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Posted: 4/19/2017 2:11:43 PM EDT
Local guy has a an ACOG he wants to sell me for $500 $450 with negotiation. I contacted Trijicon with the serial, he had to go to OLD Excel spreadsheets to find the the date. it's a 2003. Local guy says its still usable at dusk and tritium is still "60%" bright. Comes with box and paperwork. I would throw this on my M16A4 build.




Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:13:04 PM EDT
I would get it. And it's only a couple hundred bucks to get the tritium recharged.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:16:54 PM EDT
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Local guy has a an ACOG he wants to sell me for $500. I contacted Trijicon with the serial, he had to go to OLD Excel spreadsheets to find the the date. it's a 2003. Local guy says its still usable at dusk and tritium is still "60%" bright. Comes with box and paperwork. I would throw this on my M16A4 build.

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If you don't want it, send me the guys info. I'll buy it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:18:21 PM EDT
Also whats up with the mount (or lack there of?) he said it has a flat top mount but i just dont see it in the pics....
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:19:18 PM EDT
You should get it, but if you don't, please let me know, as it's kinda what I've been looking for.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:20:20 PM EDT
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Also whats up with the mount (or lack there of?) he said it has a flat top mount but i just dont see it in the pics....
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I was wondering that too, but it looks like it's bolted from underneath?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:20:47 PM EDT
Buy it. But ask about the original mount. He just has it sitting on top of that FAL.

Edit: He probably drilled through that aftermarket top cover to mount it to get it lower.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:20:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:22:09 PM EDT
Holy eye relief!
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:23:45 PM EDT
I've had better deals on ACOGs, but the price seems ok in today's market.
TA51 mounts are cheap and available because they're usually sold for something better.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:25:14 PM EDT
That thing looks used.   Not a little used, it looks beat to shit used.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:26:32 PM EDT
I don't understand why you would do that. Newish ACOGs pop often on EE for the $800ish mark.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:32:54 PM EDT
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That thing looks used.   Not a little used, it looks beat to shit used.
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Just from the paint?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:34:10 PM EDT
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someone is bad at physics.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:39:39 PM EDT
DSA used to offer their top cover milled for direct attachment of an ACOG. That appears to be the case here.

Check with Trijicon on the price to refurb. If memory serves me correctly, it's more like $400 to get new tritium, because they do a complete rebuild. You're into new ACOG price range then.

If you get it without a mount, I have some thumbscrew mounts that I'd be willing to give away for free.

Unless you're in the panhandle of ID, then I'd require that you check my trail cams and send me the memory cards.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:40:25 PM EDT
He got back to me, it DOES have a TA51 mount
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:41:07 PM EDT
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DSA used to offer their top cover milled for direct attachment of an ACOG. That appears to be the case here.

Check with Trijicon on the price to refurb. If memory serves me correctly, it's more like $400 to get new tritium, because they do a complete rebuild. You're into new ACOG price range then.

If you get it without a mount, I have some thumbscrew mounts that I'd be willing to give away for free.

Unless you're in the panhandle of ID, then I'd require that you check my trail cams and send me the memory cards.
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Called Trijicon, $190 for tritium service.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:41:57 PM EDT
Yes
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:45:06 PM EDT
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it's a 2003. Local guy says its still usable at dusk and tritium is still "60%" bright.


someone is bad at physics.
 You are assuming a straight line decrease, ie: that 50% less tritium equals 50% less visible illumination.  

In practice, it doesn't work that way.  

One thing I just noticed, is that modern, brand new Acogs, have less tritium than the old ones.  

The Brand new one I looked at yesterday, was less bright than my old one, which I've had 12 years.    Can anyone explain that?      Did the government crack down on the Tritium?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 2:45:53 PM EDT
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Tape a mini glow stick to the fiber optics  
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 3:36:27 PM EDT
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Called Trijicon, $190 for tritium service.
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I always thought they did them for free.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 3:38:17 PM EDT
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Local guy has a an ACOG he wants to sell me for $500. I contacted Trijicon with the serial, he had to go to OLD Excel spreadsheets to find the the date. it's a 2003. Local guy says its still usable at dusk and tritium is still "60%" bright. Comes with box and paperwork. I would throw this on my M16A4 build.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2ziy2ye.jpg
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500 is damn near free for a ta11f
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:11:10 PM EDT
FO
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:38:07 PM EDT
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Called Trijicon, $190 for tritium service.
I always thought they did them for free.
Google it up.   People are saying they were quoted ~$470ish.   $190 is very much on the low end.    Seems to be a sliding scale.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 12:38:14 PM EDT
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Google it up.   People are saying they were quoted ~$470ish.   $190 is very much on the low end.    Seems to be a sliding scale.
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Interesting
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:02:54 PM EDT
I can get it for $450 now
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:05:35 PM EDT
Anytime you can get an ACOG that cheap, you get the damn ACOG. 

And as said, if you don't, share the contact, because I would get it. 
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:09:29 PM EDT
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Google it up.   People are saying they were quoted ~$470ish.   $190 is very much on the low end.    Seems to be a sliding scale.
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It seems like whatever they feel like, I read a thread on here yesterday and Trijicon charged him $35 for lamp recharge.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:19:26 PM EDT
I want an ACOG.

at that price, I NEED an ACOG.


get it
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:19:54 PM EDT
Here is an Elcan M145 for a similar price, just so you have some comparison. $469
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:19:56 PM EDT
do it
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:42:09 PM EDT
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These GDI mounts work much better:

Botach for $40 shipped

Tactical Assault Gear for $40 + shipping
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:42:45 PM EDT
TA11 is a sweet piece of glass.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:46:41 PM EDT
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Yeah, she looks a little rough. I'd ask about the FAL.
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:48:30 PM EDT
FO or I will
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 1:50:58 PM EDT
Fo Fo Fo your boat
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 2:36:04 PM EDT
Buying it today. The red chevron will still be bright with FO rod right?

also I asked to make sure it's not cracked. Here is a pic.Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 4/21/2017 4:54:14 PM EDT
Bought it FIber Optic rocks!
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