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sonyvaio2
April 12, 2012, 03:02 AM
What's the best acog style scope for an ar, for around 500. For shooting at most 200 yards.

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ryno190
April 12, 2012, 06:53 AM
I have a Bushnell Trophy red/green t-dot ACOG style scope on my AR. I'm not sure what your price range is but I absolutely love mine and got a good deal off Ebay for about 120.00. I like the ACOG style but can't afford to pay the price for a new AR on a scope so this might be a good option for you. Good Luck!

Lloyd Smale
April 12, 2012, 07:12 AM
not much in that price range. bushnells are more on the cheaper scale. If i had 500 bucks i guess id just save a bit longer and look for a used acog.

fallout mike
April 12, 2012, 12:43 PM
Vortex sparc and vortex 3x magnifier with swing away mount. That's pushing $500. A little under. The acog clones are mostly garbage made by no name companies. Eotechs are not magnified and with a magnifier are around $1000.

X-Rap
April 12, 2012, 01:06 PM
Keep looking, there are used ACOGs out there in your price range and as long as the glass isn't scratched a used ACOG is better than any of the clones you will find.

RCArms.com
April 12, 2012, 01:07 PM
For a little more money, the Trijicon TR24G is an excellent optic. However a decent mount will send you back a couple hundred as well.

Don

taliv
April 12, 2012, 01:11 PM
by acog style do you mean a cheap crappy red dot that just looks like an acog because they slanted the objective lens housing?

or do you mean you want a fixed 3-4x scope you can shoot with both eyes open, with a graduated reticle that illuminates proportionally with ambient light and tritium?

Armed012002
April 12, 2012, 04:47 PM
$500 is a lot of money to spend on a fake ACOG.

sonyvaio2
April 12, 2012, 06:14 PM
It's just my friends got an acog that he spent 1400 on. That thing is the best sight I've ever tried. If I'm hearing that there's used acogs out there were do I find them.

Mainsail
April 12, 2012, 08:35 PM
AAFES sells (https://shop.aafes.com/shop/Product.aspx?dept_id=6477&PFID=I244F&gid=42f5a21a&AskReturn=search) this 4x32 red chevron ACOG for $1149 no tax and free shipping.

There are always 10%, 15%, or even 20% off coupon codes. That puts it at $920 out the door if you can find the coupon code. It's worth saving up the money to get the real thing.

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X-Rap
April 13, 2012, 12:50 AM
Mine is just like the one in Mainsails post only a little rougher on the outside but the glass is perfect and the chevron lights up fine. It was less than 1/2 of the price quoted. The deals are out there just have to look.

Armed012002
April 13, 2012, 01:19 AM
Check out GunBroker.com

With ACOGs, there's always someone wanting to change to a different magnification, reticle style, reticle color, etc. :)

Good deals on used ACOGs.

Personally, I think the 3x TA33 is the cat's meow.

Lloyd Smale
April 13, 2012, 07:13 AM
I agree with ragsdale. Ive got one of the 4x marine units and its a great unit but is a bit shy in eye relief. If i was going to do it again id go with a ta33. there cheaper lighter and have better eye relief.

henschman
April 13, 2012, 04:09 PM
Look on the Equipment Exchange on ar15.com. There are always some used ACOGs on there.

If you're wanting something similar for under $500, the closest approximation would probably be some sort of 1-4x scope. They are pretty similar in their capabilities. There are several that are under your price range. The Vortex Viper PST is very nice.

Creature
April 13, 2012, 07:49 PM
Take a look at the Burris AR-332.

http://www.parallaxtactical.com/store/images/yhst-97257296864170_2131_64795478.jpg

UM3Gun
April 20, 2012, 05:36 AM
I've seen alot of negative reviews on midway about the 332. saw one in person once and didn't notice a tilted reticle, but it wasn't mounted on anything either. Any contrary experiences?

SKILCZ
July 5, 2012, 05:32 PM
AAFES sells this 4x32 red chevron ACOG for $1149 no tax and free shipping.

There are always 10%, 15%, or even 20% off coupon codes. That puts it at $920 out the door if you can find the coupon code. It's worth saving up the money to get the real thing.

Do you need to be in the armed forces to access this site?

Creature
July 5, 2012, 06:15 PM
I've seen a lot of negative reviews on midway about the 332. saw one in person once and didn't notice a tilted reticule, but it wasn't mounted on anything either. Any contrary experiences?

But there are a lot more positive reviews when the issue is corrected. The tilted reticule is not the scope itself. It is an issue with the standard mount that comes with the scope. There is no tilt if you use the Burris QD mount. I use a LaRue RCO LT681 mount with mine. Great scope and at $350, an excellent value.

http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/12/63/91/01/img_5817.jpg

bob barker
July 8, 2012, 09:13 AM
Does anybody make a decent ACOG clone? I have a few primary arms red dots as well as a real Aimpoint. Not much of a difference between the two considering they only get range use and for hunting. I'm surprised no one has made an ACOG clone for the same purposes.

kenken
July 8, 2012, 10:00 AM
Yea there is a company that makes them. Go to Ebay and search for Acog clone and they are some on there that are about $125.00. Don't know how good they are but they look the part.

kenken

jlewis406
July 8, 2012, 06:54 PM
I owned an AR-332 for about 6 months. Put a GG&G ACOG mount on it trying to fix the tilt. Didn't work. It had a few features I liked like the red and green reticle and being able to use it with dead batteries. The BDC worked alright. At 500 yds I could hit a man sized target...somewhere. My biggest gripe was the size of the reticle. It was so tiny. The pictures are really deceiving. For $300 it was a good scope. I sold it and got an EoTech with FTS 3X magnifier.

Dr.Rob
July 8, 2012, 08:20 PM
Look the part is right, most are rated for airsoft only and are all made in China. Great as a movie prop, very likely a waste of money on a real rifle.

Bushnell makes an Acog-looking scope that is really just a red dot sight.

Creature
July 9, 2012, 12:03 PM
No tilt problem with either the Burris QD mount or the LaRue RCO mount on mine. And I checked with a plumbline and a scope level. My scope is dead straight.

As for the reticle being too small, I suspect that many buyers dont bother turning the focus dial to the proper setting. Even my old eyes have ZERO problem seeing the 500 yard dot...even without my glasses. I find the reticle to be very serviceable. In my opinion, the AR332 reticle is easier to see/use than the ACOG chevron reticle.

There is a huge difference in size of the reticle when the scope is properly adjusted, which it is not when it is shipped. The factory ships the scope with focus "parked" at the stop ... and the reticle does look tiny. As I read the negative reviews, I dont think many buyers are aware of that their scope is adjusted this way for shipping.

Maybe I got the lone cherry out of a bushel of lemons. But i doubt it.

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