The ACOGs are internally adjustable, compact telescopic sights with tritium illuminated reticle patterns for use in low light or at night. Bindon Aiming Concept (BAC) models feature bright daytime reticles using fiber optics which collect ambient light. The ACOG combines traditional, precise distance marksmanship with close in aiming speed. Although the ACOG has many features which are very advantageous for military use, they were developed by Trijicon without government funding. Designed for use with the M16 family, every feature of its mechanical and optical design was chosen for a single purpose: to provide increased hit potential in all lighting conditions -- without failure prone batteries.
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Submitted By: Todd C. On 02/11/2012
An extremely durable and reliable piece of kit. I purchased this item during my second tour in Iraq. Accuracy to 500-meters was easily within 8-inches, and out to 600-meters within around 10-inches.
The graduated reticle seemed to always be reliable for estimated point of impact - just lay the appropriate range graduation on the target, and the round seemed to always hit.
Fast forward to my most recent tour in Afghanistan. I was struck by a large explosive from approximately 5-10 meters which shredded much of my gear and required evacuation and hospitalization. The scope had some almost imperceptible damage - the exterior looked fine, but the vertical reticle was slightly askew.
I sent the sight to Trijicon, and they made the minor repairs for free. I would definitely recommend this item, and have no problem taking the one that I own back to combat.
[5 of 5 Stars]