Thread: Red dot sights
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Old February 19, 2013, 08:31 AM   #13
alex0535
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They are both types of dot sights that work a little differently from each other. The first link explains how a reflex sight works and the 2nd explains how a holographic sight work. A red dot will usually be a reflex sight, but a holographic sight can also be a red dot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflector_sight

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_weapon_sight

I tried to come up with a basic summary of both optics, but realized I would be largely just paraphrasing wikipedia. Too early in the morning for reading into and explaining how light, lasers, LED, holography, and parallax relate to these sights.
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