Red Dot Sights - Not Laser Sights
I am interested in getting the opinions of this board on red dot sights. I am talking about the type that are mounted on your weapon and put a red dot on the target in the scope, but don't project the dot outside of the scope - not laser sights.
I have one of these, a Bushnell, mounted on a Mini-14 and it is good for hitting clay targets at 100 yards, but it does not do much for target, bullseye shooting; the smallest dot is 3 MOA in size. I suppose if the SHTF, it would be better than a regular scope because there is no magnification and it would work on zombies out to 200 yards or so, but for smaller targets and hunting its uses seem limited. Best to keep a few extra batteries around for a SHTF scenario as you will just have an empty tube when the power goes out.
I have been considering putting the red dot sight on my slug gun and getting a 3-9x40 for the Mini-14. The red dot would be fine for shooting deer at slug ranges.
I guess I am interested in hearing what others are doing with red dot sights, what the percieved application for them is and what your opinions are about them in general.