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Old 07-01-2018, 01:42 AM   #1
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I have a S&W .44 mag 686.

I want to put some type of a red dot sight on it.

I want something that will point fast and work in low light.

Any suggestions?

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Old 07-01-2018, 05:42 AM   #2
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Vortex 3 MOA. I have one on a Glock G40. Excellent red dot sight.
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:56 AM   #3
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S&W never made a 686 chambered in .44 mag. Is it a custom gun?
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:36 PM   #4
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Fastfire 3
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:58 PM   #5
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Trijicon RMR gen 2.
Auto brightening or adjust manually if you want more visibility. Very accurate on my Glock 19.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:19 PM   #6
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Trijicon RMR gen 2.
Auto brightening or adjust manually if you want more visibility. Very accurate on my Glock 19.
This. If money isnít an issue.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:37 AM   #7
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I wouldn’t trust anything less than a gen 2 RMR on a 44mag.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:58 PM   #8
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I would go one step further and skip the electronics all together. Get a dual source RMR (tritium + fiber optic).

Amazon has the plate you need to
mount it. Description says 500 but it will fit all large frame revolvers from K frame and up.

https://www.amazon.com/Trijicon-Smit.../dp/B009PTUV24

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Old 07-02-2018, 12:59 PM   #9
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S&W never made a 686 chambered in .44 mag. Is it a custom gun?


Iím thinking he meant 629.


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Old 07-02-2018, 01:02 PM   #10
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:19 PM   #11
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S&W never made a 686 chambered in .44 mag. Is it a custom gun?
Model 629 Sorry

I'm more of a recurve and long bow guy.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:35 PM   #12
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Thanks guys.

So how are these at say 10 yds trying to put down a hog? Is it nothing but a blur?

Can you do OK if it gets hairy and you need to point and shoot at closer ranges in a hurry?
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:55 PM   #13
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They’re slow as Christmas.

https://youtu.be/vjfH9QadpVA
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:19 PM   #14
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They’re slow as Christmas.

https://youtu.be/vjfH9QadpVA
I've killed around 6 deer and hogs, a turkey and a lot of small game out to 50 yards with a S&W 586 .357 open sights but age and eye sight is making me lean towards getting a different sight system.

Have to admit don't know a thing about them.

Had to get contacts to shoot my trad bows.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:55 PM   #15
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It takes a little getting used to, but they’re faster than irons once you get it figured out.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:28 PM   #16
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I've killed around 6 deer and hogs, a turkey and a lot of small game out to 50 yards with a S&W 586 .357 open sights but age and eye sight is making me lean towards getting a different sight system.

Have to admit don't know a thing about them.

Had to get contacts to shoot my trad bows.


Quick shots do take some practice. But if youíre in a stand and have plenty of time they are great. Especially if itís your up close vision thatís bad. I canít see a traditional 3 dot sight or front blade/bead but a dot just stands out like all get out.


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