Which Red Dot Reflex for a 9.3x62?

Which Red Dot Reflex for a 9.3x62?

  • Trijicon RMR

  • Leupold Delta Point

  • Burris Fastfire

  • Something Else - Please comment below


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rookhawk

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Docter looks good but I don't like the look of having to take the sight off to change the battery...

Tradeoffs. Two screws to change batteries, and in return less likely to have the battery fall out and its superior in its water resistance. It's also one of, if not THE lowest profile sight that exists.
 

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Tradeoffs. Two screws to change batteries, and in return less likely to have the battery fall out and its superior in its water resistance. It's also one of, if not THE lowest profile sight that exists.

That's true I suppose. Also has the most versatile mounting foot print. The block for machine is en route to me so will take it along to have a look at a few sights.

This block:
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Can be machined to a dovetail and takes the Leupold Delta Points, J Points, Shield RMS/SMS and Redfield Accelerator.

With this adapter plate:
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Docter footplate can be used (Burris, Kahles and some others)

So I now need a shop with a good range of optics to go and look at...

Scrummy
 

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Wherabouts of €500, certainly Leica prices ;-)
 

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Bit less than €400 for the Kahles. Only thing I don't like about the Kahles is only 4 intensity settings... Leica has 12, Leupold Deltapoint Pro has 8...
 

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They all look private label sight docter to me.

I’d be interested to know who makes what.
 

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Tradeoffs. Two screws to change batteries, and in return less likely to have the battery fall out and its superior in its water resistance. It's also one of, if not THE lowest profile sight that exists.
i prefer to be able to change battery quickly if needed, without removing the sight

how on earth would battery fall out? unless you leave the battery cap completely loose??
 

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I have a Rigby style cocking piece sight on the rifle but I would like to put a red dot where the express V sight is on the barrel band:

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Never used a ghost ring on the bolt cocking piece. Interesting. Where did you source it, and are they pretty accurate? (FYI I'm thinking along the lines of putting one on my FN 9.3x62.)
 

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I used this: https://www.prechtl-waffen.de/waffenteile-cat298.html

Also John Mclaughlin is doing them: https://mclaughlincustomfirearms.com/rigby-peep-sights/

Shoots quite well I find, but front post is rather fat and low light is not the friend of iron sights...

Thanks, kindly, for that info!! (y)
My FN has a Sprinter barrel and a fitted after market foresight, that stands about 3/4" above the barrel - so it's nice and high - and I notice the bead itself is a bright orange!
 
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i prefer to be able to change battery quickly if needed, without removing the sight

how on earth would battery fall out? unless you leave the battery cap completely loose??

Oh I don’t know. Maybe a 470NE recoiling, or dropping a rifle, or sliding through some thick Jess?

What you think is a defect the designers probably thought was a feature. Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Turning the tables, what happens when the battery drawer falls out never to be found again during a hunt?
 

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Thanks, kindly, for that info!! (y)
My FN has a Sprinter barrel and a fitted after market foresight, that stands about 3/4" above the barrel - so it's nice and high - and I notice the bead itself is a bright orange!

Interesting stuff. Any chance of a picture?
 

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Interesting stuff. Any chance of a picture?

I recently changed the fixed 4x Pecar Berlin over to a Burris 3-9x, as I don't like the German post reticle, and it also has roll-on roll off scope mounts. It also came with a second walnut stock - that stays wrapped up!! I recently loaded up some 286gr Woodleigh RNSN and it shoots very accurately indeed!!

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Thanks!! It shoots nice too!! I was bequeathed this rifle from my mate. He intended using it in Africa - but passed before he could use it. So I'm rectifying this on his behalf in June. My brother is (but fast becoming was) a 7mm Weatherby Mag man, and after drooling over the crimped rounds I've just loaded up, he's itching to try it out!!

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Oh I don’t know. Maybe a 470NE recoiling, or dropping a rifle, or sliding through some thick Jess?

What you think is a defect the designers probably thought was a feature. Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Turning the tables, what happens when the battery drawer falls out never to be found again during a hunt?
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here is a pic
by the way i wasnt trying to start an argument just pointing out facts....
just behind the lens in a sort of recessed tray is the battery compartment, u need to turn this about 30 degrees with either a coin, screwdriver, primer end of a decent size rifle round or possibly a knife. it has a rubber seal and is fairly tight
mine is on a 416 RM, for 5+ years now and recoil never did a thing
doubt any vegetation can get in there and turn this cap and then remove it
and well if i lose the lid and battery, then i will remove the sight(quick release mount on my blaser) put it in my pocket and shoot with open sights untill i get it all sorted

best regards
 

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Also the Burris has a housing / dust cover that you can look through which is helpful.
 

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Also the Burris has a housing / dust cover that you can look through which is helpful.

So true
Inactually forgot anout that
I leave mine on most of the time
Works very well
 

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