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Posted: 11/5/2003 6:19:22 PM EDT
Observations...

Picked it up for 390$, price was pretty good for what I got.

The Tube is not made from plastic from what I can see. It appears to be aluminum holding the lenses, there is a housing that contains the battery case and some other components that is made out of plastic, but it looks rather sturdy.

The front end signature is visible, but I'm not sure how bad it is. the fiberoptic is tiny, if I had to give a measure I would say that its about one half of the width of a line on your average ruler.

You can see it, but the lens flash is worse... a Killflash cover should address this.

Without the batteries on its reasonably bright, the dark area washout is still there.

With the batteries its a whole new ballgame, the dimmest daytime setting is DAMN bright... bright enough so that it won't wash out when staring at a 60 watt bulb. I don't foresee using the higher brightness settings.

Looking at it as a sort of uber reflex its a disappointment, it still has the washout without the batteries on (tho not as bad). Looking at as a sort of Aimpoint plus its an impressive site.

The only issue is battery life, I have to see how that develops... I don't think its gonna be much of a problem due to the fact that I find the lowest daytime setting to be perfect.

Its also quite light, but thats a given. I'm going to have to wait a few weeks for the scout rifle I'm having built for it.

So far it seems like its everything that was advertised.
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 4:45:14 AM EDT
I'm sending mine back to Trijicon. I e-mailed them, basically inquiring as to the "normalcy" of the reticle being so dim. Carrie Lettieri answered & advised me to call her directly, & she persuaded me just to send it in for eval. he more I play w/ it outside, the more I'm convinced it wasn't quite ready for release yet. We'll see what happens next...
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 8:53:27 AM EDT
Tell me how that turns out.
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 12:49:09 PM EDT
Got mine today... It's NOT as bad as I'd thought it'd be. I'll probably sell mine once the military version comes out, but until them... I'm pretty happy with it. I even got some mini-cyalumes w/ it. Kinda nifty, hehe. -Cap'n
Link Posted: 11/8/2003 7:25:07 PM EDT
I just checked the sight again... I'm rather disturbed to see a milky luminescent band to the lower left of the site. This is just heartbreaking, it looks like a pretty serious defect and the sight really does impress me in all other regards. I have to call frog creek outfitters tomorrow.
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 4:25:40 AM EDT
Sad indeed. I had high hopes about this sight. Regards, Gary
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