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Old 10-02-2012, 23:13   #1
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Aimpoint Comp M4 or Aimpoint Micro on my new Daniel Defense LW V5?

I just bought my dream rifle a Daniel Defense V5 Lightweight, and I want to put a really good Aimpoint on it. I already have a PRO on my other m4 so I don't want another. I have found 2 great deals. I wouldn't mind keeping the DD super lightweight. I have found an Aimpoint Micro H-1 2moa with a Daniel defense mount for 559 even though it has no NV capability which I doubt I will ever need, but you never know. I have also found a tremendous deal in an Aimpoint Comp M4 with the Aimpoint QRP2 mount included for just 649. I know the Comp M4 is probably the best red dot ever made, and I am at a stand still on which one of these to get, being less than 6 ounces difference in the 2, and just about 80 bucks. What would you get if you were me between these two?? Thanks a lot guys!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 23:34   #2
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Old 10-02-2012, 23:45   #3
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Micro's are to small of a tube for me. I prefer the larger ones, love my Pro. I'd go with the M4.
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Old 10-02-2012, 23:50   #4
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Keep it lightweight and get the Micro. Spend a little more and get the T1, though.

Congrats on the great rifle!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:24   #5
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It's an unfortunate dilemma. Lighter and smaller diameter, or heaver and larger diameter.

There's something to be said about the wider 30mm tube. It's easier to use in unconventional shooting positions.

I just did some more carbine training for work, and the 30mm tube helped when shooting with a gas mask on. A few ounces lighter would be nice, but there are easier ways to shave weight than to compromise on how easily you can shoot quickly.

To add a few more thoughts on that, if you're really dialed in on your rifle and can mount it the same way every time, the smaller Aimpoint works fine. The wider tube can be a little more forgiving when the stock doesn't hit your shoulder/chest/armor just right and it takes an extra quarter-second to find that dot.

Both are great choices.

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:11   #6
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Have you considered an Eotech?

Don't want to start an Eotech/Aimpoint war, but you might like one.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:51   #7
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Have you considered an Eotech?

Don't want to start an Eotech/Aimpoint war, but you might like one.
Yes but I am just an Aimpoint man.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:00   #8
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Have you considered an Eotech?

Don't want to start an Eotech/Aimpoint war, but you might like one.
Yes but I am just an Aimpoint man.
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Old 10-03-2012, 18:58   #9
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Micro, especially considering you bought a LW AR.
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Old 10-03-2012, 19:09   #10
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If you want lightweight, the T-1 is for you. I recently got one for my light SBR.
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Old 10-03-2012, 20:52   #11
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I know the Micro is small and would go great with my LW DD. But I think the comp M4 is the best red dot made!
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Old 10-03-2012, 20:56   #12
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For the weight, the Micro.

I've used all of them, the Micro is what lives on mine.
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Old 10-03-2012, 21:34   #13
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Micro. You look at the target with both eyes open--not at the dot.
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I know the Micro is small and would go great with my LW DD. But I think the comp M4 is the best red dot made!
Yeah, the M4 is outstanding no doubt (best? based on what? on the military using it?), but it's bulky and heavy. The plus for the M4 is that it uses the ubiquitous AA battery.
The Micro is also made by Aimpoint, so I bet it can hold its own quite well. I'm sure you've seen the DD AR torture video. Although it was the AR torture test, the Micro mounted on the AR also stole the show in that one.
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While the micro is nice, I'll vote for the Comp M4 series. I prefer the AA battery and they are pretty rugged units.
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Have you considered an Eotech?

Don't want to start an Eotech/Aimpoint war, but you might like one.
While I'm not a big fan of Eotech, I do really like the 553. I almost bought one but ended up picking up a Trijicon Reflex instead. I got it second hand for $150 so I couldn't pass it up!
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:49   #17
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I've got a Comp M4, and it's a phenomenal optic.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:52   #18
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Comp M4. One thing I found, without the slightest doubt, when trying to shoot some G36's fast - a small-tube red dot sucks. The smaller it is, the harder it is to find your dot and the slower it is to shoot. I did 5 or 6 ranges days qwith the G36 and it never got better - the only way I could shoot with any speed was to semi-cheat by aiming the red dot at the ground before the buzzer, because bringing the gun to my eye and finding the dot took way too long. For a 1X red dot, get the one with the biggest tube.

I'm assuming, here, that the micro is significantly smaller diameter and not just length, since I've never used the micro.
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On a light weight gun, Micro all day everyday.
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