Apart from deep sea fishing, cultural tours, and sightseeing in Yap Island, hunting is also another outdoor activity to give you ample fun while in this state of Micronesia. Now the hunting season is here, and you are planning for the next hunting place. This magical island has plenty of opportunities for any hunting enthusiast out there. What you need is the right hunting gear and then proceeding with the rest of the hunters.
In addition to having a well turned-out hunting clothing, hearing protection, and a rifle, you should always remember to mount a red dot scope on your gun. This is very important because night hunting is one of the most popular bustles throughout the island.
Hunting with Red Dot Scopes in Micronesia, Yap
How to Use the Red Dot Scopes
The red dot scopes fall under reflex sights, and you will come across reflex optics that also refers to red dot sights. When you view through a red dot scope, you will see a red dot while aiming the target. The dot should be on the target so that the bullet hits the target upon pulling the trigger. Actually, there is neither sights alignment nor prickly front sights and blurred target. Even though you might have been practicing shooting with red dot scopes ahead of the season, I will also remind you on how to achieve the best when it comes to actual hunting time.
When you identify a buck, focus on the target and keep both eyes open. Ensure that the weapon is safely held, and then bring it up on the firing point. The scope will be positioned in front of your eyes, and you will see a red dot appearing just before your eyes. Wait until the dot reaches the target point, and then fire the target. Keep both eyes open throughout, and never move the focus away from your target.
Aiming with a red dot scope is quick, as long as the reticle’s brightness is kept at its lowest point. This provides a clearer sight image, without obscuring the target. However, there is an adjustment knob on the scope to control the brightness of the reticle depending on the conditions. For instance, you should turn it low while hunting at night, and high if hunting during the day. Moreover, an optic with lower intensity setting is required for night vision use.
How to Choose a Perfect Red Dot Scope
There are many red dot scopes in the market, and you can find what suits your shooting needs. The model to buy may depend on various aspects including the type of hunting and the type of weapon, as well as the price. If you want one for night vision shooting, this could also be a determining aspect. The most expensive models typically have the best gun accessories reviews in Shooting and Safety. Don’t forget that you get what you pay for!
The ideal scope should provide a quick shooting experience, as well as let the hunter have far-reaching shooting positions. The experienced hunters say that Mepro M21 is great because of its quick CQB shooting, and comes with various types of reticles for diverse preferences and purposes. The reticles include bullseye, dot, triangle, and open X. In addition to its effectiveness, no batteries required. Through its fiber optic system, the Mepro M21 uses ambient light for the reticle to adjust automatically.
If you are using a battery-free reflex optic, it should be able to adjust accordingly based on the ambient light of the hunting area. If you are in a darker area, the reticle should dim appropriately. The reticle is lighted by tritium for night vision compatibility especially if hunting in the middle of the night. The Mepro M21 is a nice choice for night hunting because it does not have delicate built-in parts, and it is cold and water resistant. It can be easily mounted on the weapon, and always stays on ready for the next hunting season.
Since I have given Mepro M21 too much credit, it does not mean that all other models are not reliable. Actually, EOTech reflex sights are ideal and they work incredibly well. The difference is that they use batteries whereby the user must turn on and off, and you need also to adjust the brightness. Some hunters claim that the EOTech sights usually lose some power due to gun’s recoil. However, this issue seems to have been addressed so far because there are fewer complaints among users nowadays.
The AR-15 red dot scopes have improved the hunting experience remarkably. There is no need of walking on those rugged terrains or trailing through thick woods to have a closer shot. The red dot sights are very precise, and you can just focus on the target buck and shoot it while at a far distance. It is a matter of placing the dot on the target while your eyes are open, and without moving the focus.