Just acquired an Aimpoint C3 for my AR. Was sick of the Eotech's battery dieing on me at the range. My main reason for switching was battery life. But after using the Rpimary Arms micro on my AK, I really started to like the single "red dot" of red dots. The 65 MOA ring started to get distracting.
But anyway, I've read that the C3 has 50,000 hours battery life on setting 7 out of 10. My knob on the C3 (assuming it starts at 0) clicks 9 times. So is it 0-9? or 1-10? I was to turn it on and keep it on setting 7 but I'm not exactly sure which one number 7 is :)
Have yet to sight it in. I literally got it mounted like 20 minutes ago. Mounted it in a lower 1/3 co-witness Primary Arms mount. Can't quite swing for LaRue, but the Pa mount it pretty stout, enough for me anyway. I adjusted it it into my irons here at my computer just so I'm on paper then I'll fine tune it.
The Micro's are nice but after shooting with my AK, I find that any inconsistency in the cheek weld, you may have a hard time finding the dot. No a big deal to most people, not really a big deal to me. But I like the bigger ones, and the C3 was rather affordable. I think I'm going to like it. I'll take some pictures when I get a chance just because I'm a photography geek too.
So anyway, 0-9 or 1-10? There aren't any numbers on the dial.
Edit: Wow, nevermind. Reading the manual makes sense, right?
So it's 1-10. Anybody test battery life at setting 8? 7 is a little dim. Is battery life dramatically reduced if left on setting 8?Switch, dot brightness: 10 pos.: 1 off, 9 daylight of which 1 Extra Bright