Akin wrote:Aaaaand the thread rises from the dead!
I never did pull the trigger on a scope back July, but between Black Friday sales and the upcoming SAR West gun show, I WILL pick up a new scope.
I'm currently leaning towards the Aimpoint Micro T1 with a LaRue mount... but, which MOA is best? 2 or 4 Anticipated use is against zombies, from OHSHITOHSHITOHSHIT range out to a couple of hundred yards... well, okay, probably paper and steel plates, but you know what I mean...
I still want to get some kind of optic that doesn't need batteries at some point, as resupply could be an issue once the dead rise, but one thing at a time.
I have several T1's and H1's. I've been trading out my 4 MOA's for 2 MOA's. The 2 MOA seems fine for close up, and I like the smaller dot for distances. I might keep a 4 on my short house gun, but I'm not sure.
You can save money by getting the H1, if you don't need the T1's features.
I'm using the Daniel Defense fixed mounts for most of my Micros. I like how light and solid the mount is, and for me, I don't really think the QD mount is much of an advantage for an Aimpoint. Mine are co-witnessed with the sights, so even if the batteries died, I can sight through it. If I wanted to take it off, I can do it with a coin or any other flat object in about 5 seconds.
As far as the batteries, you can keep 10+ years worth in your pistol grip and still have room for cleaning gear, so I wouldn't sweat the battery issue.
I'm waiting for a 1-4X Aimpoint the size of the M4s. Maybe a pipe dream, but that would sure be perfect.
Akin wrote:Damn, this optics business can cause ulcers!!! Its so much money that a wrong decision can be devasting!
When you buy quality, and you don't pay full retail, you aren't going to be risking that much. The resale value on good stuff like a micro is pretty good if for some reason you are crazy and don't like it.