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SHOOTING ADVICE JOINING THE DOTS

Telescopic sights are the norm for most air rifles these days, whether they’re PCPs, springers or gas-rams, but there’s another type of sighting system that’s far less bulky, is lighter and is generally cheaper than a scope, and that’s the dot or reflex sight.

This type of sight offers no built-in magnification, but that means super-fast target acquisition, and because it’s used with both eyes open it provides greater situational awareness thanks to a wider field of view.

Reflex sights have therefore proved themselves to be extremely useful in military situations as well as fast-paced sporting scenarios such as driven boar, but there is a place for them on top of an air rifle as well. However before we get into that, let’s look at why a reflex sight is called what it is.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

You may see these sights referred to as

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