TA01 ECOS. I just bought one myself and have it on my Bushmaster Gas Piston M4 currently. Thinking about getting that exact same set up, however.What model Trijicon is that?
Personally I think the "Doctor" red dot on the ACOG is good for what it is designed for, which is engagements that are too close for rapid engagement with the ACOG itself, and too far for "point and shoot" reflexive fire. For me that's in the neighborhood of 20-75 meters.How do you like transitioning between the ACOG and the Doctor? I tried one for a while. Granted it was not the best setup (not a BDC reticle, RMR red dot) and I did not care for it. The red dot's glass was giving me a bubble effect and I hated it because I had to completely change my shooting posture to view the sights properly. I think the BDC may work better with a horseshoe reticle or something, but I had to get rid of mine. EOTech with magnifier now.
I did. The Army calls them "MGOs" for Machine Gun Optics. They're typically used on M240B machine guns or Squad Automatic Weapons.did you see any Elcan's out their in Iraq?
from what I have read, the Brit have them. I took a hard look at them, and decided to go with a Leupold Mark 4 1.5-5x20. I just zeroed it on my ACR today. I'll post my Youtube vid on it as soon as it uploadsI did. The Army calls them "MGOs" for Machine Gun Optics. They're typically used on M240B machine guns or Squad Automatic Weapons.
To be honest, I wasn't familliar with "Elcan" until I just googled it, and instantly recognized the product. They seem to be great optics, and all my troopers who used them thought highly of them. I've never seen them on an M4/M16 platform before though. The rifles tend to get M68s from Aimpoint, Trijicon ACOGs of several types, and occasionally a trooper will bring his own optic so you see the occasional EOTECH, though I haven't seen those issued in a while, and then only in small numbers.
Yeah, I do have a 3x magnifier with the flip mount. I love it, but, as you said, it's all in one little package. Key word being little. With the weight problems with the ACR, I've been cutting weight and I like the concept. I'll admit, I've started pricing a TA31H.I own an eotech as well, unless you buy the enhanced zoom optic, the eotech is strictly close quarters. and now you have a tougher time with CQ with the zoom optic, acog has laid everything on the table into a small, light weight reliable sight. now hopefully it takes awhile, but Acog now wants to mount their mini reflex sight on the acog instead of out sourcing to doctor, but hopefully they upgrade the sight glass to prevent the bubble effect. also id look at swarvoski to come out with an ACOG like sight with a mini reflex attached somewhere to the side, it would also be designed for the SAW M249, but i wouldnt doubt an assault rifle version or the saw version being able to be converted to an assault rifle. also aimpoint is looking to upgrade their 4x sight, with one that will hopefully hold the zero better.
Well Boys good luck with your customizing of your ACR's and remember there are many possibilities, so open your mind to everything! including the Zombie apocolypse, its inevitable...