got my first trjicon

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Ultimate_sig, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Ultimate_sig

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  3. JonM

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    the tritium capsule is under warranty not to dim ahead of its projected lifespan. if its past that point then its not under warranty. i THINK its like 100ish for a refill while there they go over the optic and give you the oppurtunity for a complete overhaul if you want it.

    when i send mine in, in a decade or so ill have them overhaul it totally. will be like getting a brand new one back
     
  4. Ultimate_sig

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    When they overhaul it do they replace everything
     
  5. bluez

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    Its probably more now than normal there is a Tritium shortage in this country since we had partial production shut down after the cold wars end.
     
  6. Ultimate_sig

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    Why does it cost so much to refill these things and an optic like eotech cost $3 for a new battery...mad:(
     
  7. hoovco

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    Tritium is radioactive and lasts like 12 years.
     
  8. JonM

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    they replace anything that is even slightly worn relube the innards repurge it and bring it back to spec. they will give you a quote before doing anything like that. just stay in touch with them.

    contact trijicon with the serial and they can tell you how old it is

    because tritium doesnt fail like electronics can. handling radioactives safely isnt cheap. tritium is also poisonus to breathe touch eat.
     
  9. SSGN_Doc

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    If you could buy cheap tritium at the hardware store and change tritium at home, it would be cheap. One of the reasons I have held off of buying a Trijicon. Also I haven't been able to get comfortable with the ACOG. I also got a screaming deal on my EOTech. Aimpoint's battery life really makes Tritium in a reflex sight seem like less if an advantage. Electronics or not, Aimpoints are pretty tough.
     
  10. Ultimate_sig

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    Yea I have a Aimpoint pro I love it, also have an Eotech I like it too. I think I may just trade out the reflex acog for another Eotech