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kimber 8400 advanced tactical with ACOG setup

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by flomofo, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. flomofo

    flomofo New Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    I was looking for a completely different setup but ran into a 8400 advanced tactical rifle at my local shop and am jumping on it for about 2300 (trying to get it out the door for that price).

    I want to get something to use it for medium range practice but most ranges here are 100 to 200 yards.

    I also want to take it pig hunting if that ever comes up(I'm not worried about its weight for that).

    So I was thinking I could get a Leupold setup in the 500 to 1000 range, but for pig hunting and the shooting range distances We'll be using it for can I get away with a much smaller Trijicon ACOG?

    If I get the acog, will it still be easy for my dad to use? I was getting a scoped rifle in the first place to save his eyes some stress, iron sights on a handgun eat up his eyes pretty quickly.
  2. hub

    hub Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    memphis, indiana
  3. MrPink

    MrPink Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    hither and yon
    If you are thinking of an ACOG with an M16 mount (most of their models) and a pic rail mount (Triji or Larue), optic height will be about 1.5" from rail. May be a tad high for the Kimber, although I'm just talking.

    Also consider the short eye relief of the 4x ACOGs. I have a lot of positives with the compact ACOGs with the special ring mount. This version gives you 3 different heights to choose from. Downside is max magnification is 3x.

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