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.223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby mcmoore0824 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:30 am

Man !! These acogs are $$$$ ! Bu its my only AR so i'll spend it The M6a2 14" 6.8 will have either a 3.5x35 or a 5.5x50 acog. So which should it be? And should it be calibrated .223 or .308

I'm a paper punch/clay smasher in the -600 meter range but want combat versatility with the fixed mag acog
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby Sleeper362 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:01 am

I believe they have ACOGs for the 6.8.
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby Sleeper362 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:53 pm

Damn ACOGs have gone up. That is where I bought mine. They seem to have the absolute best prices on ACOGs.
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby Snake » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:37 pm

Y'all ain't been shopping at DSG huh?
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby mcmoore0824 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:37 pm

Those 4x32's just don't look good to me in the spec chart. The real deal breaker is the inferior eye relief. Almost half of what the 3.5x35 or the 5.5x50 provides. Anyway I like the chevron post better than that 6.8 horseshoe that comes standard.
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby Red-Dot-Scopes » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:41 am

We still got great deals on ACOGs, guys. Trijicon just won't let us advertise them.

Shoot us an email at sales@red-dot-scopes.com and tell us what you are looking for and we will give you the same great prices as we have before.
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby Gdfela27 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:06 am

I have been using a .556 3x24 on my 6.8 and haven't had any issues. It's zeroed at 50 yards. I've moved up to about 10 yards but not back past 50
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby HillbillyfromAL » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:54 am

At 50yds your bullet drops probably 1/8th of an inch.

If you want one to be close at distance run all three through a ballistic program and see what you come up with. As long as you get the 6.8's drop lined up with the others your good.
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby FireWall0400 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:35 am

Just missed this, I just let this package go on Gunbroker for $995, a little over a week ago.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =324150582

The 6.8 AGOC was pretty nice, but I sold my M6A2 in 6.8 to find another project, and did not need this.
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby andreys21 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:07 am

I'm speaking from personal experience. I had TA31H-G, that's a 4x32 green horseshoe + dot. The dot is too big for precise shooting. The ACOG collects too much light that's never consistent and constantly changes the brightness of the reticle. The right side hash marks for windage will be blurry/out of focus ( it's a fact and is explained in the ACOG FAQ section on the Trijicon site.) 4x32 models have terrible eye relief. I ended up eating shite on it when I sold it and replaced it with a Vortex PST 2.5-10x44. I also used Aimpoint T-1 and PRO.

If you must have an ACOG, I'd recommend 3x or 3.5x with either Chevron, Triangle or a Crosshair reticle. You'll get better eye relief and better reticle for precise shooting.

I'd rethink ACOG altogether if I were you. ACOG is a jack of all trades but master of none. It's a compromise. Determine your purpose of use and zero in on a better option for an optic. Red dot is great up to 200yds, even 300yds as some guys claim here. If you have bad eyes or don't like red dots, go for a variable scope such at 1-4x, 2-7x, 2.5-10x, 3-9x, etc. Low to mid power scopes can still be effective at CQB and short range engagements. You can find great red dots and variable scopes for half the price of ACOG, get a nice LaRue mount and still have money for 500-1000 rounds of ammo. Acogs are also tough to sell and usually lose $300-500 from original price paid. That's my 2 cents.
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Re: .223 or .308 acog for 6.8 ?

Postby Ridgerunner68 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:23 pm

I agree, but you should definitely check out the TA11 ACOGs. I've been disappointed in the previous 4x ACOGs I've owned but the 3.5x is completely different. Much better eye relief makes a huge difference. The chevron reticle allows for both quick acquisition and precise aiming with multiple points of aim for extended ranges. Image

Watch eBay for deals (know what to look for as far as fakes go) and you'll find some good deals. I got mine for $700 NIB
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