Originally Posted by BenLuby
ryguy, question. What I've read on the BSA red dot is, after about 25 yards outdoors, it gets washed out. Has that been your experience? That, and supposedly some really bad instructions.
Well my experience has been shooting out to around 100yds and no further. I know the sight has different brightness settings on the dial but I've never used them. I turn the knob backwards and go straight to the brightest setting. Its just how I've always done it. I have never noticed it to be difficult to see other than when the battery is low. Making sure it's turned off before storing the gun in the safe for a while is a HUGE help towards maintaining battery life. Trust me!
Anyhow, I've never had any problem seeing the reticle in any light so I would have to disagree with what you've read. Bad instructions? Who reads those anyway?
Windage and elevation are clearly marked on the unit and installation is pretty easy to figure out. It's been a long time since I've changed the battery but I seem to remember it being pretty simple. If you can operate an AR, you won't have any problem figuring out this sight.
I know there are several better quality choices out there and that this sight cannot compare to them. For the price, I would never expect it to. However, I use my AR for entertainment purposes only. It doesn't go to work with me, it doesn't defend my home, and my life will never depend on it or this optic. Even so, it has never failed me. And if it did, it is set up co-witness with my irons so it still wouldn't matter. It is what it is and honestly, it works just fine for me!
Hope that helps!