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Posted: 2/21/2007 2:34:15 PM EST
Anyone play around with one yet , are there diff red dot size options like the M3. The M4 comes with built in mount , or is it better to get a M3 with larue mount.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 4:44:07 PM EST
No one has seen an Aimpoint Comp M4 ?
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 8:17:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Averagejoe:
No one has seen an Aimpoint Comp M4 ?

Seen pictures of it from the SHOT show, yeah, but you do realize that it's so new that it's not even listed on Aimpoints web site, right?
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 8:20:59 PM EST
I've never seen it. Probably an even more ridiculously long battery life and waterproof to a deeper depth. That'd be my guess.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 8:35:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2007 8:36:09 PM EST by Gamma762]

Originally Posted By Averagejoe:
Anyone play around with one yet , are there diff red dot size options like the M3. The M4 comes with built in mount , or is it better to get a M3 with larue mount.

I'll have to look at my SHOT swag but I think it only comes with the 2moa dot. And only in the night vision capable version, although it has more selection of daylight brightness settings. More streamlined knobs and controls, AA battery for even greater battery life than the 3 series and easy battery replacement. The built in mount takes case of mounting hassles.

Looked like a great sight, just have to see what the cost looks like when it gets to market.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 12:09:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 2:27:09 AM EST
Thanks , i do understand there new , but they are now in stores in Canada . We are always way behind you guys and figured it would be out in the US and atleast some people would have been playing with them . They are 779.00 Cdn with built in mount , but i was wondering if it is better to get a M3 with Larue . Thanks
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 7:17:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2007 7:18:48 AM EST by SMGLee]
You are going to get as good with a M3 and Larue mount as with the M4. The M4 are rugged and uses an AA battery for a duration of over 100k hours. but the battery life has just gone beyond the shelf life of the battery. fopr the price I would still go with the LaRue with M3.





Link Posted: 2/23/2007 7:41:11 AM EST
For that matter, the M3 doesn't offer a whole lot more than the M2 series.

The upgrades each M-Series gets aren't all that compelling.

Great optic, not much difference between specs on M2, 3 & 4's.

At least not much difference 99% of most applications.

The built in mount does nothing for me. Battery life beyond the M3 series does nothing for me. The slimmed down design does very little for me. Am I missing something?
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 7:50:38 AM EST
Hmmm MSRP of $699.00 is kind of rich for my wallet!
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 7:54:13 AM EST
impoint CompM4 Reflex Sight is a rugged precision red dot Sight developed mainly for military and
law enforcement applications.

Aimpoint red dot sights are designed for the "two eyes open" method of sighting which greatly enhances
situation awareness and target acquisition speed. Thanks to the parallax-free design, the dot follows the
movement of the user's eye while remaining fixed on the target, eliminating any need for centering.
Further the sight allows for unlimited eye-relief and is compatible with 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation night
vision devices.

The CompM4 Sight is using a AA size battery, which together with the extremely low power consumption
gives an unequalled battery life.

The CompM4 combines the superior accuracy and ease of use of the wellknown CompM2 model with
significantly longer battery life and increased ruggedness through reinforced design.

The CompM4 is provided with a torque knob, Quick Release (QRP2) mount. An additional Carry Handle
Gooseneck Rail meeds to be mounted on the M16A2 carrying handle.

The Sight has a Spacer system that gives optimal height of the line of sight (optical axis) on different weapons.

Specification CompM4
Material - housing: Extruded, high strength aluminium
Surface finish: Hard anonized, black to dark graphite grey, matte
Material - lens covers: Rubber, black
Optical magnification: 1X
Eye relief: Unlimited, no centering required
Optical coating: Anti-Reflex coating, all surfaces
Multi-layer coating for reflection of red dot (650 nm)
Band Pass coating for NVD compatibility
Dot size: 2 MOA
Switch, dor brightness: 16 positions: 7 NVD, 8 daylight and 1 extra bright
Battery: One AA size battery (rechargeable 1.2V), alkaline/lithium 1.5V or
lithium 3-3.7V (acceptable voltage 1.2 - 5.0 V)
Battery Life: Over 8 years of continuous (day and night) use at pos 12 of 16
and over 3 years at pos 13 of 16.
Typically 500 000 hours at NVD setting
Length: M4 Configuration: 135mm (5.3")
M16A2 Configuration:135mm (5.3")
Width: M4 Configuration: 75mm (3")
M16A2 Configuration: 75mm (3")
Height: M4 Configuration: 70mm (2,8")
M16A2 Configuration: 61mm (2.4")
Weight: M4 Configuration: 395g ( 14 oz)
M16A2 Configuration: 370g (13.1 oz)
Rail and Clamp for M16A2: 155g (13.1 oz)
Adjustment: Range ±2 m at 100 meters (±2 yards at 100 yards) in
wintage and elevation, 1 click = 4 mm at 25 meters =
16 mm at 100 meters - ½" at 80 yards - ½ MOA
Mounting: On a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny Rail. A Spacer is available for optimal height
Height of optical axis: 30 mm (1.2") with QRP mount, 39 mm (1.5") with QRP mount and spacer
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 10:49:22 AM EST
besides battery life, i'm not seeing much of an advantage over the m3 2moa, and the price is kinda nutty. I rather have a comp with an arms or larue anyways.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 1:10:44 PM EST
In my mind battery AVAILABILITY is a much bigger advantage than batter LIFE with the M4. That being said, I could stock up on a lot of 1/3 Ns for $200.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 6:49:29 PM EST
The AA battery use is great for the troops who might have a hard time finding battery options, but for the $200 plus price difference I think the M3 Larue set up will work just fine... spend the extra $200 buying mags and ammo before congress gets moving on HR 1022.....
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:29:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:23:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By juslearnin:
In my mind battery AVAILABILITY is a much bigger advantage than batter LIFE with the M4. That being said, I could stock up on a lot of 1/3 Ns for $200.


With batterys lasting over a year on settign 7, and figuring that i turn mine off every time, i think that for the 20 bucks i have to spend on a battery won't be an issue. Unless people start hording them like bullets and brass.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 7:23:25 AM EST
I noticed there is reinforcement around the windage and elevation knobs. Did the predecessors have an issue with breakage in these areas?
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