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Modern devices do almost everything for the people, helping in all spheres of their lives, hunting or competitive shooting are not exceptions. Reflex sights are widely used among shooters, because they operate well, providing easy and effective aiming.
The most popular red dot sights are reflex (or reflector), holographic, and prismatic, they all project the reticle but in different ways.
Why do we need a reflex sight?
Due to an LED projection (not laser), shooters see an aiming point onto a lens of the reflector sights. Usually, images are a little bit darker as the lens works like a mirror. One of the main reflex sight benefits is the capability to look through the sight from any positions that don’t influence the aiming point, making focusing much easier, excluding eye aligning, necessary for iron sights. Reflex sight is a good option for many weapons, appropriate for tactical uses, home defense, hunting, general, or an average rifle shooting.
Table of Contents
- TOP-15 Reflex Sight
- #1 Trijicon MRO 1x25mm Reflex Sight w/2.0 MOA Dot Reticle
- #2 Burris FastFire III Red Dot Reflex Sight
- #3 Vortex Razor Red Dot Reflex Sight
- #4 Burris FastFire II Red Dot Reflex Sight
- #5 Holosun HS510C Circle Dot Open Reflex Sight
- #6 Meprolight M21 Self-Powered Day & Night Reflex Sight
- #7 Trijicon RMR Dual Illuminated Reflex Sight
- #8 Swampfox Kingslayer 1×22 Micro Pistol Cut Reflex Dot Sight
- #9 Sightmark Wolverine CSR LQD Reflex Sight
- #10 Trijicon 1×42 Reflex Sight
- #11 Vism SPD Solar Reflex Red Dot Sight
- #12 Meprolight MOR Self-Powered Day-Night Reflex Sight
- #13 Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec FMS Reflex Sight
- #14 Leapers Reflex Micro Dot Sight
- #15 SightMark Ultra Shot M-Spec FMS Reflex Sight
TOP-15 Reflex Sight
#1 Trijicon MRO 1x25mm Reflex Sight w/2.0 MOA Dot Reticle
Trijicon offers Reflex Sights with the ambidextrous brightness control dials in 5 models, depending on the attachment types: there are MRO Low, 1/3 Co-Witness, Full Co-Witness mount, 1/3 Co-Witness Mount Quick Release, and sight without attachment. The dial of brightness in the middle “off” position and 8 discernible brightness settings make the mount fast and ergonomic.
#2 Burris FastFire III Red Dot Reflex Sight
Burris FastFire III Red Dot Reflex Sight has 3 manual brightness settings with an automatic sensor, fine-tuning regulations of windage and elevation (without any tools). There are 3 models of Burris FastFire III Red Dot Reflex Sight, which are available in black with 3-MOA or 8-MOA dot sizes. Shooters can aim with both open eyes due to 1x magnification, making target acquisition faster. The Reflex Sights come with a Picatinny railing option and all necessary accessories. These reflector sights are compatible with shotguns, AR-15 rifles, handguns, carbines, lever guns, using Burris mounting systems.
#3 Vortex Razor Red Dot Reflex Sight
Vortex Razor Reflex Sight consists of exterior anti-reflection premium wide-field lenses, a one-piece chassis with the scratch-, dirt- and oil-resistant ArmorTek coating with hard anodized finish, equipped with the option of brightness settings.
#4 Burris FastFire II Red Dot Reflex Sight
The Burris FastFire 2 Red Dot Reflex Sight is a non-magnifying, lightweight (2 oz), fully mounted optics with multi-coated glass lenses and unlimited eye relief, in metal body construction with innovative circuitry. The 4MOA red dot reticle ensures maximum visibility independently of light conditions – from dim to bright. This Burris FastFire II Reflex Sight provides a wide field of view, an ability to aim with open eyes, as the aiming dot and target are aligned and in focus for accuracy. The Burris Reflex Sights are suitable for paintball guns, home defense, various types of hunting weapons, for semi-automatic handguns that withstand the abuse of slide mounting.
#5 Holosun HS510C Circle Dot Open Reflex Sight
The Holosun HS510C Multiple Reticle (3 reticles) Red Dot Sight has 32mm×24mm open lens, a streamlined body with a shock-resistant protective titanium alloy hood. This reflex sight gives a wide sight picture without vision obstruction with push-button controls. The Holosun HS510C Circle Dot Scope is waterproof (1m deep) and sturdy enough for even the heaviest calibers.
#6 Meprolight M21 Self-Powered Day & Night Reflex Sight
Meprolight M21 Reflex Sight is designed for CQC with protected fiber optic for daytime light gathering and mini self-powered tritium light source for darkness (with an automatic transition between two light systems) to provide fast target acquisition any time. Meprolight Reflex Sight with an armored design for combat use has a large 30mm diameter lens with cutting-edge coatings ensures large FOV.
#7 Trijicon RMR Dual Illuminated Reflex Sight
Trijicon Triangle Reticle Reflex Sight body is made of forged 7075-T6 military-grade aluminum alloy, ensuring long-lasting sturdiness. RMR Dual Illuminated Reflex Sight has an option of LED illumination brightness and reticle contrast auto-adjustment in any light condition. True-Color multi-coated lens ensures a wide-band light transmission to minimize color alteration of the target area.
#8 Swampfox Kingslayer 1×22 Micro Pistol Cut Reflex Dot Sight
The main features of Swampfox Kingslayer Reflex Sight are 22-mm lens diameter, 1x magnification, 3-MOA dot size (with range 45 MOA and total 90 MOA), 10 illumination positions, 3,000 hours of Max battery life, and settings of MOA (dial) and brightness with an up-&-down digital finger press.
#9 Sightmark Wolverine CSR LQD Reflex Sight
Sightmark Wolverine CSR LQD Reflex Sights, powered by a single AA battery, with illuminated reticle, unlimited eye relief, digital switch brightness adjustments (with protected caps), having locking, fast detach mount, fit to shotguns and short-barreled rifles. The CSR LQD Reflex Sights consists of a rubber-armored single-piece 6061-T6 aluminum body, lens with scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. This reflex sight operates at a wide temperature range, consuming low power.
#10 Trijicon 1×42 Reflex Sight
Rugged Trijicon reflex sight is produced from cast A356-T6 aluminum, shines bright with tritium and fiber optic illumination at any ambient lighting conditions, operates without batteries or external power sources.
#11 Vism SPD Solar Reflex Red Dot Sight
Vism SPD Solar Reflex Sight has unlimited eye relief and 2 MOA Red Dot with 5 levels of brightness. The SPD Solar Reflex Sight operates from a dual power source: the top-mounted solar cell (at enough sunlight Red Dot turns on automatically) or AA battery (included) is necessary for optics usage indoors or at night. The brightness level can be adjusted up or down while powering by the battery. The Red Dot centerline is at 1.5in AR15 elevation.
#12 Meprolight MOR Self-Powered Day-Night Reflex Sight
Meprolight MOR Reflex Sight with 30-mm diameter lens and wide FOV for quick target acquisition can be used for passive reflex any time, and active reflex at special situations with an extra bright LED dot. This red dot optic includes a function of laser designators: red is to sight urban or close quarters, an IR for covert operations.
#13 Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec FMS Reflex Sight
Sightmark produced Reflex Sights of durable lightweight aluminum-alloy shell, steel protective shield and lens with scratch-resistant coating, featuring 3 MOA red dot reticle, ambidextrous digital switch for brightness adjustments, 10 reticle brightness levels, height, and windage click regulations.
#14 Leapers Reflex Micro Dot Sight
Leapers used 6061-T6 precision-machined Aluminum with a black matte anodize for Reflex Micro Dot Sight with Green illumination. This 4 MOA Single Dot optic is designed with six Power Intensity adjustments to adapt to the various light or weather conditions. The Leapers developed a function of 1-click illumination memory for the Reflex Sight, standing for saving the last power intensity setting that was utilized before turning the sight off. The Leapers Reflex Sight operates with CR2032 batteries, has unlimited eye relief, low profile Picatinny mounting base, which is compatible with Doctor Footprint.
#15 SightMark Ultra Shot M-Spec FMS Reflex Sight
SightMark Ultra Shot M-Spec FMS Reflex Sight is a wide-angle lens system with unlimited eye relief, patented integrated sunshade, night vision brightness modes, and parallax correction (beyond 10 yards). The reflex sight features an interlocking setting system, 12-hour automatic shut-off, and turning on-and-off activation for motion sensing.
All manufacturers promise that their reflex sights will help the shooter quickly and easily to project on to the target. Apart from reliable optics brands such as: Trijicon, Vortex, Sightmark, Swampfox, there is Holosun (HS510C Circle Dot Open Reflex Sight) that can be denoted among the reviewed goods’ list for its reasonable price with good features (motion sensor with Shake Awake option and dual-power supplies). There are exposed and tube-style reflex sights, the first one allows scope easier and faster. Some of the benefits that reviewers often note are green illumination color, night vision compatibility, parallax-free, quick release mount, and warranty.
- Trijicon MRO 1x25mm Reflex Sight with 1 x magnification and 25 mm objective lens diameter ensure fast target acquisition and can be mounted on carbines, rifles, and shotguns. A crisp red dot is produced by LED electronics on the advanced lens coatings.
- Vortex Razor Red Dot Reflex Sight has an XR fully multi-coated proprietary lens for excellent brightness, wide field of view, high edge-to-edge resolution, and always clearly seen red dot reticles.
- Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec FMS Reflex Sight has low power consumption and automatically 12-hour turn off, 10 reticle brightness levels, height, and windage click regulations.
- Swampfox Kingslayer 1×22 Micro Pistol Cut Reflex Dot Sight is equipped with a multi-coated ruby red lens, unlimited eye relief, aircraft-grade aluminum chassis with Picatinny mount type, and 3,000 hours of Max battery life.
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