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fortinsj 03-27-2013 01:27 AM

Scope with iron sights?
 
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Anybody know anything or have any experience with these scopes? They have a fiber optic iron sight on top of the scope. Seems logical, but I was looking to see if anyone had experience with aimtrax scopes or this scope in particular.


http://www.aim-trax.com/Aimtrax-4X32-Dual-Illuminated-Tactical-Compact-Scope_p_44.html

jjfuller1 03-27-2013 01:44 AM

well heres my take.
I don't have exprience with the brand. I cant see how having open sights that far above the barrel would be effective. i also cant see how having open sights with that short of a sighting radius would be at all accurate. especially if it was to be for a rifle. it might look a bit strange on a pistol. really i just can't see that scope as being a good idea.

treehugger49 03-27-2013 08:47 PM

Several Trijicon ACOGs have irons integrated with the optic housing as well. They truly are "backup" sights, as their accuracy comes no where close to those mounted on the receiver.

Better than nothing if the optic goes out, but certainly not optimal.

Jagermeister 03-27-2013 08:51 PM

I have the iron sights on the rifle itself for backup. I would remove the optics if the **** hit the fan. It would just be dead weight on your rifle anyways. How the heck do you use sights high up like that anyways.

treehugger49 03-27-2013 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Jagermeister (Post 1193224)
I have the iron sights on the rifle itself for backup. I would remove the optics if the **** hit the fan. It would just be dead weight on your rifle anyways. How the heck do you use sights high up like that anyways.

Yep. I have folding front and rear BUIS on my AR with the ACOG on a QD mount. If the ACOG is unusable (and I can't imagine why it would be), it takes only 5 seconds to discard it and go to irons.

As far as the height-above-bore issue, you just have to train with it and aim high at CQB distances.

locutus 03-27-2013 10:05 PM

I can't imagine that you could get an optic worth taking home for that price.

"Cheapa U buy, cheapa U get."

treehugger49 03-27-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by locutus (Post 1193327)
I can't imagine that you could get an optic worth taking home for that price.

"Cheapa U buy, cheapa U get."

But it looks cool!....I guess.

If you look hard enough you'll see a can opener in there...

JonM 03-29-2013 01:43 PM

i wouldnt touch that thing you got pictured with a ten foot pole.

if you want a decent cheap optic look at the vortex offerings.

if you want an acog get a real one. the optics that play off the looks of an acog are all total crap.

with a real acog, which that isnt, pretty much anything that will destroy or damage the optic is likely to destroy the gun...


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