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Discussion in 'Optics' started by oldag, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Doing a search on forum posts, the Trijicon ACOG seems to get pretty good reviews. Considering the 3.5x35.

    Two questions:

    1. Does the "both eyes open" (e.g., Bindon aiming) technique really work with these scopes?
    2. Any thoughts on which reticle? For quick target acquisition would the chevron or horseshoe/dot be better than crosshairs?

    TIA
     


  2. Ole Cowboy

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    I have one mounted on my AR 10, they are a great product, I have the 3.5 x 35

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  3. oldag

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    Would you mind telling which reticle your ACOG has?
     
  4. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    I have some experience, as ACOGs are great. You get what you pay for.

    The donut circle reticle is great for very fast acquisition.
    The standard TA01 crosshair/rangefinder is my favorite for accurate deliberate shooting or hunting.
    Pricy yet sublime......consider the ACOG/RMR combo for both eyes open immediate acquisition.


    The Bindon thing?
    I'm thinking it requires some re-training of our optical cortex.
    I've tried it. I think it could become natural were I looking through an ACOG every day like our servicemen do. For the occasional weekend outing I can't seem to embrace it.
     
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  5. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Great feedback. Thanks.
     
  6. Big Green

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    The one we used in the Marine Corps had the red chevron so thats the one I'm familiar with. It's also the one I'll be purchasing. Seems to work well enough when I was punching holes in paper.
     
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  7. Charlie

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    For some reason, I always shoot with both eyes open whether it's an optical or red dot scope (or even irons on a pistol). Not sure how I came about doing that but I really like it.
     
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  8. Ole Cowboy

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  9. oldag

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    Picked up an ACOG TA11e (red chevron).

    Will try to get it sighted in this week.

    Thanks for everyone's input.
     
  10. Charlie

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    Wished I had one!
     


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