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aimpoint comp m2 and ml3

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by themighty9mm, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. themighty9mm

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    Looking at laurue tactical, what is the difference between the aimpoint comp m2 and ml3? Maybe I'm missing something but the specs look identical other than the ml3 you can choose either a 2 moa or a 4 moa dot. What am I missing?
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    ML series Aimpoints are not compatible with night vision. M (no L) series Aimpoints are.

    As you noticed, the M3 is available with a 2MOA dot or 4MOA - the M2 is 4MOA only.

    The Aimpoint PRO is another option - 2MOA dot, 3 year battery life (as opposed to 5 in the M3), and a little less expensive.
     


  3. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    Depends what you plan on using it or, but the pro has been great for me. Change the battery yearly just because haha.


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  4. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    That Aimpoint Pro is one heck of a deal.

    :wavey:
     
  5. themighty9mm

    themighty9mm

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    HD, want to leave it on 24/7.
     
  6. themighty9mm

    themighty9mm

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    Yea, seems you and me are in the exact same boat, both indecisive, both not 100% sure what we are doing, but want to do it right the first time.. WP has helped me alot aswell.
     
  7. WoodenPlank

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    More like a Comp M5, since it's the newest model in the COMP series. There's a Comp M4, but it's quite a bit more expensive, and looks quite a bit different.
     
  8. themighty9mm

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    When they say 3 years do they actually mean that? or just kinda close to 3 years?
     
  9. WoodenPlank

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    Put it like this: My M2 is rated at over 10,000 hours on setting #7 - which is where mine is generally parked. 10,000 hours is 416 days. As long as I dont accidentally leave it on 8 or 9 (9 is a killer) for an extended period of time, I can go about 15 months between battery changes. Yeah, if Aimpoint says 3 years, they mean 3 years.
     
  10. themighty9mm

    themighty9mm

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    The newest but also the bargain model right? Has all the features of the M2 and more but not quite the same battery life as the M3... I think picking a optic has been more difficult than any other purchase I have made in a long while. Lol and I have only looked at 2 brands
     
  11. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    On the low setting that they are claiming it will. And then you swap out the battery and drive on down the road. Buy from an accredited dealer (not that company that starts with a B and ends with an H and definitely not tactical) and your unit has a 10 year warranty to boot.

    :wavey:
     
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  12. themighty9mm

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    Then I suppose the pro is the winner all things considered
     
  13. WoodenPlank

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    It's not a "bargain" model, it's just benefiting from refinements over time making it less expensive.

    3 year battery life is *plenty,* trust me. If you're worried, spend the extra to get the LaRue 129 cantilever mount, and keep a spare battery in the mount's storage compartment. Almost 7 years of battery life between the two. :wow:
     
  14. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    I wouldn't call it a "low" setting, since it's generally rated based off the third brightest setting available. On level 7, my M2 is bright enough for everything but the brightest direct sunlight conditions when shooting outside.
     
  15. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    I was inferring to "not the high setting". I never pay attention to the clickies. I just rotate it till I can see it.

    :wavey:
     
  16. themighty9mm

    themighty9mm

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    Diddnt mean that in a negative way at all, sometimes I put things in blunt not quite correct terminology.
     
  17. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Fair 'nuff. 8 will definitely put a dent in a battery, and 9 puts the Aimpoints almost into EO Tech territory....



    Almost. :tongueout:

    Not a problem. On the face, it does LOOK like a "bargain" model, but I have yet to hear of any significant issues with the PRO that would prove it to be anything less than a refined Comp M2/3.
     
  18. Glock13

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    I bought the ML3 a couple of months ago and the LaRue mount. I like it a lot, but I am still an amateur when it comes to AR-15s!