As you well know, the ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) is a tactical scope created to be used with tactical weapons under many different lighting conditions.
The ACOG scope has illuminated reticles that run without the need of batteries and unites fiber optics that react to light, offering the best reticle lighting no matter the conditions. It uses Hydrogen-3, or Tritium, to light the target even when it is completely dark.
Here is a 4-step guide to help you get the best use out of your ACOG scope:
1. Check your ACOG
To do this, go into a dark room and let your eyes adjust to the darkness so that you can see the ACOG’s reticle. Once you can see, look through the scope; if you see the reticle illuminated it means your ACOG is working well.
2. Install your ACOG
The first step to install the ACOG is to loosen the knobs at the base of its clamp assembly.
Next, put your scope on the flat top rail with the studs aligned in the rail channels.
Finally, turn the knobs with your fingers until you feel them tight, and finish the job by giving them an extra quarter turn with a screwdriver.
3. Zero your ACOG
You do this by establishing the rifle’s point of impact regarding the reticle’s center either with a boresighter or live ammunition at a target range. You have to adjust the axis until the point of impact equals the reticle’s center.
If you find resistance when zeroing, don’t force the reticle adjusters, which you will find on the top and right side of the scope. Forcing these can damage the internal prism assembly.
You measure the adjustment increments for the ACOG at a ¼ inch per click at 100 meters; so, to move the reticle center 1 inch at a range of 100 meters, you need 4 clicks in the right direction.
4. Clean you ACOG
The best way to do this is with a lens pen’s brush side. This lens pen comes with your ACOG, and it will get rid of the dirt and oil attached to the lens. After brushing the lens, finish the job by clearing the lens with the pen’s felt cleaner.
If your ACOG does not work, contact the manufacturer immediately. The scope contains radioactive material that only the manufacturer knows how to handle. If it is leaking or broken, put the ACOG in a sealed plastic bag, wash your hands thoroughly, and call the manufacturer.
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