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Corney
10-14-2018, 08:37 PM
What is the best mount and red dot for IPSC optic divison.

Easily available in Canada as well.

Thanks

Chili
10-14-2018, 09:34 PM
I tried the Springer Precision mount and recently changed to the Henning mount. While I used shims to snug up the Springer and had no issues with it coming loose after about 8k rounds others have had issue with that. The Henning mount is so tight in the dovetail I can't imagine it ever moving even if the mount screws back off as I had to drift that sucker in with a serious amount of effort. As for dots a lot of it is personal experience and here is mine. I started with a Vortex Viper and it worked well but I found the window very small and being new to dots I struggled to find the dot a lot. Then tried a DeltaPoint Pro and really liked it with the bigger window but I have a bit of astigmatism and for what ever reason with the DPP I saw a kidney shaped flair instead of a dot. I am now running an FTP Alpha optic ( http://fasttoys.net/ca/FTP-Optics-Alpha-Red-Dot-Reflex-Sight/ ) and love it, big window easy to adjust brightness and a nice crisp dot.

Corney
10-15-2018, 07:07 PM
Appreciate that feedback.

Where did you get the Henning?

RobertMcC
10-15-2018, 07:36 PM
Appreciate that feedback.

Where did you get the Henning?

You can get it from Freedom Ventures in Halifax.

DanN
10-16-2018, 12:36 PM
Is the Optics Ready Shadow 2 available in Canada yet?

Chili
10-17-2018, 11:23 AM
Nope, last info I had from one of the distributors was to be manufactured in November so I would guess early 2019 we will see the first ones hit our stores.

Corney
10-23-2018, 10:26 PM
I was looking at different red dots at a recent IPSC match . Sure is a bunch of options.

Anyone have comments on the durability of the Burris red dot?

Corney
06-24-2019, 07:14 PM
Bought a used one and it had no screws to mount a viper to the base, what size of screws and where do I get them?

Red dot had two sets but we're not the right size

RobertMcC
06-24-2019, 08:22 PM
Take the plate to hardware store. I want to say M4x0.7 since seems to be common.

I ended up going with a leupold delta point mount and a Shield RMS. Lowest setting without milling the slide.

Corney
06-25-2019, 05:50 PM
Already pushed the mount on the gun and that was a real chore that I do not want redo!

Smaller than an M4 and M3 threads are different( finer).

Appreciate the feedback though!

RobertMcC
06-25-2019, 07:51 PM
Already pushed the mount on the gun and that was a real chore that I do not want redo!

Smaller than an M4 and M3 threads are different( finer).

Appreciate the feedback though!

Henning says 6-32

Corney
06-27-2019, 04:58 PM
Hey Robert

I called Henning on the phone and the fellow said it is 6-40, nice guy!

Now to find 6-40 screws!

RobertMcC
06-27-2019, 05:02 PM
Hey Robert

I called Henning on the phone and the fellow said it is 6-40, nice guy!

Now to find 6-40 screws!

Weird..

https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1416514&CAT=10024


They are secured by two 6-32 set screws which should be installed using Red Loctite. In the rear of the mount there is an additional 6-32 screw to reduce any chance of vibration and also allow a second point of contact to the slide.

Corney
06-27-2019, 07:56 PM
Yep that's why I bought a 100 for $13 at fastenal?

I went through all the drawers in my gun part cabinet.

Found some old scope mounts with screws and guess what, they fricken worked!!!!!

That is why I have way to much stuff!

RobertMcC
06-28-2019, 06:10 AM
Yep that's why I bought a 100 for $13 at fastenal?

I went through all the drawers in my gun part cabinet.

Found some old scope mounts with screws and guess what, they fricken worked!!!!!

That is why I have way to much stuff!

Yeah I got 100 M4x0.7 8mm screws. Only needed 2. Wife like, can I have that case?