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Old 07-27-2022, 10:25 PM
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I have a Nikon 3-9 scope and have just started shooting red dots. I have matching 5.56 and 300 blk uppers. which one would be best for the scope and which for the red dot. My eyes are 72 years old.
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Old 07-28-2022, 6:20 AM
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If you are not willing to get another scope I would scope the 5.56 and red dot the 300 blk. The effective range for 300blk is much shorter than 5.56. Personally, I have 1-6x scopes on all of my carbines (300blk and 5.56) and dots on all of my SBRs (300blk, 5.56, and 7.62). My bullpups all have fixed 4x prism scopes (Tavor SAR, Steyr AUG, and FS2000).
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At that age, your dots are gonna look like starfish so might as well go with an etched reticle in a scope or prism
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Old 07-28-2022, 6:49 AM
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Take a look at the PA Prism line they are especially good for our older eyes:

https://www.primaryarms.com/primary-...fined=InvtPart
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I went the illuminated dot/etched reticle route in a 1-4x24 scope.
Very bright 1 MOA dot in a BDC reticle.
I seldom use the dot, but at 1x it's a dot.
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I have a Nikon 3-9 scope and have just started shooting red dots. I have matching 5.56 and 300 blk uppers. which one would be best for the scope and which for the red dot. My eyes are 72 years old.
Welcome Sir.
I have astigmatism so I only have a green dot Holosun 507C on my 1301 shotgun. Red looks like a lava flow…..
Get a reticle scope for everything else. At least 4 power for your eyes. On up for longer range with a bullet drop compensator for 300 yards.
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Scope for both, imo.
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Old 08-07-2022, 7:32 AM
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At that age, your dots are gonna look like starfish so might as well go with an etched reticle in a scope or prism
Older guys wear glasses or have corrective surgery. I wear glasses.
I know glasses correct the blurry dots, I’ll assume the corrective surgery does the same.
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My 65+ eyes.
- Pistol - Red dot.
- Rifle - Scope.
it's simple.
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