Hot Gobbler Optics: Aimpoint Micro H-2 Red Dot Proves Itself on Turkeys
By Kristin Alberts
Our test Aimpoint Micro H-2 sits atop the new Savage 220 bolt action shotgun. With Federal Premium TSS loads, we cleanly harvested trophy toms from 16 yards to 53 yards, and the dot size and brightness settings of the Aimpoint were ideal. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
While optics on turkey smoothbores are becoming the norm these days, many hunters — current company included — are reluctant to make the transition. That all changed when we spent a Texas Rio Grande turkey hunt with the Savage Model 220 bolt action shotgun topped with an Aimpoint Micro H-2 red dot. The rest is happy history.
Aimpoint Micro H-2
Though we have always hunted with irons or fiber optic open sights, there’s finally a red dot optic we can get behind for turkey slaying. We had the pleasure of using the Micro H-2’s atop Savage’s 220 bolt action 20-gauge turkey-specific smoothbores, and it worked flawlessly. The sight is classified by the company as a “reflex collimator sight with LED” but to us, it’s a hardcore red dot.
Integral Weaver/Picatinny-style base allows easy mounting on most guns, while Aimpoint offers a half-dozen additional mounts for easy mating with a variety of specific rifles and shotguns. It ships with a