That is a great overview of the optic, and exactly how it works. If used right the sight will work the same minus the magnification. Its really cool.The ACOG with the BAC system (like the Marine issued TA31RCO ACOG) allow two eyes open close combat sighting. With a little practice, the BAC technique works fine for close distance. The Marines would not use it if it only worked at long distances. Forums are full of people who have never used or seen a BAC 4x32 ACOG, yet pronounce it unfit for CQB.
The 6x zoom is great for 100 m out, but you need to ask yourself if that's all your ever going to use it for. I live on a produce farm so I shoot between 50 yards to 500 yards. My ACOG has the BAC system which allows you to aim without the magnification. Just make sure your only going to use it for long distance.I live on a farm with open pastures. I want to use my ACR as a a fox/groundhog/coyote gun. My average shot is around 100m +. I was thinking of getting an acog 6x48 and mounting a T1 on top of the picatinny rail of the scope. I know it would way a ton but I don't carry it around all day. Would that look/feel awkward?
Are you saying don't bother with the T1 or the TA648 is great for 50 to 500 yards?The 6x zoom is great for 100 m out, but you need to ask yourself if that's all your ever going to use it for. I live on a produce farm so I shoot between 50 yards to 500 yards. My ACOG has the BAC system which allows you to aim without the magnification. Just make sure your only going to use it for long distance.
have you had any experience with Elcan optics? I know they're heavy ...a round 1 Lb.I think one needs to consider a few things before buying an optic. I use my rifles for zombie scenarios. If I ever need to use my rifle to defend myself as a civilian, then I am not going to need a 3x - 4x magnification. In my opinion, I cannot think of a situation that I as a civilian would be in, in which I would have to engage a target greater than 100m. The only time I think I would have to do that was if I was on open ground with no way to leave the area quickly. I live in heavily wooded areas. Perhaps if I lived in a desert like area such as Utah, Nevada etc. I could justify a magnified optic. But even still, I wouldn't opt for a full time magnification.
In the military I could see the justification in that they play an offensive role and try to hold or take ground. Not me. If it ain't my house, I am leaving the scene.
I also can see why the .mil has included the RDMS on the Trijicon for close in combat.
In my opinion, with FTS magnifiers, it is hard to beat a Red Dot. Especially given the battery life of some optics like the AimPoints. Granted the Trijicon illumination outlives any battery, but I would love to see a trijicon red dot with a similar size and build of the T1. Man, if Trijicon could basically build a T1 and incorporate their technology into a T1. That would be the best of both worlds in my view.