Redring Shotgun Sight

19 02 2014

redring logoDuring the Shot Show Media Day at the Range I had the chance to shoot clay pigeons with the Redring Shotgun Sight. It was set up on a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun, and looked more like a rifle scope than any shotgun sight I had ever used. I was instructed to keep both eyes open, which is tough for me to do since I have been shooting right eye dominant for 40 years.

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The Redring Shotgun Sight mounted on a shotgun simulator at the Shot Show. Note the red ring visible in the sight.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

As the first clay left the thrower, I immediately noticed how easy it was to acquire your target in the sight. I fired and the first clay was dusted. I expressed my thought that the target actually seemed to be clearer then with the naked eye. It was explained to me that the Redring Optical Shotgun Sight, developed in Sweden, has a light measurement system that adapts to the background. So I was right, it was clearer and more defined with the sight.

I called “Pull”; again the clay was blasted into small pieces. I repeated the process with the same results. Just to test the sight and the gun, I called “Pull” once more and shot with my left eye closed, I wasn’t surprised when I missed, but I wanted to make sure.

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Keep both eyes open!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

Many aspects of this sight did impress me; I was shooting an unknown gun, I hadn’t sighted in the scope myself, I had never used an optical scope on a shotgun and I NEVER keep both eyes open and yet here I was shooting like a pro!

I have used the sight since then on my own shotguns and the installation was easy. The sight will fit on any shotgun with a vent rib with various spacers included; so moving from one shotgun to another can be accomplished in just a couple of minutes.

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Very stylish with great function!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

Using the Redring has improved my shooting average by about 15%. After forgetting about keeping both eyes open a few times, and of course-missing, it is now an automatic reflex when shooting to keep both eyes open. There are also a couple of factors that help with improving shooting accuracy which are the Target Distance Indicator and the Spot Metering which reads the back-light and automatically adjust the intensity of the ring.  Both help with the ranging and acquiring of your targets. You won’t realize that all of this is happening, you will just know you are are shooting better.


When you handle the sight, you can tell it is good quality. They have used Anodized Aluminum for the main body, yet the unit weighs under 6 ounces. The auto shut off also insures I don’t have dead batteries the next time I pick up my shotgun. They offer a 5 year warranty on manufacturing defects.

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The Redring sight excels at shooting clay pigeons!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

This Redring Shotgun Sight works in all shotgunning applications; wing shooting, turkey/deer hunting, and skeet/clays. Turkey season will soon be upon us, and I will be taking the Redring into the field! Try one out today, and you will see for yourself why Field and Stream named the Redring Optical Shotgun Sight the “Best Sight of 2013.”

Learn more about this sight at The MSRP of the Redring Shotgun Sight is $749.00. You can find a listing of retailers at  

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