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Posted: 9/12/2005 3:18:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 3:20:07 PM EDT by PATRIOT_556]
anyone have the aimpoint ml2 2x on a dropmount for a carryhandle carbine?,if so how do you like it?,as i am considering this setup.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 4:22:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 12:52:14 PM EDT
Can you please elaborate why it sucks?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 4:57:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cptbwst:
Can you please elaborate why it sucks?



I have heard this also, and always wondered why. Please, splain.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:50:13 PM EDT
I made the expensive mistake of buying an Aimpoint 2x. Luckily I sold it in near-new condition and made out ok. First of all, there is nothing wrong with the concept of a good piece of glass which is a 2x, but the Aimpoint was terrible. I mounted the new 2x on a carbine and was totally, instantly disappointed.

Part of the problem is that I am spoiled optically: I have excellent eyesight and I own Swarovski, German Zeiss, S&B, US Optics scopes and Swarovski, Leica, Nikon Venturer bino's, and a Swarovski spotter. I also have very satisfactory Aimpoint Comp ML's and ML3's to compare against.

This gives me a frame of reference. If I look through an optical device and it sucks, I know it immediately. Some folks don't have this frame of reference and, through no fault of their own, don't know that they are looking through a crappy piece.

Here's my take on the 2x - Aimpoint dropped the ball. It has an exaggerated vignette effect which makes you feel like you are looking through a drinking straw. It evidenced unacceptable visual distortion. It has terrible brightness, or specifically, lack of brightness. The simple math says that the 2x should have a huge exit pupil, but what in the design makes the view so poor? It has what seems like a bad field of view. Why have a head-up, both-eyes-in-the-fight optic that has such a tiny window on the threat/target?

Just my opinion. So that Aimpoint doesn't think I am trashing them, I will strongly recommend their excellent non-magnified Comp series.

If you have a 2x and like it, I'm not trying to argue or pick a fight. It was just not for me.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:04:19 AM EDT
Thanks for the heads up!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:08:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SPDSNYPR:

Originally Posted By Cptbwst:
Can you please elaborate why it sucks?



I have heard this also, and always wondered why. Please, splain.




Magnification with a shitty ass field of view. Visualize looking through a straw.
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