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Posted: 1/25/2006 4:38:44 PM EDT
I just won a Trijicon ACOG TA01 4x32 tritium on EBAY. Never had one these so what can I expext?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 4:39:13 PM EDT
an airsoft knock off
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 4:58:53 PM EDT
not sure what your talking about. new to this site.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:01:36 PM EDT
You bid on a ~$1000 optic without knowing anything about it?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:09:30 PM EDT
post a link to the ended auction so that it can be confirmed/denied what you bought.



brett
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:13:24 PM EDT
Good optic, kind of slow up close and not great for precision work, but its tough as nails and the glass is clear. Lots of Hadjis wish it had never been issued, thats for sure.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:17:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 5:18:06 PM EDT by edwin247]
I guess all the ACOG stuff is simmering down now because you can actually get them. Just a year ago it was the best thing since sliced bread.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:31:46 PM EDT
It's great!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:42:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slu54:
You bid on a ~$1000 optic without knowing anything about it?


+1

Though the TA01s are running around $600 now used
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:55:06 PM EDT
Oh God...this is like watching sharks circle an injured baby seal.



You're gonna love your new optic.

ACOGs are awesome!...hope you get many years' use outta yours! (and please post pics w/ you get it!)
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:57:03 PM EDT
I got a TA01 of ebay for $675 delivered... it's the real deal. You just gotta read the auction detals THOURGHLY!! If it says it is the real deal and is not, you have recourse through ebay.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:35:54 PM EDT
I just got one a month ago and love it !!! There's nothing better for 50+ yrd shooting. You'll be stoked with yours ! CONGRATS
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:25:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By USAF_Hop_N_Pop:
I got a TA01 of ebay for $675 delivered... it's the real deal. You just gotta read the auction detals THOURGHLY!! If it says it is the real deal and is not, you have recourse through ebay.



I got this one for $640 to my door.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:32:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By killarbb:
post a link to the ended auction so that it can be confirmed/denied what you bought.



brett


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7214382050&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1
This is the one I got biggest selling point for me was the 12 year warranty. I won't try to break it but at least I know that if I do I won't be SOL.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:47:14 AM EDT
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7214382050&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1


Looks like the TA01

No question a great product and is advertised as the real deal

This scope is desiged for mounting on a .223 rifle (AR15 included)

retails for $1,000

see the company scoop here

Those who own this model, love it.........

Congratulations!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:54:16 AM EDT
Is that model recommended for mounting on a Carry Handle?

If so, I might have to look into that for my A2 Upper.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 3:53:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Is that model recommended for mounting on a Carry Handle?

If so, I might have to look into that for my A2 Upper.



It can be but I think you will be happier with it mounted to a flat top. I seriously considered getting one of those but in the end I couldn't get over the very small eye relief (1.5")
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:23:38 AM EDT
Pardon my ignorance, but what makes them so good? I have been looking at them myself, but I can't see anything other than what the company says about them.

Why does the military use it so much?

Some have commented that it is not very good at close range, and ok at long? Short eye relief? Why are they so good?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:24:03 AM EDT
Ive had one for a little over a year and love it. I still wish Trijicon would make a ACOG with the TA01 reticle but with the BAC feature as well. The minute they do, this one goes up for sale....
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:34:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Is that model recommended for mounting on a Carry Handle?

If so, I might have to look into that for my A2 Upper.



the mount is actually integrated on the scope and all you have to is set on the carry handle and set the screw.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 5:35:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 5:36:54 AM EDT by BushmasterGuy77]

Originally Posted By Blue_Genes:
Pardon my ignorance, but what makes them so good? I have been looking at them myself, but I can't see anything other than what the company says about them.

Why does the military use it so much?

Some have commented that it is not very good at close range, and ok at long? Short eye relief? Why are they so good?



With the short eye relief, it gives you a large field of view. The Recoil in the AR-15/M4gery is low enough that the small eye relief isn't a problem. They are solid built like a tank & hold their zero when dropped from a plane (not that you will be, its just how excellant they are). The crosshare glows for lowlight/night shooting with the tritium source. The optics quality IMO is crystal clear. I love mine... i will never sell it unless trijicon makes them even more improved.

Nathan
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:34:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:00:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By USAF_Hop_N_Pop:
I got a TA01 of ebay for $675 delivered... it's the real deal. You just gotta read the auction detals THOURGHLY!! If it says it is the real deal and is not, you have recourse through ebay.



I would advise you to NOT buy such items off of EBAY as you might get screwed and EBAY may or may not help you. If a dealer advises that they are an authorized Trijicon dealer, I would double check that against Trijicons dealer list: www.trijicon.com/user/reseller/reseller.cfm


C4

www.GRTactical.com



Didnt Munyguru buy two ACOGS a while back off Ebay from like New jersey and when he got them they where clearly made in china knock-offs? He eventualy got his money back but it was a severe headache ..... I think all we are saying when buying high end optics off ebay, just be carefull or dont do it at all...
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:18:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By viper5194:

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By USAF_Hop_N_Pop:
I got a TA01 of ebay for $675 delivered... it's the real deal. You just gotta read the auction detals THOURGHLY!! If it says it is the real deal and is not, you have recourse through ebay.



I would advise you to NOT buy such items off of EBAY as you might get screwed and EBAY may or may not help you. If a dealer advises that they are an authorized Trijicon dealer, I would double check that against Trijicons dealer list: www.trijicon.com/user/reseller/reseller.cfm


C4

www.GRTactical.com



Didnt Munyguru buy two ACOGS a while back off Ebay from like New jersey and when he got them they where clearly made in china knock-offs? He eventualy got his money back but it was a severe headache ..... I think all we are saying when buying high end optics off ebay, just be carefull or dont do it at all...



+1
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:19:06 AM EDT
I got one of the mini ACOG's for Christmas (thanks ADCO!) I can't wait to get it on my AR and go shooting. Just ordered a LaRue QD mount for it...soon, soon.

I was able to work with EOTech, Aimpoint, and the ACOG so I was able to decide which I preferred for myself. IMO, the ACOG is the best all around optic. And there's the added bonus of never having to buy batteries for it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:28:16 AM EDT
i purchased 2 ACOG TA 31 and TA 31F in e bay last yeat...from same seller...
both scope were authentic ACOG scopes,,and i got it for around $700
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:42:02 AM EDT
Are there any questions I can ask the seller to verify I am receiving an authentic ACOG TA01?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:04:18 AM EDT
Ask for the serial number, so you can "verify the date of manufacture and see how long the tritium will last."

Tritium has a 12 year half life. Some of the older ACOGs are approaching the point where they will need new tritium, which is expensive. To my knowledge, all ACOGs have serial numbers.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:34:03 AM EDT
nobody's given him shit about not being in the optics forum yet? damn...

I owned a TA01 and they are great!

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:46:06 AM EDT
excuse me. Moderator please transfer topic to optics forum.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:57:26 AM EDT
I have two ACOGs, the TA01 and the new USMC issue with BAC reticle, TA31RCO. RCO isRifle Combat Optic which is what the Marines call the ACOG. The BAC is Binden Aiming Concept which allows both eyes to stay open during firing.They are awesome products and will make ANYONE a better shooter than they would be with iron sites. This is exactly what the USMC discovered in Iraq. My wife loves here ACOG too as she really is able to put some rounds on target; hits make a shooter more confident and of course more lethal. The TA31RCos are very expensive, but worth it, IMO.

Semper FI!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:23:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Ask for the serial number, so you can "verify the date of manufacture and see how long the tritium will last."

Tritium has a 12 year half life. Some of the older ACOGs are approaching the point where they will need new tritium, which is expensive. To my knowledge, all ACOGs have serial numbers.

Ok, once you have the Serial #, what now?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:42:40 PM EDT
Use mine as references:

#024081 was made in 5/99. TA01NSN.
#046075 was made in 5/03. TA01.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:48:50 PM EDT
I hope you scored a real ACOG.
I hate it when sellers use someone elses pictures for selling stuff. It makes me suspicious.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:07:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lexington:
Use mine as references:

#024081 was made in 5/99. TA01NSN.
#046075 was made in 5/03. TA01.



LOl, well, the # i got is totally off the wall then.

JN8:12

Ugh. Where is the # located at? Also, what are things to look for?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:11:18 PM EDT
The serial number is stamped in a dot matrix font and is located where the housing of the eyepiece meets the main body housing. Should be noticeable.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:24:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lexington:
The serial number is stamped in a dot matrix font and is located where the housing of the eyepiece meets the main body housing. Should be noticeable.






Looks good?

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:28:08 PM EDT
Must be pretty damn new. He got me the actual number.

092893
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:11:41 AM EDT
Yeah, it's pretty new. You have nothing worry about if you thought the tritium might be old. Congrats on a fine scope.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:02:31 PM EDT
I'm a new ACOG user and I am quite impressed. I got a TA31 off of Ebay. The clarity is outstanding and the chevron crosshair is simple and not distracting like all the mil dot stuff. It is truly built like a tank. I paid dearly for it and had to eat beans and rice for a couple of weeks until the next pay day but it was worth it.

My first AR optic was a jap Colt 3X back in the early 80's. It was like looking through a straw. I was afraid the ACOG would be somewhat like this but the field of view is simply amazing. It really feels like the scope is "one" with the rifle.

Ah, if only it were variable. . . . .Ok so Snoopy has nothing to do with the post, but I just found it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:10:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 9:11:19 PM EDT by yobo]
I got this one, a TA01NSN couple months ago used for $425... made in 2001.
Good scope but I'm not sure if it is "better" than my holographinc sight or the Aimpoint when mounted on my AR Carbine. It does offer a lot of advantage over my holo or Aimpoint when shooting over 100 yards. I think it will end up on my "mid-range" AR when I finish it.

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:25:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:
I got this one, a TA01NSN couple months ago used for $425... made in 2001.
Good scope but I'm not sure if it is "better" than my holographinc sight or the Aimpoint when mounted on my AR Carbine. It does offer a lot of advantage over my holo or Aimpoint when shooting over 100 yards. I think it will end up on my "mid-range" AR when I finish it.

i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/rug357/Toys/5caaf8d5.jpg



That is an excellent price too!!!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:33:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:
I got this one, a TA01NSN couple months ago used for $425... made in 2001.
Good scope but I'm not sure if it is "better" than my holographinc sight or the Aimpoint when mounted on my AR Carbine. It does offer a lot of advantage over my holo or Aimpoint when shooting over 100 yards. I think it will end up on my "mid-range" AR when I finish it.

i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/rug357/Toys/5caaf8d5.jpg



I think that's the point of the TA01 and TA01NSN. The cross-hair reticle and the bullet drop compensation is for taking more precisely aimed shots at longer than CQB distances. They are designed to do what a 2MOA or 4MOA dot cannot do.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:49:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A96HondaAccordEX:
Must be pretty damn new. He got me the actual number.

092893



Just for reference the serial on my TA31F is 097992 and it was made 4/26/05.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:12:37 PM EDT

With all due respect your a dealer and Ebay cuts into your profits. Yes ebay will not help you but you can stop pay your credit card. I have had good luck on Ebay with the exception of one dead beat seller.
Pat
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:13:56 PM EDT
To add further I have purchased a TA31 and two Eotechs off Ebay. Just look at the sellers rating and feedback before buying.
Pat
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 3:39:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 3:50:47 AM EDT by twonami]
So how does one figure out the date of manufacture from the serial number?
Mine is 9507 model TA55
Some picture whoring while I'm at it.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 5:29:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
So how does one figure out the date of manufacture from the serial number?
Mine is 9507 model TA55
Some picture whoring while I'm at it.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/twonami/103_0378.jpg



Go here and shoot them an email with the serial. They will reply with the born on date.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 5:00:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By twonami:
So how does one figure out the date of manufacture from the serial number?
Mine is 9507 model TA55
Some picture whoring while I'm at it.
img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/twonami/103_0378.jpg



Go here and shoot them an email with the serial. They will reply with the born on date.


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