Just interested in some views/comments (preferably only if you have any experience actually using it!) for the suitabiliuty of using a red dot sight for lowland/woodland deer stalking.
The typical evarage shooting distance here (Cotswolds, Glos.) appears to be 40-60 Yards, and I suggest many people are overscoped. A red dot sight is not popular in the UK but it is quite common in the USA and of course for driven hunting on the Continent.
Pro's will be quick target acquisition and having less weight on your rifle.
Cons will be low-light visibility (is it?) as most red dot sights are a x1 magnification, and of course disapproval and tut-tutting from traditionalists.
I have also come accross the option of mounting a red dot sight on top of your scope - now that is an interesting set-up! ?