A holographic sight on a weapon is a sight that does not magnify the image of the target. Instead, the sight has a glass optical window that the shooter looks through and sees a reticle image that gets superimposed on the target in the distance. Obviously, the reticle isn’t physically on the target, but in the glass optical window, it creates a hologram to make it appear like it is. This allows the shooter to more accurately aim at their intended target and fire at it without trying to get their target in the middle of some magnified crosshair.

Remington 870, Aimpoint, Magpul Stock and Forend

Remington 870, Aimpoint, Magpul Stock and Forend

Remington 870, Aimpoint, Magpul Stock and Forend

Remington 870, Aimpoint, Magpul Stock and Forend

Aimpoint is known for their red dot sights and is often competing with EOTech, which is another creator of the holographic sights. In a way, red dot sights are similar to holographic sights because they both paint a virtual crosshair on the intended target.

Remington 870 with Magpul Furniture and Aimpoint Sight

Remington 870 with Magpul Furniture and Aimpoint Sight

Aimpoint sights are traditionally made for rifles, but you can install them on your shotguns as well. Even the Remington 870 can adapt the Aimpoint holographic sight if you know how to install it correctly. These sights are typically used by hunters and outdoorsmen who like to shoot at targets from far away and in all kinds of environmental conditions. The sights are waterproof which means they can endure water, snow and whatever other weather challenges come your way. This will allow you to hunt your prey with the most discretion and accuracy possible.

Aimpoint on a Remington 870 Shotgun

Aimpoint on a Remington 870 Shotgun

Aimpoint sights are available for between $200 and $400. Some models can be found in big retail stores like Wal-Mart while the more sophisticated holographic sights are available in select stores only. In fact, you can’t even purchase the sights directly from the company’s website. You will only find available locations on the website where their sights can be purchased. Cabela and OpticsPlanet are two companies that carry these sights so if you are interested then you might want to check them out to see what they have available.

Holographic sight is extremely useful when you need to shoot slugs on a long distances.

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