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    Boolit Master
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    question for dot sight users

    How do you know if you are canting the rifle when using a dot sight ?

    there is no horizontal line like in a scope just a dot

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    The distances I shoot a dot sight at rifle canting doesn't really matter. Out to a couple hundred yards a little canting doesn't matter a whole lot unless your trying to shoot one hole groups and if you can do that with a dot sight your a way better shot then I am.
    Do you generally have a problem with canting your rifle? I've never found canting an issue for myself, when the butt pad hits my shoulder the cross hairs in a scope are horizontal.

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    you are correct on this

    no I shoot to about 3 hundred yards max. mostly 2

    has for group they stay around 4 to 5 inches at 2

    love my Aimpoint

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    The dot sight sits on top of the handgun. If it is not straight up it is obvious.

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    With the EoTech mounted it's easy as both eyes are open so vertical hold is easy to tell the same as with the use of iron sights, just like on the handgun also. Additionally the Eotech reticle has a circle around the dot with hash marks at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. Never had a problem canting the rifle unless I wanted to.
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    punch in this link
    a interesting video Aimpoint

    Aimpoint Training Tip: Avoiding Cant 4k

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    The sight I use has 4 different reticles in either green or red and yes, it is a cheap throw-away sight but they do hold zero!

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    I shoot a pistol with an ultradot. With my natural hold I have a lot of cant. If you keep your grip and body mechanics the same from shot to shot you should be able to shoot tight groups BUT when you adjust your sights there will be a windage and elevation change for different distances.

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    to mount it I use the vertical line traced with a level on a target and crank up the elevation to see if it tracks the line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapaki View Post
    The sight I use has 4 different reticles in either green or red and yes, it is a cheap throw-away sight but they do hold zero!

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    What he said, they hold their zero . . . That is if the 'lens' is properly secured. I had 2 that the lens shifted upon firing. Talk about frustrating! Once I figured that out, I seated/sealed the lenses on all of the similar open reflex sights with super glue gel. Done, fixed, and accurate after sight in. I do have an Eotech, a gift, wow. It is heavy but then again so is the SIG 716 Patrol Rifle (AR10) I had scored so my brother felt I needed an Eotech for.

    Still, the cheap open reflex sights get the job done, that is unless you can't see the reticle due to colored shooting glasses. I even bought a closed (tube design) reflex sight to try because it was 20 bucks. It works, even on a 308 Scout Rifle with a rail. The plan is to actually leave it on a Marlin Camp 9 just to raise the site line as the buckhorn sights are low and hard to acquire with a proper cheek weld.

    THose cheap open reflex sights were all made by the same company, whether the have a name branded on them or some generic name. Who cares if they work? Tin cans at 100 yards off hand all day long is my standard. I hate tin cans.
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