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Posted: 3/5/2006 12:55:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 1:27:04 PM EDT by JB_Metal]
I'm considering getting a TA-31F.

A few questions for you TA-31F owners please:

1) Any major issues/downsides to this optic in your opinion?
2) Are cracks in the fiber optic "normal"?
3) Is a used TA-31F in excellent condition (and with fiber optic cracks) worth $800?

I'd appreciate your candid/honest feedback.

Thank you.

ETA:
I found the TA-31F for $889 new, so I answered question # 3 already myself.
Removed question #4
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 1:19:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
1) Any major issues/downsides to this optic in your opinion?



I don't really see any. It might not be the "Best" GP optic avialable (That position belongs to the S&B Short Dot), but for the money it's tough to beat.


Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
2) Are cracks in the fiber optic "normal"?



Yes, and 99.99% of the time they do not hurt a thing.


Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
3) Is a used TA-31F in excellent condition (and with fiber optic cracks) worth $800?"



It's a decent price, but I have seen used ACOG's w/LaRue or ARMS mounts go for $825-$850


Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
4) What is the lowest price I can find used?



Same answer as #3
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:38:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
1) Any major issues/downsides to this optic in your opinion?



None.


Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
2) Are cracks in the fiber optic "normal"?



Yup.

I shoot my rifle with the TA31F more than any other rifle I own. Part of the reason being that I really like the rifle and part of the reason being that I really like the ACOG.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 9:54:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
1) Any major issues/downsides to this optic in your opinion?



I don't really see any. It might not be the "Best" GP optic avialable (That position belongs to the S&B Short Dot), but for the money it's tough to beat.


Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
2) Are cracks in the fiber optic "normal"?



Yes, and 99.99% of the time they do not hurt a thing.


Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
3) Is a used TA-31F in excellent condition (and with fiber optic cracks) worth $800?"



It's a decent price, but I have seen used ACOG's w/LaRue or ARMS mounts go for $825-$850


Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
4) What is the lowest price I can find used?



Same answer as #3



+1
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 11:08:04 PM EDT
I got mine with a crack used on ebay for 700. I thought it was a good deal. Downside to the acog is as a fixed 4 power its slower in cqb situations. I only use it as a long range sight. I have it on a set of larue mounts in my patrol bag. I have it sighted in. If I feel the need for a longer range optic than my Eotech. I simply remove the Eotech with its GG&G mount and replace it with the ACOG. Thats the theory anyway. Its not something you could do in the heat of a gun fight. But if you have prep time it would be feasable. If not the Eotech is fine for most things I need a 16 inch Colt 6920 to do.
Pat
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:26:31 AM EDT
Is the TA31F calibrated for 20" rifles or 16" carbines?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:31:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CJFirefly:
Is the TA31F calibrated for 20" rifles or 16" carbines?



check the second post in this tacked thread
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:49:35 AM EDT
Thank you Gentlemen, very helpful...
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