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Old 09-14-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Default 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??
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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