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What's the "standard issue" U.S. military M4 optics?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by IndianaMatt, May 20, 2011.

  1. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt

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    well, what is it?

    Is it the Trijicon ACOG?
     
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  2. fuzzy03cls

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    The Aimpoint M68CCO was it till a few years ago. Many still out there in use
    Some units have Eotech's 552/556/512 depends
    Trijicon TA31RCOA4 and TA31RCOM4, (M16 & M4 respectively)
    Don't take this as gospel. There's a lot of overlap.
     


  3. mjkeat

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    I dont think there is a standard. The decision is probably more localized.
     
  4. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt

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    Good lawd. All of those are like $700-1000 bucks!
     
  5. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    ???? Ya, maybe they should issue clones and save us taxpayers money. :rofl:
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Yep,.......but a crap load cheaper than bombs, missiles, tanks, aircraft & nukes! :tongueout:
     
  7. bmoore

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    Under a regime.
    Id rather the thousands in taxes I pay every year go to ACOGS and Aimpoints for the boots than junkie welfare abusers.
     
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  8. Very true.
     
  9. MrMurphy

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

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    Standard issue is the Aimpoint series (M2, M3 or M4 depending on supply situation, all are in use) as well as Trijicon 4X ACOGs of various types.

    Some units do differ, one infantry brigade was using an Israeli sight, the MARS back in 2003-2005ish and a few have Eotechs. But the Trij/Aimpoint pair cover the majority of all optics in service with all branches.

    You will see oddities, like an occasional C-More, but less and less nowdays.
     
  10. mjkeat

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    Lets take all optics off of all weapon systems, give they guys a nice firm pat on the back, then kick them out the door. Good luck men sorry we cant give you the proper tools, but don't worry its only your life on the line.
     
  11. KalashniKEV

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    It depends on where you're at, what your job is, when the last time your unit went through RFI, what was included in that RFI, how good your S4 is...
     
  12. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Not to mention, you'll see a ton of privately owned optics fielded.


    My unit issues the M68 Aimpoint, the M4 Aimpoint, the Marine RCO Acog, and doesn't mind if we bring our own.

    Earlier this year I was sporting a RCO ACOG, now I've got a M68.
     
  13. MajorD

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    kalashnikev has it right- the .mil procures large amounts of gear for deploying troops when you go thru supply to get issued stuff it all depends on what is in the pipeline. In Iraq in 04 my unit got eo techs. When we went to Afghanistan in 08 had aimpoints. There was always a mix of a couple trijicon acogs per squad -intended for squad designated marksman but they seemed to be issued more on a RHIP (rank has its priveledge) basis with the senior nco's and officers getting them.(even though I was a senior officer in the unit I did not request one- why take one out of the hands of a guy doing the actual fighting?!)
     
  14. marvin

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    i don't have much faith that the goverment would do it right, but you'd think that they wouldn't have to pay retail for them.
     
  15. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Which of the two do you prefer?