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Posted: 5/26/2003 11:52:58 AM EDT
Are they worth the price? Would you buy it again?
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 1:54:24 PM EDT
All ACOGs are worth the price. Make sure you buy the model that is designed for what you want to do. Long range vs. CQB
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:16:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By moxnix228: All ACOGs are worth the price. Make sure you buy the model that is designed for what you want to do. Long range vs. CQB
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Bingo. I had an NSN, now I have Aimpoint.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 2:22:08 PM EDT
out to 300 meters
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 5:22:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/26/2003 5:23:39 PM EDT by Zardoz]
Originally Posted By mikepenn33: out to 300 meters
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If your max range is going to be 300M, the TA01NSN is not the best choice. I'd go Eotech, or Aimpoint for that.
Are they worth the price? Would you buy it again?
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The NSN model? hell yeah!
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 6:59:57 PM EDT
I haven't personally seen a TA01NSN, but do own the TA01. I love it. The fact that the whole recticle is illuminated in low light levels is great. As already mentioned, the TA01NSN only illuminates the center portion of the cross hairs. The back up sights seem worthless. I have an ARMS #40 BUIS for that very purpose. So, IMHO, I think the $600 I spent on my TA01 was far better of an investment for my personal shooting habits than the $749 (or more) that a TA01NSN would have cost. Now, TA01 @ $600 + ARMS #40 BUIS @ $90 isn't much cheaper than the $749 for the TA01NSN, but again, IMHO, is a much better combination. Now, if you have a night vision monocular to mount with the TA01NSN, that might be another story.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 7:21:28 PM EDT
I understand the TA01NSN isn't NVG compatible.
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 8:49:34 PM EDT
I may be wrong, but the BDC scale on the TA01 and TA01NSN are different. If I understand correctly, the TA01 is calibrated for it being mounted on a carry handle shooting 55 gr. ammo out of a 20" barrel, whereas, the TA01NSN is calibrated for being mounted on a flattop, shooting 62 gr. out of a 14.5" barrel. Any clarification on this? If true, I think the NSN would serve my purposes better. Still, one could buy a new ar15 for the cost of an NSN, or two pretty decent leupolds, variable powered even.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:40:34 PM EDT
Jason, the NSN is calibrated just as you suspect.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:07:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Duffy: I understand the TA01NSN isn't NVG compatible.
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I thought that was the whole reason the military specified the dim yellow center-only illumination on the NSN instead of the standard TA01 full-line red. Apparently the TA01 was too bright for NV, causing excessive "blooming".
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 8:13:02 PM EDT
The NSN, as I understand, is perfectly compatible with NV.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 4:03:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 4:51:57 AM EDT
There is a great "tacked" post at the top of this forum that deals with the BDCs on various ACOGs. Great reading. In it you can find information on sighting your NSN for a number of applications and loads. [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=152794[/url] BTW, I have a TA01NSN for sale on EE that is in like new condition. (shameless plug) Ed (shameless plug)
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:43:28 AM EDT
I've looked through mine with AN-PVS-7B's, it works, as long as you can keep them aligned. But the NSN definitely is NVG usable.
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