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Probably going to get another Aimpoint.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by BenjiEDF, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. BenjiEDF

    BenjiEDF

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    I have an Aimpoint PRO and I've very fond of it. Considering getting another for a different gun. Should I just get another PRO or should I get the Comp ML3? Both are the same price w/mount and I don't need night vision. Is the ML3 "better" than a PRO? Oh both are 2 MOA dots.
     
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  2. boomhower

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    If I'm not mistaken the ML3 has better battery life and better weather protection.
     


  3. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    From what I understand none of the Comp series are any better/worse than the Aimpoint Pro.
     
  4. BMPregler

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  5. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    The Comp M3 does have better battery life than the PRO, but that's the only significant difference I can think of off the top of my head.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Either would be a great choice,......I've been using a Comp M2 for the last
    six or seven years. I change the battery in spring & fall.
     
  7. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Every 6 months is overkill on the Comp M2 (My old M2 went as long as 18 months between changes with little loss of brightness), but it's still a whole lot better than what an EO Tech can do under similar use.
     
  8. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    That is a overkill. I have had my Aimpoint Pro on for almost a year on level 7(and on 8 for countless hours of shooting, coyote hunting) and its just as bright as new. Once a year is more than enough.
     
  9. F_G

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    My old comp M2 easily goes 18 months and as long as 2 years. It is always on. Can't go wrong with any Aimpoint product in my opinion.
     
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  10. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    The PRO has roughly double the rated battery life of the Comp M2. The M2 is rated to roughly 15 months on setting 7, and I believe the PRO is closer to 3 years.
     
  11. boomhower

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    My first battery lasted right at two years but it was on a higher end brightness, bright enough for a sunny day.
     
  12. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Yeah that is what I thought. Does not hurt to change the battery out every year to be on the safe side, though. Don't want to worry about a dead battery when you hear glass breaking in the middle of the night.
     
  13. burttrans

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    Where did you find one? I order one 3 days ago on bo tach and a day later got email out of stock price was good at $389 since I am regular customer but don't know how long i have to wait?
     
  14. Ben B

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    I just got mine from there last week for $387 shipped after using a discount code I found on here. I got it in three days from California to Michigan. I was impressed at how fast it got here.
     
  15. I'd go straight to the H1/T1. The weight advantage and lack of "tube effect" and extra battery life really do justify the extra cost.
     
  16. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I've never experienced a "tube effect" when using an Aimpoint PRO properly.
     
  17. glockin-45

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    Great price! You should'nt have to wait to long. I spent more, $408, and went thru SportsOptics.
     
  18. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    I never had a problem with my Comp M2, but it can be a little more noticeable with the Micro, IMO. However, run the optic at the front of the upper receiver (not on the fore end), shoot both eyes open, and play with it for more than five minutes. If you do that, the feeling of looking through a doughnut hole will go away.