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    Default Red Dot differences

    O.K. the only red dot sight I have is the open halograghic type mounted on my S.B.R on the top cover, and I love it. now I need one for a full sized rifle with a side mount rail and a bp-02 mount that centers it with top rail. I am thinking a tube(looking at a 30mm) type red dot would look astetically better on this all black rifle, but wondered if it basically works the same as my open halo one?any cons or pro's comparing the two types? Tom.

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    They say the enclosed tube type work better in rain or snow,no christmas tree effect if it gets wet.
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    but wondered if it basically works the same as my open halo one?any cons or pro's comparing the two types?
    They basicly work the same.
    Pro, the tube type has everything inclosed in the tube.
    Con, I don't know, it's a tube?

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    Con = requires batteries to run. What happens when your batteries go dead?

    "Oh wait up on the tactical sweep - have to swap batteries!"

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    IMHO red dots have their place (the wife has one on her P90) but I personally prefer something that uses illumination to supplement the sight reticle. Like the now-impossible to find PK-AS, or the newer style low-power scope reticles.

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    Con = requires batteries to run. What happens when your batteries go dead?
    LOL
    Buy cheap batteries in bulk and swap them out often.

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    Pookie , I think eastwave optics has the PKAS on their website.

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    The real aimpoints, FWIW, advertise something like a 80,000 hr battery life on a single AA, essentially you leave it on all the time and swap out a battery every 8-9 years. I think yearly would be a better interval for combat useage.

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    I don't know if I'm right but I think the new generation Eotechs that use the 2 AA batteries have a 1000 hour battery life?

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