Trijicon RMR

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  1. Johan Rautenbach

    Johan Rautenbach New Member

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    Hi guys.
    I am looking to buy a trijicon rmr for my DG rifle. Is there anyone that has some experience with them? I am looking to get the a adjustable one but have no idea what moa dot will work best. I would like to know from the people that have experience with them on the big calibre's, what moa dot works best for you.
    Thanks in advance...
     

  2. Roan

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    You don't get them a lot in RSA but I love the 1 MOA.

    The 3.25 will also work cause you aren't going to shoot over 150 meters.

    You could also look at aim point.
     

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    Trijicon are great scopes, I have just taken my 4x32 off my 375. Needed more power.
     

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    I have the Trijicon RMR on my .450 NE and it works great!
    The Dot size will be personal preference and what you will be using the rifle for, Personally i have a 9.0 MOA Green Dot. I use the rifle for backup and can aim accurately up to 50m with it, past the 50m the dot becomes a bit big but i rarely shoot over 50 so its perfect for what i am using it for. most backup shots I've taken have been less than 20m so the bigger dot preforms exceptionally well at that range.

    There are allot of options out there and a colour to match, i was also fond of the triangle instead of the dot but decided to orange colour wasn't my favourite.

    So first decide what range you want to use it for and then go and test them for that range
     
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  5. Johan Rautenbach

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    I will hopefully use it for back up once I get the opportunity but I also like hunting with big calibres so it will be used to hunt with as well. But with a 458 lott you are not going to shoot 150 yards. I can't decide between the 3.25 moa and the 6moa
     

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    OK first I have 5 RMRs, 2 on Glocks and 2 on rifles. I really like the Dual Powered model (NO batteries). I had a 13moa triangle mounted on my Merkel SxS 470. Un fortunately it didnt co-witness with the irons (like it does with my pistols and ARs). I couldnt get used to no cowitness, so I had it removed. The land owner where I hunted in RSA had a Butch Searcy SxS and his was a perfect cowitness. It was amazing.

    My thought for the 13moa was because I wanted a FAST aiming point for close and dangerous game. The triangle gave me the option to use the top point for precise aiming at longer distances and the large "dot" made for really fast shots.

    My 9mm sports a 13moa circle and my 357 SIG has a smaller dot for longer ranges. Im hitting clay pigeons at 100m with the 357SIG and easily hitting man size targets at 200m. I have a 3moa dot on a 10" AR, Im easily ringing steel at 200m and with just a bit of effort at 300m.

    Whatever you do-DO NOT try to by a cheap knock off for anything serious. The Doctor's are a close second; but they are clearly second. Trijicon RMRs are the way to go!
     

  7. IanB

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    Buy the RM06 3.25 MOA. Battery life is more than 5000 hours and gives much better light than the fiber optic version.

    I have used them on my M70 458 and 375 and am very happy.
    You can take shots from 5m out to 300m if you know your trajectory.
    I will never use anything else.
    For cat hunting and follow ups in bad light there is nothing better.
    While your gun is getting the mount fitted have a piece of picatinny rail mounted to the bottom of your barrel. For night time or low light you can mount a powerful torch onto the rail.
    A friend and client of mine brought me a new Fenix from the US this year, having that kind of lighting power has made a big difference in following up and moving with confidence at night in big 5 areas.
    That light combined with the RMR will allow you to take running shots on anything from Duiker to Lion to Elephant without thinking twice.

    Make sure that the mounting block you use is the right height to put the sight into line with your natural stance. Not hunkering down on the rifle. You really want to throw the rifle to your shoulder and have it in line, not have to move your head about to find the dot. If you get that right you will never look back.
    Good luck
    Feel free to call me if you want to discuss it.
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    I agree with the two posters above me. When it comes to optics, and especially for the purpose you're describing, buy quality every time. And as @IanB said, get the mounting height proper. You should be able to shoulder the stock, level the rifle, and be spot on at close to medium ranges. I've done that for years with military rifles, and every chance I can with my others.

    I'm in favor of the tritium RMR. I have one on my Desert Eagle, and have no problem consistently hitting targets at the 100m range, whereas iron sights are pretty spotty for me. This one has a 7 moa orange dot. I'll be putting it on my 375 Ruger whenever I figure out how to hide enough dollars from myself to go back to RSA with @Bushwack Safaris for the hippo that needs to be on my wall.

    The dream is real. I can't wait to wake up to it!
     
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    I would go 6 instead of 3 if you are not looking for the accuracy at 100m but rather the closer ranges
     

  10. Johan Rautenbach

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    Thank everyone for your inputs I now can make a informed decision.
     

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    I have the 3.25 dot on my Heym 470 and could not be happier. Even with my 70+ year old eyes the dot is instantly found and on target. I had the rib cut (New Heym's come with the cuts.) for the mount which can be quickly removed from the rib. The only caution is the battery could go dead but it is quickly removable to use iron sights. I carry a second sighted in dual power RMR just in case of damage or battery failure. In my case I added a stick on rubber cheek pad about 1/4" thick to maintain the same cheek weld as with iron sight.
     

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    Not a RMR but an Aimpoint Micro 2MOA on my 404 Jeffery.

    Shots up to 200m is no problem.

    By adjusting the brightness you can actually make it "finer" for those more difficult and far shots.

    There is nothing that beats it for fast shooting!
     

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    I personally don't like the reflex type of sight. I use a Tasco PDP on my rifle and pistol. 5MOA on pistol and 3MOA on rifle to shoot longer distances. I prefer the look through tube feeling. My friend upgraded his PDP for a reflex and he is quite happy with it. When using his his weapon I struggle to get a good sight picture.

    Advantage of this sights is shooting with both eyes open. easier sight picture and quicker target acquisition. Even if the rifle is not properly shouldered the shot will land were the dot is pointing. If possible shoot with a few to see which one suits you best. Make sure of size of dot for your application before purchase
     

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    This. I have used an aimpoint to 500mts on my 35Whelen.

    I know of a couple of blokes who reported problems with the RMR and low sun. When the sight is faced towards a low is sun it washes out. Just something to check/be wary of.
     

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    What about as a client though? would you not want to be able to take a slightly longer shot with it and thus the 3 MOA?

    As a PH and for backup I totally get the 6 MOA preference.
     

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    remember,1 moa covers 1 inch of kill zone at 100 yards,9 moa covers 9 inches at 100 yards,and so on.
     

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    Yeah, I got it just haven't shot with one much and trying to get my mind around it....

    Guess I need to tell the wife I will buy both for testing purposes. :)
     
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    personally i would not use the RMR to shoot 100m shots.... think a scope will give you way better results, but the RMR is really great at 50m and closer thus the bigger MOA preference. Not that you cant use the RMR successfully for the longer shots, just don't think its what its designed for....
     
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    I find a two MOA dot more than large enough for fast pick up. I can wind down the intensity if I need to take a longer shot as this reduces the size of the dot. A 3MOA dot covers 1. 5 inches at 50 mts that is still sizeable.
     

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