The Trijicon MRO is Trijicon’s answer to the Aimpoint T-1 and T-2 Micros. However, due to the much larger objective lens it has a very wide field of vision and does away with the “looking through a tube” effect and is more like an Eotech in that respect. It also lacks the distinct image of the diode that can occur with the earlier SRS. It has six brightness settings via a dial on the top and is easily zeroed with a flat bladed screwdriver. There are no adjuster caps to lose and the adjustment directions are clear. The MRO has a very clear red dot, virtually parallax free and with less of a blue tint in the image than its SRS predecessor. Again unlike the SRS, you can see it clearly when aiming relatively near the sun. The Trijicon MRO has an exceptionally handy ambidextrous brightness adjuster with two OFF positions 180 degrees apart. The dot is 2MoA which is a good compromise for CQB and long range use. It is available in low mounted, absolute co-witness and lower third co-witness (with rifles and carbines with AR height Picatinny flat-tops). Other suppliers are currently in the process of releasing quick detachable mounts/bases for this sight – American Defense Manufacturing already have a very solid quick detach unit out there. Its housing is machined from a 7075-T6 forging for immense strength and is mil-spec hard anodized. It is waterproof to 30meters. The deeply recessed objective lens/window is very well protected and the sight is almost indestructible. The Trijicon Miniature Rifle Optic works with Aimpoint, Eotech and Vortex magnifiers. This sight comes in around $200 less than the Aimpoint T-2 and is great value for money. Like the Aimpoint Micro series it takes up very little rail space. It takes a CR2032 lithium battery (supplied). forged 7075-T6 housing.
Trijicon Miniature Rifle Optic (rear)
Wide Viewing Area
Eight brightness settings with TWO “offs” in the middle
Ambidextrous Brightness Control
1/2 MOA increments. No special tools required. No separate caps
Forged 7075 Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Housing
Surface-Flush Adjusters eliminates snag hazards
Multi-Coated Lenses for superior clarity and light gathering.
The Aimpoint ACO (Aimpoint Carbine Optic) is the Patrol Rifle Optics budget alternative. It’s a lot of optic for the money and gives you the same user experience (if you don’t use night vision) as the PRO, but you lose certain things. It has a perfectly good mount, but it’s not the autotensioning QRP you get with the PRO. The sight comes without lens covers and the adjuster caps aren’t held on by rubber straps. The battery life is less at 10,000 hours vs 30,000 for the PRO from the single DL1/3N battery. 10k hours is still massively more than most competitors in the ACO’s price bracket. Both sights take 30mm mounts so the choice of mounts is massive. The standard mount gives absolute cowitness on the AR15 platform. The Aimpoint ACO is not rated as submersible – only waterproof. The PRO weighs 7.8 ounces all in. The ACO 2.5 ounces lighter. As it lacks NV compatibility. The Aimpoint ACO scores over the PRO for daytime only users in having 10 day settings. The 2 MoA dot clarity is the same as all Aimpoints, with a slight blur when you use it with a magnifier. This is an optic you can trust on a home defense rifle – it has the ruggedness Aimpoint build in to all their products. The Aimpoint Carbine Optic comes in at around an eighth less than the PRO. It’s up to you to decide if that trade-of is worthwhile.
Configuration: Tube Magnification: 1x Sight Window: 38mm Click value @ 100 yards(clicks/in): .5″ Reticle: 2 MoA red dot Housing material: Aluminum Battery Type: 3N (included) Length: 5.1 inches Weight: 7.8 ounces Warranty: 10 years to first private owner
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Trijicon Sealed Reflex Sight 892-000-097WB SRS W/ FLATTOP MOUNT
The Trijicon SRS Sealed Reflex Sight is an ultra-rugged reflex sight with the unusual feature of solar panels in addition to the standard supplied AA lithium battery. This typically gives a battery life of over three years at a setting of 7 at a temperature of 70 degrees F. The SRS’ 1.75 MoA red dot automatically adjusts in brightness conserving battery power when in battery low light mode. The sight has ten brightness settings, including three for NV. It is a little taller and quite a bit heavier than other manufacturer’s offerings at 10.9 ounces and 3.75″ L x 2.5″ W x 2.4″ high, but is brutally rugged, waterproof to 50 meters depth and will hold zero no matter what. Part of the size is due to the massive 38mm objective lens – this gives a field of view of 69ft at 100 yards with 4 inches eye relief. This compares to the Aimpoint PRO, for example, with a Field of View of 30ft at 100 yards. Some users have experienced a minor annoyance at seeing the reflection of the diode that makes the red dot, but this only becomes annoying of you really focus on it, in precision work on the range, zeroing etc. This has been improved in more recent Trijicon SRS sights by an improved internal coating – Trijicon will upgrade your SRS if you return it to them. Another alternative is the ARD, but this is another £120 and gives a “looking through a screen door” effect that not everyone can get on with. The Trijicon SRS comes with the usual two knurled screw Picatinny mounting, A quick release version is available.
No tube effect due to unique design
Powered by a solar panel and a single AA battery
Years of life from a single battery
Self-adjusting, auto-locking lever mount on quick release mount model
10 brightness settings, including 3 NVG
Waterproof to 165 feet (50 meters)
1.75 MoA dot
No “auto-off” feature
Optical magnification: 1x
Clear aperture: 1.1″ (28mm)
Field of view: 23m at 100m with 4″ eye relief
Elevation adjustment range: 75 MOA
Windage adjustment range: 75 MOA
Adjustment increments: 1/2 MOA per click
Reticle illumination: led
Battery type: 1 AA (E91) alkaline or lithium
Battery life: over 3 years of continuous use at brightness setting 7 of 10 at 70 deg f with supplied lithium battery. Over 2.5 years of continuous use at brightness setting 7 of 10 at 70 deg f with standard alkaline battery
Photovoltaic cell: automatically provides supplemental power when outside during daylight conditions, further increasing battery life
Brightness settings: 10 brightness settings, including 3 night vision and 1 super bright
Dimensions: 3.75″ l x 2.5″ w x 2.4″ h without mount
Weight: 10.9 oz with battery
Weight with mount: 13.8 oz with battery
Material – housing: forged 7075-T6 aluminum, hard coat anodized per MIL-A-8625, type III, class 2, dull & non-reflective
Optical center: 1.57″ from top of rail
Trijicon Sealed Reflex Sight 892-000-098WB SRS W/ QUICK RELEASE MOUNT
The Trijicon SRS is short, taking up little Picatinny rail space.
Unique optical design virtually eliminates the “tube-effect” you get with other sights
Large field of view allows for fast target engagement at CQB distances
Ideal for use in military, law enforcement, and recreational applications on a variety of platforms from AR15s to shotguns
LED lit 1.75 MOA aiming point combined with solar panel and a single AA battery allow for years of use
“solar assist” means that the SRS only draws from the AA battery when there is no alternative
The Trijicon SRS is built to endure the rigors of extreme in-the-field use and carries the same stringent testing requirements as the renowned Trijicon ACOG line of sighting systems
Smaller, lighter and more compact than most red dot sights, the new Burris FastFire III is extremely strong and durable, with a frame made of stainless steel, bronze and anodized aluminum. Because of its small size and weight, the FastFire III can be mounted directly on virtually any weapon, including on the slide of larger caliber semi-automatic pistols. Because eye relief is unlimited, the FastFire III can be used on handguns, rifles and shotguns. Low magnification provides an extremely large field of view, and the FastFire 3 is virtually parallax free from 10 to 150 yards. 3 MoA and 8 MoA dot versions are available. A special reflective coating is sandwiched between two highly polished lenses which protects the narrow band reflective surface from scratches and abrasions. Outside surfaces of the lenses are fully coated for maximum light transmission. An automatic shut off after eight hours saves batteries. Adjustment within its 3 degree (190 inces at 100 yards) field of view can be made with a coin. The reliable new FastFire III is 100% sealed against water and is submersible. An automatic shut off after eight hours saves batteries.
Burris Fast Fire III
2x #6×48 countersink screws with Torx socket head for installing the sight on the mounting plate
1 Torx wrench to tighten fasteners
1 Protective cover
1 Lithium battery 3V (CR 1632)
Weaver/Picatinny style mount on select models
Magnificiation – 1.07x.
Sight Window – 21mm x 15mm; .82” x 59”.
Elevation adjustment range – 3 degrees or 190” @ 100 yards (524cm @100m).
Windage adjustment range – 3 degrees or 190” @ 100 yards (524cm @100m).
Set value for one scale division – 1 MOA or 1 in @ 100 yards with 30 clicks per revolution.
Subtension of the aiming dot: 3 or 8 MOA.
Recoil resistance – At least 1000 G.
Operating Temperature Range – -10oF to +130oF (-25oC to +55oC).
Storage Temperature Range –-40oF to +160oF (-40oC to +70oC).
Power Supply – 3V with one CR 1632 Lithium battery.
Dimensions – 1.9” x 1.0” x 1.0” (48.2mm x 25.4mm x 25.4mm).
The ELCAN SpecterDR 1.5-6x is the second evolution in the family of Dual Role optical sights. Based upon the battle-proven SpecterDR design, the SpecterDR 1.5-6x provides higher magnification to enable greater precision and longer engagement ranges, while at the same time providing exceptional field of view in CQB mode. The SpecterDR 1.5-6x enjoys ELCAN’s famous crystal-clear optics as well as a generous eye relief, making it the ideal instrument for designated marksman rifles and other long range applications. As with all SpecterDR sights, the magnification and field of view can be changed instantly with the throw of a lever with no change in eye-relief. Depending upon the situation, the user may adjust the sight to illuminate the crosshair or just a brilliant red dot in the center. Because the reticles are etched in glass, they are plainly visible even in the case of loss of electrical power due to battery failure or EMP. The SpecterDR family offers the best single solution for Long Range and CQB engagements and is designed to withstand the rigors of modern professional use. Calibrated for the M-80 7.62 NATO round.
ELCAN SpecterDR -1.5-6X
Specter DR 1.5-6X Magnification: 6x / 1.5x
Width: 75mm nominal
Height: 73mm nominal
Weight: 705g nominal
Reticle: dual-thickness ballistic crosshair with user-selectable red dot and VSOR rangefinder
Aiming dot diameter: 1.5 moa at 6x, 6 MOA at 1.5x
Ballistic correction: cx5466 reticle: 100-1000m for 7.62 NATO
CQB offset: <44mm at 60m
Field of view: 16 degrees at 1.5x, 4 degrees at 6x
FOV at 6x: 7m at 100m (21ft at 100 yds) FOV at 1.5x: 28.7m at 100m (86ft at 100 yards)
Illumination source: battery-powered LED
Crosshair illumination: 5 settings, AN/PVS-22 night vision compatible
Red dot illumination: 5 settings, AN/PVS-22 night vision compatible
Eye relief: 70mm
Entrance pupil: 42mm
Exit pupil: 7mm
Nominal focus: 300m at 6x, 105m at 1.5x
Fixed focus range: 20m to infinity
Battery type: DL 1/3N (3V lithium)
Battery life: 600 hours minimum, 3000 hours average
Exterior finish: hard-anodized aluminum, gray/black color
Adjustment resolution: .5 minute of angle
Adjustment range: 120 minutes of angle
Base requirement: mil-std-1913 picatinny rail (weaver compatible) *Attachment: arms levers