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Mossberg 590 Red Dot

Postby LMC on Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:27 pm

Hi guys-

I have a Mossberg 590. I realized for the price of purchasing a ghost ring kit and having a gunsmith solder it on, I could get a weaver sight base and red dot. I guess I have a few questions:

1. I was more interested in a reflex type red-dot like the Trijicon Docter or Burris Fast-Fire (2 or 1). This shotgun will be purposed into HD and range practice. It will NOT be a duty weapon and I don't see heavy shot counts in it's future. Are either of the sights mentioned above durable enough? I know that the Docter used polymer lenses whereas the Burris is glass. I will admit that the price of the Burris is very attractive to me. And I like the idea that I could pop either off and put them on my TacSol Browning Buckmark .22

2. If the Burris is "good enough," would the picatinny rail protectors that are an accessory interfere with the cover? I think one of the features of the Burris that I really like is that snapping the cover on it acts like a hybernate mode.

3. Finally, I do have Tasco Propoint PDTS132 (I love it - thanks for the suggestion, guys!) for my .22 pistol. Would this be a good enough temporary solution, or would it just rattle itself to death. I might be also wrongly assuming that acquisition through a tubed scope on a shotgun might be harder...

Re: Mossberg 590 Red Dot

Postby LMC on Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:46 pm

Oh - I forgot to ask also, in regards to the Burris Fast Fire, when you order with the picatinny protector, do you need to order the model with no mount or do you still have order a picatinny mount as well?


Re: Mossberg 590 Red Dot

Postby Steven_L on Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:14 pm

The Docter has glass, the FastFire has plastic, but both are excellent sights. The dot on the Burris is cleaner. You would order the sight alone and the Picatinny protector separately. Your great Tasco ProPoint is not made for the abuse it sounds like you may put it through. The FastFire should be fine. I don't find a tubed sight any harder to use, but it does occlude my vision a bit. You actually look through the image of the tube like a shadow and it's not a big deal at all. I love my Docter and my FastFire, though. Both good choices. Sorry it took so long to answer, as I only get notifications of a new post. When it is answered or augmented I don't usually see them for a bit. Have fun!
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