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Is the Trijicon Tripower Totally Awesome?

  • Yes it is the best sight, well next to what I already have

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  • No, I like to sray and pray who needs sights?

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  • Actually the flip up sight already equipped on the 556 is the best!!

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Noob to the forum here and new to the sig world. I just bought my first 556 holo on Sunday, and I am already wanting to outfit it with some new optics. Lets just say that I am less than totally jazzed about the sig holo sight. I really like the Trijicon optics, they have proven themselves to me time and time again. However I have no experience with the Tripower. I am really thinking that it is the sight that I want, but wanted to ask some folks that may have already ran one of these and let me know their opinions on it. Not looking to reinvent the wheel here and have a forum argue about which sight is best, cause I know that is how these turn out. So all I really want to know about is the Trijicon Tripower yea or nea and why.
 

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I have one on one of my 556 rifles, and I really like it. Send me a message with any questions and I will be happy to try to answer.
Warning- optics are like religion- and opinions will run strong on the subject in oh so many ways!!! :eek:
IF you can get hands on time with one at a store do it. They are different then ACOGs, and there are several good competitive products out there- it is in the end a personal preference item IMHO... :wink:
 

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I love my tri power. I use it on my AR,Sig 556, Mossberg 590. It does a perfect co-witness on all. Price is right too. I added the A.R.M.S qd mount for around $100 bucks. One tac scope for all, makes it a bargain.
 

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It really depends on your needs. The red chevron is not used as a scope. It is a both eyes open weapon sight. I use it with my iron sights for long distance. Sights down for close quarters. If you are target or long distance varmit shooting? The TX-30 is not for you.What you are really paying for is the MIL-Spec abilities, such as:dustproof,water proof to a depth of 30ft. 3 diffferent forms of power. Battery,daytime light transmission and the radioactive tritium. Guys come back with 3 tours in Iraq. The scope is ugly,dirty, scratched and still works perfect on the same batteries they started their tour with.
 

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Gotcha. I don't plan on fighting in the desert any time soon as I expect to have plenty of fighting to do here at home in the next few years.
 

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Could be, Zeus. One other positive note on any expensive scope. Put an A.R.M.S mount on it and use it on all your weapons. Sure speads out the cost of scoping a weapon. Most of us can only shoot one gun at a time anyhow.
 

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I have a ACOG TA31DOC. It has a 4x zoom combined with a reddot on top. I would highly recommend it if you have the $$$ to spend
 

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That's the problem right now, $$. I am up on the chopping block come May 1 and I don't know what will happen so I really don't want to spend any more money. Three guns and a sh1t ton of ammo in the last six months has me tapped. Maybe if I get let go I can hire on at a gun manufacturer and get some freebies! :)
 

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Zeus, send me a msg on what kind of work you do.
 

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As far as the religious topic of optic!

I just sold my Ta31rco-m4 b/c i see very little use for it in an unfortunate utilization on a domestic battle ground.

I'm ordering an Aimpoint Comp M4. Not sure whether i should go with the S model or non-S. Need to check clearance on charging handle.

Any one have a Comp M4S with feedback?
 

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I just sighted in my tripower on my sbr.

I have to say I'm very impressed with the chevron as an aiming reticle. Overall I'm really happy with it as an sbr optic. My only critique is the battery needs to be on often to appreciate the chevron.
 

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ACOG

I have ACOG's on a few of my rifles and really like them since I not worried about house to house urban fighting in the future. Besides I have other means to take care of that should the situation arise.
 

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I bought a tripower 3 years ago originally for my ak, when I got my sig holo I swapped the optics. It's is the best reflex style optic I have ever used and I highly promote it when people ask me about it at the range. I love how it's always on, realy no need for batteries because the fiber optics and tritium are the primary source of illumination. The easy to use battery powered function is there to use just in case the lighting isn't quite perfect and best part is it turn off automatically and blinks to let you know when the juice is low. I love how the chevron gives me different aiming points for different distances as opposed to just a red dot. It is also great for range estimation of a human silhouette at 100 and 200 meters. The 30mm tube is great because it gives you more than enough mounting options. Basically what ever mount you have ever seen used with an aimpoint comp 2 or 3 will work with this scope. I personally went with the arms thrower lever qd mount, and added a half spacer so it's at the perfect height to co witness with my irons. I even went the extra step and got the honey comb anti-reflection device for the objective lenses and flip up scope caps. This is the standard optic I run on my girl, for distance shooting I take it off and put the acog on. I would have loved to have this on my M4 in Iraq instead of the aimpoint I was issued but I didn't want to take a chance of losing it or customs not letting me take it back. And if shtf I will have something I can rely on even when everyone else's red dot runs out of batteries or gets disabled from emp I will still be shooting accurately.
 
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