Primary Arms has Prism red dots with etched reticle, supposedly cures both issues(Astigmatism/Batteries), for rifles anyway.Most people like red dots. We just don't like having to worry about batteries. And the red dots that do really good with batteries aren't the cheap ones, which is also what most folks prefer, for better or worse.
My eyes are also an issue. Astigmatism makes red dots into red blurs, which isn't the best thing for accuracy. Of course, that also applies to the irons, despite me loving a peep sight above all else...so scopes are the answer for me.
An adage as old as time, and a true one.In other words, if you cant shoot, the gear really isnt likely to help.
I understand what youre saying, but Im not sure you understand the importance of "precision" shooting on paper.Another soap box of mine is to shoot reactive targets of some kind. (Which includes paper but only at short ranges) The analogy I like to use is trying to learn to shoot well by shooting paper is like trying to learn to hit a baseball in a blacked out stadium.
Someone throws ten balls at you one after another, you hit them out into the dark, then they turn on the lights and you go see where you balls landed and try to figure out how to improve your technique based on where they landed.
You know that some of your swings felt different than others but you don't know how that translated to the flight of the ball, or even which hit landed in which spot.
It doesn't matter what kind of reactive target, just something that gives you immediate feedback so you can program your brain and muscles to know the difference in how a bad shot feels different than a good one. Paper works but only if your close enough to actually see the holes your punching as you make them. Further out you need plates, or clays, old shotgun shells, cans, anything you can see or hear move when you hit it.
Its the difference between studying, and taking a test. You can't learn something just by taking tests, but taking tests helps show you what you need to learn and wether its working or not.You often hear that shooting paper targets and practicing on a range isnt a true indicator of your skills. Funny thing is, every top marksman in the world, spends hours and hours of time honing their skills doing just that. And they can usually tell you, with pretty good precision too, exactly where that round went when it was let off.
Not really. It's all basically the same thing, just longer range precision on paper tends to be more boring, and an like work, and reactive targets are a bit more fun, and with instant gratification. It's all work and time spent in learning. There's really no difference in how you are shooting.Its the difference between studying, and taking a test. You can't learn something just by taking tests, but taking tests helps show you what you need to learn and wether its working or not.
And of course, the depends on what kind of shooting your doing. Long range precision shooting is a completely different thing that trying to get fast doubles on IPSC targets at 15 yards.
Good to know on the failures of aim points.next dot i get, will be a Trijicon SRS. when my last 2 aimpoints die, like 3 others (switch goes bad., aimpoint will not take in for repair more than 1 generation back, period.) got 1 original comp M thats still alive, and 1 comp M2 thats still kicking, after I bought a junk one to rob the switch off of, what ive sunk in those dots, I could have bought 2 trijicons, and they run off AA, and not a 13$ batt i can only get in speciality shops..... I use trijicon iron sights as well. never had a issue, with em, had oone shoot loose on a H&K trijicon sent me a brand new set. no questions.
I couldnt get your links to work, so can't comment either direction.