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Posted: 8/25/2004 12:38:33 PM EST
Ok, i found one, and ordered it....havent gotten it yet. Give me your impressions on the scope...How does it compare to the aimpoints and Acogs??

I also have a Comp M2 on the way....when i get both i will give you my opinions on each, but in the meantime...i want to hear other's experience with them.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:09:19 PM EST
So...nobody actually owns a tripower?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:36:01 PM EST
I have one of the "flawed" ones I got last year, and have had no problems with it. I certainly like it better than aimpoints. I recently got an acog though, because I found myself engaging targets past 300 meters and the magnification is nice.


tri-power is still very nice though, especially when your using it with nightvision none of the other models are even comparable
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:46:05 PM EST
I got one, don't know if it's flawed or not, also have an Aimpoint and a Reflex II. Tri-Power found a home on my dissapator and the other two are in a box somewhere. Love it.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:00:04 PM EST
ok, now we are getting somewhere...

Tripower 1
Aimpoint 0
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:24:32 PM EST
How is your tripower mounted?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:48:27 PM EST
I have a tripower bought from SWFA recieved it after 4 months of waiting. Haven't mounted it on a rifle yet (going to go on a yet to be built SBR,)So I can't report yet. The mount setup I selected is pretty much identical to the way I have mounted an aimpoint ml2 (aimpoint cantilever mount.)
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 8:40:33 PM EST
Mine should be in Monday. So I will go out to our range then and sight it in/shoot a few hundred rounds. I will post what I think Monday night.

Wes
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 10:07:44 PM EST
Does anyone have pics of the tripower MOUNTED to a rifle?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 2:26:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 2:52:55 AM EST by TheAmaazingCarl]
This is a ninja in training demonstrating the tri-power. Probably didn't need the riser in there.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:08:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 10:49:29 AM EST
muzzle side signature??

im rather new to optics. so im not sure what that means.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:10:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:56:42 AM EST
I am very happy with my Tripower.
I like it better than the Holosight and the Aimpoint.
The fact that I got it off the Equipment Exchange for $350.00 NIB makes me like it even more.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:18:08 PM EST
Ok I got a Tripower Last night , and came home all ready to mount it and did. Well, the standerd mount that come with it sucks. I put it on my M4 A3 and its too low. I called Trijicon today and the tec people said I could buy a ARMS mount for it and I could also buy risers. They have two sizes both 7 dollars and ARMS mount is 100.00 (quick through lever).... So now I need to buy this 100 ARMS mount and risers because the sight itself seeems too low and when mounted is right on top of the front sight and the front sight seems to be alot in he way of a GOOD sight picture. just woundering if amyone else had that problem....???????????????? LOVE THE SIGHT THOUGH
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:19:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:43:18 PM EST
what is muzzle side signature??
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:03:57 PM EST
I think what Grant is saying is that there's something on the TriPower that's illuminated or reflective that can be seen from the front (muzzle side). That "signature" gives away the shooter's position, and thus, makes him vulnerable to return fire.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:10:52 PM EST
is that correct??
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:26:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:29:03 PM EST
i thought a tripower was a sort of go faster setuf for the ole vette
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:44:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By ARin:
is that correct??



That is a BIG ROGER!!!



C4



grant, will the addition of a killflash minimize this signature?....and second, is there a killflash available for it?? The description of the tripower says that it is threaded to accept a Killflash, but does not state which model....I wonder if a standard 30mm Aimpoint KF will fit?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:58:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:18:15 PM EST
Well, like i said, i ordered both, each factory new..

M2 for 340 shipped (from super secret owes-me-a-favor source)
and the Triji for 460 shipped.

I guess i will see which i prefer.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:18:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 5:20:30 PM EST by SMGLee]
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:29:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARin:

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By ARin:
is that correct??



That is a BIG ROGER!!!



C4



grant, will the addition of a killflash minimize this signature?....and second, is there a killflash available for it?? The description of the tripower says that it is threaded to accept a Killflash, but does not state which model....I wonder if a standard 30mm Aimpoint KF will fit?



No they don't have a killflash for it yet. I emailed them about 2 months ago and was informed that they were concentrating on other project currently and didn't know when it would be available. My Aimpoint killflash is to small for the Tri-Power it has about 1mm all the way round. I'm jonesing for one as I type. I just got a TA11 killflash, new design that clips on and doesn't use the rubber badn. Don't know if I like it yet, seems sturdy enough.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:50:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 7:50:51 PM EST by M-Forgery]

Originally Posted By TheAmaazingCarl:
This is a ninja in training demonstrating the tri-power. Probably didn't need the riser in there.

www.theamazingcarl.com/images/stuff/babyninja.jpg




Carl, you just gotta love that view from the cabin! Looks like the Blue Ridge to me!

oh yes, nice rifle with a Tripower.

M-Forgery/new Tripower owner
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 10:32:12 AM EST
According to fedex.com the tripower will be here tomorrow.

And i believe the M2 is coming on wednesday....

rock on...i love presents.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:21:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 3:24:24 PM EST by jr1572]
My tri-power had to go back because of the redish tint. I got it back 2 weeks ago and I'm waiting for my arms buis and throw lever mount to come in tommorrow to complete my rifle. I will post pics when I get it together.

By the way, I paid only 389 for mine. I would have bought two, but it was the last one. Trijicon said they don't have the killflash for it yet. Does anyone know if there are flip up covers for the tri-power?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:58:37 PM EST
you might just want to size up the ends with a caliper and buy some generic flip ups.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:36:21 PM EST
I got mine today and am happy with it. The tritium lighting at first did not seem bright enough in the dark, but once my eyes got adjusted to the dark it worked fine. The fiber optics are great on them too. So far, I think I am happy with it even though they are more expensive than other red dot sights. I plan to go sight it in later on this week and see how well it actually works "in the field". Has anyone actually used and abused a Tri-Power and seen how well they work and hold up?

Wes
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:31:55 PM EST
Has anyone actually used the TriPower in the dark? Does the tritium glow bright enough for varmint hunting, home defense, etc.?

Thanks,
Wes
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:45:04 PM EST
Indoors, dimly lit, the tritium seems to be plenty bright. Nighttime varmint hunting it would work also.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 2:00:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARin:
Indoors, dimly lit, the tritium seems to be plenty bright. Nighttime varmint hunting it would work also.



I agree with ARin. Pleanty bright with the tritium illumination at night. No worries about dead batteries here.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:27:48 AM EST
I'm sorry if this question was answered in another thread, but I've read so much info over the last couple of days that it's beginning to run together. Is the reticle on the TriPower etched or completely virtual?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:08:16 PM EST
virtual, exactly like an aimpoint....but just a different shaped and sized vertual reticle.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:14:29 PM EST
Thank you.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 11:40:35 AM EST
What about daytime wash-out???
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 11:55:32 AM EST
The fiber optics do a great job of preventing daytime washout. I have not yet had mine wash out.

Wes
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 12:01:06 PM EST
Now im really fuckin' confused (as usual).

Others on other Tripower threads have said that the rectical on the Tripower washes out easily in the daytime sun.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 12:48:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:01:29 PM EST
Anyoneone know if it (Tripower) will work with my LaRue Aimpoint mount?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:24:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 1:25:14 PM EST by new-arguy]
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:08:20 PM EST
Im sure that any Aimpoint mount will work with the tripower...my cantivelver mount worked fine.

I had issues with daytime washout. Las Vegas Desert, noon sun, light colored sandy surroundings....it would take me a second to even find the reticle, with or without the additional battery power.

That was unacceptable to me. So she is going on the EE....if anyone wants it, let me know.

I have heard from a triji dealer that trijicon is working on making a polarizing filter to help rectify the washout issues. Other than that, i think the scope is superior working in artificially lit environments, or in darkness. Very crisp clear reticle, and i prefer the chevron to the 4moa dot of the Aimpoint.

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:49:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 6:50:22 PM EST by NickDrak]
Well, you guys confused me soo much... I just bought the fuckin' thing. $460 shipped on Ebay. If I dont like it when I compare it to my Aimpoint, I'll let you guys know.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:40:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By NickDrak:
Well, you guys confused me soo much... I just bought the fuckin' thing. $460 shipped on Ebay. If I dont like it when I compare it to my Aimpoint, I'll let you guys know.




Welcome to the club! I really like mine, you just have to know when to use your backup light source, fiber optic, battery..etc. The chevron is great.

YMMV
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:02:49 PM EST
like i said, the ONLY time i had problems is in super bright sunlight, with a whitish backdrop...otherwise the chevron is crisp and clear is almost any light conditions...there are very few conditions that warrant the usage of the battery...the fiber optic takes care of it 90% of the time.

I have it under good authority that Trijicon is in the process of developing a Polarized filter to clear up any washout issues.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:06:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By NickDrak:
Well, you guys confused me soo much... I just bought the fuckin' thing...



Me too. I figure no sight will be perfect, but this one will best suit my needs.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:31:02 PM EST
Yeah Bucko, it looks like a well thought-out improvement of the Aimpoints best features. And its always cool being the first kid on the block with the coolest shit aint it?

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:35:49 PM EST
Alas, I doubt I can do or buy anything that hasn't already been done or bought by someone here.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:43:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 10:47:50 PM EST by NickDrak]

Originally Posted By Bucko:
Alas, I doubt I can do or buy anything that hasn't already been done or bought by someone here.



Yeah, I know...But I can gaurantee I will be the first on my "block" (My department) with one.

And you know, way back when the Aimpoint first came out, there were soo many critics. We may be starting up the Tripower trend right now as we type!!! Soon we will be telling all others "we told ya so"!!!
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