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Posted: 12/18/2005 9:44:14 PM EDT
Does the dot on an Aimpoint washout in bright sunlight? I bought a used one and when I look through it in the day time (highest setting) it is hard or impossible to see the dot.

Thanks for any help
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:47:25 PM EDT
get your eye's checked, I have never had any problems, even facing headlights.
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Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:28:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 646:
Does the dot on an Aimpoint washout in bright sunlight? I bought a used one and when I look through it in the day time (highest setting) it is hard or impossible to see the dot.

Thanks for any help



Which Model?

I would try changing the batteries and see if this helps.

I tend to never use the highest setting, unless on very bright days with a light background (glare).
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:12:07 AM EDT
it is the CompM
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:15:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 11:15:43 AM EDT by FALARAK]
An aimpoint on the highest setting is brighter than the sun. It will damage your retina it is so bright. Perhaps you damaged your eyes and that is what was washing out?


Were you trying to shoot the sun?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:15:59 AM EDT
Some of the Comp M's weren't the brightest dots in the world... Replace the battery and check for trash, corrosion in the battery compartment.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:22:52 AM EDT
+1 on the compM not being nearly as bright as XDs or M2s.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:15:39 PM EDT
does anyone have a pic of an aimpoint on its highest setting looking outside? Thanks
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:17:00 PM EDT
you were shooting against a red background, weren't you.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:43:41 PM EDT
no red background....Indoors the sight is great, you take it outside and its hard to see the dot on anything
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 12:53:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 646:
no red background....Indoors the sight is great, you take it outside and its hard to see the dot on anything



Another testament for cowitnessing! My Aimpoint ML2 glows brightly but on ultra bright days it's on the highest setting. I cowitness in the bottom 1/3 so washout is a very brief issue on my carbine.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:38:38 PM EDT
BTW, if you're in pervese lighting situations and have really bad washout problems, close the front cap of the aimpoint. You'll get a much higher contrast dot (if you keep both eyes open like you should be doing anyway).
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:40:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 3:41:08 PM EDT by Boom]
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:46:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 646:
does anyone have a pic of an aimpoint on its highest setting looking outside? Thanks



Sorry it isn’t outside and for the two dots (I was making a comparison of ML2 4moa and ML3 2moa), but if I turn up the brightness to max on either of my Aimpoints I get an outer ring (even outside on a bright day).



I’ve never had a problem finding the dot, and I primarily shoot outside during the summer.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:56:36 PM EDT
A Killflash will improve the contrast of the dot in extremely bright environments. All my Aimpoints have them and it helps tremendously when shooting outside during the summer.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:41:13 PM EDT
I havent had any problems with my M3. Works great in the daylight and against light/bright backdrops.
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