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alex19ccc 09-14-2012 07:14 AM

typical battery life of a red dot?
 
i used to have a cheap tasco red dot on my mossy 500. but i sold the thing before the battery ever got low. now that i have an empty rail on my mossberg, im looking to get a new red dot sight, but my main concern is... the thought of replacing a battery on my weapon drives me nuts! so i was wondering, how long does the battery on a typical red dot sight last??

noobie 09-14-2012 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by alex19ccc
i used to have a cheap tasco red dot on my mossy 500. but i sold the thing before the battery ever got low. now that i have an empty rail on my mossberg, im looking to get a new red dot sight, but my main concern is... the thought of replacing a battery on my weapon drives me nuts! so i was wondering, how long does the battery on a typical red dot sight last??

I bought a cheap one from Wally world package states 1 hr of continuous run time

mountainman13 09-14-2012 09:25 AM

Depends on brand and type of battery. Buy cheap you'll pay for it in batteries, spend the money up front and save in the long run.

JTJ 09-14-2012 05:42 PM

Look up the Bushnell TRS 25 and the Vortex Sparc. Both low mount mini red dots with good to excellent battery life. Aimpoints and Eotechs of course are in a league of their own.

alex19ccc 09-15-2012 08:25 AM

now i got mine from walmart as well...probly the same one you did...and i used it much more than 1 hour of run time

locutus 09-15-2012 03:57 PM

Several of the Aimpoints will last 3-4 YEARS continuous operation.

Look on Aimpoints website and read the specs.

Don't expect that from a Wal-Mart "el cheapo" though.

JTJ 09-15-2012 07:02 PM

The Busnell TRS 25 is specked at 3000 hours. The Aimpoint PRO is meant to be left on so there is nothing to turn on when you pick it up.


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