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Sighting in a red dot

Postby vanmc1 on Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:54 pm

Is the geometry of sighting in (zeroing) a red dot sight the same as it is for sighting in a regular telescopic scope?
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Postby Steven_L on Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:39 pm

Hi,

Yep, exactly the same, except that most red dot sights have larger click adjustments than most scopes. Red dot adjustments are mostly in 1/2" increments at 100 yards, and some manufacturers list them as 1/2" at 50 yards.

The same as a telescopic sight, otherwise.
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Postby vanmc1 on Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:51 pm

Steven-L,
Thanks a bunch for your help. I ran across an article somewhere on the net recently (haven't been able to find it again) which showed a diagram depicting...the bullet's line of flight as a straight horizontal line...the line of sight as a straight line projecting at a downward angle from the red dot sight and crossing the line of flight only once, at the zero point (50 yards I believe.)
It looked impossible to me but the person who wrote it seemed so sure of himself that it totally confused me.
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Postby Steven_L on Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:56 am

Hi,

Bullets never rise from the barrel unless they are pointed upward. This is required to sight in a gun. Your bullet will intersect with your line of sight on it's way up, then once again on its way down.
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