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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by cgjane, Mar 17, 2010.
Anyone have a Trijicon Reflex? Is it worth it?
I have one mounted on an arms#15 lever mount and it is certainly a quality optic. Yes, they are expensive though. But when it comes to optics, quality & $ go together well. I hope I never have to use mine for anything "combat" related, but I know it will be dependable.
I dont even know if there is a "budget" sight similar to the Reflex, but, I certainly wouldnt be afraid to use anything else either, such as EOtech, etc. I may even get one of the Primary Arms models.
So, basically, there is no good answer to your question. It has to be something you like and fits your wallet.
It is bright enough to see the little amber triangle, but it is much less bright than other sights like EOTech and Aimpoint.
Look through one before you buy.
Looked into one long time ago.
Was very disappointed, too easy to wash out, and not nearly bright enough for me.
Would definitely tell you to check it out before you bought one.
I have the 12.9 Amber triangle reticle Reflex on one AR. I like it. It does wash out indoors when facing a bright light but not outdoors. The comparison to Aimpoint and EOTech is not quite fair since both of those are battery powered and have actively powered light sources while the Trijicon is fiber optic and tritium passive powered.
I have another AR with an EOTech 517. It is very bright and has like 80 settings for brightness or something. The Trijicon tripower adds the battery option though if you need it.
I think in that price range, it is a good alternative to the Aimpoint or EOTech offerings since they are all in the same range.
I know if SHTF or whatever, at least the Trijicon will work for a long time, well past the life expectancy of my battery stockpile.
I have 2 (amber triangles, both). Love hate relationship. I don't like having to depend on batteries. They do wash out in white light indoors, but are fine outdoors. One has been replaced by a Weaver 1-3x variable scope, as I like the option of some magnification for long range and target ID, and the true 1x on the low end is no slower, imo, than a reflex or red dot. I may start missing the reflex, though, and stick it back on. I'm old and have the right to be fickle!
What he said.
What AK Stick said. I'd use it if it was issued, but ***** quite a bit.
I'd stick with an Aimpoint. I have tried both the older and the newer less-screwed-up model and neither particularly impressed me.
That said I'm a fan of the 2X and 3X ACOGs in the role they're designed for.
My next buy will be an Aimpoint so that I can complete the holy triumvirate.
My Trijicon Reflex (bought mail order from Midway USA) was already old when I received it, and the tritium was getting weak.
I returned it to Trijicon and they replaced it with a newly-made one.
But it is still not very bright, even outdoors with the sun right over the fiber optics collector window.
I prefer the new Aimpoints that get very long battery life.
I have two of the reflex sights, a special forces model with a 4.5 moa dot and a reflex ll with a 12.5 triangle.
Both are decent but not spectacular and they were expensive when I bought them.
I have one of the older RMR 8moa dot optics and they are much better than the reflex as the dot automatically adjust to varying levels of light and it will not wash out.
I am going to buy another newer version of this sight when time and funds permit.
That looks good, provided battery life is good.
But after using both red and green dots and other illuminated reticles, I wonder why optics companies keep using red.
Maybe it is just me, but i find green to be far more visible, at lower intensities, than either the red or amber that Trijicon and others use.
Green dot isn't visible through night vision.
I concur. I used to own one as well. Don't care for it.
A bit off thread, but anybody know how the Trijicon Accupoint does in bright daylight? I'm seriously considering a 1x4 TR24R for 3 gun.
Any one have any thing to say about the Trijicon RX30 reflex site...I have one on back order. It has a 6.5MOA amber dot....
Looked into one, decided to order a EOTech XPS
There is a little known RX09 variant that has a receptacle for a mini-cylume stick. It was developed specifically to counter the wash out issue based on feedback from militray users of the Reflex. It also has a chevron rather than a triangle. Brownells sells the RX09.
The accupoint works pretty well because its in a scope. You're looking through a dark tube, so the reticule doesn't wash like the reflex.
I don't particularly like the reticules they offer, but the scopes work.
The washout issue can be improved by using the polarizing filter that comes with the reflex scopes now.
My feeling is the Reflex was a good optic in its day, twenty years ago.
There are better options now available.