Where should this ACOG live?


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sgtdevildog
May 2, 2013, 11:35 AM
So I bought my first (and the only one I'll ever need) AR in 6.8SPC and put a
4x32 ACOG on it with a larue mount. My aging eyes need some magnification to reach out past 100 yds. My AR is primarily a range gun - but may get some hunting if the occassion arises and, as we all know, for when society as we know it ends. Funny I now find myself getting ready to pick up an AR in 5.56 (how did that happen?). So since I like some magnification do I swap the ACOG to the 5.56 since ballistically it's designed for that cartridge and get different glass for the 6.8, or just get new glass for the 5.56? I'm kind of leaning either again in the 1x-4x category, but would really like to consider the 1.x-6x scopes. I've researched the found good stuff on the SWFA and some others - but it seems like there are a lot of 1.x-6 out there now but finding comparative reviews are tough - and I'd like to keep it under $1,000 w/mounts. Any thoughts or personal experience? Thanks folks. :o

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hentown
May 2, 2013, 11:43 AM
4-power just isn't nearly strong enough for my long-range shooting. I just never could understand the attraction to the 4-power ACOG, when there are so many good scopes with variable power and more magnification for about 1/2-1/3 the price of the ACOG.

I use a red dot for up-close shooting; a variable "conventional" scope (won't get you into the Rambolistas Club) for long-range shooting.

dprice3844444
May 2, 2013, 11:49 AM
compare the bullet drop specs of both rounds to what range your going to shoot at.compensate from there.may not need another scope. nikon makes good scopes at reasonable prices

KnekBeard
May 2, 2013, 10:28 PM
You could sell that ACOG and buy the 6.8 specific model TA31H-68.

Ar180shooter
May 3, 2013, 11:54 PM
4-power just isn't nearly strong enough for my long-range shooting. I just never could understand the attraction to the 4-power ACOG, when there are so many good scopes with variable power and more magnification for about 1/2-1/3 the price of the ACOG.

I use a red dot for up-close shooting; a variable "conventional" scope (won't get you into the Rambolistas Club) for long-range shooting.
The ACOG is compact, lightweight and absolutely solid in its construction. It will easily withstand use and abuse that would destroy those scopes you mention that are 1/2 or 1/3 the price. You also have to remember that the ACOG isn't designed for precision shooting.

Now that being said, the design is somewhat dated. With the plethora of high quality and lightweight 1-4 and 1-6 scopes that are out there, I think we'll see a decline in the use of fixed power gunsights in favor of low power variable scopes. They are a little heavier than sights like the ACOG, but the versatility gained from having the variable magnification is worth it IMHO.

As for what I think the OP should do, I suggest putting the ACOG on the 5.56 gun and getting a 1-4 or 1-6 for the 6.8.

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