New Variable Tactical/3 Gunsight from Trijicon—SHOT Show 2014


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Trijicon has a loyal following with its tactical/combat sights, and the new VCOG 1-6×24 is sure to be a popular addition to the lineup. VCOG stands for Variable Combat Optical Gunsight. It’s the result of demands from Trijicon users who wanted a variable power scope with bullet drop compensation for the .223, .308, and 300 BLK rounds. The bullet drop reticle is marked for each specific round. In other words, you must specify for which round you want the ballistics information when you buy your scope. The reticle is a first or front focal plane reticle. This means that the reticle changes size when you zoom so that it maintains the same proportion with the target. A front focal plane reticle provides better information for estimating distance to the target. Its weakness is that the reticle is thinner and possibly more difficult to pick up at the lowest power when transitioning to a target. Trijicon overcomes this by providing a battery-powered lighted reticle, therefore giving you the best of both worlds. MSRP will be $2,380 when the VCOG goes on sale in May. Check out the VCOG and ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) in the accompanying video.

 

 

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  • Shaw January 31, 2014, 11:18 am

    God dang it Trijicon why oh why did you fall for the BDC reticle nonsense. They are guidelines at best and do nothing but take away from you sight picture at worst. Put a freaking TMR reticle in there and provide a reccomendations book for the user. BDC reticles are worse then “mildot” one of the good idea fairies thought this would be a good idea and stupid people tend to think alike. A TMR reticle is so much better purely because its known measurements and with a quick google search youll find a plethera of ballistic calculators and then youll have your holds, quick range trip to confirm said hold overs and bam there you go so much more usuable then this BDC crap that only works for one type of caliber, and bullet wieght under unknown atmospherics. TMR can be used for any caliber, any load, and under any conditions with a user and a little bit of ballistic data youll have everything you need. Do I need to keep explaining why this is dumb?

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