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jasondunbar 04-03-2011 06:02 PM

aimpoint or elcan?
in a few months i'm going to buy either a aimpoint ml3 or pro or maybe a elcan spectre rd. I just cant find out much about the elcan rd and would like to hear what anyone who owns one or has used one to let me know what you think of this optic. i already know about the aimpoint's and know they are top of the line products. any help would great

M14sRock 04-03-2011 09:26 PM

If you like the Elcan, check out the IOR Pitbull. 1:4x32 QR-TS PITBULL 35mm Tactical Compact Scope Illuminated CQB Reticule

Same concept, better durability. The Elcan has a lever, the IOR a ring. I've used them both and find the lever easier to move but that is not always a good thing.

I have several Aimpoint Comp M/ML3s and love them, but they fall off after about 300 yards.

jasondunbar 04-03-2011 11:03 PM

i dont want magnification but i will check it out

M14sRock 04-03-2011 11:21 PM


Originally Posted by jasondunbar (Post 478745)
i dont want magnification but i will check it out

My bad. I read "Elcan dr" but you wrote "Elcan rd".

The Elcan red dot is a 3 MOA dot. You can get the Ap with a 2MOA dot. That makes a big difference at 300 yards.

The Ap has about 65,000 hours of battery life. Not sure about the Elcan.

The Ap works from ridiculously cold to ridiculously hot weather. I've used them at just above 0, and up to over 130f with no complaint.

I would buy another Ap, but your needs may differ from mine.

jasondunbar 04-04-2011 12:53 AM

i probably will go with the aimpoint pro and the elcan has a 6 year battery life just like the aimpoint. i just cant find out much about the elcan rd and it looks interesting and used by canada's millitary and us millitary. the reason i was looking at it not everyone has one and has a 3 year warranty (better than eotech)

M14sRock 04-04-2011 02:22 AM

I don't know about the Elcan red dot being in use by the US Military, but the Aimpoint has been for over 20 years.

jasondunbar 04-04-2011 02:27 PM

not the rd but the other elcan products like 1-4x

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