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Posted: 8/22/2017 7:56:06 AM EDT
There is about $400 or so difference.
I've never had a "good" optic, so I'm wanting to buy one.
Don't know where any are that I can look at in person, so I'll have to take a chance by ordering.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:59:51 AM EDT
Have the TA44 circle dot and the Aimpoint Micro also have a Aimpoint Comp M4S

All on different rifles set up for different purposes

If I had to chose one the Comp M4s would be it.

I wouldn't want to have to give up my TA44 as a yard gun for daytime inside 50yds for me works really well.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:19:06 AM EDT
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Have the TA44 circle dot and the Aimpoint Micro also have a Aimpoint Comp M4S

All on different rifles set up for different purposes

If I had to chose one the Comp M4s would be it.

I wouldn't want to have to give up my TA44 as a yard gun for daytime inside 50yds for me works really well.
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What is special about the Comp M4S?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:23:32 AM EDT
If those are my two choices I'd go with the Micro.  I just don't see the benefit of the 1.5x magnification.  I'd rather have the RDS.  If I thought I needed magnification I'd go with a low powered variable.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:33:53 AM EDT
Aimpoint micro unless there is a particular need that acog fills and the Aimpoint doesn't.  For shorter ranges a red dot is still the best for me personally.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:11:44 AM EDT
I guess the decision would be based upon your normal use. Inside 100 I like the aim point micro.

For a good compromise (under 50 over 100) it's hard to beat the ACOG.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:38:03 AM EDT
I've had a Aimpoint Micros and the TA44 with circle dot reticle. Which is better depends on your intended use. The TA44 is nice outdoors at 25+ yards, but the Aimpoint is better indoors in low light which makes it more versatile IME. 

FWIW, the ACSS reticle is neat, but not really necessary in a 1.5x optic and distracting at closer ranges. I'd have preferred if the holdover marks were not illuminated. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 11:46:45 AM EDT
Aimpoint micro. 

ETA: to explain my position more I can't see the extra .5x magnification being that much more of an advantage at the 300+ yards than it being a disadvantage when in close. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:39:41 PM EDT
The TA44 is a great optic but the micro is a more well rounded sight.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:53:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:11:44 PM EDT
TA-44 = Win.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:13:42 PM EDT
Aimpoint. Always.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:31:49 PM EDT
TA44 hands down.

I respect the hell out of Aimpoints but a simple dot is just a simple dot, and they have never floated my boat because of that.

The ACSS is so much more useful and is one of the smartest reticule patterns I have seen

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 10:59:57 PM EDT
between those two?


If you hate it, you can sell it for close to what you have in it, and order the other optic + ammo.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:57:02 PM EDT
AP Micro and use the savings to purchase an EoTech G33.  1x-3x v. 1.5x.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 4:36:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:14:22 PM EDT
For something I may ever use indoors like a bedside rifle, the Aimpoint is a strong preference. For a general purpose outdoor optic, I strongly prefer the TA-44. Both work in either purpose, but relative to one another that's how I like them. I have both, and use them for those respective purposes.
Link Posted: 8/24/2017 1:22:43 AM EDT
ACOGs wash out in adverse lighting conditions.  If you need it indoors or at night forget the ta44 go with the aimpoint.

If there is ever an led ta44 I'll be all over it.  Until then my t2 is good enough.
Link Posted: 8/28/2017 10:27:00 PM EDT
Aimpoint if it's going to be home defense(indoors) acog if it's anything else.
Link Posted: 8/28/2017 10:44:40 PM EDT
Micro, no question.  Faster, lighter, not as problematic in different lighting...and less expensive.
Link Posted: 8/29/2017 12:16:24 PM EDT
Between those? probably the ACOG if you can swallow the price. Not really a tube micro fan. I went full micro and got a RMR for my rifle. Just personal preference.
Link Posted: 8/29/2017 1:59:26 PM EDT
Aimpoint micro and ammo.
Link Posted: 9/2/2017 7:04:06 PM EDT
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What is special about the Comp M4S?
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I also have a T2,T1,MRO,CompML3,Deltapoint Pro,& a RMR

I have owned probably 4 or 5 ACOGs a couple other aimpoints and even a Leup Mark4 CQT

For me its easier to get on target don't have to search around ymmv

I like the AAs and the improved switch in the s (lower) configuration would take it over all the others including any LPV out there
for my HD set up.
Link Posted: 9/2/2017 7:32:58 PM EDT
Why not an Aimpoint Patrol Optic?(PRO)
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 10:09:23 AM EDT
I have the ta44 acss and I'm a fan, but IMO you can't really go wrong with either, they are both solid performing optics.

I would give the edge to the ta44 because of the reticle being more than a dot has more uses like ranging a person or object, and that tiny bit of magnification is helpful at some distance.

Acog not perfect though there is issue with reticle visibility in certain lighting situations, IMO it's pretty minimal but happens. When you are in the dark looking into light, the acog reticle shows up a nice crisp black, but if it's shady, not dark and your looking into a brightly lit area the tritium can't properly light the reticle and the fiber optic doesn't gather enough light so you can loose the center of the reticle on lighter colors and mottled surfaces ex- off white stucco wall or a tan asphalt shingle roof. But you can still pick up the outer ring just fine so depending on distance your shooting it's not a major issue. I have a green ta44 so the red could show up better in those conditions
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 8:33:10 PM EDT
I prefer an AimPoint (T-2 or M4) plus magnifyer.  More versatile.  Also prefer a LPV, but then ACOG's just never really did it for me.
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 8:38:45 PM EDT
Well, what do you want the rifle to be better at?  Close in or farther out?
Link Posted: 9/4/2017 9:25:56 PM EDT
How about the Holosun ACSS and a FTS magnifier.  With the magnifier, it's easy to see the ACSS markings.
Link Posted: 9/5/2017 12:21:43 AM EDT
First, this is coming from a TA44 lover. But...

The micro is a tough optic to beat.  Unless you have a bad astigmatism I cant think of anything that the ACOG does better than the micro.

Further, if you're going to accept the downside of a scope (eye box, scope shadow, eye relief, slower at CQB) why not go low power variable or something that will aide in target ID/precision like a TA33?
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