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This product has been upgraded to the Redring MK II
Available January 2015
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Availability date: 0000-00-00
|Size:||134 x 44 x 46 mm (5.275 x 1.74 x 1.78 inches)|
|Weight:||4.7 oz / 134 g (6.8 oz / 192 g with mount)|
|Included accessories:||AAAA 1.5v battery (300 hour life)|
Yes, we export the Redring Sight to Canada. If you are a canadian customer, please contact us by phone at (888) 978-5330.
The original Redring sight has been upgraded to the Redring MKII. Click here: Redring MK II
People keep asking, "Are those Redring sights really as good as everybody says?" Well, we have seen a lot of interest in the Redring, and people seem to love what they are doing for clay bird numbers and waterfowl. So we think the answer is obvious. Read below for our Redring sight review.
Here's a review of the Redring from Hugh:
"At first appearances this is a great idea. It is easy to install, comes with all the tools and extras for any shotgun, is easy to use and understand, and is durable. When it's all said and done, it's a great product.
I used it on my Mossberg 500 while dove hunting. If you have never dove hunted, it's like shooting clays from outer space. The way they cut and turn, appear and disappear, makes them much more challenging than clays. Doves are called "grey ghosts" for a reason. I knew that the Redring would be put to a real test. Shooting doves in flight is much more rewarding than shooting them from trees. This was my goal with the Redring.
There was little wind, and no one was there, since it was a weekday. The doves were just waking up from the mid-day roost and there were just enough to make the action legit.
The first few shots were a bit awkward. If there had been time to work the clays before hitting the field it would have helped. This was the first run with the sight. Basically, the real test was to learn a new shooting technique. It took just a few missed shots to get used to the lead, the shouldering, and the quickness. No longer was it necessary to put the rear bead onto the front bead. It just happened. It was smooth and quick. The result of the day, which was only two hours, was a great dinner!
The Redring is easy and friendly. It would be a great item for the young shooter. It might also be a good addition to the new shotgun. Over all the Redring earns an "A" grade."
The Redring Sight has been named the Best Sight of 2013 by Field and Stream Magazine! We aren't surprised.
Redring Sight Named Best Sight of 2013 by Field and Stream! - Click for more info
We've gotten some great reviews from customers who purchased a Redring Sight, and some even used it to bag their spring turkey! Here's a quick review from David:
"I have a RedRing and love it. I have taken youngsters out with it as it helps them locate and shoot the target consistently at the trap range. Helped greatly with the straight away targets. I then removed the Red Ring from my Over and Under to a Turkey Semi-automatic shotgun and used it on a bird at 35 yards. The head filled the ring cirlce nicely and I liked how it patterned."
Do you own a Redring Sight? Send us a review and tell us what you think!
A shotgun sight for this price? Yeah, that's a tough one. The price is ludicrous, completely out of line, and an insult to hunters and target shooters. Or is it?
Before getting into details and a review of the RedRing sight, it's important to understand how red dot and reflex sights work. When using a red dot sight or a reflex sight, the shooter is supposed to keep both eyes open. The result is a more natural aiming process and faster, more accurate target acquisition. No parallax, no eye relief, no exit pupil, just point and shoot. It's been proven by military and police for years - red dot sights and reflex sights make you more faster and more accurate, period.
That being said, first impression is that the RedRing sight is a glorified red dot sight. It's big, it's bulky, and it doesn't come with a standard Picatinny mount or Weaver mount. But once we got past the initial sticker shock and started playing with it, we started seeing some advantages.
The mounting system is actually pretty ingenious, since it doesn't require drilling and tapping for a rail. Most shotguns don't include the ability to mount Picatinny or Weaver rails from the factory, so going that route wouldn't make any sense. Instead, the RedRing sight uses a set of shims that allow the scope to be mounted on any shotgun with a rib, which includes nearly every 12 and 20 gauge pump and semi-auto shotgun made, as well as most over-unders. The sight includes a set of shims in different sizes, and while the process of swapping out the shims takes a few minutes, it's a one time inconvenience. Once mounted, the sight is secure and requires no adjustment, which is a huge plus.
The RedRing sight reticle is actually more or less a ranging reticle. According to RedRing, the circle is the size of the shot diameter at 20 meters with no choke, which is supposed to give the shooter an idea of when it is or isn't wise to pull the trigger. Even with a choke, the center of the circle is still your shot pattern, based on results that you'll see when patterning your shotgun. An automatic brightness sensor adjusts the brightness of the reticle depending on the color of whatever is being aimed at. Brighter background means brighter reticle. This is one of the most impressive features on the RedRing sight, and it's something that other red dot sight manufactuers should keep in mind. Brightness can also be set manually, if desired. After 4 hours, the sight will turn of automatically to save power. The only thing you have to do to prevent this is adjust the brightness or press one of the buttons on the side of the RedRing unit.
Another feature that we've never seen in a red dot is the USB capability. Register your sight on the RedRing website and you're given the option to download software that allows you to configure the automatic shutoff time to 2 hours, 4 hours, or 6 hours. It's a feature that seems novel if nothing else. The same could have been achieved with a switch or knob. Either way, the USB feature is hopefully an indication of what's to come.
We didn't do a range test of the RedRing sight. We feel it's unnecessary since the sight has proven itself in competition (RedRing sponsors professional shooter Patrick Flanigan). Any test we could possibly give the RedRing would fall short. It just works.
Most hunters and casual skeet and trap shooters may have trouble seeing the value of the RedRing sight. But if you're serious about bird hunting or you're a competitive shooter, the RedRing sight is more than just a fancy reflex sight, it's a necessity. There's no point in debating it, this is the sight you should get if you want to take your shooting to the next level.
Redring® has built-in intelligence, called spot metering, that reads the backlight in a diameter equivalent to more than double the ring diameter. An integrated processor momentarily adjusts the ring intensity to the prevailing light. Dark background = weaker ring. Bright background = stronger ring. The directed spot metering gives the shooter a great advantage in all types of hunting with varying lighting conditions, such as duck shooting in the sunrise. Light intensity can also be set manually.
Another advantage of using the Redring is that it also is an effective rangefinder. The size of the ring on the target equals the shot diameter/burst at 20 meters (65 feet). This gives the shooter an instant indication if the target is within shooting range or if it’s too far away for a sure shot. When the ring looks right, pull the trigger. It surely improves the hit rate and reduces the risk of injuring the game.
Redring® is mounted free-floating directly on to the rib of the gun. It only takes a couple of minutes to mount and the sight is ready to use. No alterations or changes to the gun are necessary. As the lightweight sight is mounted low on the shotgun rib, it will not have any noticeable effect on the balance of the gun. Redring® comes complete with recoil absorbing mounts for shotguns with a rib width ranging from 5 to 11.5 mm.