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    Aimpoint Pro

    So I finally broke down and picked up an Aimpoint for my AR. I have to say, after one trip to the range, I am a believer. Previously I had a silly little TruGlo on it and it just wasn't making me happy. I got the Aimpoint zeroed in less than 20 rounds at 50 yards then took it out to 100 yards to see what I could do. I did ok considering I haven't been much of a rifleman since I was about 15 years old in the Boy Scouts so I am pretty rusty on the fundamentals. The 2 MOA dot really showed its worth at 100 yards. With the old TruGlo I couldn't really see the target at 100 yards behind the red "star".

    The Aimpoint really is built like a tank and I would not be afraid to bang this thing around like I would have with the TruGlo. Sight acquisition is incredibly fast and the field of view is plenty wide. The design of the sight really makes it easier for me to shoot with both eyes open a lot easier than before.

    I had gone back and forth for months about whether I wanted an Aimpoint or an Eotech (up until and including the day I ordered it) when I finally bit the bullet and bought a quality optic. I like the idea of the openess of the Eotech but ultimately I decided the simplistic controls and the amazing battery life were what I wanted more and as I said above, once on the rifle, the field of view is plenty wide. I don't feel like I'd be gaining much if anything with the Eotech. Anyway, here is a picture of the Aimpoint on my Core 15. I am very happy!

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    On another note...I stated above that I am not much of a rifleman these days. I intend to change that. I just signed up for my first Appleseed next month. I've been wanting to attend one since before I bought my AR last December and I am finally getting the chance. I am really excited to relearn some of the skills I lost so long ago as well as relearn some of our history (although I think I remember this better than I remember how to shoot a rifle well). I am also excited to be able to shoot in positions rifles are meant to be shot from rather than being stuck shooting from the bench at the range. I will post my thoughts on the Appleseed event next month after it's over.


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    Aimpoint PRO = yes!

    I AM a rifleman and I love my PRO. Good choice my friend.
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    Good choice. I also really love my PRO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Aimpoint PRO = yes!

    I AM a rifleman and I love my PRO. Good choice my friend.
    Some of your posts were what ultimately pushed me in that direction. Thanks for the advice..even thhough you never gave it directly to me!

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    Like you, I decided on my Aim Point because of the battery life and ruggedness. I don't think you'll ever regret it. It also works great using your flip up sights should it ever malfunction for any reason.

    Good decision attending an Apple Seed shooting program. Might be the very best $90.00 (there abouts) you ever spent. Great organization. They also sell excellent military type rifle slings on their website at a reasonable price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrow75 View Post
    On another note...I stated above that I am not much of a rifleman these days. I intend to change that. I just signed up for my first Appleseed next month. I've been wanting to attend one since before I bought my AR last December and I am finally getting the chance. I am really excited to relearn some of the skills I lost so long ago as well as relearn some of our history (although I think I remember this better than I remember how to shoot a rifle well). I am also excited to be able to shoot in positions rifles are meant to be shot from rather than being stuck shooting from the bench at the range. I will post my thoughts on the Appleseed event next month after it's over.
    Good move on the Appleseed! You'll learn lots - and the big smiles when you make Rifleman are contagious!

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    Exact same sight I am considering for my eventual AR purchase. Glad to know you like it.
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    I love my Aimpoint PRO too.
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    Enjoy it until you look down an ACOG.
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    You'll love that optic! I've had a PRO on an AR for a while now and I really love it. It's absolutely worth the price to own!
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    Between aimpoint and eotech, I prefer the eo as it's a little faster on the threat [ for me ]. I've used both, own both and you've got yourself an excellent red dot sight system there sir. Enjoy it, and btw, you'll learn a LOT at the Appleseed events. They are a lot of fun and knowledge all rolled into on package.

    Congrats on your choice and good luck with the class. Let us know how you enjoyed it after you've accomplished that okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDof2 View Post
    Enjoy it until you look down an ACOG.
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    Right, because nothing says I'm super high speed, low drag cool like a $1300 fixed 4 power scope.

    The ACOG is the king of mediocrity. It's not as fast up close as a red dot and it doesn't have enough magnification for the real long range stuff. It does shine at medium range (100 to 300yds) but for HD it's a total waste of money. In short, it's a $1300 jack of all trades, a "tweener" that does many things but none of them really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Right, because nothing says I'm super high speed, low drag cool like a $1300 fixed 4 power scope.

    The ACOG is the king of mediocrity. It's not as fast up close as a red dot and it doesn't have enough magnification for the real long range stuff. It does shine at medium range (100 to 300yds) but for HD it's a total waste of money. In short, it's a $1300 jack of all trades, a "tweener" that does many things but none of them really well.
    OMG! That post will result in the immediate forfeiture of your "Smooth Operator" tacticool iron on patch! How dare you speak ill of the ACOG; the greatest optic evar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    OMG! That post will result in the immediate forfeiture of your "Smooth Operator" tacticool iron on patch! How dare you speak ill of the ACOG; the greatest optic evar...
    Well, it's not that I hate them. If I were a soldier and I had a realistic chance of engaging enemy fighters from 10 to 500 yards with my M4 then I'd want an ACOG. Since I'm a homeowner my contact range will be more like 1 to 25 yards. I just don't need magnification or want to pay for it AND, up close, a red dot is faster.

    Oh and lastly, ACOGs are WAY overpriced. They are nowhere near what a fixed 4 power optic should cost. It really is all about tacticool and they know people will pay it. If I wanted something with magnification for my AR then I would opt for a Leupold 1 X 4 scope. The variable power makes it more versatile up close and it's a third of the price.
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    I have extensively used, ACOG's (several varieties), EOTECH, Aimpoints, various fixed and variable power scopes. I have an Aimpoint Pro on my AR and could not be happier. The things that brought my to that are the 2 min dot and the battery life.
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