6 Best Red Dot (Reflex, Holographic) Sights for Shotgun

Remington 870 with Aimpoint Red Dot on Mesa Tactical Sidesaddle with Rail

Shotgun is mostly used on short distances, that is why you can see red dot or holographic non-magnifying sight on a shotgun more often than optic sight. Typically, red dot, reflex and holographic sights are designed for fast target acquisition usually within a 100-yard range, which is suitable for both hunting and tactical situations. Many shooting experts recommend that you shoot with both eyes open especially in a tactical situation. Red dot sights allow shooters to keep both eyes open because of the dedicated focusing of the sight. The shooting eye is not strained when using the sight.

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.

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5 Best Optic Sights/Scopes for Shotguns: TruGlo, Bushnell, Simmons, Leupold – UPDATED 2021

Simmons Prohunter Shotgun Scope

One of the most popular shotgun accessories you can add to your existing shotgun is a scope. This gives you the ability to see far away targets and increases your accuracy tremendously. However, not all scopes are the same which is why you need to purchase a high-quality scope that gives you the most features possible.

Optic sights are a form of firearm sight technology which gives the shooter an image in their sight scope that is aligned with their aiming point. This image is basically a crosshair that allows you to easily aim at your intended target. The idea is to align the crosshair so that the middle of it is covering the target you want to shoot.

Now there are numerous kinds of sights available including telescopic sights, reflector sights, and holographic sights. The most commonly used one is the telescopic sight (scope), which is an optical telescope that magnifies the sight in front of you and paints a crosshair over it. You’ll find telescopic sights on many devices besides firearms such as surveying equipment. Scientists even use them on their bigger telescopes which are known as “finderscopes.”

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