So I'm looking to replace this crappy red/green dot replica ACOG I have with something that has a 4x zoom. I wanted to ask some questions and gain opinions before I purchase anything.
It will be going on a 2 tone (tan and black) M4 that uses the traditional M4 front sight post. Will the Spectre DR be able to reach over the sight post? How much better is the eye relief on a Spectre DR compared to the ACOG? On a gun like how I described, do you think the Spectre DR fits in (looks)?
Here's the rifle it will be going on:
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2011 14:21:07 GMT -5 by TimeDeatH
Its personal preference I would say. There are more accessories for ACOG's out there though. It will be hit or miss for the eye relief on any replica optic you buy. My ACOG's eye relief isn't terrible, but its also nothing to write home about. Supposedly, ACOG's field of view isn't effected by the front post, but I can definitely notice a small blur in the bottom of my optic from it so I imagine the SpectreDR would also.
Get whichever one you like better. Spectres have better eye relief, but they add A LOT of unexpected weight. ACOGs have a lot more accessories, as somebody stated. ACOGs are also cheaper. In my opinion, Spectres look cooler. Really, it's just up to user preference, as stated.
If it will fit, get an EO Tech 556 (or whatever model has the buttons on the side) and 3X zoom scope with the FTS mount. That will allow you to take long range shots and when needed, just flip the 3X scope over and just use the EO Tech for close range shots.
And with that setup, the optics should co-witness with the front sight so you won't have any problems there.
But if that setup seems to much, I would get an ACOG with a Doctor sight in my opinion. Specter DRs look cool but only on M4's without the traditional front sight IMO.
For me personally the eye relief would be #1 SPECTER, #2 EoTech, and then #3 ACOG.
The SPECTER is definitely the heaviest but if you're not rocking a full metal gun then the added weight wouldn't be that significant. Also if you have a front sight you will see a blur at the bottom of your field of vision but its not enough of a blur to be a problem.