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Hello everybody
Ok guys here's what I have.  Armalite M-15 carbine.  It's a flattop with 16" barrel.  I am looking into an ACOG (possibly 31F or 31TRD) and am looking for advice on the best choice.  I have heard that the crosshair reticle does not work with BAC as well as chevron or donut.  Just wondering what the best set up is for an M4 carbine clone.   Mostly I just don't want to make a $1300.00 mistake.
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I have the cross hairs on my ACOG and I like it. I also don't have a lot of faith in the Bendon Aiming Concept with a 4x scope and I don't see where the riticle would make a difference.JMHO
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Thanks for the comment BeltFed. 
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I would look at 3x30 ACOG with either chevron reticle or the new circle/dot design.

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choosing a reticle with peripheral blockage around central aiming point is always difficult in the sense that it will block out seeing the bullet strikes from rounds fired to correct for point of impact.

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I am pretty happy with the TA33
have used one on a 16" Sabre 5.56 and an 18" 6.8

what do you want to do with the gun primarily?


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Originally posted by ccoker ccoker wrote:


what do you want to do with the gun primarily?


Mostly for the gun range (100-500m silhouette), but it would be used for home self-defense also.  I really doubt I would ever hunt anything with it :)
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I use the TA33 on a colt everyday at work.  I have the older triangle reticle but I am true believer in the bullet drop reticle.  I have utilized it out to 600 yds with great results.
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Originally posted by 67-Foxtrot 67-Foxtrot wrote:

Mostly for the gun range (100-500m silhouette), but it would be used for home self-defense also. 

Clearly the absolute best optic for your uses is the 4X32 ACOG TA01ECOS.   http://www.swfa.com/pc-9695-225-trijicon-4x32-acog-rifle-scope.aspx

Oh, and coincidentally, I just happen to have a used one for sale if you want to save about $400.       Big Grin

Seriously, it's a nice unit.  I like it very much.  For shooting 100-500 I think you'll find it works very well--better than many lower powered or red dot sights.  And with the Doctor on top (which I much prefer to the J-Point) it'll do home defense very well too.  It's not optimum for CQB all day every day to be sure, but it'll get the job done for occasional close up use, which is hopefully all you need for home defense.
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Do you still have the ACOG for sale. 
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I think you will be ok with pretty much any of them.  I have two a TA442 amber 1.5x triangle and a TA01b center illumination.  I would suggest you buy one with the fiber optic. they come in a variety of  reticle designs and I much prefer the  triangle and chevron styles as you work off the point of the triange for a precise aiming point and use the whole thing up close and personal. The whole triangle is much larger than a 2moa or 4moa dot but the fact that you work off the point of it makes it more precise.  I have had the 1.5x on two different rifles and the thing I particularly like about it compared to other models is more eye relief and wider field of view however you do give up magnifiaction to get that. I have looked over the new 4x chevron and find that it is very nice also.  I would love to have one. As for the horseshoe dot I suspect it also is very fast to acquire a target but I dont see it as being as precise as the point of the traingle or chevron.  I wouldnt go crosshairs but some like them they just dont acquire with the balistic aiming concept like the others but they are fairly fast also.
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