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  1. dalat

    Red Dot Sights (Reflex Sights) on Spotting Scopes

    My Swaro has this as well. It works ok. However, switching from aiming to looking through the scope requires moving the head quite a bit. The cable tie doesn't rquire this, so is much faster. Getting flying raptors in the scope is difficult with the little tube, but no problem with the cable...
  2. dalat

    Red Dot Sights (Reflex Sights) on Spotting Scopes

    This old thread has good explanations and drawings on how the cable tie works: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=99084
  3. dalat

    Red Dot Sights (Reflex Sights) on Spotting Scopes

    If simple and cheap does the job as good as sth more complicated, i prefer the simple solution. But of course it also has to do with my style of birding: i frequently stuff my scope in a backpack or bike bag for transport and between birding locations, and so i'd have to disassemble that red...
  4. dalat

    Red Dot Sights (Reflex Sights) on Spotting Scopes

    If you tried it and came to that conclusion, you must have done sth wrong. Yes, the first reference point is the eyepiece. You put your eye to the eyepiece for looking through the scope, and then just look slightly up over the eypiece and align the cable tie tip with the target. That works...
  5. dalat

    Red Dot Sights (Reflex Sights) on Spotting Scopes

    Hi Henning, I mostly use it with the 27x eyepiece, and handheld it does not really work for me. So I use it either on a monopod or tripod. On a monopod, the grippa case is great, as it can be hold very well using the grip of the case. However, as you said, I needed to buy a longer screw to fix...
  6. dalat

    Red Dot Sights (Reflex Sights) on Spotting Scopes

    Indeed. Below a pic of my set-up with the same scope as above. Work's great, I'm a big fan :)
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