Red dot or reflex sight for double rife

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Yeah, I also can't see the point on something with a low bottom end for magnification.

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I have a 2.5x (pretty close to 1.8 I would imagine). At 25 yards on a standing or walking animal, I think its OK - full but OK. I've finished off a buck deer before who stood up again in a thicket 10 feet away from me --- total brown blur.

Like your cheek weld concern, personally, I think having 1 sight system is the way to go. If you are a scope person, take your chances with a 1x. If you prefer red dot or iron sights, know your limitations. Yes you could "plan" on removing your scope after the first shot, but its also very likely you could drop/stun a buffalo, make a quick reposition, and he stands up again right in front of you.

I will not go on a buffalo hunt until my daughter is grown, but I plan to only use Iron sights.

Believe the purpose of a 1x on the low end of a scope is that its the same FOV as your naked eye essentially. The 1-6 scope I have you can use with both eye open and it has a red dot circle reticle that is extremely fast on acquisition. I’m an old iron sights guy myself, but my scope at 1x is just as fast as I am to bringing the irons to bare.
 

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I have a Burris fast fire III on it.
With one barell I shoot at 100m in a 3 cm circle.
An Aimpoint is probably the best choice.
But it will disfigure any beautiful double rifle.
It looks like a frozen dog pile, I didn't want to do that to my Ferlach :)
 

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As a long time USPSA/IPSC open class and 3-gun shooter, a red dot site is second nature! I'm very comfortable with open sites as years of competition in the same sports in limited class also, but as I age
the red dots improve my speed and accuracy in a game that is all speed and accuracy. DG in close is without a doubt a speed and accuracy game and for me on a double I'll use a red dot, they all have one except the newest one which hasn't made it to JJ yet!
 

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Given we have been talking about red dot and scope combos I thought I would have a little experiment: will keep you posted.

 

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