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Old October 6, 2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Where to place reflex red dot...

I have a Burris reflex red dot mounted on a S&W 617 and a Weigand mount. I have the red dot mounted near the back of the mount, but I have noticed some shooters have them mounted further to the front of the mount. Opinions?
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Old October 6, 2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Eye relief doesn't make a difference with a red dot, go with what is comfortable for you.
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Old October 6, 2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Superimpose and trust the Dot.

On the average handgun, it makes little difference as the handgun, is extended. Then your concerns are mostly physical accomodations. ....

On a longgun and refering to 1X RedDots, you gain a field advantage by mounting it further from your eye and keeping in mind that you have both eyes open. I recall as few years back when Chief AJ, mounted many way up front and even though they looked odd, they worked great. If I'm disciplined to having a good anchor dcheek weld on a rifle, then I prefer them to be as far foward as I can mount them. There are always exceptions and JMHO. .....

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Old October 6, 2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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I would place it forward of the barrel/cylinder gap, but well behind the muzzle to help keep the lens clean.
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Old October 7, 2012, 02:23 AM   #5
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I've always had better luck mounting them as close to me as possible. I gives you a 'larger' field of vision to quickly find the dot. But I can see the others logic as well.
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