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#194585 - 09/27/18 04:40 PM red dot sight
mikefrompa
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When hunting do you leave your red dot turned on all day or just when you are ready to shoot?

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#194586 - 09/27/18 05:28 PM Re: red dot sight [Re: mikefrompa]
Seminole Wind
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Most of my hunting is on the weekends during deer season. I turn the sight on when I take the gun out of the case on Friday, and turn it off when I put the gun back in the case on Sunday. I've never had a battery die during the season. I do put fresh batteries in the first of every season.

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#194589 - 09/27/18 09:08 PM Re: red dot sight [Re: Seminole Wind]
racksmasher1
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I used to leave the Ultra Dot on all the time........I learned the hard way, lol

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#194591 - 09/27/18 10:00 PM Re: red dot sight [Re: racksmasher1]
Walkingthemup
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I have a Burris FF3 which features an on/off switch and also software that turns the sight off after inactivity. Took it to Africa. You guessed it, lined up on a kudu only to find it switched off. Likewise found on several occasions that after being carried in a holster all day, it had switched itself off. The Burris now sits on a range gun where it doesn't matter.

That's one of the reasons I much prefer JPoint/Shield type sights, once exposed to light, they are constantly on and only switch off when in total darkness. I tested one by not changing the battery. It was a bit over 4 years before it stopped working. (only in use during weekends).

At the range it is common to see people have to stop and switch on sights.

Of course each sight is different. Work out what the battery life a handling features of your sight and be prepared. Establish a routine whereby you change the battery (and re-zero if needed) at regular intervals (for me, once a year).

When hunting you have enought to think about without worrying about whether the sight is on. Keep It Simple.

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#194596 - 09/28/18 01:01 AM Re: red dot sight [Re: Walkingthemup]
Bob Roach
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I turn mine on when I start hunting every day, and off when I quit for the day. (UltraDots)

I normally put new HOT Batteries in before deer season.
Never a problem.

Bob R
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#194983 - 10/20/18 12:34 PM Re: red dot sight [Re: Bob Roach]
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Same as many here:

New batteries at the start of the season
Switch it on when I load the gun
Switch it off when I unload it before putting it in the case at the end of the night.

Never had it go dead on me.

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