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Posted: 8/14/2001 9:35:30 AM EDT
I am the dumb ass and here is my question. (was goining to post in optics section but not enought replies).... on red dots what is the major diferencr between say a tasco and an aimpoint other than price...tasco has been used by competion winners. it can hold a zero. what are the major advantages of upgrading to a aimpoint or a reflex II (besides the no battery thing on the reflex)I ask because I have a tasco and it works great. I need to justify to my SGMW the money I'm going to spend on the upgrade. so convince me and her. Thanxs BURN
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:42:34 AM EDT
The main difference is durability and battery life. The Aimpoint is more durable than a Tasco red dot and is also waterproof. It also has a longer battery life.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:42:53 AM EDT
I would say first and foremost is durability. The military subjects stuff to abuse that has to be seen to be believed, and they went with the Aimpoint for a reason.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:46:06 AM EDT
I can drive an Escort to the grocery store every day and it will do just fine. A BMW or Porsche will also fetch the groceries. Now take them to a race track and see what falls on it's face. Sure, competitors use Tasco. Assuming these are off the shelf models, these guys aren't hard on them. They are going to take good care of them. They shoot a ton of ammo in practice and can shake out any defective unit. Now, substitute combat conditions. Banging it around, dragging it through the mud, etc,..... Now how does the Tasco do? We KNOW the Aimpoint and the Reflex will hold up. Given that the military doesn't usually TRY to throw money away, I think it's a safe bet somebody tried the Tasco and found it lacking.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:50:24 AM EDT
so besides durability what other diferences anyone..anyone..anyone remeber I have to sell this to my better half
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:54:49 AM EDT
So compare it to a purchase of a car. would she rather you keep a car that while it works now, could lay down on you when you need it in an emergency? Or would she want you to have one with the utmost reliability?
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:55:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights: I can drive an Escort to the grocery store every day and it will do just fine. A BMW or Porsche will also fetch the groceries. Now take them to a race track and see what falls on it's face. Sure, competitors use Tasco. Assuming these are off the shelf models, these guys aren't hard on them. They are going to take good care of them. They shoot a ton of ammo in practice and can shake out any defective unit. Now, substitute combat conditions. Banging it around, dragging it through the mud, etc,..... Now how does the Tasco do? We KNOW the Aimpoint and the Reflex will hold up. Given that the military doesn't usually TRY to throw money away, I think it's a safe bet somebody tried the Tasco and found it lacking.
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yeah I tend to agree with you but remember lowest bidder. plus I dont take care of my tasco I bump it mudd it and rain on it and its still a go.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:57:35 AM EDT
The 'Kewl' factor? Obviously the no-batteries of the Reflex II is a great selling point. The MUCH longer battery life of the Aimpoint is a selling point. Both sights are basically made for the M-16, unlike the universal Tasco. I've never adjusted a Tasco, but I know the adjustments on the Aimpoint and Reflex work well and work as advertised - 1 click is what it's supposed to be.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 10:00:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MelonPopper: So compare it to a purchase of a car. would she rather you keep a car that while it works now, could lay down on you when you need it in an emergency? Or would she want you to have one with the utmost reliability?
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yeah again I agree with you but my wife has seen me abuse the S!#t out of my tasco and the durability thing isnt working I need a new argument one thats truthfull. Plus I'm trying to convince myself too $300 is a lot of ammo
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 10:05:45 AM EDT
You can sell the Tasco on the board here to off-set some of the cost, you know.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 10:26:23 AM EDT
Not only will the $300 difference buy a lot of ammo...it will buy a lot of batteries for that Tasco. Come on, how many people on this board are "in=country" with their weapon and are wading through mud, swamps, desert, etc.?!?!? I would venture to say less than 2%. Cetainly not myself. Some things are cool because they are used by the military, and because they are the top-of-the-line...but for the average citizen, I am sure the Tasco is just fine. Ultimately, you better be able to depend on (and have enough experience with) your iron sights when TSHTF, and not be dependent on gadgets.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 4:57:38 PM EDT
I will take Tasco hands down. Every time I look through an Aimpoint I think why do people pay more for smaller field of view and less features. I just don't get it. I have never had any dot scope fail for any reason than I left it on in the safe for a couple of weeks.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 4:58:44 PM EDT
I will take Tasco hands down. Every time I look through an Aimpoint I think why do people pay more for smaller field of view and less features. I just don't get it. I have never had any dot scope fail for any reason than I left it on in the safe for a couple of weeks.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 10:39:23 AM EDT
I have the answer...I love it .....please go to this url.....someone please fix it for me TIA paralax etc.....and a great site http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Dreyer_infonet/dotsight.htm
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 1:21:33 PM EDT
What are the opinions on the Tasco Pro Point Optima 2000??? They (Tasco)sell a AR mount for it, but can the sight handle the recoil??? BISHOP
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 3:08:43 PM EDT
Local IPSC shooters use them on slide of race guns. They go whipping back and forth. I would think this would be much more severe beating than just sitting there on a stationary rifle mount. I will let you know as I plan on mounting one on the slide of my select fire Glock 19 pistol
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:31:29 PM EDT
Local IPSC shooters use them on slide of race guns. They go whipping back and forth. I would think this would be much more severe beating than just sitting there on a stationary rifle mount.//// I will let you know as I plan on mounting one on the slide of my select fire Glock 19 pistol
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[b]Mounted directly to the [u]@#$%&*n SLIDE[/u]?!?!?!?![/b] C'mon.....
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:40:56 PM EDT
[b]Mounted directly to the [u]@#$%&*n SLIDE[/u]?!?!?!?![/b] C'mon.....
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ROTFLMAO!!
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:48:09 PM EDT
Chicago,tasco,ATN,Bushnell,BSA all have slide-mount sights like that. Red dots and holo, and work great.
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