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ACOG - Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shrinkmd, Mar 25, 2008.

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Should I get the ACOG?

  1. Hit "send" on Opticsplanet and be done with it. It's the best!

    64 vote(s)
    49.2%
  2. Get an aimpoint/eotech or other red dot sight

    29 vote(s)
    22.3%
  3. Use the iron sights and spend the $ on another AR

    18 vote(s)
    13.8%
  4. Scope your Mosin you fool, forget that newfangled thing

    4 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. Stop buying guns or optics. Buy more ammo!

    15 vote(s)
    11.5%
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  1. Shrinkmd

    Shrinkmd Member

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    I've been dreaming of it for so long, and now I'm wondering if the other options make more sense. For range use (we have a 300 yd line) and general plinking fun, is it worth the $? It seems the consensus is high quality, if a bit pricey.
     
  2. Tully M. Pick

    Tully M. Pick Member

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    I'd keep an eye on the BST forum here and elsewhere. A buddy of mine just picked up a brand-new TA01NSN for $750, which I thought was a decent deal.
     
  3. Dienekes

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    I think the short answer is yes.

    If the military is buying and issuing them lavishly to its twenty-something trigger pullers at all levels, that says a lot. A really first-class optic has a lot to offer even to guys with young eyes. The further you get from that status the more you appreciate that. :what:

    My M4gery has been wearing a TA45-2 (1.5 X 24 amber triangle Compact) for a little under two years now. It works just fine for everything from room distance out to 300 yards. I long ago forgot the cost but the grinning goes on. :D

    I am in the process of putting a TA33-9 (3 X 30 amber chevron Compact) on an M1A. Haven't zeroed it yet but I expect it to work out just fine.

    They're not cheap but neither are they overpriced for what they are. :)
     
  4. taliv

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    you're likely to find a better deal on arfcom's EE
     
  5. timmyb21

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    Dude, if you want it, just do it. You can save for the next firearm later.
     
  6. Eightball

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    Reworded your post for you. You answered your own question. If you've got the cash, do it. You've got another few months to save up for the next firearm before election season. However, on my end, I'm having the same debate.....but I like my irons well enough ;)
     
  7. H2O MAN

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    What rifle do you want to put it on?
     
  8. Shrinkmd

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    20" A2, so the bullet drop would be perfectly tuned using 55gr, no?
     
  9. steven04

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    I've got a TA01NSN on my 14.5" and a TA31RCOA4 on the 20"

    Both rets are calibrated for milspec 62g ammo.

    I love both of mine, use'em for service rifle matches.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. M110

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    For the price of the acog, you can get another rifle. Or 2 marlins.........heh.
     
  11. taliv

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    acogs are service rifle legal in the UK???

    that would rock
     
  12. waterhouse

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    I didn't vote. I'd say buy the ACOG, but get it used from the arfcom EE. You'll save some cash, and the things are built tough. If you must have a new one send me a PM and I'll see what I can find you.
     
  13. steven04

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    We have different classes for NRA service rifle matches over here using both US and UK military COF (some timings for rapids amended for bolt actions)

    Classes include

    Irons
    Service Enfield (historic)
    Service Optic
    Practical Optic

    I shoot in the service optic class, max magnification is 4.5x.

    Mil Targets from 500-100 yards (or 25yards if we run the FIBUA match)

    Despite restrictions, we're still shooting !!

    Cheers
    Steven
     
  14. sinistr

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    you should get one,worth every penny.you could shoot
    $800.00 worth of ammo and still not hit as good as if you bolted an acog on your rifle to begin with.
     
  15. Dirtypacman

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    If I had the money for it I would buy the ACOG in a heartbeat.
     
  16. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    Hoorah!

    Every time I see what has happened in England I shake my head, and then remember that our elected leaders [sic] are trying to do the same thing here.

    Keep fighting!

    Mike
     
  17. Darthbauer

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    I dig mine and if I have the money, will get another one for my next AR build.
     
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    I would check ar15.com equipment exchange

    mine are "red donut of death" and "gold pyramid of power" reticles
     
  20. possum

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    they are built tough.. i will atest to that, me and my weapon was involved in a m1151 rollover this deployment the weapon itself was destroyed, the peq 15 and sure fire flashlight were distroyed along with my verticle forgrip. the only thing that stayed mounted and un scathed on the outside at leats was the acog that i was issued. i would have loved to check the zero but that rilfe and the equipment left on it are coded out so we will never know but it definetly fair better than the rest of the equipment.

    i am a huge eotech fan and i have one on my personal ar, but if yu got the money get the acog and yu will be very happy with it i am sure.
     
  21. slzy

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    you should poll professionally. no bad answers!
     
  22. Bazooka Joe71

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    ACOG!

    I just got a TA31F myself...It has made my AR15 A LOT more fun...A LOT.

    Like others have said, don't buy it from Opticsplanet. Get one on a forum...Get it used...I found mine lightly used with no dings or even any real scratches for $750 and it came with an ARMS #19 quick detach.
     
  23. Shrinkmd

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    Ha ha. I'm glad you liked the choices. Sometimes the polls are so serious. If you can't throw in a Mosin reference or two, what's the point? I still love my 91/30, but I think I need to get into the 20th century...
     
  24. hardhit777

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    Go with an eotech and a stand alone swing away magnifier. the best of both worlds. No??
    A guy i know that works at the local fun-store just bought a sig 556 and eotech with a swing away mag and it is very nice. If i had the money i would buy those instead.

    HH
     
  25. Bazooka Joe71

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    It's nice to have a bit of both.










    Or a lot.:)
     
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