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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ducrider, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    Hey, guys, trying to decide what to get, thinking about a ta11 acog with the green horseshoe, but I like the size of the ta31, any preferences, it's gonna go on a daniel defense m4v5
     
  2. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    it boils down to personal preference

    the ta31 has a wider field of view and is smaller

    however sucks for eye relief

    The TA11 having the extra relief also gives more space for a rear BUIS
     
  3. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    If you got the dough for a trijicon, buy both
     
  4. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    I'm leaning towards the ta11 just for the eye relief, just easier to use in awkward positions
     
  5. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    I would but I'm also getting an aimpoint micro t1 for my sbr, already got an eotech exps2 for my rainier arms, just wanted to try all three on different guns
     
  6. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    most of us can't even afford one . so make sure you make the right choice the first time or buy used then you can afford to sale it if you don't like it to get the other.
     
  7. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    I can't really afford it either, I'm selling another gun I don't shoot for the purchase, I would like to try them all out for a day, but down here no one has any that I could try, I'm gonna go to Portland on Sunday and I might stop by cabelas and see if they have anything
     
  8. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have the TA11H-G I really like it alot. Its currently zero'd at 400 yards, for the 400 yard hashmark. ranges out to 1,000 yards for .223,,and the reticle is clear and clean, fast on target at 10 yards , when you throw it up to your eye" its a 3.5 power".. the only bad thing about it, is at night, the tube on top lights up like a green neon sign due to the tritium horseshoe.
    Nothing a piece of tape could not fix for night shooting. Bought this to replace an eotech 512.. cause i dont like depending on something that will not work without batteries, and my eotech has no real ranging.
     
  9. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    My NSN01 has terrible eye relief like the TA11 but it barely matters for 5.56. Just nose up to the charging handle like iron sights.

    Also I prefer the chevron over the horseshoe or the donut. Zero at 100, then bracket the silhouette at 200 yards with the edges. 300 yards plus you use the BDC. One of mine is red, the other is amber.
     
  10. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    Do you guys use the bac method when you shoot, I want to find out all the info I can before I make such a big purchase
     
  11. SigShooter232

    SigShooter232 SW Washington New Member

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    I use a TA31H and love it. Nose to charging handle, so eye relief isn't a factor for my usage. Also very much like the BAC use. Clarity is also impressive.
     
  12. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I have one, Like it alot as well. I don't recall what model it was though. I did get a La Rue mount for it so I could pop it off if needed. I. have only zeroed it at 100 yards then never used it again as it seemed 5.56 went from 300$ a case to 800$ a case
     
  13. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    TA31F works great.
     
  14. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    I was told that the ta11 was one of the better ones for eye relief
     
  15. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    LOL, bac?..( blood alcohol content?).. not sure what bac is....I must be old.... the TA11 is ranged- center dot is 100 yards, bottom of horseshoe is 300 yards- 400 yards is marked with a 4- 500 yards marked with a hash mark- 600 yards is marked with a 6- 700 yards is marked with a hash-800 yards is marked with an 8- 900 yards is marked with a hash mark- 1000 yards is marked with a 10.. it has has horizontal hash marks for ranging find an object with approx. 24 inches, It fits in the ranging marks,(width of an average human target shoulder to shoulder) gives you your approx. range.
    I cant find a pic of mine, but it has a center dot and is surrounded by a upside down horseshoe
    called a double horseshoe?

    edit, here is a pic of the TA11H-G reticle, well at least the one i use..
    http://images.search.yahoo.com/imag...3C%2Fb%3E-%3Cb%3EG+%3C%2Fb%3EACOG+3.5x35+Scop
     
  16. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    You should zero at 300 meters. The bottom points of that chevron are the average width of a mans shoulders at that distance, so it makes a nice ranging feature. Then at 100 meters you put the very top point of the chevron and you're good to go.

    That is the scope I prefer as well though.
     
  17. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Manual says zero at 100 meters with the tip of the chevron. Also I zero my AR's with surplus 5.56, they don't group well enough at 300 yards to give me confidence in the zero.
     
  18. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Problem with tritium for a scope is it eventually fades and requires factory repair. With the ever increasing battery life tech I am sticking with illuminated optics

    I zero all modern high power centerfires 2 inches high at 100 yards
     
  19. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Just giving you the inside scoop...The dot in the center of the chevron is 300m...So yeah, the tip of the chevron would be 100m. I always shot 39/40 or 40/40 with that ammo, and it got REALLY easy once we got to do it with the ACOG.

    It's really easy to use a 25 meter zero target, and it's dead nuts on out to 300.
     
  20. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    I was planning to use the 25m sight in