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deal or no deal? AIMPOINT magnifiers - what do you think about this sale

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by LUNG-G19, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. LUNG-G19

    LUNG-G19 MOΛΩN ΛABÉ

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    I just saw this today in a utube video. Im thinking of grabbing one, Ive been considering it for some time now. Just wondered what you guys thought about it. I checked out the link it is 50% off and free shipping and a few other goodies he says. KZ Scorpion Pen or something, what ever that is.. lol

    Is the twist mount good to go, thumbs up, thumbs down??

    Here is the link and the video -

    Sale Linky

    video link



    cross posted thread, here and arf just to get more opinions, thanks
     
  2. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    It works, but there's a reason LaRue makes a pivot mount.
     


  3. LUNG-G19

    LUNG-G19 MOΛΩN ΛABÉ

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    you talking about the flip to the side mount? Id like to hear your thoughts/reasons. Seems like it would flop around
     
  4. Reb 56

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    One downside of a magnifer with a red dot is not only the target enlarged the dot is too. A larger dot obscures more of the target.
     
  5. glock031

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    Not entirely true. My g23 eotech magnifier is 3.25x but the eotech red dot still stays at 1 moa. The outside ring apears a little larger but the dot itself stays just a little tiny speck in the view.
     
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  6. LUNG-G19

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  7. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Pivot mount is spring loaded and cam locked. There's no flopping involved.
     
  8. KalashniKEV

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    Do it for the Scorpion Pen!!!

    J/K... and the roll mount is far superior to the twist mount.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. TKM

    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

    Great, if you have a handy place to stash an expensive piece of glass. I have the pouch taped to my sling at the moment, but it doesn't feel right.

    I'll be calling LaRue eventually. The flip to side mount I have on another weapon works fine.

    I wouldn't have bought the twist mount if I'd had a chance to handle it first.
     
  10. AK_Stick

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    They both have their uses.


    If you're going to use NVG's a removable is probably for you.

    If you're not, the swing away magnifiers are the heat.

    All in your need.


    Personally, if I was dropping that kind of cash, I'd just step up and buy the one I like the best, because even at 50% off, if I decide I want the other one later, I'm going to end up spending more in the long run.
     
  11. MARSH1

    MARSH1 Dealer Silver Member

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    This might confuse some people. Since the dot and target are both magnified, the dot covers the same amount of the target with and without the magnifier.

    Marshall
     
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  12. surf

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    It would be hard for someone who wants a quality magnifier to pass up on this one at 50% off. Aimpoints glass is excellent.
     
  13. KalashniKEV

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    Aaaaaactually, if you're talking about the twist mount, then what appears to be "removable" would leave you with the rail grabber left behind, taking up space, and preventing you from mounting a PVS-14 weapons mount. (unless you have an allen key)

    The roll mount IS quick detach like all Larue mounts, leaving nothing behind on your rail.

    The roll mount is superior to the twist mount in every way.

    I run mine on an FAL carbine too.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I was talking removing it, so you could get your worn NVG's behind the optic.

    But you have a very good point.
     
  15. KalashniKEV

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    You can't stack an optic, a twist bracket, and a PVS-14 weapons mount on an upper.

    You can pop the latch and swing the lever on a roll mount though. ;)
     
  16. AK_Stick

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    I meant taking being able to remove the magnifier, so you could get a set of NVG's worn on your head, or helmet behind the optic. Not mounting your NVG's behind your optic.

    I wear helmet mounted dual tubes, so if I were choosing a magnifier, I would want something that came completely off, because I don't know if a swing mount would go far enough over to clear my dual tube set up.
     
  17. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    The pivot mount boths pivots and is QD, so it works either way. You can have the magnifier off the gun in about 3-4 seconds completely, or just pivot it.
     
  18. KalashniKEV

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    Oh... that's not ideal at all.

    The PVS-14 mount is only good for the guard tower, and a PITA at that. Really, you need a PEQ-2A or PEQ-15 to effectively use NODs unless you're going to stay in one place.

    Back to the topic, there is no reason the twist mount should even exist.
     
  19. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I concur, however, even in the .mil not everyone who has NVG's has access to PEQ's on their MTOE.


    We've got some of the most high speed NVG's available, but we're not issued a single PEQ/PAQ. Absolutely retarded.
     
  20. KalashniKEV

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    OT:

    1) Your S4 sucks. I could (past tense) make limitless AN/PAQ-4Cs appear anywhere in a few weeks. PEQ-2As in theater are easy b/c TPE warehouses have been exploding since the RDOF and everyone DXed for PEQ-15s in OIF-VIII.

    2) You're not likely to ever have to use one anyway. Sucks, but it's the truth.