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Red Dot Reflex Sights

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  • Vortex VENOM® 1-6x24 SFP Riflescope Vortex VENOM® 1-6x24 SFP Riflescope

    Vortex

    $299.99
    When you’re ready to maximize the capabilities of your carbine, the Venom® 1-6x24 SFP delivers the downrange accuracy, workhorse function, and speed you need for opening the throttle on close- to mid-range engagements. Water, fog,...
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    Vortex Defender CCW 6 MOA Micro Red Dot Vortex Defender CCW 6 MOA Micro Red Dot

    Vortex

    Now: $249.00
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    Built compact and tough for everyday carry, the Defender-CCW™ still offers a class leading window size, along with exceptional optics with minimal distortion for a truer sight picture. Adjustable brightness lets you find the perfect setting...
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    Vortex Defender CCW 3 MOA Micro Red Dot Vortex Defender CCW 3 MOA Micro Red Dot

    Vortex

    Now: $249.00
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    Built compact and tough for everyday carry, the Defender-CCW™ still offers a class leading window size, along with exceptional optics with minimal distortion for a truer sight picture. Adjustable brightness lets you find the perfect setting...
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    Optical Reflex Sight FastFire III w/Picatinny Mount by Burris Optical Reflex Sight FastFire III w/Picatinny Mount by Burris

    Burris

    Now: $199.98
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    The next generation of FastFire Red-Dot is here with the introduction of the FastFire III. The popular FastFire II is even better with upgraded features that include a top mounted battery ((1) CR1632) for easier battery replacement, upgraded windage and...
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    Optical Reflex Sight w/Picatinny Mount AR-F3 by Burris Optical Reflex Sight w/Picatinny Mount AR-F3 by Burris

    Burris

    Now: $259.98
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    For AR or carbine shooters, the AR-F3 combines the popular FastFire III with a rugged protective Picatinny-style mount. The mount has a storage compartment for spare batteries, open-end wrench and torx wrench. The FastFire III features include a top...
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  • Optical Reflex Sight RED Bullseye Reticle RDS PRO V2 MIL-STD by Mepro Optical Reflex Sight RED Bullseye Reticle RDS PRO V2 MIL-STD by Mepro

    Mepro

    $549.99
    The latest and most technical MIL-SPEC red dot optic from Meprolight is the Mepro RDS PRO V.2. New features include 16 levels of brightness for any lighting condition, day or night. Shooters can choose from numerous reticle patterns— as 2.0 MOA...
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  • Optical Reflex Sight GREEN Bullseye Reticle RDS PRO V2 MIL-STD by Mepro Optical Reflex Sight GREEN Bullseye Reticle RDS PRO V2 MIL-STD by Mepro

    Mepro

    $549.99
    The latest and most technical MIL-SPEC red dot optic from Meprolight is the Mepro RDS PRO V.2. New features include 16 levels of brightness for any lighting condition, day or night. Shooters can choose from numerous reticle patterns— as 2.0 MOA...
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  • Optical Red Dot Sight Ignite by TruGlo Optical Red Dot Sight Ignite by TruGlo

    TruGlo

    $119.98
    HIGH AND LOW BASES INCLUDED High mounting base (shown above) provides an absolute co-witness with backup iron sights 2-MOA Red•Dot for precise aiming 22mm multi-coated objective lens Digital push-button brightness controls 10 brightness settings...
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  • Optical Reflex Sight DeltaPoint Pro Reflex Sights 2.5 MOA Dot w/ AR PRO Mount 177156 by Leupold

    Leupold

    $499.99
    Leupold's DeltaPoint Pro Reflex Sight provides users with an unmagnified reflex sight designed for fast close-range target acquisition and tracking. This sight features an illuminated red 2.5 MOA Dot reticle, automatic brightness control, and a motion...
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  • Optical Reflex Sight DeltaPoint Pro 2.5 MOA Red Dot NV COMPATIBLE 179585 by Leupold Optical Reflex Sight DeltaPoint Pro 2.5 MOA Red Dot NV COMPATIBLE 179585 by Leupold

    Leupold

    $549.99
    Leupold's DeltaPoint Pro Reflex Sight provides users with an unmagnified reflex sight designed for fast close-range target acquisition and tracking. This sight features an illuminated red 2.5 MOA Dot reticle, automatic brightness control, and a motion...
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  • Optical Reflex Sight DeltaPoint Pro 1.0 MOA FDE 175840 by Leupold Optical Reflex Sight DeltaPoint Pro 1.0 MOA FDE 175840 by Leupold

    Leupold

    $549.99
    Leupold's DeltaPoint Pro Reflex Sight provides users with an unmagnified reflex sight designed for fast close-range target acquisition and tracking. This sight features an illuminated red 2.5 MOA Dot reticle, automatic brightness control, and a motion...
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  • Optical Red Dot Sight Razor RZR-2001 by Vortex Optical Red Dot Sight Razor RZR-2001 by Vortex

    Vortex

    $399.99
    The high-end Razor red dot is an open-top reflex sight built for top-tier performance and incredible versatility. The large, clear and crisp window provides edge-to-edge sharpness with a wide field of view and is protected by a thick and durable aluminum...
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Red Dot Bow Sights

Equipping your bow with a red dot sight? Sounds like a great idea. But are there any red dot bow sights on the market? What are differences between red dot sights for bows and rifle sights? BattleSteel has you covered.

What is a red dot bow sight?

Just like a normal rifle sight, red dot bow sights project a small red dot to your eye, so when you look through the sight, you see both your target and the red dot in the aimpoint. The principle of operation of such a red dot sight is also well-known: an LED emits the red light which gets narrowed by the collimator and the semi-transparent mirror creating the image of a red dot reticle in your eyesight.

With such a device attached to your bow, you can increase your shootingaccuracy. And the best part is that you can do this for a very affordable price, because there are plenty of reflex sights for sale that you can mount both on firearms and on a bow.

Rifle sights and bow sights – what are the differences

The main difference between rifle sights and bow sights is the mount system. Unlike rifles and pistols, bows typically do not have a standardized frame to mount a red dot sight to. That is why red dot bow sights come with an adjustable mount system that allows you to attach the sight to almost any commercially available bow. You can find such red dot archery sights in the BattleSteel catalog.

From the technical point of view, the archery red dots are 100% identical to those installed onto a shotgun or a pistol. Indeed, the reflex optics is the same and the red dot reticle is projected the same way too. 

The similar construction poses the same set of advantages and disadvantages red dot bow sights display: parallax-free, simple targeting, lightweight but somewhat prone to target overlapping if the red dot size in MOA is chosen wrong and mostly suitable for short range shooting only.

However, when using with a bow, red dot sight provide additional advantages:

  • Economy. With a pistol, a miss is a miss, that’s all. But with a bow, missed arrows are lost arrows. And every arrow costs money. Red dot improves your aim, so you lose less arrows.
  • Both eyes are open. A red dot sight allows you shooting with both eyes open. This is critical when hunting to spot the game early and follow it easier.
  • Lightweightand compact. Nobody wants to drag heavy equipment for hours while tracking the animal.
  • Humane. Well-aimed shot is lethal, so the animal dies instantly and painlessly.

The above being said and also because the bow itself is a short to medium range weapon, we can conclude that red dot sight is a must-have device for a bow. It literally revs up the emotions you get from archery, whether you do it at the shooting range of while hunting. Definitely worth trying even for shooters who just use the bow only occasionally.

Reflex sights for sale

The problem with red dot bow sights is price. If you search across the web you can easily see they are overpriced. While red dots are normally rather cheap, there are too few affordable reflex sights on the market. So if you want to buy a reflex sight for your bow, or if you are looking for the best cheap reflex sight, make sure to check our catalog. 

Yes, we’ve made our best to locate and intensively test dozens of cheap red dot sights for bows available on the market, and selected the best ones of them to help you find the reflex sight that suits your budget and does its job perfectly. And if you need assistance in choosing the right model for you, please don’t hesitate to contact BattleSteel consultants directly.