Reflex sights have grown in popularity over the recent years. There is a logical reason for the the expansion of the optics’ acclaim – they work.
The biggest advantage of such sights is they encourage shooting with both eyes open. In turn, reflex sights have shown they produce faster target accusation and more accurate shooting, even by beginning shooters.
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Sightmark have given shooters hunting for the optic another choice with the Texas manufacturer expanding their catalog of reflex sights. The company is now selling its Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight, a sight solution that looks to come with all the bells and whistles, but without the typically hefty price tag.
The Ultra Shot M-Spec appears to have a number of features aim for in a reflex sight, but one of its big selling points is its digital switch controls. The controls allow for a vast amount of adjustment on the sight to match whatever light conditions are present with six variable brightness levels for daytime use and six settings in night vision mode.
With 1x magnification, the sight is perfect for close-range work. This is enhanced with its 65 MOC outer circle, which helps for quick target acquisition. The sight, however, is set up to do some long-distance work, with its 2 MOA central dot small enough to aid a shooter who needs to reach out.
The Ultra Shot M-Spec isn’t just on target when it comes to drawing a bead, but also has the features that make it rugged. The optic is housed in a magnesium-alloy body that is water resistant up to 40 feet and has been tested to handle the recoil of a .50 caliber rifle.
The optic is outfitted with an intuitive quick release throw lever, which makes attaching it to a firearm literally a momentary task. The device is compatible with both Weaver mounts and Picatinny rails, making it a snap to add to almost any modern firearm.
The Ultra Shot M-Spec stays in the fight with minimal energy usage. The optic operates off a single CR2 3V battery, which runs 90-1000 hours, depending on usage. It is also a relatively light unit to add to a firearm, weighting in at a svelte 8 ounces.
Sightmark has made getting into the Ultra Shot M-Spec fairly easy. The optic has an MSRP of $239.99, making it quite a cheaper option than most reflex sights on the market.
The ABCs of Rifle Shooting by David Watson holds to the idea that shooters should hone their skills and streamline their equipment to achieve the desired results, rather than merely seeking out the newest pieces of equipment. Learn to put the time, effort, and training into the firearm you use—whichever you choose will be an accurate rifle because you’ve adapted to using it, not because it’s the latest and greatest, or most expensive model.