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ACOG worth the Money?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by manakiah, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. manakiah

    manakiah Issaquah Wa Member

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    I'm thinking of buying a ACOG any suggestions if these scopes are worth the High Cost? Thanks Jason
     
  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Well if you consider that as soon as they got a military contract the price doubled id say no.
     
  3. manakiah

    manakiah Issaquah Wa Member

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    doubled? The prices have been high before the contract
     
  4. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    I thought a few years ago you could get one for like $500 or so instead of $800 and up? Ok maybe only a 60% increase.
     
  5. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    The thing that keeps me from buying is they are not NV compatible.
     
  6. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

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    They have a h.ell-a-cool and a tacti-cool value. I would buy a cool pistol instead or rifle or more ammo, or take the boss out.
     
  7. DERGLOCKINMEISTER

    DERGLOCKINMEISTER SPRINGFIELD OREGON Member

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    Mine was a Christmas president from my darling wife , I probably wouldn't spend the $$$ on my own . Thanks Honey !
     
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  8. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I own a TA01NSN and like it, I bought it used and made the cost much more affordable to bare. I love it my my AR, very crisp and bright optic. If I was to upgrade thought, it would be one of the newer versions with the fiberoptic on top. I would say they are worth it if you can find it for under $800 for any of them. At $1200 and up, then no. Just depends on whats its worth to you, and your purposes. I use it mostly at the bench right now, but want to do PR with it later on.
     
  9. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what you are going to use the rifle for. They have their purpose.

    I would also consider 1-4x & 1-6x scopes if you are spending close to 1K already.
     
  10. x503Codyx

    x503Codyx Portland Member

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    I love mine, TA31F-G. Got it brand new for $700, I'd say it was quite a deal. Not only are the optics clear and crisp, it works well and their very very durable. If you run out of ammo you can knock someone out with it and just mount it again, problem solved.
     
  11. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    Take the money and use it for formal training.
     
  12. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't get the comment. I'd like a nice low variable or low fixed power optic just to be able to reach out and touch something a little further than my old eyes can see. +1 to those who can shoot out there a couple hundred yards with irons or red dots.
     
  13. MilesTeg

    MilesTeg Troutdale, OR Active Member

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    Only you can answer that kind of question. I thought they weren't for a number of years but kept coming back to them because of the extremely clear and bright optics. Finally broke down and purchased one and haven't had a twinge of regret. Are there other scopes out there that will get the job done for less money? Yes. Is the ACOG overpriced? No. Is it Tacticool? Only to kids.
     
  14. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    I have a tao1nsn. Worth it and it is very clear
     
  15. mr45auto

    mr45auto Oregon City Member

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    It should prove more durable in the long run than a red dot and has some similar qualities. Most scopes are not worth a dang at fast acquisition during the daytime. The ACOG with the fiber optic setup at least puts you in a much better position than most scopes. I'm personally running an aimpoint micro with a 3x mag and was torn whether or not an ACOG would have been a better buy. I like my setup alot but could be convinced to run an appropriate ACOG.
     
  16. netsecsys

    netsecsys near: Bellingham, WA Active Member

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    Just got a TA11E for my AR308 and I really like it. Fast target acquisition and crisp optics for sure. They are no sniper scope but do their job well.
     
  17. Oregunz

    Oregunz Beaverton New Member

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    That's a tough question to answer. Worth it based on what criteria?

    I'm familiar with the TA31RCO and TA31RCO-M4CP. I used them extensively in Iraq and the optics are clear, minimum of maintenance (mostly keeping it clean), takes a lot of abuse (but not quite Marineproof), red chevron is great for quick target acquisition and range estimation (chevron width is 19" at 300 meters), you can keep both eyes open for situational awareness, the lead indicators work suprisingly good and so do the elevation. We had Marines closing 'em out at 800 meters rooftop to rooftop. Additionally, I found it effective in CQB - though it look a good deal of effort to train shooting left-handed as my dominant eye is right. I suspect I would have had that difficulty with any sighting system.

    Were there times I would have liked a 9x scope? Yes. Were there times I would have liked an illuminated scope (Thermal or NVG)? Yes. It's not perfect, but it worked well for me in a variety of situations. And, Trijicon has a ACOG for everyone - further muddying the waters.

    Before you drop the cash, I'd take a step back and ask yourself what capability the scope will give you that you can't achieve with the requisite amount of training. Fundamentals are the lifeblood. Equipment is replaceable and prone to failure. Try to meet your mission objectives with the least amount of gear, because you don't want to be dependent on equipment for success.

    Are you primarily focusing on CQB and have good supply (batteries)? A red dot, Eotech or laser might be the ticket.

    Need CQB edge at night? Maybe NVGs and an IR laser.

    Will you likely also engage 200 Meters to 800 meters in varying conditions? The ACOG might be for you.

    Again, don't get stuck on gear. A 98# guy in pajamas and a crappy AK-47 can make you dead no matter how much top-notch stuff you have. Physical fitness, muscle memory, sound tactics, a quick mind, experience and boldness will win the day 9 times out of 10.
     
  18. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    I'm happy with mines but wouldn't mind adding the RDS to it , its the TAO1NSN version.
     
  19. manakiah

    manakiah Issaquah Wa Member

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    Best advice Yet. Thanks!!!
     
  20. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Just saw this video today... looks promising.

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