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frigate88
February 9, 2013, 03:47 AM
Hey guys;

I'm wanting to put a new optic on my Colt LE6920. It's my patrol rifle and the optic cant have any magnification to it(dept policies). Had an Eotech XPS0 before and was happy with it, but after about 2 thousand rounds it didn't want to hold a zero any more. So it kind of put a bad taste in my mouth in regards to buying another one. I'm really liking the Trijicon reflex sights, but haven't shot with one yet. Just looked at and through them at the LGS. Any input and experience with the trijicons? Also, when I was looking at them online I saw that you had to buy a mount seperately and it's hard to gauge these mounts with out seeing them in person. Are they able to mount low enough to co-witness with the iron sights?I was looking at the RX06 with the triangle. I liked the triangle from a previous experience shooting an ACOG set up with one. With these trijicons would it be better to stick to the dot or is the triangle good as well? Also are they rugged and well built and can handle being thrown around a bit with out loosing zero? Thanks for any help.

KO3422
February 9, 2013, 11:10 AM
I do like the Trijicon RMR's. I have a bunch of them. I strongly suggest getting the battery powered adjustable LED version. They have a 3.25 and 6.5 moa version.

I have both versions. The 3.25 moa version is ideal for my LMT's. The LED versus the tritium/fiber, is way better. The dot on tritium/fiber version still washes out in certain settings. The battery powered version stays nice and bright. The old Reflex sights washed out pretty bad for me. I was pretty dang happy when the RMR debuted. I have and had a bunch of the tritium versions. I use the ADM QD mounts and they are rock solid and have been working fine for me since the RMR came out.

I like the dot. I have a triangle in my Accupoint 1-4x TR24's. Up close...it's damn fast. When I bring it out...it can get a bit tough for precise shots. That's when the mil-dot reticle would shine. I don't use my Accupoint in that manner, so anything 0-100...my triangle reticle is fast enough for me.

The bonus is that you can run the RMR on your pistol if you desire. Yes, Trijicon stuff is rock solid stuff. They build gear to be used and abused. I mean look what our guys do the the ACOGs in the field.

frigate88
February 9, 2013, 11:26 AM
Thanks a bunch on all the info. One more question though. Which reticle would you prefer for room clearing and CQB type situations, the dot or triangle?

KO3422
February 9, 2013, 11:55 AM
PM sent.

Ridge_Runner_5
February 9, 2013, 12:32 PM
The EOTech losing zero is definitely not supposed to happen. Check the mount for it, and maybe give L3 a call and see what they can do? I'm absolutely certain they will warranty the optic and replace or fix it for you.

DasGuy
February 9, 2013, 12:46 PM
I really like my Aimpoint PRO. You can find them for <$400, which includes a QD mount.

You never have to turn it off, and the rear lens cover is clear so you don't even have to mess with anything on the optic to deploy your rifle.

Mauser8mm
February 24, 2013, 10:36 PM
Vortex Razor- $599 MSRP