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Leupold prismatic vs. aimpoint

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JImbothefiveth, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. JImbothefiveth

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    If you were going to get one of these sights for use on a shotgun, with defensive use as the main reason and deer hunting a second, which would you get? The prismatic has the advantage in that it has an etched reticule, while the aimpoint has more battery life. Also, on an aimpoint I hear the reticule will always point to where it will hit(once you have it zeroed) even if you look through it wrong. Will the illuminated leupold do the same? I would like to keep away from tritium. Any other alternatives are welcome.
     
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  2. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    One needs batteries to work; one doesn't. Correct? Easy choice for me.
     
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    The leupold still needs batteries for illumination. It has a etched reticule so that if the batteries go out you can still use it. I'm not sure if it has all the usual advantages of a dot sight.
     
  4. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Right. It doesn't NEED batteries to WORK. The Aimpoint does. Easy choice, if the same price.

    Yes, it does.
     
  5. desidog

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    Leupold makes great products. I have two of their scopes, and am contemplating their prismatic.

    If you read the poll/thread called "Iraq/Afghan vets, report on the M16/M4." you'll find a lot of guys' dissatisfaction with aimpoints in combat situations - which is akin to home defense.

    Dr. Tad also makes an irrefutable point on batteries.
     
  6. JWarren

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    This thread on AR15.com has a good discussion:

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=430624


    This poster has a good comparision of the two:

    alistaire2 wrote:



    -- John
     
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