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    Default Aimpoint sights legal in AK?

    I have always understood aimpoints and pretty much any electronic sights to be illegal in Alaska. Mostly because they use artifcial light.

    Are they illegal?
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    My understanding of these things, which is far from perfect(just ask my wife ), is that as long as it doesn't emit a beam, like a laser, it's allowed.

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    They're 100% legal on rifle hunts, but NOT on dedicated muzzleloader or bow hunts.

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    I have the following Serious Questions.

    Can you shoot accurately, with them at 100 yards?

    Or, are they just for short distance fast shooting?

    What are their limitations?

    Why aren't they more popular?

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    They would be perfect for hunting at night with the lighted dot.
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    I have the following Serious Questions.

    Can you shoot accurately, with them at 100 yards?

    Or, are they just for short distance fast shooting?

    What are their limitations?

    Why aren't they more popular?
    1. It's very possible to shoot accurately with a red-dot, but in general not as easy as with a magnified scope. I get about 3" goups with my muzzleloader w/ Nikon red-dot, and my RRA AR-15 w/ Eo-Tech red-dot at 100 yards.

    2. They are great for quick target acquisition at closer ranges. They also work well for places that don't allow magnified scopes for certain seasons (Eg. muzzleloader deer season in Utah).

    3. Limitations:
    A) IMO, 200 yards is about your MAX limit for shooting with any type of accuracy (For most people and most red-dots. There are exceptions, of course).
    B) You need batteries, and if you don't have your red-dot turned on you might be SOL. I missed a nice 4x4 mule deer because I didn't have my red-dot turned on!

    4. Just for short distance fast shooting? No, but that's what they're best at. Oh, and low-light situations.

    5. They're not more popular for hunting because they're not magnified. Well, that's not entirely true, I guess. Eo-Tech and Aimpoint both make seperate 3x magnifiers that work with their red-dot optics. Together with a magnifier expect to pay ~$800. And 3x is as much magnification as you're going to get. Compare that to what you can buy in a traditional variable power scope for $800! Hell, you can get a darn sweet Tasco, or Simmons for $800... Kidding of course.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMiller View Post
    They would be perfect for hunting at night with the lighted dot.

    they work well in low light, but at night, without NV, you'd be SOL.

    I prefer the Eotech to the Aimpoint, because of a much better reticle, but YMMV.

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    zeb:

    That helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    I have the following Serious Questions.

    Can you shoot accurately, with them at 100 yards?

    Or, are they just for short distance fast shooting?

    What are their limitations?

    Why aren't they more popular?

    Thanks
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    If you are serious about a lighted reticle scope for hunting look at Schmit and Bender. I have a few Aimpoints on some fun guns, but if I needed a lighted reticle scope for serious hunting then I would man up and spend the dough on an S&B.

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    Lighted reticle - alternatives also include: NightForce and Trijicon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisana View Post
    If you are serious about a lighted reticle scope for hunting look at Schmit and Bender. I have a few Aimpoints on some fun guns, but if I needed a lighted reticle scope for serious hunting then I would man up and spend the dough on an S&B.
    I agree with that,I have an S&B myself and its light gathering at low light/night is awsome

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    Leupold lighted rectical......

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    Talking Illuminated Swaro!

    Don't forget Swarovski. Their illuminated reticle Z6 line is incredible!

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    My interest the Aimpoint sights is not because of a lighted reticle. I would just like to find a more suitable sight for my Win. Mdl 94 30-30.

    I'm using a Lyman Receiver Sight, with a wide marble post on the front. My eyesight has gotten to the point where I see two of'em, so I am unable to see well enough shoot accurately.

    I'm also considering an intermediate eye relief scope, like those used on these so-called scout rifles. Just haven't found any, even in the catalogs.

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