Whether you shoot an AR-15, a bullpup, a SBR, an AK, or even a bullpup SKS - you know the importance of good optics on your rifle. Red Dot sights are an incredibly important tool in the serious hunter’s arsenal. Red Dot scopes are particularly favored by hunters for their visual superiority when keeping eyes on your prey.
Basically what a red dot scope does is produce a single red dot that points at the target you are aiming at. Once the scope is sighted in that red dot (occasionally green for day light shooting) becomes your cross hairs and if you don’t jerk or your target move at the wrong time it is deadly. While you can get a magnified red dot scope the unmagnified tends to work better and are more powerful.
For the best shot you can take, Red Dot scopes are preferred by novice and expert hunters alike—with the right calibration, these scopes make taking down the big and small game a sure thing.
Vortex Optics Strikefire II
Best of the best
Bushnell Trophy TRS-25
Aimpoint PRO Patrol Optic
The following is a list of the Top 5 Red Dot scopes on the market that is ideal for hunters.
Bushnell Trophy TRS-25
Available in both Black and Realtree APG Camo, Bushnell’s popular Trophy Red Dot Sight Riflescope (TRS-25, 1 x 25mm) has a tilted amber front lens that uses reflected light create an accurate red dot for ideal sight.
This is unlike conventional riflescopes as the red dot sight is positioned off-axis—this angle allows the light generated by the battery-powered LED light inside the unit to be reflected back.
This aiming reference is what makes the modern red dot sight so easy to use and extremely popular among hunters.
This scope by Bushnell uses a 1 x 25mm (1x power and 25mm objective lens) red dot for easy target acquisition and has a 3 MOA, dot-reticle. The Amber-Bright high contrast lens coating creates the red dot that is reliable for a perfect hunt.
The optics are the highest quality and feature HD clarity of the world around you. The materials are tested extensively to ensure quality and durability. The 3 MOA red dot sight has 11 brightness settings and unlimited eye relief.
Included in this purchase is Realtree APG camo-clad protective case that is tough, durable, and camouflaged as not to stand out. The scope is battery powered and includes a CR2032 battery as well as a protective lens cover to keep the amber lens safe from scratching and debris. The scope itself only weighs 3.7 ounces and measures 2.4 inches long.
Depending on the color chosen, you can buy this Bushnell red dot sight.
Vortex Optics Strikefire II Red Dot Sights
The Aimpoint PRO Patrol Riflescope incorporates features to maximize the sight’s performance. The Aimpoint PRO’s front lens was constructed with a special coating, which allows the rifle sight to be used with all types of night vision devices.
The rifle sight’s modular mount includes a removable spacer that indexes the sight at the optimal height for co-witness with the standard iron sights on AR15/M16/M4 carbine-style guns.
This spacer can be removed if desired to enable the use of the sight on police shotguns or sub-machine guns.
A two Minute of Angle red dot is utilized to allow maximum accuracy at all distances and under all environmental conditions.
Unique features for the Aimpoint PRO Patrol Riflescope
Applications for the Aimpoint PRO Patrol Riflescope include: Law Enforcement carbines, rifles, shotguns and sub-machine guns.
Burris Fastfire 3 Review
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The FastFirst 3 is the next generation these sights. The FastFire III version is an upgrade of the very popular FastFire II model. The Burris FastFire III offers upgraded features over the FastFire II model. Some of the upgrades include windage and elevation adjustments, an easy to use power button that has three brightness settings.
The FastFire Red Dot Reflex sight comes from a line of scopes made by the Burris Company located in Greely, Colorado. One of the unique qualities of the Burris Company is that they are known for their excellent customer service. They accomplish their great customer service by always putting themselves in the client’s shoes. They can do this well given that many of their employees are hunters and shooters as well.
FastFire sights are designed to be small, lightweight and durable. All FastFire sights are waterproof and shockproof. Due to their lightweight design, there are a variety of mounting options to choose from depending on the type of long range rifle or hand gun that you will be using with this sight.
The FastFire 3 products are available with either a 3 MOA or 8 MOA dot size. Also, the FastFire offers an automatic brightness setting and three manual brightness settings. The red dot on this sight can even be seen in bright light like white snow conditions. The automatic setting on sight adjusts nicely to ever changing ambient light conditions. All you have to do is set the brightness to the “auto” setting, and the sight will do the work for you.
The battery for this sight is mounted on the top of the sight which easy access for changing the battery when needed. The battery life has been improved in this model compared to previous models. This improvement provides for a super long battery life. The other adjustments on the FastFire sight are located where they are easy to adjust.
The FastFire III also has a convenient battery access on the top of the sight which makes it easy the change the batteries when needed. Like the FastFire II, the FastFire III features a rugged steel body construction for extreme durability and is 100% waterproof.
Red Dot Reflex sight is so versatile sight that improves shooting accuracy and target acquisition time. The FastFire III can be mounted on several guns including a handgun, shotgun or your favorite hunting rifle. This sight is best suited for use when fast target acquisition is needed like on pistols and AR-15s.
This Burris sight holds zero extremely well, and the click adjustments are so easy to adjust that you barely hear the clicks. The size of the red dot is just the right size to place on any target.
This Burris sight is a high-end performer that matches the performance of much higher priced sights. One of the nice things about this sight is that small and lightweight, yet it is built to be durable. It can also be used on several different types of guns from pistols to long guns. This sight can be on a Benelli M4 Super 90 shotgun, a Ruger Mark III, and on a large caliber handgun like the Ruger Mk111 .22 cal just to name a few guns that can use this sight.
This Burris sight can be purchased at an affordable price that will not bust your budget. You can’t go wrong purchasing this sight because it is one of best sights for the money. I’ve fired 3 top of the food chain red dots in pricing. Those who have tried higher priced sights will tell you that this latest generation of FastFire is an excellent choice. This sight is affordable and performs like a higher priced sight, so why pay more when you don’t need to.
GOHIKING Tactical 3-9x40mm Illuminated Rifle Scope
Vokul has created a five-starred laser and red dot scope that features protections and superior construction that is ideal for all hunters. With a high-optical clarity at 3-9 times magnification and a 40mm objective diameter, this detachable red dot and red laser scope allow for fast acquisition at close quarters and quick moving targets.
The Reticle can be illuminated in both red and green as well as in multiple brightness intensities. With high-quality construction and design, this aluminum constructed sight with the hard anodized finish is durable and reliable for extensive outdoor use.
This Vokul is waterproof, shockproof, and fog-proof, with compact red laser sight with the switch. The red holographic dot is perfect to capture fast moving targets such as deer, and the red laser is detachable for hunters who want to fly under the radar. This weather and shockproof scopes are 20 ounces in weight and larger than your typical scope at 12.5” x 3” x 3”.
However, while larger than some other more compact sights, this Vokul tactical rifle scope is the perfect attachment for expert hunters. It contains a type 5 MOA brightness control as well as a 22mm aperture for superior sight. This Vokul uses a CR2032 battery, which is included with your purchase.