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Aimpoint PRO Vs. Comp M4

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Mason3379, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    So as the title reads I would like reviews from ACTUAL USERS of either of these Aimpoint Sights. I am in the market and would like to know if there are any real advantages to either (especially the M4 since it is several hundred dollars more).
    If anyone has some experience with either please feel free to chime in and and share your thoughts!

    Thanks All!!

    And yes, I can google them both and read reviews all day long! I want real, personal input!
     
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    reviews you found on internet/youtube is not real personal input/review?

    I had T1, very well made.

    Use this function on their website.

    Product comparison

    I'd personally go with H1. Compact and light.
     
  3. kizler

    kizler WA STATE Member

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    I've got a M4S and a T1. Love them both. I prefer the T1 (or the H1 as I don't plan on being underwater and don't use night vision....yet).

    That said, one good point- the battery in the T1 is a CR2032- not uncommon but not nearly as COMMON- as in super COMMON- as AA's which is what the M4 and M4S run on. For long term tough times, the availability of AA's is likely better, making the M4 and its use of AA's something to think about.

    But if I wasn't stressed about batteries, a far forward mounted T1 or H1 is the way to go, IMHO. Put it on a Larue quick release mount and you are good to go.
     
  4. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I have the PRO. It came with mount and covers for $400. IMO that is a deal. Spending several hundred more to have a common battery size seems silly. I have used the T1 and its only real advantage is its smaller size. It just isn't worth the extra money to me. Aimpoint makes a great optic no matter which one you choose.
     
  5. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    I've owned Aimpoint Micros, M3 (very similar to the PRO) and currently have a M4s.

    The biggest difference and what you're really paying for with the M4 is crazy durability. The adjustment knobs have protective ears and the knob isn't directly attached to the switch, the brightness adjusting knob is mounted on the body of the optic, so that the body takes blows and not the more delicate switch. I suspect Aimpoint's engineers went thru returned .mil M2 and M3 optics and designed out the common failure points when they designed the M4.

    If you're not sure which Aimpoint to get, get a Micro. If you need a 30mm tube or want to save $s, get a PRO. If you want a optic that isn't going to break before your rifle does, go with the M4.

    H
     
  6. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    I have had trouble finding whether the PRO is a Parallax free optic....Is it and are all Aimpoints as well?
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Did you click the link?
     
  8. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    All of the Aimpoints are parallax free, within reason. If you test them with a target 6' away you'll see some parallax, but it's very minimal. At slightly longer ranges there is no noticeable parallax.

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  9. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Fine, I will push your buttons! :thumbup: