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Was at my gun store today and the owner came up to me and took me in the back room and showed me the new Trijicon ACOG TA31 DOC 4x32 The thing is sweet I really like it. BUT its $1500 I just BLEW $1500 on my new Colt AR and am not sure if I really want o spent that kind of money. I've been researching AR scopes and my favorite one I think so far maybe the Aimpoint COMP4S for around $700 and a good price. Next is the Leupold Mark 4 CQT 1-3x14 runs about $850 not bad. Then is the Eotech 553 for around $625. I have not seen the Eotech in person nor the Aimpoint. My need is for any one out there to let me know if they have any of these and there pros and cons. The more info the better cause I told the guy I'd let him know by tommorrow if I would take the Trijicon. Thanks for any help out there! 
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Each has its advantages and disadvantages.
TA31DOC Trijicon 4x32 Acog Rifle Scope                                                                                          Trijicon 4x32 Acog Rifle Scope
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Here you are buying two optics so the price will reflect that choice.  Personally I do not like the reticle in the TA31DOC.  I prefer an amber triangle or chevron with fiber optic and tritium illumination in a trijicon.  I will say do not feel pressured to buy that particular one SWFA will match or beat his price it's worth the call to do business with SWFA they are great people to deal with.   I dont have an EOTech because they use up batteries faster than the Aimpoint so I really like the Comp M4s best of all the red dots but you still have to turn it on and it is not a magnified optic. The Comp M4 is great from arms length to 200 yds but the ACOG is a much more useful optic because with the triangle you work off the point of the triangle at distance and use the whole thing up close so it is better for CQB and better at distance.  A LOT better at distance.   Remember when selecting Trijicons to match the barrel length of your gun to the balistic reticle of the scope. look these over. the chevron or triangle point is far more precise than a dot and be sure the model you select allows you to use the bac  bindon aiming concept.
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TA31RCOM4 Trijicon 4x32 Acog Rifle Scope                                                                                          Trijicon 4x32 Acog Rifle Scope
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TA31RCOA4 Trijicon 4x32 Acog Rifle Scope                                                                                          Trijicon 4x32 Acog Rifle Scope
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/28/2009 at 14:43
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The Aimpoint is a well-defined dot, has a great battery life, and is tough as nails;  the EoTech reticle looks kinda "pixilated" but is very fast on target, offers a greater field of view, and is very tough and user-friendly.

I own both (and am in a situation similar to yours - but with a few twists.)  For close-range stuff, I prefer the EoTech; the large, outer circle allows for quick close-range target acquisition, while the 1 MOA dot in the center will get you on target at longer ranges.  The Aimpoint has a single dot, is not quite as fast on target up close, has slightly less field of view up close, but seems (to me anyway) to be easier to put "quasi-precision shots on target at longer range.  The battery life of the Aimpoint is great. The battery life of the EoTech is OK.

The biggest issue here is magnified vs. 1X and battery-dependant vs. self-illuminating.

You gotta decide on that before you take the next step.

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I bought ACOG with Doc red dot on top for my Colt.  I think I would prefer another reticle pattern for the 4X32.  A red Chevron would be my choice.  Or my next choice!  
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Think that is what I tried to convey - fiber optic illumination is a good thing. The chevron and triangle are very fast but with a precise point for accuracy. Having had red and amber I think I like amber best but I havent seen the green one yet and it is supposed to appear brighter to the eye but I'm not sure it is ideal for woodland enviroment however my bow has a green amber and red fiber optic and I have no problem with seeing any of the colors while hunting deer.

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 Just not sure? Now I upgraded to a better grade of colt. It comes with flat top and the front rails. It also comes with flip up rear and front sights from the factory. I put the Trijicon TA31 DOC w/ Doctor optic on to test it out. It really is a sweet thing but not great eye relief, and the Doc. optic is a little high up. Just not sure? $1500, and I'm already spending $1800 on the gun, Now thats alot of CASH! After watching the aimpoint video I think thats what I might get. Because I really like thing about being able to cowittness your rifle and the fact that there so rugged. If I want to add down the road they have 3X multipliers also. So I leaning towards the COMP4S for about half the price of the ACOG. I know the ACOG is real nice, but not nice enough for the price and I really don't need magnafication. I already have a 24" bushmaster with a 4-12 Leupold that I use for coyotee hunting, so the need for 4 power is not really there. But I'm sure it would come in handy. I'm just looking to shoot quick from 25-100yds  and some out to 200 and maybe 300yds.
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Aimpoint Comp M4. It is the one of the best things I was ever issued and I liked it well enough to get one of my own.
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I served before optics were issued to grunts, back in the day.  NO DM's either.  You had to hold a sniper billet to get an optic, and it was damn sure worth the effort.


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[Edited because my spelling is terrible.]


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/13/2009 at 16:36
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I feel your "pain", sir. I started my service life with an M16A1 and, after a huge break in service, find myself humping something I never envisioned back in the eighties!
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