Holo or Tube style red-dot?
Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:08 PM
Tube style red-dot
Holo style red-dot
I just wanted to get everyone's take and get some opinions from first hand experience on the difference between these sights. I haven't used the holo style yet, but I'm leaning that way. I'm actually using a military M68 red dot right now on my M4 in Afghanistan. It definitely gets the job done. I know the other offers a better field of view (holo), but i've heard that it's harder to see the dot in sunny conditions. That makes sense, since you don't have that scope casing blocking out the light. Thanks for your opinions!
Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:16 PM
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:17 PM
For functionality, holo. They're just easier on your eyes.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:35 PM
Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:40 PM
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:57 PM
Sunlight on the otherhand can be an issue, but like you said, if you spend a majority of your time in the shade it shouldn't matter.
The halo style is much "smaller" looking than a tube style, no doubt.
I own one of each and prefer the open reticle.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:34 AM
Posted 27 June 2009 - 06:35 AM
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That was the result of a paintball hit to the lens.
I'll stick with either closed-tube red-dots or really small lens open units from now on. The small lens models seem less prone to breakage.
FWIW, I was more disppointed about calling myself out than the sight imploding: I didn't know guns hits didn't count!
This post has been edited by cjottawa: 27 June 2009 - 06:41 AM
Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:27 PM
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:18 PM
Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:50 AM
The SureShot performs just fine for me, aside from being a little high - but that works to my advantage when using a backbottle on my Trracer. It's also very light (2.5 oz) and when my full setup is 3lbs 2.6oz, such weight savings are significant. A red dot doesn't need full metal construction and 1/4 MOA adjustments to be useful for paintball.
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:35 PM
Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:21 PM
I have tried both, but the Holo is my favorite. You can look down the sight, but still keep both eyes open. You can follow the ball once you shoot it, you can see what is going on around you.
...and my Hakko Panorama BED-24 Electro Red Dot sight is georgeous