Red dot or reflex sight for double rife

Discussion in 'Double Rifles' started by Don Hinton, May 13, 2020.

  1. Tanks

    Tanks AH Fanatic

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    It is bulky and ugly, but it did its purpose. That being said I will either put an RMR or a Swarovski Z6i 1.7x10 on it next time I take it out to Africa. It will be a while as I have a .500 NE and a .450 NE in the elephant rotation ahead of it.

    Though, I am curious about what it could do to a buffalo with a 335 grain tipped CEB raptor at 2,850 fps.
     
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    i have a burris fastfire 3 with 3 moa red dot mounted on a 12ga 3" magnum turkey shotgun that realy kicks and yet the burris has held zero thru many shots.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Trijicon RMR red dot sight. I couldn't shoot my double accurately with just the iron sights and my old eyes. The Trijicon RMR did the trick. I now shoot tight 2 or 3 inch groupings with my 375 double. I liked the results so much I put one on my Beretta M9A3 9mm pistol.
    I've hunted twice in Africa with the double and the RMR sight and it works great. Put one on your 470. You will love it.
     
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  4. edward

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    i use a trijicon srs1,has a 1 3/4 inch dot.my sab.is in 9.3x74r.at 81 my eyes arnt what they used to be,at 50 yards with two different loads i am able to get what i call good groups.

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    I was really quite tempted by that one. Nearly bought it but got a very good offer on the Leica. I would have had no issues with mounting the Kahles on my rifle.
     

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    @jdemocko I had a Kahles on my chapuis 9.3 double but it got moved to my wifes' 375 for her upcoming buffalo hunt. It is a very nice unit that you would be happy using.
     

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