NonExistence wrote:I'm wanting to find an illuminated scope with adjustable power (I like the idea of 2.5-10) that has a reticle bright enough to be seen in the day consistently. I was going to get a nice red dot, but trying a 4x scope helps with the fact my vision sucks and helps me get past my left eye dominance by basically making my weak eye "see" better than the strong one. I like Illumination due to quick acquisition,
I like the idea of the ACOG, but I have heard the tritium will fade with age, and would no longer be useful after 10-15 years. Maybe not the best reason to not want a scope, but I would much rather exchange several batteries than have something slowly wear down as the half lives of the tritium go on with time.
Also, currently not too hip on the idea of an ACOG price tag. I don't plan on this optic, or this rifle, being the ones I would have to depend on to fight for my life with, so something in the low hundreds would be ideal, but I would be more inclined to spend more on an opic if it will fit my needs better.
Not totally against an ACOG, if it truly fits my needs best. I would just prefer something battery powered, and would like to avoid the cost of an ACOG.
The half life of tiitium is something like 12 years. That means in 12 years a scope or night sight with it will be half as bright.
I have an ACOG and really like them as an all around optic. Bought it because it is what I used at work and I really like them. You can shoot CQB or at hundreds of meters with them during the day or in twilight. That being said at about a grand they are spendy. If I had it to do over again (or repeat it on another rifle) I would probably go with a 1x3 power variable with a light up reticle like the Leatherwood or Leupold.
If I wanted an optic just for CQB I would get an aimpoint.