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Thanatos78621
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Loc: Elgin, TX
Inexpensive red dot finder sight solution new
      #5665707 - 02/06/13 05:30 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

After looking for a new finder scope for my NS11 GPS (the one that came with it was missing the eyepiece) I opted to go for a red dot open sight.

I checked out the different websites to see what was offered and found a nice red/green model with selectable reticles. The only problem was they started at about $60 and being a bargin hunter, I wanted to see if I could find something cheaper.

Thankfully Amazon came to the rescue with the same model sight (minus the mounting riser) for much less, $34 actually. Combine the sight with a weaver mounting rail (2 for $9.50) and I've got a fairly nice open dot finder sight for $45.

The links for the two are below if anyone is interested in checking them out. Also here's a photo of the sight on the weaver rail attached to the scope.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009X0HU0G

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GNYCNA


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rookie
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Reged: 01/14/06

Loc: St. Petersburg, FL
Re: Inexpensive red dot finder sight solution [Re: Thanatos78621]
      #5665718 - 02/06/13 05:37 PM

Good Job. I have one like it with a red light on my binocular telescope. It works very well. I really like the low profile rails you found too. Thanks for posting.

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Sorny
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Reged: 03/15/12

Loc: Southern MN
Re: Inexpensive red dot finder sight solution new [Re: rookie]
      #5669846 - 02/08/13 09:59 PM

The Celestron red-dot (that comes stock on NexStar SE scopes) is $28 after shipping if your order is <$100, and comes with the mounting hardware. I liked the one on my NexStar 5 so much I ordered one for my CPC1100 so I wouldn't have to mount the 9x50.

It is a bit smaller and doesn't have multiple reticles, but to line up 2 bright stars, why spend big bucks?

Your find is about 1/2 price of the typical astronimical multi-reticle finders. Not too shabby!


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Thanatos78621
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Re: Inexpensive red dot finder sight solution new [Re: Sorny]
      #5670119 - 02/09/13 03:54 AM

I liked the red dot finder on the 8SE that I had, but wanted something a bit 'bigger' on the visual opening.

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