Hi-Lux Leatherwood’s new Red Dot Sight – SHOT Show Optic Preview

    Hi-Lux Leatherwood displayed their new MaxTac Dot red-dot sight at SHOT Show 2014. This new red-dot packs a lot of features for just $199 MSRP. Some of those include a robust machined aluminum housing, dual-mode digital illumination control, build-in picatinny mount and a screw-on anti-reflective filter comes with it.



    On top of the Hi-Lux MaxTac Dot, there’s a ambient light sensor which is part of the automatically illumination control feature. The user has the option of override that and manually adjust the reticle brightness. The objective lens size is the standard 30mm and all lens are multicoated.



    On the left side of the new Hi-Lux red-dot, there’s the battery compartment for the CR2032 lithium battery. The battery life is between 400-500 hours and there’s an automatic shutdown to save battery power. A touch of either buttons will wake up the sight from the sleep mod. Hi-Lux is working on an add-on dedicated mount spacer that will increases the sight height to 1.5 inch for the AR style rifles.



    The Hi-Lux MaxTac Dor’s lens covers are metal and those screw on to both lens. The included anti-reflective filter is also threaded for use with this metal lens cover. The sight’s capped adjustment turrets offer 1/2 MOA per click. The sight housing is sealed for water proof and shock resistant.



    The Hi-Lux MaxTac Dot has a 4 MOA red dot reticle (the dot is off focused in this image). I found the lens coating has a noticeable greenish tint at low light. Due to its use of larger honeycomb grids, the Hi-Lux anti-reflective filter doesn’t seems to dim the sight picture as much as other similar type of ARD filters.



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