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RevMetric  [Team Member]
11/26/2008 4:40:51 AM EST
Just wondering why there seems to be a lot more people who own the TA01NSN as opposed to the TA01. Is there any big advantage of having the TA01NSN's partial-line amber illumination vs the TA01's full-line red illumination?

I'm about to order one and having a difficult time weighing the differences. Any input would be appreciated.
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Flash66  [Member]
11/26/2008 5:32:26 AM EST
I have both.

I have the NSN mounted on two flattop 16 inch uppers. I use 62 grain bullets. The BDC is right on, even though it was designed for a 14.5 inch barrel.

I have the TA-01 mounted on the carry handles of two 20 inch A2s. I have one zeroed for 55 grain bullets, which it was designed for and the BDC is perfect. I have the other one mounted on a 20 inch carry handle and zeroed for 62 grain. The BDC works great for that also.

At one time I had the TA-01 mounted on a flattop 16 inch and it worked fine also.

Between the two I like the TA-01 a little better but that is just my preference. They both work fine.

The TA-01 is a little more versatile in that you can mount it on a 20 carry handle and still have the BDC work. I don't think that is the case with the NSN.

TA-01NSN




TA-01



RevMetric  [Team Member]
11/26/2008 5:38:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Flash66:
I have both.

I have the NSN mounted on two flattop 16 inch uppers. I use 62 grain bullets. The BDC is right on, even though it was designed for a 14.5 inch barrel.

I have the TA-01 mounted on the carry handles of two 20 inch A2s. I have one zeroed for 55 grain bullets, which it was designed for and the BDC is perfect. I have the other one mounted on a 20 inch carry handle and zeroed for 62 grain. The BDC works great for that also.

At one time I had the TA-01 mounted on a flattop 16 inch and it worked fine also.

Between the two I like the TA-01 a little better but that is just my preference. They both work fine.

The TA-01 is a little more versatile in that you can mount it on a 20 carry handle and still have the BDC work. I don't think that is the case with the NSN.

TA-01NSN

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43243%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E2%3B5%3E2%3A9%3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A67466%3C43nu0mrj


TA-01

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43247%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E2%3B5%3E2%3A9%3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A67466%3C4%3Anu0mrj



Thanks very much for all the info and pics.

Do you have a preference for either color or reticle line illumination?
Flash66  [Member]
11/26/2008 12:33:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By RevMetric:
Originally Posted By Flash66:
I have both.

I have the NSN mounted on two flattop 16 inch uppers. I use 62 grain bullets. The BDC is right on, even though it was designed for a 14.5 inch barrel.

I have the TA-01 mounted on the carry handles of two 20 inch A2s. I have one zeroed for 55 grain bullets, which it was designed for and the BDC is perfect. I have the other one mounted on a 20 inch carry handle and zeroed for 62 grain. The BDC works great for that also.

At one time I had the TA-01 mounted on a flattop 16 inch and it worked fine also.

Between the two I like the TA-01 a little better but that is just my preference. They both work fine.

The TA-01 is a little more versatile in that you can mount it on a 20 carry handle and still have the BDC work. I don't think that is the case with the NSN.

TA-01NSN

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43243%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E2%3B5%3E2%3A9%3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A67466%3C43nu0mrj


TA-01

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43247%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E2%3B5%3E2%3A9%3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A67466%3C4%3Anu0mrj



Thanks very much for all the info and pics.

Do you have a preference for either color or reticle line illumination?


I have both and I like the amber a little better for some reason but the red works just as good.

To me the amber is just a little eaiser on the eyes and doesn't distract from the target as much. However, the difference is very slight and I wouldn't pass up a good deal on a red just because it is not amber.



RevMetric  [Team Member]
11/26/2008 2:18:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Flash66:
Originally Posted By RevMetric:
Originally Posted By Flash66:
I have both.

I have the NSN mounted on two flattop 16 inch uppers. I use 62 grain bullets. The BDC is right on, even though it was designed for a 14.5 inch barrel.

I have the TA-01 mounted on the carry handles of two 20 inch A2s. I have one zeroed for 55 grain bullets, which it was designed for and the BDC is perfect. I have the other one mounted on a 20 inch carry handle and zeroed for 62 grain. The BDC works great for that also.

At one time I had the TA-01 mounted on a flattop 16 inch and it worked fine also.

Between the two I like the TA-01 a little better but that is just my preference. They both work fine.

The TA-01 is a little more versatile in that you can mount it on a 20 carry handle and still have the BDC work. I don't think that is the case with the NSN.

TA-01NSN

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43243%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E2%3B5%3E2%3A9%3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A67466%3C43nu0mrj


TA-01

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43247%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E2%3B5%3E2%3A9%3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A67466%3C4%3Anu0mrj



Thanks very much for all the info and pics.

Do you have a preference for either color or reticle line illumination?


I have both and I like the amber a little better for some reason but the red works just as good.

To me the amber is just a little eaiser on the eyes and doesn't distract from the target as much. However, the difference is very slight and I wouldn't pass up a good deal on a red just because it is not amber.





Thanks for the additional info. I thought maybe the red wouldn't "wash out" as easily as the amber, but it sounds like both will work well. Thanks again.
Apprentice  [Member]
11/26/2008 3:05:23 PM EST
I've had a Ta01 mounted on a 16" flat top for about 8 years now. Hunting and target shooting. I've looked at several amber ACOGs and prefer the red for my uses although on the range it's always daylight and so I just have a black recticle then.

Although the BDC shouldn't be optimized for my setup, I've found the BDC right on at 300 and 600 yards - right on being as close to right as I could hold - which turned out pretty well actually (hitting a 8.5x11 paper conistently at 600).

If I were buying today, I do believe I'd pick the TA33R (red) however.

bullitt5172  [Team Member]
11/26/2008 3:06:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By RevMetric:
Originally Posted By Flash66:
Originally Posted By RevMetric:
Originally Posted By Flash66:
I have both.

I have the NSN mounted on two flattop 16 inch uppers. I use 62 grain bullets. The BDC is right on, even though it was designed for a 14.5 inch barrel.

I have the TA-01 mounted on the carry handles of two 20 inch A2s. I have one zeroed for 55 grain bullets, which it was designed for and the BDC is perfect. I have the other one mounted on a 20 inch carry handle and zeroed for 62 grain. The BDC works great for that also.

At one time I had the TA-01 mounted on a flattop 16 inch and it worked fine also.

Between the two I like the TA-01 a little better but that is just my preference. They both work fine.

The TA-01 is a little more versatile in that you can mount it on a 20 carry handle and still have the BDC work. I don't think that is the case with the NSN.

TA-01NSN

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43243%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E2%3B5%3E2%3A9%3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A67466%3C43nu0mrj


TA-01

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43247%3Enu%3D325%3A%3E2%3B5%3E2%3A9%3EWSNRCG%3D3233%3A67466%3C4%3Anu0mrj



Thanks very much for all the info and pics.

Do you have a preference for either color or reticle line illumination?


I have both and I like the amber a little better for some reason but the red works just as good.

To me the amber is just a little eaiser on the eyes and doesn't distract from the target as much. However, the difference is very slight and I wouldn't pass up a good deal on a red just because it is not amber.





Thanks for the additional info. I thought maybe the red wouldn't "wash out" as easily as the amber, but it sounds like both will work well. Thanks again.


I like the Amber better as well. It is easier for your eye to pick up Amber and I haven't had any issues with it washing out. I'm partial to BAC ACOG's but the TA01 series is the original and is a great optic. You won't go wrong with either one.
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