Sometimes you don’t need a bulky and heavy scope for your firearms. Before I start with Sightmark Ultra Shot Plus Review let’s discuss why I hate geavy scopes. Shooters will prefer opting for a lighter alternative for their rifles. A lighter scope is easier to mount on your rifle and easier to carry around in the field. The last thing you want is to lug your weapon around. This not only hampers your ability to get the best possible shoot but also makes your experience less fun.
If you are in the market for a lightweight, tactical scope that can be used on an array of weapons, you’re in the right place. The Sightmark Ultra Shot Plus is a new and improved version of the Sightmark QD Digital Switch Reflex Sight. This version of this scope features user-requested changes.
This scope can be mounted on rifles, shotguns and many other firearms. A one-stop destination for your scope needs. A close-range reflex sight, the ultra shot plus is perfect for quick target acquisition. keeping that in mind, it also gives you a broad field of view, an illuminated reticle and four sight options. In this review, I shall give in-depth details about this scope. By the end of this review and all the perks of this scope, I’m sure you’ll want to grab one of these for your weapons!
Sightmark Ultra Shot Plus Review
This compact, tactical scope has a lot to offer to the user. In this review, we will learn more about this red dot Sightmark.
Beginning with the optics of this scope, the Sightmark ultra shot plus has a glass lens. This lens has AR red coating. This lens has good clarity and has clean edges. The reticle of this device is illuminated. It has 5 settings in red and 5 settings in green. The lowest being the dimmest and the highest being the brightest. This is a really good feature.
According to your surroundings and the lighting you can choose to use the green reticle or the red reticle. The red reticle illumination is perfect for low light and nighttime conditions. Whereas, the green illuminated reticle is ideal for bright, daytime situations. You need to click the button on the side of the scope to change your illumination colour.
The Sightmark Ultra Shot also offers 4 different reticle sights. A 5 MOA dot, 3 MOA dot with 50 MOA circle and a 3 MOA dot with 30 MOA circle, 3 MOA dot with 50 MOA crosshairs. The Sightmark red dot sight is one of the best in the lightweight pocket-friendly range on the market. The optics hold zero easily and retains focus.
A CR2 battery powers the illumination in this scope. The battery can give up to 1000 hours for continuous use. This is some great value for money! You also get unlimited eye relief with this Sightmark Ultra Shot reflex sight.
Magnification & Range
The device comes with a fixed magnification. The shot plus has a 1-4x magnification, decent for a device of such a compact size. As a reflex sight, this device is the most conducive in urban settings. It can also be used in a tactical combat environment. Both situations work well with this scope at or below 100 yards. Moreover, your files of view also depends on the weapon you mount this scope on.
You could also use it for hunting. But, it’s pretty obvious that this device is best suited for tactical uses. This reflex sight is good for full auto because it basically shows the range of where your bullets will land under auto or the shot spread of a shotgun.
Unlike other 1-4x reflex sights on the market, the Sightmark Ultra Shot Plus does not have any windage or elevation adjustments. As we’ve seen in my previous reviews, optics like this come with some dial or turret that you can move with your bare hands or a screwdriver to set to your needs and compensate for the windage or elevation. This optic does not come with any windage adjustment screw.
However, you get this scope with an inbuilt parallax compensation. Meaning, the parallax comes corrected. Since the nature of this device is compact and lightweight, the engineering required to have no windage or elevation adjustments. In my opinion, this is not that big of a drawback of this scope because it makes up for this in other areas.
The CR2 battery in this device is easily removable and replaceable. It’s hassle-free, making it very useful on the field, The battery life of this optic averages anywhere between 180 – 2000 hours.
The scope comes with a quick detach lever and a digital switch button for quick acquisition. This Sightmark Ultra Shot Plus scope is made for a perfect shooter experience. All the adjustments on this scope can be made with ease and ensure accuracy.
This SIghtmark Ultra Shot Plus red dot sight scope has an alloy aluminium body. Multicoated and matte black. The cast aluminium body comes with a protective shield. The scope is IPX 4 waterproof, shockproof and weather resistant. The aluminium alloy makes the scope durable without the bulkiness.
The illuminated reticle come with 10 settings in all. 5 settings with the red illumination and 5 settings with the green illumination. The red dot sight also offers 4 reticle options. You can choose what fits your needs perfectly in the range. You also get unlimited eye relief and a corrected parallax with this one. Complete value for money!
The battery cap is tethered to the scope. Eliminating any chances of you losing it. The scope also has up and down signage on the body around the lever, to make it easier for you to navigate around it.
The device is lightweight and pocket friendly. It retails at a whopping $99.79 on Optics Planet. The product comes with a mounting base included. Once you’re done using the scope, you can put it back in the neoprene cover that it comes with. This is a very good way of ensuring that your scope does not get damaged in your backpack or your storage. You also get a limited lifetime of warranty of 3 years. The warranty can be passed on to the next owner if you decide to sell your scope.
This scope is compatible with an array of firearms. To state a few, you can use this with AR pistols, rifles and shotguns even. Firearms with Picatinny or Weaver rail mounts are ideal for this scope. This optics is a great choice for close-range firearms. Best suited as a backup or sidearm.
How many brightness levels are there?
The Sightmark Ultra Shot Plus features 10 brightness levels. 5 brightness levels in the green illuminations reticle and 5 in the red illumination reticle.
How to hold zero in a Sightmark reflect sight?
Make sure you mount the scope properly. Fasten it onto the firearm by pulling the lever. Zeroing in on your target means placing your red dot accurately on your target and taking aim. With the Sightmark reflex sights, this is easier because it auto-locks it’s redpoint onto the target. This means that your aim won’t move. With the mounting in place and the appropriate brightness, you can take your shot. You can refer to the SIghtmark Ultra Shot Plus pdf available on the Sightmark website for more details on the scope and how to use it.
Is Sightmark a good company?
Sightmark is not a high-end brand like Trijicon but neither is it cheap. Sightmark scopes are durable, good quality and inexpensive. They cater to your needs while also keeping in mind to make it a low budget scope. If you are looking for a good optic at a good price, this one for you.
What are the reticle options?
The Sightmark Ultra Shot also offers 4 different reticle sights. A 5 MOA dot, 3 MOA dot with 50 MOA circle and a 3 MOA dot with 30 MOA circle, 3 MOA dot with 50 MOA crosshairs.
In conclusion, this Sightmark Ultra Shot reflex sight is a really good optic. It gives you some great, noteworthy features at a low price. Agreed, it has some drawbacks but I think those are forgivable at the given price point. It is a compact and small tactical scope. I assume, that has caused Sightmark to deduct certain features from the build if this scope. However, it makes up for that with its affordability and remaining features. If you’re looking something better and expensive, you need to check out our Best Rifle Scopes under $400.
If you are looking for an affordable and compact scope, this one is for you. It won’t disappoint you. The illuminated reticle and alloy aluminium body, loaded with the reticle options and clarity are a pretty sweat deal.