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Posted: 12/12/2016 11:38:14 AM EST
I have a Vortex Strikefire 2 on my Colt LE6920. I go to an indoor range that has a max range of 75 ft (25 yards). My eyesight is not great at all. I have to keep bringing the target in to see my hits. Would the Vortex VMX-3T Magnifier help my problem of not seeing where I hit? Would it work well at 25 yards or make things worse? I know the magnifier is generally used for 100 yards and out. I do go to an outdoor range a couple times a year. The rest of the time I am indoors at 25 yards.
Link Posted: 12/12/2016 11:48:47 AM EST
Unless you just want a magnifier to see your hits while shooting, some splatter targets and binos would work as well at 25 yards.
Have you considered upgrading to a magnified optic? There's some pretty good options that are budget friendly that might make it easier on you still.
Link Posted: 12/12/2016 12:40:40 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:33:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nate_the_great:
Unless you just want a magnifier to see your hits while shooting, some splatter targets and binos would work as well at 25 yards.
Have you considered upgrading to a magnified optic? There's some pretty good options that are budget friendly that might make it easier on you still.
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I am considering either the Primary Arms 3X Compact Prism Riflescope - ACSS 5.56 Reticle or the Vortex Optics Spitfire 3x Prism Scope with EBR-556B Reticle. The thing is I have a Vortex Strikefire 2. No need for both. That is why I was inquiring about the VMX-3T. My concern with the VMX is it could make the red dot more distorted than it already appears because of my old eyes.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 4:44:22 PM EST
Magnifiers normally clean up the dot or reticle of most red dots.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:34:32 PM EST
Look at the Burris 332 or 536. Good luck!
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 7:03:16 AM EST
You should be able to see your hits at 25 yard with a 3X magnifier. Another option is to just get a spotting scope instead.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:26:23 PM EST
At 25 yards, inexpensive binoculars would work fine.

If eyesight is a problem, a low power variable might be a good choice, as putting a magnifier behind a red dot usually ends up being bulky, heavier, and most magnifiers have very poor field of view and tend to have dark images compared to a low variable scope. If on a budget and shooting at distances that do not require hold overs, the simple Weaver V-3 1-3x variable would be a good choice. It is not illuminated, however.
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