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 Anyone here have any experience with these sights???????? I just mine in today and was wondering if I have a problem or not. It says it has 10 settings one being off. My problem is I dont start seeing the dot until Im on #4 and thats barely. Have to strain my eyes to see that. #5 isn't much better. Like I said I am just wondering if this is normal.
 
 
 
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Sounds normal.  I have two other models of aimpoints and the low settings are not really visable in daylight try at night and see how they look in total darkness. These are ment to have settings low enough not to ruin your  night vision.
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 Ok total darkness cant see them either.
Didnt know that the CompC3 model was NV compatable. It doesnt say it is anyway.
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When I was checking it I had the front lens cover shut and was in a closet with the door shut total darkness. That was the #4 setting. #5 was in a room with the curtains down and shut no lights on lens cover open and it was getting dark outside.
 
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I've got to dial mine up several notches to start seeing the dot too so I think the scope is working as it is designed to do but if you really think something is wrong call SWFA and ask them about it if you bought it at SWFA they are very good about helping you.  But it sounds like your scope is acting just like mine does I turn it up until the dot looks  bright enough and I dont worry about the numbers.  The important thing is the fact that the aimpoint does not require a constant identical cheek weld to hit the spot marked by the dot.  These scopes are  very effective in the field so if you can get past the idea that you dont see the dot on the low numbers you will probably learn to like the scope for what it does do.

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Casey,
There is nothing wrong with your C3. It uses the same switch as the CompM3 which has four night vision settings and six visible settings. Thus, you won't see first visible setting until setting 4 or 5 based on freshness of battery and lighting conditions. You can actually see the dot from the C3 with night vision, the difference between the sights is the extra lens coatings on the M3 to help aid night vision devices and to meet milspec for down range signature at night of the sight, as well as more robustness for greater depth, ie. 150 feet for a CompM3 vice 15 feet for a CompC3.

That all said, the stated battery life for a CompM3, ML3, & C3 is based on the sight turned on setting 7 of 10, i.e. 50,000 hours or over 5 years (1 year = 365days X 24 hours = 8760 hours). Recommend you set your Aimpoint at setting 7 and adjust the brightness up or down from there based on your mission or environmental factors. Battery life will be shortened if the sight is used on settings 8-10 more than settings 7-1. 50,000 hours is based on shooters/operators averaging usage up or down from setting 7. Also, extremely high (over 120 degrees) temps or low (below -20) temps will shorten battery life.
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