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I just bought the Trijicon ACOG. What sight do you prefer?

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The trijicon ACOG is a great optic for the AR. I have hit my silhouette at 500m with the ACOG on my M4. Also, for more close quarters a holographic sight or red dot. I personally use the M68 combat optic red dot sight.

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I like the EO Tech 512. I will probably get a 553 when more money is available.

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I prefer the ones that come on it (A2 upper) I found that I can pick off just about anything in my field of view with the standard everyday sights that God put on his first AR15.

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The AACOG is an outstanding sight, but a little pricey.

I prefer the EOTech sights. I have a 551, which has never let me down. Fastest sight on the market, IMHO.

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The Eotech 512AA!! Can't beat it!!

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I prefer the Eotech for CQ/ Entry work. I have compared the red dot systems to the Eotech and found that it is faster and more durable. Hands down Eotech takes the prize IMO. As for distance, the trijicon ACOG seems to be pretty good too.

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The trijicon ACOG is a great sight and if you do not need the long range end of it the new tri power sight from trijicon is very good also.

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Has anyone tried red dot sights made by NC Star, are they worth putting on an AR?

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crozier7883 said:

Has anyone tried red dot sights made by NC Star, are they worth putting on an AR?

I would stay clear of NC Star or other cheap Chinese junk optics for any kind of battle rifle. Go with something proven like EO Tech, ACOG, Aimpoint. You won't be disappointed that way.

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Anybody have experience with the aimpoint M62? I have a friend that can get me one cheap and I'm wondering what I can expect. As for Eotechs, does anyone know if the 511.d1 is raised up high enough to get a comfortable view off of a flat top receiver? I had major issues getting my current red dot up high enough for me to see through and don't want a repeat experience. I'm also interested in dot size for the two sights. My current sight covers the entire target (about the size of the center of a silhouette at 100m) and this is no good. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have an aimpoint compml2. Love it. EOTech is also great. For Brian when you order a new site check the MOA for the dot, each will have diff. MOA's so just get the smallest you prefer.


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BrianM said:

Anybody have experience with the aimpoint M62? I have a friend that can get me one cheap and I'm wondering what I can expect. As for Eotechs, does anyone know if the 511.d1 is raised up high enough to get a comfortable view off of a flat top receiver? I had major issues getting my current red dot up high enough for me to see through and don't want a repeat experience. I'm also interested in dot size for the two sights. My current sight covers the entire target (about the size of the center of a silhouette at 100m) and this is no good. Any help would be appreciated.

I've used the Aimpoint and EOTech on my issued M4, and both are excellent optics. I prefer the EOTech for the big circle that draws my eye better, especially in changing light conditions. Your experience may differ. The one drawback to the Aimpoint is that you need a mount to go with it, and that costs extra. Also, it uses those "watch batteries", and I've had trouble getting those before, but it shouldn't ever be a problem when CONUS. Those batteries last FOREVER, though. IIRC, it's something like 10,000 hours on a medium setting.

As for the EOThingy, AA batteries are everywhere and run everything from your GPS to your night vision. You will always have some spares to scavenge or be able to get them on the economy. I would avoid the "N" battery versions. My experience has been that availability and battery life are not so predictable, and we may end up retrofitting to the AA model. I have gone an entire tour on a single set of Lithium AA's in the EOTech.

Concerning your height over bore with the EOTech 511, they line up so that the center dot is about level with the front sight post with a normal cheek weld, so they will co-witness with your back-up iron sight without any additional mount. Also, keep in mind that The EOTech is a holographic sight, meaning that the reticle can be anywhere in the viewing window and your point of impact isn't affected, so you can alter your cheek weld a bit and see the reticle above the front sight post without any POI issues. You may find yourself doing this without realizing that you are doing so.

Dot size for the EOTech is about 1 MOA, being about 1" at 100 yards. It actually ends up being a bit larger than that in practice, but it's very small and still works well because of the 65 MOA circle naturally drawing your eye to the center. I believe the issued M68 Aimpoint has a 3 MOA dot, but I could be mistaken. At any rate, both are MUCH smaller than your current dot.

FYI, it's very easy to zero these sights if your folding back-up irons are already zeroed. While aiming through the irons with a proper cheek weld you need only dial the red dot to the top-center of the front sight post. This will put the dot sight very, very near a perfect zero. I confirm zero on my dot sights this way after the carbine has done some riding on rough roads, as they will shift POI if treated harshly enough.

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Flipper_831 said:

The trijicon ACOG is a great optic for the AR. I have hit my silhouette at 500m with the ACOG on my M4. Also, for more close quarters a holographic sight or red dot. I personally use the M68 combat optic red dot sight.

Indeed. I have the TA-01NSN issued and the TA-01 at the house. The built-in BDC and range finding stadia are OK, but I like the TA-31 reticle much better. More visible and easier to acquire. Sometimes it's nice to be able to get that bit of magnification onto something that catches your eye, eh? Maybe it makes your sight picture a little more precise, too. Target identification?

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danR8 said:

I prefer the ones that come on it (A2 upper) I found that I can pick off just about anything in my field of view with the standard everyday sights that God put on his first AR15.

Nothing wrong with irons.

However, sight acquisition can be an issue in low light or against dark backgrounds. Sometimes there's enough light for target identification, but not enough to see the iron sights. Irons are also less tolerant of altered cheek welds caused by odd firing positions. Obviously, I'm a huge proponent of dot sights.

Having said that, I don't think anyone should be running an optic until they can make their rifle sing with the iron sights. You know, the importance of fundamentals and all.

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I'm good with all of em. But for me, mission dictates what kinda sight i'll employ.. Hell with 10 ARs and a duty M4, I can do whatever I want, So sayeth Eugene Stoner!


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Ten AR's? Wow.

I only have seven. :(

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You both suck.

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:)

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I still got an upper for ya Brian, If your still interested that is...


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I still only have 1 right now, but I plan on building a couple of more maybe in 6.8 Rem and/or 6.5 Grendel.

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C_Repine says ...



I still only have 1 right now, but I plan on building a couple of more maybe in 6.8 Rem and/or 6.5 Grendel.



I am supposed to shoot my 6.8 SPC build in a sniper competition this weekend (we'll see if I have the energy), as it's the only thing I have zeroed and DOPE'd at this point.  The guy running the match is interested in seeing it shoot, too.  I'll let you know what I think.  I don't have very good DOPE on the rifle, but I've shot it enough to know that I like the cartridge very well and that it's securely sub-MOA. 


I'm looking at a barrel change in the near future, so I don't want to waste too much time on this one, anyway.

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I still got an upper for ya Brian, If your still interested that is...

Always interested, but I'm a bit 'extended' at the moment.

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ACOG is the preference but way to much $$$.  I prefer the Aimpoint comp series. currently running a compM2 NVG Compatible.  Not sure if I'm gonna try and get the ACOG next or just get the 3x mag for the Aimpoint.  TCLEOSE won't let you carry more than a 3x scope unless get certified for  precision rifle.  Petty rule but do what ya gotta do.  Probably gonna stick with the aimpoint cause i can't use night vision with the ACOG



 


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My primary sight is the Trijicon Relex mounted just forward of the carrying handle. I use my iron sights as backup.


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What do think of this red dot sight?


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