - Red dot scopes for a crossbow

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by wahoowad, Jul 4, 2008.

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  1. wahoowad

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    I'm looking at getting a crossbow for deer hunting. Some come with red dot scopes. I'm not exactly how this works and if red dot is a particular brand or if several companies make them? Are they all the same? Some better than others?
     
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    If you are willing to spend a decent amount of money the eotec and bushnell holosight are the best for the money...you can get a holosight for about 200-300. The difference is the size of the dot. Cheap red dots at the store for 50 bucks are a big dot and usually not real crisp. The holosight has the dot with a donut of death circle :~O If all your shots are 50 yards max...either will do. I put the holo on a beretta neus and can hit a inch square at 100 yards in a pistol...the dot would cover 4 times that area on a cheapy. I run the cheapys on my ruger 10-22. One thing is you get what you pay for so the cheapy may fail when you need it??? Also the cheap ones eat batteries much much faster! Its all in how much you want to spend.
     
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