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I am considering this 1-4 variable for an AR.
I read that there may be some issues when the magnification is used.
Anyone care to elaborate?
Any similarly price  recommended alternatives?
 
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I'd suggest a compact ACOG   TA442 it's 1.5x  with amber triangle good eye relief and very very fast on target  tritium and fiber optic.  Use a La Rue mount to go to flat top.
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Trijicon makes a good 1-4.
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+1 on the ACOG and other Trijicon products, they are very nice.
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I do already have a Trijicon ACOG (TA31F) on my XCR and do like it quire a lot but was considering something with a variable magnification (like the one in the OP~Leupold MK4 CQ/T) for my regular AR. I do like Trijicon products too.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Trijicon makes a good 1-4.
 
 
 
 
 
It is a variable - like the Leupold, only better.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Trijicon makes a good 1-4.
 
 
 
 
 
It is a variable - like the Leupold, only better.
Appreciate the tip ~ but how is it better?
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Better glass
better value
better illumination
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Better glass
better value
better illumination
 
+1   definately BETTER 
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These TR24's look NICE but what is the major differences from the TR21 models ~ 1.25x4 (other than the 1x magnification)?
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30mm tube that runs the whole length makes it easier to mount on most rifles. Knobs are different- better.
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I own a CQ/T, here is my take on it.......
 
DSC02663.jpg picture by ick-xbox
 
1. This scope below, whilst it may seem to have a better value, sure doesnt' seem as "rugged" as the CQ/T.  I am not familiar with this particular scope, but the CQ/T seems to be built to witstand a grenade blast.  Not sure that this one is.
Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
2. If I had to do it all over again I probably would buy a fixed ACOG instead of the CQ/T... so perhaps that tells you something right there.
 
3. Since I own a CQ/T I do notice a LOT of CQ/T scopes in pictures from the front lines.  I see a lot more ACOGS, but I do notice the CQ/T a lot too.... so perhaps that tells you something.
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I have the CQT as well and like it a lot.  Etched reticle and runs on AAs.  As mentioned it is heavy and could probably be used as a club.  I don't mind the weight and like the toughness aspect.  I may be crazy but in this day and age I prefer AAs to tritium that will burn out.
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I hadn't thought of that.  The fact that it does take standard AA batteries is kind of refreshing.  It has something like 8 illumination settings too including a variety for various night vision devices... so perhaps that means something.
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Should have said it runs on 1 AA.
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Originally posted by bogomil bogomil wrote:

I have the CQT as well and like it a lot.  Etched reticle and runs on AAs.  As mentioned it is heavy and could probably be used as a club.  I don't mind the weight and like the toughness aspect.  I may be crazy but in this day and age I prefer AAs to tritium that will burn out.



Tritium WILL run out, there is no possibility of it not; however, it will be half as bright in 10 years as it is today.

I consider that an advantage, not a liability.  Optics that run on AAs are great for convenience, but nothing trumps tritium in the convenience factor: no battery change for 10 years, no on/off switch.

Opinions vary.




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For IPSC shooting at "long" range on small targets. The senter dot of the Mark 4 might be too big.
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You really think the world will hold together more than 10 yrs?
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

You really think the world will hold together more than 10 yrs?
 
 Big Grin  Excellent
 
 
 Actually, I think it may very well be a better place ten years from now, at least for those of us who actually live through the years between now and then!
 Something needs to happen pretty soon, that's for sure.
 
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

You really think the world will hold together more than 10 yrs?
 
That's what I'm thinking.  I have a ton of AAs.  I don't have any tritium.
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