Brando Red Dot Sight

Started Sep 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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EPPaar Regular Member • Posts: 131
Brando Red Dot Sight

Earlier there was a thread of the Panasonic site concerning this Red Dot sight

While the sight is very good for anyone interested in shooting birds or planes the hot shoe adapter has problems. The back screw doesn't engage the flange with sufficient force to lock the rail in place and as a result the rail will wiggle.

There is very simple and expensive solution. There are two locking nuts on the adapter. One to lock the device to the hot shoe and the other, in theory, to hold the rail in place. It doesn't work.

However if you place a drop of Krazy Glue® on rail where the locking nut meets it, then turn the locking nut to the rail, it will form a strong bond. Note: Turning the locking nut may twist the rail out of position but you will have a few minutes to move it back before the glue begins to set. Don't worry about getting it exactly centered as any error can be corrected with the adjustment screws.

I would advise you to let the glue set for 24 hours before using the sight.

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