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Compact ACOG vs Aimpoint

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Eustachius234, Mar 28, 2009.

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  1. Eustachius234

    Eustachius234 Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    Singapore, Occupied Texas & Elsewhere
  2. RugerOldArmy

    RugerOldArmy Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    Different tools for different jobs.

    An aimpoint has a wider field of view, a large dot, and 1x lens (without a magnifier).

    I've got a T33-R8, which is a 3x with a BDC. It has a narrower field of view, but you can still hit the center of a paper plate @300 easily.

    Both are built like tanks.

    Aimpoint batteries last a long time, the fiber/tritium ACOGs need no batteries.

    I'd say it's personal preference. But unless you were in close quarters urban combat in a war zone, the ACOG is much more flexible and capable. You can get a magnifier for an Aimpoint, but even the smaller dots are huge and less refined, IMO.

    Edit: Then again, looking at the model you chose, an Aimpoint might be more of a bang for the buck, and it is a tool intended for the same/similar job, red dot and all.
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