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    Posted: November/07/2019 at 20:18
I am considering a aimpoint or similar type dot scope that would work as an effective short range (100 yds. and less) scope for fast target acquisition in the thickets of north Louisiana hunting from a climbing tree stand. I am not entirely sure about the limitations of of this type of optic in terms of low light operation. and durability . My interest in this type of optic is driven buy the compact nature of these . Normaly I would hunt with this rifle in this situation with iron sights but aging eyes has me looking at optioms.   
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try a sig romeo 5. I have been seeing them lately for $99. They are a good optic. Plus for $99 you can afford to try it and not feel to bad if u dont like it
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Can I ask where you are mounting the optic? Near back of action or forward scout style?
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I intend on mounting on the action ... looking hard at the aimpoint  9000sc
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I run a couple of Aimpoint 9000L models and have had them on several rifles using 30mm rings, also have a romeo 5 but those sit up at the height for an AR. I like them but I will say that it is not the same as looking through clear glass in low light the coatings on the lens same as any aimpoint or other dot sights makes the view appear as if you put your sunglasses on in low light.  With both eyes open it is still fast on target and the big advantage is cheek weld doesn't matter & eye relief distance to scope doesn't matter if the dot is on it that is where it hits.  With a lever action I would mount one forward in a scout configuration.


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romeo 5s have a low mount too. 
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I've been through a similar experience of putting an optic on a lever action

(Though mine is top eject so have to put the optic in front of the ejection port)

The red dot is fast. And for driven game hard to beat in my view but it tougher being accrurate at longer distances and as above the low light performance suffers a bit.

I preferred a scout scope which gave me the long eye relief, a bit more magnification for 100yd shots (Think if you see something across a clearing).

But, in saying all that, if I could I'd mount a low power variable scope over the action. I'd also stay away from straight tube scopes and try and get something with a bit more objective and better light gathering for dawn and dusk.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote porkchop401 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 1 hour 29 minutes ago at 09:18
Well felas the low light performance is a must for me . Asfer talking with you folks I am now looking at the Leupold fxi 2.5x20. Any thoughts there
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