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doctor red dot to replace tasco propoint 2000

Postby cw on Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:15 pm

I've enjoyed reliability with the Tasco Propoint 2000 on my Taurus Raging Bull .454 w/factory PGH ammo. But after two seasons of wiping the snow and rain off the lense, well plexiglass doesn't wear well. I had fiber optic strands inserted into the iron sights and although they are excellent to see, well, I've long since been not much good at them, not to mention what happens when you need bifocals to read with. I've tried a Tasco PCP5, I think, and loved the field of view, but it doesn't like the recoil-so won't hold point of aim. Tried the Bushnell Trophy Red Dot in 30mm last year and while it holds point of aim, the field of view is terrible and I really dislike hunting with it. I've been looking at the Doctor since it first appeared and it looks alot like the Tasco 2000 only with a glass lense. It is mightily expensive, especially as I'd like to install several on handguns and muzzleloaders. Are they still importing, making? Will they hold up? I really hate what Bushnell has done with their holo's and others, man!, they're really huge! So, after not having found any Doctors to buy, I've ordered a Burris 135 Speedot and am unsure if I've just wasted some more money in search of that elusive field of view on a pistol. Thoughts, comments? cw

Postby Guest on Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:09 pm


We have Docters and mounts in stock. We are the first with the new Docter USA company and hope to stay the exclusive internet dealer. They are as good as a red dot type sight gets in terms of durability, reliability and parallax error. You get what you pay for. I find my peripheral vision is excellent with a Docter on my rifles. Too bad you don't like the HOLOsights, they are fantastic, and super durable. Weight will keep recoil down. Nicer field of view than tube sights. I haven't used a Speedot, and I don't see a lot of input online, but I expect they are very good products. The old Tasco Optimas don't compare to Docter sights.

Tasco Optima 2000 replacement

Postby cw on Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:21 pm

Thanks for your input. True, I don't like the weight of the Holosight or the tubes with their mounts and bases for that matter, but what really puts me off with Holosight is their size and height above the bore. The reason for buying the .454 in the first place was the range of my 12 gauge with the ease in climbing into and out of a treestand. The recoil is only an annoyance when at the bench. How fast can you ship a Doctor to me? My last chance for sight-in is this weekend. I'd also like my gunsmith to get the sight off the barrel and back near the rear sight, finally being able to keep the gun in the holster when dragging the deer out. On another note, can you imagine a Holosight on a Kahr M40, how about an ankle holster? I think the Doctor is my sight of choice.

Re: doctor red dot to replace tasco propoint 2000

Postby Guest on Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:10 pm

Do you know where I can purchase one of the little protective covers for the propoint optima 2000? Thanks Ron

Re: doctor red dot to replace tasco propoint 2000

Postby Trevor_B on Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:29 pm

The JP sight and the Optima 2000 were practically identical sights. Your best chance would be the JP sight cover. That would be the closest fit that I seen available.
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