Illuminated Reticle Scopes?

I was asked about options for Illuminated scopes.
There are a lot of them out there… Burris, Leupold, Vortex. And they are all just fine. The Vortex Crossfire Illuminated with a MilDot, can be had for only 200 bucks. But it’s not my favorite by any means.

The one I really like is the Trijicon Accupoint. No batteries, no switches, and very clear “Zeiss-Like” glass, which is critical. You need a illuminated reticle when it’s dark out… and when it’s dark out, you need to transmit as much light as possible. The Accupoint does that. And that’s why it’s my recommendation.


4 thoughts on “Illuminated Reticle Scopes?”

  1. I have an Accupoint1-4 with a green triangle on my RRA AR 15. It is the best all around optic that I have used.

  2. I’m tossing up getting either an Accupoint, leupold VX-R patrol, or a Vortex viper PST MOA for my next build. I like the features of all three but the Trijicon is running a big lead for just the reasons you mentioned.

  3. Hello, again. Yes , there ARE a lot out there. Best approach is to be realistic about what you need, and why you need it. For me, I frequently want better contrast between “crosshairs” and target- and if I don’t have it switched on- well, make do if there’s no time. Accupoint is a great option when extreme magnification is not needed ( which should be most of the time unless you always shoot at LONG range or something akin to Class F , even if just for fun ).

  4. I love the trijicons. The vortex vipers apparently have better glass than the trijicon but I just can’t get over the short battery life of all the illuminated 1-4’s. Maybe one day they will get them in the realm of the aimpoints.

    So when I end up getting a 1-4, it’ll be a trijicon. I love the ACOGs, but they are just too expensive for what they are.

    I’m planning on getting a trijicon RMR/ to mount to my m&p slide after I get it machined for it and will add a streamlight. I think that will be some sexy kit right there.

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