Aimpoint ACO Review

The Aimpoint ACO (Aimpoint Carbine Optic)

The Aimpoint ACO (Aimpoint Carbine Optic)

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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