Jump to content


Real sights(like acogs and eotechs)


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 csczero

csczero

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 282 posts

Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:56 PM

If you go onto an airsoft website for a top notch sight there like $80-$100+, for me my sight was $90. Then you can go to a real fire arms website and they sell Acogs in like the $600 or a lot higher. And then there are Eotechs there are like $500. I was wondering, what makes real sights so expensive?? I mean like an Eotech makes a red dot with a circle around it, and an eotech replica does the same thing but why is the real thing so expensive??

I remember reading somewhere some ACOGs use like radioactive material so the crosshair or dot actually glows instead of using a battery, so Im guessing thats one reason why there expensive? Unless they don't use radioactive material.

#2 Linnear

Linnear

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:chicago
  • Interests:PC gamer mostly FPS.
    Left4Dead find me on Steam... Linnear
    Huge Magpul Whore.

Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:27 PM

View Postcsczero, on Jul 7 2009, 09:56 PM, said:

If you go onto an airsoft website for a top notch sight there like $80-$100+, for me my sight was $90. Then you can go to a real fire arms website and they sell Acogs in like the $600 or a lot higher. And then there are Eotechs there are like $500. I was wondering, what makes real sights so expensive?? I mean like an Eotech makes a red dot with a circle around it, and an eotech replica does the same thing but why is the real thing so expensive??

I remember reading somewhere some ACOGs use like radioactive material so the crosshair or dot actually glows instead of using a battery, so Im guessing thats one reason why there expensive? Unless they don't use radioactive material.

if u compare looking thru an eotech to a replica you will see a huge difference. the replicas dont come close.

anything that glows in the dark without light or power is radioactive...like nightsights.

ive had a few scopes but nothing..i mean nothing ever compares to my trijicon acog or my trijicon scope. yeah theyre mucho expensive but last longer than most pets LOL

a trijicon acog is mostly standard issue in the military

#3 glambo

glambo

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 64 posts
  • Location:NY

Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:03 PM

View Postcsczero, on Jul 7 2009, 10:56 PM, said:

If you go onto an airsoft website for a top notch sight there like $80-$100+, for me my sight was $90. Then you can go to a real fire arms website and they sell Acogs in like the $600 or a lot higher. And then there are Eotechs there are like $500. I was wondering, what makes real sights so expensive?? I mean like an Eotech makes a red dot with a circle around it, and an eotech replica does the same thing but why is the real thing so expensive??

I remember reading somewhere some ACOGs use like radioactive material so the crosshair or dot actually glows instead of using a battery, so Im guessing thats one reason why there expensive? Unless they don't use radioactive material.

some use fiber optics.

also, try using a chinese-made optic on a rifle. recoil throws the zero reeeaally fast. then theres quality of the electronics. some aimpoints get 50,000hrs on one battery. the dot/reticle is super precise on all the real steels ive ever seen, no bleed. glass is super clear, too. all the chinese optics ive ever seen are really dark.

needless to say, im still using iron sights on my RS stuff, lol

Edited by glambo, 07 July 2009 - 08:04 PM.


#4 bishopMP

bishopMP

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 61 posts
  • Location:KY

Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:30 AM

the acog's crosshairs are illuminated by an external fiber optic light-gathering rail, when available light is plentiful, and by an internal tritium lamp during low-light use.

there isnt anything radioactive in the thing... :lol:

"fruity pebbles" cereal taste a world of difference than its "fruity rice" off brand.

#5 Linnear

Linnear

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:chicago
  • Interests:PC gamer mostly FPS.
    Left4Dead find me on Steam... Linnear
    Huge Magpul Whore.

Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:51 AM

View PostbishopMP, on Jul 8 2009, 09:30 AM, said:

the acog's crosshairs are illuminated by an external fiber optic light-gathering rail, when available light is plentiful, and by an internal tritium lamp during low-light use.

there isnt anything radioactive in the thing... :lol:

"fruity pebbles" cereal taste a world of difference than its "fruity rice" off brand.

i think fruity pebbles are radioactive LOL BUT.....

Tritium symbol T or 3H, also known as Hydrogen-3 is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen.

an acog will have a light gathering fiber optic (the colored rail on top) and/or a internal tritium lamp.

Tritium is radioactive which is why it glows unpowered or unlit.

what do you think makes it glow continuously for 12 to 15 years? the half-life of the isotope.

http://www.trijicon.com/faq.cfm

Edited by Linnear, 08 July 2009 - 10:13 AM.


#6 striker6

striker6

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fighting The Forces Of Evil

Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

View PostbishopMP, on 08 July 2009 - 06:30 AM, said:

the acog's crosshairs are illuminated by an external fiber optic light-gathering rail, when available light is plentiful, and by an internal tritium lamp during low-light use.

there isnt anything radioactive in the thing... :lol:

Incorrect. As Linnear stated, not all Trijicon ACOG's use the fiber optic light amplifier.

#7 karMeister

karMeister

    Guru

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,534 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:a small hole under a rock =P
  • Interests:EAR=((1+APR/n)^n)-1
  • Country:

Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:51 PM

View Postcsczero, on 07 July 2009 - 06:56 PM, said:

If you go onto an airsoft website for a top notch sight there like $80-$100+, for me my sight was $90. Then you can go to a real fire arms website and they sell Acogs in like the $600 or a lot higher. And then there are Eotechs there are like $500. I was wondering, what makes real sights so expensive?? I mean like an Eotech makes a red dot with a circle around it, and an eotech replica does the same thing but why is the real thing so expensive??

I remember reading somewhere some ACOGs use like radioactive material so the crosshair or dot actually glows instead of using a battery, so Im guessing thats one reason why there expensive? Unless they don't use radioactive material.


The quality and torture a real ACOG and Eotech can go thru is what you are paying for, remember RS weapons have recoil and if you use "toy" sights on real ARs the recoil alone will make you lose your preset "zero" or even shut it down.

Real steel parts are made to withstand being stepped on thrown or even shot at.

The real eotech is not just a reddot with a circle around it. It is a true holo sight with hundreds of  pin like light sources making up the crosshair. Even if shot at these sights will still work.

so an 800$ eotech and 2,000$ ACOG will not be much if you talk about what an operator will be depending on.

#8 Guest_Shogo_*

Guest_Shogo_*
  • Guests

Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:53 PM

Guys... ACOG sight have Tritium inside and it's Radio-active.  Tritium are use on many professional/LE/Military watches.   Brands like Tracer, Luminox just to same a few.

http://www.trijicon....fm?categoryID=3

Edited by Shogo, 12 July 2009 - 10:55 PM.


#9 gcw360

gcw360

    Supreme Guru

  • Super Moderator
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 11,596 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Interests:Airsoft (Especially repair and customizing), Fly Fishing, Fossils (Especially Dino), Snakes, Photography
  • Country:

Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:28 PM

View PostkarMeister, on 10 July 2009 - 09:51 PM, said:

The quality and torture a real ACOG and Eotech can go thru is what you are paying for, remember RS weapons have recoil and if you use "toy" sights on real ARs the recoil alone will make you lose your preset "zero" or even shut it down.

Real steel parts are made to withstand being stepped on thrown or even shot at.

The real eotech is not just a reddot with a circle around it. It is a true holo sight with hundreds of  pin like light sources making up the crosshair. Even if shot at these sights will still work.

so an 800$ eotech and 2,000$ ACOG will not be much if you talk about what an operator will be depending on.

They are water proof (EOTech) too.  Some as deep as 30 feet.  Rain and snow also don't affect them.

#10 Wintersx866

Wintersx866

    Specialist

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 428 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States

Posted 04 August 2009 - 07:34 AM

View Postgcw360, on 03 August 2009 - 01:28 PM, said:

They are water proof (EOTech) too.  Some as deep as 30 feet.  Rain and snow also don't affect them.
I looked through my first real ACOG last weekend and wow.... All I can say is wow.... they are so clear and the dude even let me do a shaking test.  He let me take the acog and basically swing it around like a pissed off bull lol.  We even compared a replica acog to the real one and all I can say is that replicas screwed up on the lense design big time (they were both magnified versions)




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users