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Go Devil
06-23-2015, 14:24
Hello Gentlemen,

I'm new to optics (other than 4 power .22 scopes) and as of today have a gently used Trijicon TA31F with a red chevron, 4x32, sitting on my desk.

I am planning on mounting said scope on my carbine length, 16" HF barreled, 5.56 chambered AR.

I plan on hunting paper targets and the occasional critter out to 300m + or - .

Would anyone here have any advice for mounting or any tips/tricks for utilization?

Respectfully, GD

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Team Sergeant
06-23-2015, 16:25
It's pretty much Forrest Gump proof.... once you put it on zero it and it should stay that way.

Go Devil
06-23-2015, 16:41
Lol! ..."Because you told me to Drill Sergeant?"

First thing that came to mind.

MR2
06-23-2015, 19:22
These are new fangled things to me as well. https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=ACOG

There are ten different powered versions with several different reticle's available (1.5x16 to 6x48).

Best I can come up with is it is a fixed powered, self-illuminating scope with red-dot like qualities.


Recommended setup for a AR Carbine length (16-18") in .300/.223/5.56 engaging at 25-300M?

Recommended setup for a AR Carbine length (16-18") in .308/7.62 engaging at 25-500M?

Recommended options: BDC, LED, angled backup fixed sight, ACOG/RMR combos, type of reticle, etc.

Advantages of the ACOG vs the VCOG (https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=VCOG) or TARS (https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=TARS)?

Are they worth the money (best place to get one)?

How to train, using FOG eyes?

Team Sergeant
06-23-2015, 21:05
Lol! ..."Because you told me to Drill Sergeant?"

First thing that came to mind.

You know I'm not a drill, and I used one on active duty. I have one now on my "primary" rifle. It's not rocket science, it works well. ;)

Go Devil
06-23-2015, 21:57
TS. I am well aware that you are not, and I truly appreciate your guidance. It was the "gump" reference that triggered the comedic due diligence in my mind. WILCO.
Thank you for the direct education

I built this Carbine over the past year or so..
LRB upper and lower, BCM BCG, and BC HF barrel.
It is a departure from the M1A and the Flint Locks, and has been enjoyable,
but I know nothing but all irons from my enlistment.

No disrespect intended.

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Go Devil
06-23-2015, 22:07
MR2,
I'm having issues with those FOG eyes too. I researched the red dots and figured I'd have to add magnification, so I went the Trijicon rout to save a little money.
Hell, I had to move the rear sight forward on all of my rifles over the past year.
Still doing PT though.