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Acog relica w/working fiber optic, tritium mod


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#1 msgall2003

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:52 PM

I didn't know where to post this, so I figured I would just put it
here. As I'm sure many here may know, there are currently some
replica acogs with a working fiber optic to illuminate the reticle.
However there is no other source of illumination. During a Google
search, I have discovered that you can actually purchase a
small vile of tritium. People often use them to make necklaces and
such. My idea would essentially be to purchase the acog replica
with functional fiber, and the vile of tritium(about $10)
disassemble the scope and butt the tritium vile up against the
portion of the fiber optic inside the scope, essentially creating the
same effect as an actual acog. Has anyone tried this?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:29 AM

Topic moved, carry on.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

I guess no one wants to touch this topic? Is it fear, or lack of interest?

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:08 PM

View Postmsgall2003, on 20 July 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

I guess no one wants to touch this topic? Is it fear, or lack of interest?
Probably no one knows the proper answer.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:34 PM

I think it's a really cool idea but I've never even used/seen real tritium sights or had a desire to have them aside from 'tacticool' factor. In general I'm fairly fed up with how cruddy almost every replica sight is and it really REALLY makes me consider getting a real steel sight to use for airsoft, and of course for real steel as well. I dunno, if somebody can make it work I'll be impressed and interested! Good luck!

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:19 PM

Well, I leave in two weeks for a training event for the military and will be gone for a few weeks. Once I get back, I'm going to get started on this.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:50 PM

why would you put an expensive bottle of tritium into a replica sight...
i guess it all comes down to the overall quality, have fun with your project!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:11 AM

Even the inexpensive optics these days seem to be purged and sealed.  Opening one up is asking for condensation inside.  Unless you're in pitch black conditions and have been for enough time for your eyes to be night adapted the sight will be very hard to see -- the reason the best sights use LEDs not glow-in-the dark vials (other than handguns).

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