Running the ACOG

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Introduction (00:00)
The ACOG is obviously a very early 2000's optic, but there's a few things about it that I think make it stand out to LPVOs nowadays. One is it's very lightweight. Two, it lets a lot of light in. It's got a very large field of view and it's as tough as a tank. Some of the 1-6 scopes out there, you know, with all the varying levels of glass and magnification and zooming and unzooming, there's just a lot more going into those optics that can allow them to fail. Whereas these guys right here have proven themselves to be extremely durable. So what I want to do is I'm going to run a few different ranges on this drill. I have two USPSA targets. We're going to shoot them up close with the ACOG and then we're going to go further back and then shoot them on the move to show you guys that this is still a very viable optic, even up close.

First Drill (00:40)
First drill: Five yards, three rounds on each. Standby. Alright. Charlie, two alphas. Three alphas. Total time of 2.01.

Second Drill (01:08)
So one target's going to open up as I'm in depth. And then the next one's going to be on my left on a hard depth transition. Standby. Alright, you got alpha, alpha, alpha. Three alphas on move. Total time of 6.68.

Third Drill (01:44)
Gonna shoot through this car, looking for openings. I'm going to start where I can't see him. I'm going to find my openings and take them right about 25. Standby. Took an extra shot there because I shot through some debris in the vehicle, which most likely will deviate the round. One of the issues with 5.56. So that would have been most likely the round from the debris. Charlie, alpha. [One, right there.] There might be, but we'll just go ahead and say alpha, charlie, delta. Could be this guy. We've got alpha, alpha, alpha. So he's clean.

Fourth Drill (02:46)
Now one more. So the reason a barricade test can be really good for obviously checking out this optic in particular or other optics is seeing what you can get away with with eye-relief and just the objective and everything going on with the optic, because you're getting in weird positions. I mean, especially once I have to go to the ground, you know, how forgiving is this magnified optic? So that's why I really like to run something like this with each scope that I get to test—or like this ACOG—and just see what I can get away with. Because some optics are way more forgiving than others.

Fifth Drill (03:14)
Let's do a one round in all of these. We're at about 40, 50 meters. Eh, no, it's about 40. On a USPSA. So all A zone. Let's do this. Standby. All right. Total time of 32.05. A lot of field of view with this optic, which I really like. I was able to see everything, around this white car, that wall, and the target—that whole area—still on 4 magnification. All right. Not bad, not bad, not bad. So we had nine hits total: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This is where it's tricky. Nine. So one charlie. That's not bad. And then a little plus—what I really like about the MCX—fold the stock. You have a nice little satchel back here, satchel of firepower, ready to go.