Scope and red dot combo

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Hi folks there have been a couple of threads recently discussing the possible combination of mounting a scope and a red dot sight.

Some of this seems to have crossed over from the IPSC / "Practical shooting" world.

Recently a UK based Youtube Fieldsports channel did some features on using an offset red dot with a scope for quick shots




Whilst I'm not sure if you need the red dot in combination with a scope that goes down to ~2x, it seems it might have more application if you have a fixed scope of higher magnification, say 6x / 7x / 8x

In Europe, and becoming more so in the UK, an 8x56 scope is becoming more popular for shooting wild boar at night. Of course an 8x mag scope isn't so good for dealing with something you might bump or see at close range when you are sneaking into your highseat / stand.

So, in light of this I have set my .22 lr bolt action up to see at 50 yds what I can do with a red dot mounted on the side of my 8x56 scope







I will try and have a play with this next week and report back.

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Hi folks there have been a couple of threads recently discussing the possible combination of mounting a scope and a red dot sight.

Some of this seems to have crossed over from the IPSC / "Practical shooting" world.

Recently a UK based Youtube Fieldsports channel did some features on using an offset red dot with a scope for quick shots




Whilst I'm not sure if you need the red dot in combination with a scope that goes down to ~2x, it seems it might have more application if you have a fixed scope of higher magnification, say 6x / 7x / 8x

In Europe, and becoming more so in the UK, an 8x56 scope is becoming more popular for shooting wild boar at night. Of course an 8x mag scope isn't so good for dealing with something you might bump or see at close range when you are sneaking into your highseat / stand.

So, in light of this I have set my .22 lr bolt action up to see at 50 yds what I can do with a red dot mounted on the side of my 8x56 scope







I will try and have a play with this next week and report back.

Scrummy
Best of luck with it. Have you had a go at a range with it? It's a similar setup to what I had in the service. Should work with lower recoil calibers wouldn't want to use it on my 416 Rigby
 

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Best of luck with it. Have you had a go at a range with it? It's a similar setup to what I had in the service. Should work with lower recoil calibers wouldn't want to use it on my 416 Rigby

Thanks. Not shot it yet, hopefully in the next week or so.

I'm not planning on putting it on a seriously hard kicker. I will tentatively try on my 7x64 as that is the rifle I am most likely to use for wild boar from a highseat with the 8x56

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I'm with @norfolk shooter.
I believe this application is limited to light recoiling rifles.
Not lightweight, or small caliber...light recoiling.
And that will differ with each person/rifle/caliber combination.

The more recoil, the more critical stock fit is.
Flipping the rifle 90 or 45 degrees will severely alter this.
7x64 may be about my personal limit.
I wish you the best of luck with it.

Looking forward to your findings.
 

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