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Old 04-30-2014, 9:30 PM
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Anyone have one of these? I've been kicking the idea around to throw one on my Bushy LR-308. Scopes don't interest me, but I do want to do some semi-long range shooting. I'm used to both eye open shooting, that's what drew me too it. I currently have a EOTech G33 and an EXPS2-2 on the gun. Thought about a 4x32 ACOG, but I still like the 6x48. Thoughts?
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Old 04-30-2014, 9:38 PM
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Can't speak for the 6x48 but the 4x32, to me, is absolutely awesome. It does have a relatively short eye relief, which bugs some people. For me I've just gotten used to it. It comes with training with the systems you employ.

What don't you like about traditional scopes? Is it that they're not "combat" optics that can take abuse or is it that you want a fixed zoom optic? Being used to shooting with both eyes open is understandable for wanting a fixed zoom, but at a 6x you're starting to border on getting headaches due to the difference in focus. That's just from my own experience though with nothing scientific to back it. What range are you wanting to shoot at?
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Range - anywhere out to 800m? Nothing against scopes, but it is all the crazy preperation that you have to do, i.e.: lap the rings, level the scope, level the gun, torque the rings, you get the picture. Then its the whole crazy learning curve of mils vs. moa, turning turrets, etc.

I don't mind learning the aspect of long range shooting, but I'd rather just slap the optic on, then concentrate on learning the fundamentals. I don't want to have to worry about if I lapped the rings properly, or if the scope isn't level in the rings, or if I got the right power, or right scope, or right glass...all that mess. And of course, shooting one-eyed Willy. I like shooting with both of my earballs wide open. Lets me keep an eye open for liberals stalking me.

I have thought about a 4x32 ACOG or Browe, but was concerned about the eye relief on my .308. I'm putting a brake on it to control the recoil, but I don't want donut eyeball everytime I shoot it. How far out is 4x32 good for?
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The TA01B is good out to 800, and is only 9oz compared to the 6x48 model that weighs 2.25lbs, but weight might not be an issue wielding a Bushmaster 308.
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The only downsides to the 6x48 is the cost, weight and fewer reticle options calibrated for the .308 versus the 4x32 models. If you aren't hindered by any of these then the 6x48 will serve you well out to 1000 meters.
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How far out is 4x32 good for?



BDC out to 800 meters for the .308 calibrated acog. You may also want to consider the 3.5x35 which is also has the BDC out to 800 meters.
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Good advice. I didn't think much about the weight deal since my .308, while manageable, is not the gun I would go to if I had to pack it around all day long. I'll take another look at the 4x32 ACOG and Browe. Ech, you aren't kidding about the price. I thought it should at least come with a free lap dance for that kind of money.
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Here's what a 3.5x looks like at 650 yds 9x13 torso steel.





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I met up with a Calgunner to p/u his 6x. It was some funky action going on with the serial number so I wasn't comfortable buying it. I met at night time and my impressions of it were that it was one of the brightest scopes I've looked through and also one of the heaviest. It was a pretty remarkable piece of glass and the price you pay to get it that it's VERY heavy.

I use a 3.5x on my SCAR17 and had no issue making a 10" gong go ding, ding, ding at 450yds.
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The other price you pay involves your wallet.

The 6x is HUGE. I had an opportunity to look through one at SBRGC, and it was beautiful, but the extra 2x isn't worth the weight difference over a standard TA-31 (or RCO).

For a bench gun, or a fixed emplacement, maybe, but not for something you may carry around.
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Here's what a 3.5x looks like at 650 yds 9x13 torso steel.
That's one good looking dog, Sir. Wow.
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that 6x48 is a beast! I like my TA31 it has been awesome out to 600yrds and so clear
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The 6x ACOG is massive and heavy I wouldn't put it on a rifle.

I can understand using this ACOG on a heavy machine gun but its too heavy for a rifle.

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Thanks Tim and all the others who chimed in. Best advice I've found on the net in regards to the 6x48. I ended up sticking with My EOTech OPMOD EXPS 2.2 and EOTech 3x magnifier for now. I think one day I'll try an ACOG 4x32.
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