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Anybody have experience with these scopes, How do they match up with other scopes like the sightron big sky? I saw they are a Michigan company, we have to stick together these days, but are they made in Michigan or the US for that matter? Any firsthand information guys?
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The actual scopes are made by Light Optical in Japan, probably the top Japanese maker. (Light makes Bushnell Elites, as well as the parts (and optics) for Nightforce scopes that are then assembled in Idaho.) The Michigan Trijicon plant then installs the reticles in the Accupoint scopes.  (This doesn't apply to the ACOGs, which are entriely made in Michigan.)
 
The optical quality of the Accupoints is excellent, as is everything else about the scopes. The reticles are a combination of fiber-optic and tritium, and the brightness intensity is controlled by an easily-moved "window" on the top of the scope. The oriogina reticle was a triangle-topped post, the triangle illuminated, but now they also offer a more conventional plex-type reticle (with ranging dots) with the the center of the crosshairs illuminated.
 
They are great hunting scopes. I have hunted with the 1"  1.25-4x and 3-9x, and the 30mm 2.5-10x extensively and they work very well.
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Good scope optics made in Japan good low light hunting scope.

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I have the TR-21R 1.25-4x24. Neat scope but a lot of edge ditortion on the lowest setting. This model can also be hard to mount on some rifles.
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I have one on order if that tells you anything.
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I have two TRIJICON scopes and they are keepers for me
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Thanks for the info guys, anybody know how big the lighted dot is on the mill-dot or standard duplex? Does it cover up a large part of the target?
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I have one Trijicon mounted (3-9x40) and love it, and another coming soon (1-4X).  The glass is better than I expected, the illumination is great, and the build quality seems to be quite good.

The little adjustment I've made (it is on a hunting rifle, so not much adjustment at the turrets) have been spot-on.

If you are in the market for a good all-around hunting scope, this is a good choice; if you are in the market for a good low-light scope, these are among the best (with illumination and optical quality considered) at this price point.
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I don't own one...... YET!!!!!! I have looked through them more than a few times. I was, and still am impressed with these scopes.
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Originally posted by Muddy Buck Muddy Buck wrote:

Thanks for the info guys, anybody know how big the lighted dot is on the mill-dot or standard duplex? Does it cover up a large part of the target?
These scopes are designed more to acquire live targets than for paper punching. How large the illuminated dot is on the mil-dot or the #4 will be the width of the crosshair.
and that will depend on the top power of the scope.  What you give up by not using the post with illuminated triangle is the BAC  Balistic Aiming Concept where you shoot two eyes open and acquire a moving target with the illumination. The standard crosshair or the mil dot on a 5-20x50 would probably be a good target scope because the illumination is a contrasting color to the black target.
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Which is why I have three different AccuPoints, the 1.25-4x with triangle-tipped post, rthe 3-9x with the plex crosshair and dots, and a 2.5-10x with a triangle-tipped post.

The last might seem like a strange combination, but I have killed prairie dogs at over 500 yards with it--mostly as a test, because the main thing I wanted it for was a low-light whitetail scope for longer-than-woods ranges. This was easier to do than you might guess, however, because the bottom part of the post is actually two wires, separated by a little bit, and at longer ranges you can see a prairie dog between them. The crosshairs-with-dots reticle is a better choice for longer-range shooting, however.

I have used the 1.25-4x quite a bit in both North America and Africa, and it is pretty muich ideal for anything from very close-range woods hunting to 300 yards (or however far you feel confident with a 4x scope).
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So you can see through the triangle post, how about the dot on the duplex reticle  
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Sorry lost my train of thought, is the dot on a duplex see through if not how much of the target is cover say at a 100 yards
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It's more like "see between" than "see through" if that helps. Imagine the triangle sitting atop two poles and you're looking through the gap between the poles beneath the triangle.
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I have a 1.25-4x23 with the Red triangle post and like it on my 223.  Good eye relief and field of view . 
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Actually it's a 1.25-4x24...
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http://www.trijicon.com/user/parts/parts_new.cfm?categoryID=5
You can not see through the illuminated area be it a triangle or chevron or dot intersection of the crosshairs it is not translucent.  The intersection of the duplex type crosshairs is illuminated on some models that illumination is the width of the crosshair on duplex and mildot and German #4 reticles.  As I tried to explain before. Scopes with  a low maximum power like a 1 to 4 power scope will have a reticle crosshair width that covers a wider area than scopes a  scope with a maximum power of 10 or 20.  Hope that makes sense look at the illustration of the reticle.
 http://www.trijicon.com/user/parts/products1.cfm?PartID=675&back_row=0&categoryID=5   Do I have the info on how wide the crosshair is - NO --- but feel free to call Trijicon and ask them: Customer Service  1.800.338.0563
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I own 2 Trijicon Accupoint scopes (1.25-4X24 and 3-9X40), both with the amber BAC triangle post, and I've been extremely pleased with them!  They are better than I expected optically.  The innovative dual illuminated, battery-free reticle (the feature that really sold me on these scopes in the first place) is very fast and intuitive.  I haven't regretted buying them for a second, and I highly recommend them to anyone for most any hunting and short range tactical application.  These are some of my favorite scopes in their price bracket -- good, solid upper-mid range scopes! 
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Thanks guys, I spent more time on thier website and I think I got it now
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