9 Best Red Dot Scope For Turkey Hunting 2022

Well, for accurate target shooting you need to perfect viewability to hit the target. For turkey hunting, both red dot scope and prism scope are good to go. But for quick target access while your target is moving the best to go with a red dot sight or scope. While prism scope is used for mid-range shooting.

When it comes to turkey hunting you need to be very quick and precise about your target shooting. Most of the hunters prefer shotguns for turkey hunting because of their shell patterns. In addition, to keep your shell pattern of the shot tight and clean you need a choke tube. On the other hand, with the combination of both ground blind and turkey decoys, you can easily hunt your target without being noticed. Best Red Dot Scope For Turkey Hunting

When it comes to Turkey hunting the visibility of the dot plays a greater factor because sometimes a larger dot blocks your target. So, I recommend you to go with 3 MOA red dot sight rather than 6 MOA sight.

In this article, HunterHunts listed the best red dot scope for your shotguns. I listed them on the basis of their technology, wider viewing area, most important one reticles, battery life, windage and elevation angle, and range of shooting. I hope you will buy the best one for your gun. Let’s begin,

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List Of 9 Best Red Dot Scope For Turkey Hunting

 

1. Holosun Red Dot Sight For Turkey Hunting (Advance Technology)

Best red dot for turkey hunting

Key Features

  • Solar Failsafe:- This is an innovative feature in which your red dot sight remains powered when your battery is not working or turns off. Apart from this, the solar failsafe automatically adjusts the brightness of the reticle according to the lighting conditions.Holosun HS510C Solar Failsafe
  • Shake Awake:- Well in this feature the LED dot is turned off if there is no motion in the red-dot sight for 10 minutes. And immediately awake when you touch the red dot sight. One thing more this feature is user-programmable.
  • Multi-Reticle System:- Comes with 3 different reticle systems so, you have to select the best reticle according to your vision. Either you select 2 MOA, a 65 MOA open circle, or a combination of both 2 MOA and 65 MOA circle-dot reticle.Holosun HS510C Multi-Reticle System
  • Super LED:- Comes with 2 different LED colors, so you adjust them according to the brightness level or if difficulty in seeing the color.Holosun HS510C Super LED
  • Picatinny Mount:- It has a quick locking detach system with an adjustable Allen screw located on the other side for proper tightening of the Holosun HS510C red-dot sight.
  • Windage and Elevation:- Adjustable windage and elevation setting button of the Holosun HS510C red-dot sight for zero settings by twisting it with T10 L Key.
  • 12 Brightness Setting:- This feature has 12 different day/night brightness setting 10 for daylight & 2 for night vision.

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red and Green
  • Reticle Size:- 2 MOA Dot & 65 MOA Circle
  • Light Wavelength:- 540nm
  • Battery:- CR2032 3V Lithium Coin (Life 50,000 hrs)
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- 5 years (T&C)
  • Click Value:- 0.50 MOA
  • Windage &Elevation Travel Range:- ±50 MOA
  • Weight:- 4.94 Oz
  • Dimension (in):- 3.3×1.68×1.78
  • Vibration:- 1000G
  • IP67 Waterproof and Dust Proof

Accessories

  • Absolute Co-witness QD Mount
  • T10 L Key
  • CR2032 Battery
  • Lens Cloth

Well, the thing I like most about Holosun HS510C 2 MOA Dot is 3 different reticles and 2 battery systems. Overall the red dot scope is good to go with turkey hunting because of its advanced technology and lightweight. That’s why I put it on the number one spot. Built with rugged aluminum housing and a grade 5 titanium hood, it is able to withstand seawater. An anti-reflective multilayer coating helps in maximum light transmission.

Apart from this, the windage and elevation button controls the zero settings, and the rest of the feature is controlled by the + or – button. The field of view is really up to the mark, it has a large windowed reflex sight that allows you to shoot with both eyes open. Yes, it’s parallax-free as they said, but as further the target is the fewer parallax matters. Beyond the 50 yards, it’s completely parallax-free. Rest of the features I mentioned above. If you really want to invest in red dot sight which gonna last for a while buying this one.

2. Sig Sauer Red Dot Sight For Turkey Hunting (Recommend To Buy)

Sig Sauer Red Dot Sight

Key Features

  • MOTAC Technology:- Motion Activated Illumination sensing technology shutting down the red dot when not in use for up to 2 minutes. And instantly activates when slightly senses vibration or movement. Due to MOTAC features the battery life of the ROMEO5 red-dot sight is increased and provides you up to 50,000+ hours of backup.Sig Sauer Red Dot Sight Motion Sensing Technology
  • 10 Brightness settings:- The 2-MOA LED red dot provides you 10 illumination settings that are compatible for visibility in all light conditions. 8 settings for daylight and 2 settings for night vision.Sig Sauer Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Red Dot
  • M1913 Picatinny:- It includes an M1913 Picatinny low mount riser that is compatible with industry-standard mounting options. Moreover, it also includes a co-witness 1.41 inches riser mount.
  • Durability:- This red dot sight is fabricated with lightweight 6000-series aluminum which provides you a lifetime guarantee on the body. In terms of the electronic part, it covers a 5-year warranty. IPX-7 standard prevents it from water and fog, in addition, it is completely immersed into water up to 1 meter.

 

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red
  • Reticle Size:- 2 MOA Dot
  • Illumination Settings:- 8 Daytime / 2 NV
  • Battery:- CR2032 3V Lithium Coin (Life 50,000+ hrs)
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- 5 years (T&C)
  • Click Value:- 0.50 MOA
  • Windage &Elevation Travel Range:- ±100 MOA
  • Weight:- 5.11 Ounces
  • Dimension (in):- 4.72 x 3.03 x 0.76 inches
  • IPX-7 Waterproof and Dust Proof

Accessories

  • Low riser & Co-witness 1.41 Inche Riser Mount
  • CR2032 Battery
  • Lens Cloth

In a nutshell, Sig Sauer ROMEO5 red dot sight is budget one red dot for target hunting. This one is best for civilians and armed professionals and provides you with a 1x aiming for any situation. Ultra-low parallax provides the perfect aiming point of impact, no matter what is your viewing angle.

Even after hundreds of rounds, it holds zero perfectly. The battery life is really great due to MOTAC sensing technology. Rest is a great product to buy under the $140 budget. They provide you premium quality features in that much amount. If your budget is around $50-60 then go either with TRUGLO or Feyachi. If you looking for a premium one under budget then go with this rather than invest in a higher one.

3. Bushnell Trophy Red Dot Scope (Budget One)

Bushnell Trophy Red Dot Scope

Key Features

  • Views:- You get pretty green views in the TRS which are unnoticed while you run or chase to take down a game. It gives justifiable clarity due to quality and multi-coated 20mm objective lens, emitting optimum light.
  • Sight Dot Type:- It has a 3 MOA (minute of angle) sharp and crisp red dot reticle that covers a 3-inch target in 100 yards. By the single point of focus, it locates the target and reticle both on the same optical plane, that’s what gives you a lifetime shot with both your eyes open. 
  • Brightness Settings:- The rotating dial (Knob) features 11 levels of brightness simply by rotating it. These different brightness levels allow you to adjust the visibility of the red dot as per the light availability in hunting surroundings.Bushnell Trophy Red Dot Scope With 11 Settings
  • Battery Life- This riflescope includes a CR2032 battery which is cheap and has more than 5000 hours of life while being operated on the mid setting. The battery lasts for more than a week at full brightness.
  • Portability:- The scope weighs 113g which is very lightweight to hold for hours with your hunting gun. Also, the length is just 63mm, as compact as you want, making transportation easier on your hunting trip. You can attach it with a Picatinny mount.
  • Durability:-  Nitrogen-purged, and O-ring sealed tube offers complete water, fog, and shockproof protection for enhanced performance. Furthermore, Bushnell is a brand that offers a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship or materials on their all products.

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red
  • Reticle Size:- Dot
  • Illumination Settings:- 11 Daytime
  • Battery:- 1 CR2032
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- 5 years (T&C)
  • Click Value:- 0.50 MOA
  • Windage &Elevation Travel Range:- ±100 MOA
  • Weight:- 3.7 Ounces
  • Dimension (in):- 2.5 x 3.4 x 2.2 inches
  • Waterproof and Dust Proof

The Bushnell TRS-25 is a suitable and affordable beginner red dot scope that’s durable enough for hunting and competition use. You may find the battery life just okay, but the reticle’s brightness can get all the work done for you. 

Also, its red dot is more durable compared to the price ($80). The best part is, Trophy TRS-25 scope works with most hunting guns such as muzzleloaders, rifles, shotguns, and pistols.

Overall, this scope is highly recommended to hunting enthusiasts looking for an excellent range optic at a pocket-sparing price, must consider it.

4. CVLIFE Red/Green Dot Gun Sight Scope (Inexpensive) 

CVLIFE RedGreen Dot Gun Sight Scope

Key Features

  • Views:- This sight has a very clean 33mm reflex lens to offer you clear views. The reflective multi-coated lens reduces glare and keeps the dots visible to your eyes even in low-light situations. 
  • Sight Dot Type:- It has both red and green color dots with four different types of reticles. You can change the type of the reticle with the help of a dial behind the sight. It is recommended to use the red one in dark or low light conditions. While, during the day, go green.CVLIFE RedGreen Dot Gun Sight Scope With 4 Reticle
  • Battery Life:- It uses a CR2032 battery which is very common to find. The battery may last for up to a year if you don’t use it quite often. However, keeping the brightness sharp in day use may require battery replacement after 6 to 8 months.
  • Brightness Settings:- This dot sight has 5 brightness settings. You can keep the reticles in bright or dim settings as required. Low brightness works great in dawn and dusk. However, high brightness may show a shadow, but is perfect for hunting in the daytime.CVLIFE RedGreen Dot Gun Sight Scope With 5 Brightness Settings
  • Portability:- Nothing can beat the size of CVLIFE 1X22X33, it is impressively compact and lightweight to fit into your pocket. It weighs only 130 g, allowing you a quick assembling and removal. Also, it has Allen head screw type windage and elevation click adjustments which are so convenient.
  • Durability:- Made with high-quality aluminum alloy, this hardware is durable and long-lasting. The mat black coating avoids corrosion and water to a certain level. There are no warranty details, however, you may contact CVLife to know the warranty and return policy.

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red or Green
  • Reticle Size:- Dot, Cross, Bulleye & Starburst
  • Illumination Settings:- 5 Daytime
  • Battery:- One 3V-CR2032 Battery
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Click Value:- 1-MOA
  • Windage &Elevation Travel Range:- 70 MOA
  • Weight:- 3.76 Oz
  • Dimension (in):-3.11 x 1.14 x 2.13 inches
  • Water resist, shockproof, and Dust Proof

Accessories

  • 1 x Rubber lens Cap Cover
  • 1 x Cleaning Cloth
  • 1 x CR 2032 Battery
  • 2 x Wrenches

If you name the best low-cost dot sights, the CVLIFE 1X22X33 will come to the top. This comes with a 3 and 10 MOA, making it one of the versatile options available in the red dot sight market. 

While giving you a field of view of 8 feet at 100 yards, this device is promised to give you better precision in long and short-range shots. Additionally, the 3-position rheostat illumination allows you to use this sight in a low-light environment.

Overall, among a lot of cheap red dot sights, CVLIFE 1X22X33 will cost you just under $30. Highly recommended sight for those who have a tight budget but still want to make the most out of their hunting trip.

5. TRUGLO 30mm Red-Dot Sight (Recommend To Buy)

TRUGLO 30mm Red-Dot Sight

Key Features

  • Weaver Mount:- This red dot sight has an integrated weaver mounting system which is ideal for shotguns, handguns, rifles, muzzleloaders, airguns, and crossbows.
  • 2 Reticles Pattern:- Comes with 2-dot reticle color option one is red and other is a green dot.
  • Adjustable Brightness:- With the help of Rheostat brightness control you can easily focus on the target in sunset time.
  • Lens Cover:- Flip-up lens caps prevent the objective lens from scratches and the lanyard system helps you in for easy storage.
  • Windage and Elevation:- Adjustable windage and elevation setting according to eyes power.

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red or Green
  • Reticle Size:- Dot
  • Battery:- 3V-CR2032 Battery
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Click Value:- 5-MOA
  • Windage &Elevation Travel Range:- 70 MOA
  • Weight:- 3.7 Oz
  • Dimension (in):- 9 x 5.75 x 2 inches
  • Water resist, shockproof, and Dust Proof

Accessories

  • 3V-CR2032 battery
  • 1 x Allen Wrench

Well, I highly recommend you to go with this one if your budget is under $150. TRUGLO provides you a decent amount of features in that much amount. Because TRUGLO  is famous for their best Turkey hunting products. This red sight is fabricated with lightweight CNC-machined aircraft-grade aluminum material.

Due to its lightweight, it feels like nothing on the gun or rifle. Easy clickable windage and elevation control with 5-MOA red-dot reticle. Moreover, a 30mm objective lens provides you wide field of view and unlimited eye relief. Rest it is a great product to buy go with this one.

6. Feyachi Red Dot Sight With Multiple Reticle (Cheapest One)

Feyachi Reflex Sight With Multiple Reticle

Key Features

  • Picatinny Mount:- This red dot sight has an integrated mount for standard 20mm Picatinny rail with a tightening screw.
  • 4 Reticles Pattern:- Well this comes 4 reticles, circle with a dot, a dot, crosshair with a dot, and cross circle with a dot.Feyachi RS-30 4 Reticles Pattern
  • Updated Press Button:- Quick access for turning the red dot sight on, off, and change the brightness levels.
  • 5 Brightness Settings:- Tap the brightness setting button until you get the optimal visibility according to your eye’s power.
  • Windage and Elevation:- Adjustable windage and elevation setting according to eyes power.

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red
  • Reticle Size:- 4 Different Reticles Size
  • Battery:- LR44 (AG13) Batteries (Life 30,000 hrs)
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Click Value:- 0.50 MOA
  • Windage &Elevation Travel Range:- 70 MOA
  • Weight:- 5.4 Oz
  • Dimension (in):- 3.6×2.36x.80
  • Water resist, shockproof, and Dust Proof

Accessories

  • 3 x LR44 (AG13) Batteries
  • 2 x Allen Wrench

Cheapest one with decent quality material and features. If you are looking for high-end red dot sight then this one isn’t for you. I like all the features and recommend using this one with AR and handguns. The tubeless design of the Feyachi RS-30 reflex sight built with high-grade aluminum alloy and 42 mm multi-coated lens provides you a wider field of view with quick target acquisition.

The lightweight and quick target access good to go with the rapid-firing shooting of moving targets like turkey, deer, coyotes, etc. Yes, it’s parallax-free but not 100%, and fully adjustable with windage and elevation settings. Easy to change the batteries without fumbling for battery covers.

7. Vortex Optics Venom Red Dot Sight (Budget One)

Vortex Optics Venom Red Dot Sight

Key Features

  • Picatinny Rail Mounting:- Well the low rail mounting clamps to a slotted spec base rail. In addition, to correct the height of the rifles or shotgun, an optional riser mounting is there.
  • Brightness Adjustments:- It has two brightness modes auto and manual, both modes are controlled by up/down buttons. If you want to turn on the auto mode, press the up arrow buttons until it flashes 3 times or for manual mode, it flashes 2 times. It comes with 3 MOA reticle sizes.Vortex Optics Venom 3 MOA Red dot
  • Windage and Elevation Adjustment:- To Adjust the windage and elevation setting, rotate the dial for making adjustments. The dial clicks are not audible enough but you feel the dial roration by hand. (one MOA = 1.05 inches @100 yards)

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red
  • Reticle Size:- 3 MOA
  • Battery:- CR2032 (Up to 150 hrs on highest & Up to 30,000 hrs on lower settings)
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- Life Time
  • Click Value:- 1 MOA
  • Max Elevation Adjustment: 130 MOA
  • Max Windage Adjustment:- 100 MOA
  • Weight:- 1.1 Oz
  • Dimension (in):- 1.9×1.11×1
  • O-ring sealed for waterproof & Shockproof performance

Accessories

  • Weaver / Picatinny mount
  • T-15 Torx wrench
  • Rain cover
  • Lens cloth
  • Mounting screws
  • CR 1632 battery
  • Screwdriver

Overall the VENOM red-dot sight is good for turkey shotgun huntings. Target the cross objects faster, because of its larger viewing window that makes for a wider field of view. It is surrounded by rugged aluminum housing which prevents the fully multi-coated lenses from damage.

A 3 MOA provides a precise point of aim for rapid target shooting. The battery automatically turns low in manual mode after regular use of 14 hrs to maintain its life. Yes, it’s “parallax free” as you know according to company standards small amount of parallax is considered. VENOM red-dot sight is fit with your rifle, pistol, or shotgun.

8. AT3™ Micro Red Dot Scope (Cheap With High End Features)

AT3™ Micro Red Dot Scope

Key Features

  • Picatinny Mount:- Due to its low profile mount, it has a greater viewing area with deployed iron sights.
  • Cantilever Riser Mount:- Well the .83” riser mount is used with an AR rifle, which provides you an absolute co-witness with AR iron sights. Moreover, you can adjust the red dot to look through the iron sight.AT3™ RD-50 Cantilever Riser Mount
  • Scratch-Resistant Lenses:- The multi-coated lens is scratch-resistant so, it will provide you a crisp image in any harsh conditions.
  • Windage and Elevation:- Adjustable windage and elevation setting and the click value is 1 MOA per click.
  • 11 Red-dot brightness Settings:- The 11 different red-dot settings give you optimal visibility in any lighting conditions. And the  2 MOA red dot sight is good to go with the both-eyes-open shooting.

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red
  • Reticle Size:- 2 MOA dot
  • Battery:- Renata™ CR2032 Battery (Life 50,000 hrs)
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- Lifetime Warranty
  • Click Value:- 1 MOA
  • Windage &Elevation Travel Range:- 70 MOA
  • Weight:- 3.6 Oz
  • Dimension (in):- 
  • Maximum Recoil:- Certified up to 500g’s
  • IP67 Waterproof, Fog Proof, and Dust Proof 

Accessories

  • RD-ARMOR Cover with Lens Caps
  • PRO-MOUNT Cantilever Riser Mount
  • Rubber bikini cover
  • Allen wrench 

Overall the product is best for the low budget price as compared to other red-dot sights quality and features. The AT3™ RD-50 PRO™ is designed to fit with all types of guns or rifles. The body is built with 6061 T6 aluminum and the nitrogen purging resists fogging and moisture.

Due to light weight and working well at extreme temperatures. I would recommend you to buy this red dot scope for turkey hunting due to its tested recoil resistance of up to 500g and budget price with maximum features in it. Also, this is good to work with optics-ready rifles.

9. Burris Fastfire III Red Dot Scope (Older One)

Burris Fastfire III with Picatinny Mount

Key Features

  • Automatic Brightness Sensor:- Well this feature adjusts brightness level according to the lighting conditions so you get a crisp image. And also have 3 manual brightness settings.
  • Picatinny/Weaver Mount:- Comes with both Picatinny/Weaver mount, good to go with AR, shotgun and handguns.
  • Windage and Elevation:- Adjustable windage and elevation setting make optic fine-tuning easy with no special tool required.

 Main Specifications

  • Magnification:- 1x
  • Reticle Color:- Red
  • Reticle Size:- 3 MOA  dot
  • Battery:- CR1632 battery (Life 30,000 hrs)
  • Unlimited Eye Relief:- Yes
  • Warranty:- Lifetime Warranty
  • Click Value:- 0.25 MOA
  • Windage &Elevation Travel Range:- 115 MOA
  • Weight:- 1.5 Oz
  • Dimension (in):- 1.9×1.02×1
  • Water resist, shockproof, and Dust Proof

Accessories

  • Plastic Hood Cover
  • Picatinny/Weaver Mount
  • Screw Driver
  • Allen wrench
  • CR1632 battery

Overall the product is good for turkey hunting, but I listed it last because of its older design and technology. Most of the time you are stuck with battery issues with Burris Fastfire III red dot sight. Apart from these issues, the product is good to go with any type of gun or rifle. The 3 MOA dot provides you pinpoint accuracy, as the smaller dot covers far less of the overall target area.

Easy to access the battery and have an automatic time-out feature after regular use of 8 hours. Yes, it’s parallax-free but not completely and a wider size of glass provides you better speed and accuracy with both eyes open.

Frequently Ask Questions?

1. What is the best sight for turkey hunting?

Well, turkey is a quick target acquisition hunting so, red dot sight or scope is good to go because of its both eyes open target shooting ability.

2. Can you put a red dot on a shotgun?

Yes, you can put a red dot on a shotgun, all you need is a Picatinny rail to mount the red dot base.

3. What is the red dot on the turkey?

Nowadays, red dot sight is famous for turkey hunting because of its wider viewing angle, lightweight, and easy-to-use design.

4. Which is good for turkey hunting red dot or prism scope?

Well, both are good to go with turkey hunting, but mostly prism is used for mid-range shooting and red-dot sight is used for small-range shooting.

Wrapping Up:-

There are a lot of red-dot scope brands in the market and everyone is enhancing their technology to outperform other brands. Above I mentioned the best scope for turkey hunting with faster target shooting accuracy while your target is moving. If you have any queries related to the red-dot sight comment below I will reply to you shortly and suggest you the best. On the other hand, suggest to me if I am missing some important points about the red-dot so this will be help full for others. Thanks

 

By David Grey

David Grey is born & raised in Bozeman Montana, USA. He has been hunting & fishing since 2009. And used most of the outdoor gear during his 12 years of hunting experience. He likes to spend most of the time in the woods, on the trail, or by the water. He taught us about his outdoor journey and equipment experience.

2 comments

    1. Hi Scott,

      Hope you are doing great,

      When it comes to Turkey hunting the visibility of the dot plays a greater factor because sometimes a larger dot occluding your target. So, it is better to go with 3 MOA red dot sight for turkey hunting. And let me know which one you buy.
      Thanks

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