Reflex Sights on Dangerous Game Rifles

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  1. rakib1971

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    Red dot sight vs Holographic sight-Top Red Dot Sights
    The age-old dilemma: red dot sight vs holographic sight. There are people who think that one is better than the other. And then there are people who don’t even recognize the difference between the 2 sights well enough to debate about it.

    https://topreddotsights.com/red-dot-sight-vs-holographic-sight
     

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  3. BeeMaa

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    Breathing a little life into this thread as many of us with aging eyes look for something better than irons.

    To that end I am looking at Red Dots or Holographic sights for the 416RM barrel on the R8.
    This will be used almost exclusively for DG at less than 100 yards.

    The Dept of Finance has approved the purchase of an Aimpoint Micro H-2 (2 MOA) in a Contessa QD mount.
    I'm sure I can come up with something else, but this is the way I'm leaning at the moment.
    Looking to keep the price under $1K for the optic and mount as well.
    Anyone care to weigh in?
     

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    To each their own BeeMaa, but reflex sights are head & shoulders superior over "tube" sights to shoot quickly with both eyes open. FYI, the US SOCOM (Special Ops Command) has completely moved away from the "tube" red dot sights toward reflex and holographic sights (EOTech). They are consistently faster in close quarter fast action, which you might have in mind re. .416 and buff (?)

    I have a Docter III on my .458 Lott, but sighting it is not the easiest because one first needs to loosen a lock screw before adjusting it. On the other end, it is rock solid and keeps its zero, even on my too-light .458 Lott that kicks like a freaking mule... I believe that the Trijicon RMR 2 is likely one of the best currently, although I have never tried Zeiss etc.
    This is what I would put on that R8 .416 barrel if I went that route....
    RMR 2 and H 2 are likely around the same price (~$700)...

    This being said, a .416 Rem is not a .458 Lott, and it is still usable on combo hunts. I have a Schmidt & bender 1.25-4x20 scope, soon to be replaced by a Leica 1-4x24 scope (shorter ocular AND longer eye relief) on my .416 Rigby. This is much more versatile I believe for a .416...

    Just my $0.02
     
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    Docter or Kahles
     
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    The Aimpoint Micro series are beasts!!!!
     
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    I tried using the iron sights on my 375 H&H double, but couldn't focus on the front sight. A Trijicon RMR 3.25 moa did the trick. I can shoot tight groupings with the double now and have used it on two trips to Africa to take Cape Buffalo and Nyala. I'm completely sold on the Trijicon RMR and also put one on my Beretta M9A3 9mm pistol. I recently purchased a 416 Rigby and considered the RMR again, but went with a Leupold VX6HD 1-6X24. Setting the scope on "1" and turning on the red dot makes the scope function like a RMR sight, but I have the option to turn it up to "6" for shooting longer distances.
    Red dot sights and scopes are a great help in low light and especially with black animals like Cape Buffalo or Sable. The red dot makes accurate aiming much easier than black cross hairs in the scope.
     
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    The Aimpoint H2 and Trijicon RMR are in the hunt.
    Slight edge to the Trijicon for keeping it slim and tough.
     

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