Aimpoint Hunter H34S The Ultimate 1x Hunting Sight
Aimpoint has been the leader in red dot sights for as long as I can remember. For many hunting applications, 1x is all the law allows. In other cases, the need is for instant target acquisition with no parallax issues and unlimited eye relief. The Aimpoint H34S is part of the expanded hunting line of Aimpoint sighting systems and its features read like a most wanted list.
The H34S weighs just over half a pound at 8.8 ounces. Problems with cheaper red dot sights is the dots are often way too big and often have flare and streaks in them. Great if you like looking at a 4th of July skyrocket effect, but not so good for hunting. The H34S has a crisp, 2 MOA dot that is ideal for big game hunting to 200 yards or the maximum point black range of your rifle. The operating temperature range is from -20 degrees F to + 140 degrees F and the sight is completely waterproof.
The battery life is shockingly good, due to what Aimpoint calls their ACET (Advanced Circuit Efficiency Technology). It uses just one CR2032 button battery that yield a life of 50,000 hours. That isn't a typo: 50,000 hours which equates to over 5.7 years. The warranty is 10 years, two years for duty or daily use. The H34S basic dimensions are as follows.
Aimpoint has always been the industry leader with this genre of sight. It is the type of sighting device you can use on your turkey gun in the spring, use on your .44 RemMag for black bear, then pop onto your inline muzzleloader for whitetail or elk. You can easily mount it on a Picatinny rail on a Mini-14 or an AR for feral hogs and so forth as well. The Aimpoint H34S is nothing short of outstandingly good: it deserves the very highest recommendation. For more info, see http://www.aimpoint.com/us/ .
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