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Posted: 12/27/2002 9:06:33 PM EDT
2x magnification on an Aimpoint ML2 is an option,what applications are the norm when choosing this option?
My purpose for outfitting my BM XM15E2S 16 inch is I am "accessorising" to get as close to a military workhorse rifle as I can get.

Cost efficiency appears to be good as I understand Aimpoint is a no thrills dependable red dot sight.

Link Posted: 12/27/2002 9:54:36 PM EDT
Pass on the 2X.  The regular Aimpoints (M2 and ML2) are better off without the magnification.  If you are looking for a magnified "dot" type scope, look at the ACOGS.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 4:34:02 AM EDT
The 2X Aimpoint is, bar none, the worst optic I have ever looked through in my entire life.  If you doubt my assesment just go to a gunshow and look through one.

I think the unmagnified Aimpoint sights are excellent however.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 8:19:36 AM EDT
Don't do it.

Link Posted: 12/28/2002 9:05:12 AM EDT
Thank you, I wont.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 7:08:46 PM EDT
Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I have had a 5000 XD 2X for several years.  It was the first red dot I ever bought.  I liked the 2X magnification of the sight.  Helped precision close in and extended the distance at which the optic could be used.  I have both 2X and unmagnified Aimpoints, and I like them both equally, although they're certainly made to fill separate roles.
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