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This is a frequent question our customer care and sales executives get on a regular basis from our visitors and customers.
The first thing when one hears about Trijicon, they think about military. The notion is obvious as Trijicon has become a leading brand name in the riflescope industry by manufacturing high quality scopes for the US military. However, Trijicon is becoming popular in civilian uses, controlling law and order situations, and especially among hunting communities. However, there are many shooters and hunters who still think of Trijicon ACOG as a military scope only and that’s the reason why we get so many questions similar to the title of this analytical blog post.
Trijicon ACOG 4×32 Riflescope – An Overview
The most popular riflescope series of Trijicon is surely Trijicon ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight). It is a combat proven scope that comes with dual illumination system, enabling the users to use it in extreme low light conditions as well as in broad day light. In fact, this flexibility of use makes Trijicon ACOG 4×32 so popular among the hunters (requiring a scope to hunt in mid-range distance, say 600 meters).
Just like any other riflescope of Trijicon, this one is also manufactured from the best available material. Even when it is dark, the hunter will not require an additional battery for powering the illumination of the reticle because of the presence of tritium-powered illumination system. Trijicon ACOG 4×32 .223 Crosshair TA31-CH-G Green can be easily regarded among the best scopes for mid-range shooting. Even if you wear glass or sunglass while targeting a shot, you will not get uncomfortable with the scope because of the adequate eye relief (1.5 inches). You will find a bright aiming point at this 4×32 ACOG riflescope, no matter at which lighting condition you are using the scope. While testing the scope on field, we found out that without any kind of manual adjustment we were able to get bullet drop compensation out to 600 meters with the help of Green crosshair ranging reticle.
When buying Trijicon ACOG 4×32 TA31-CH-G scope, please check the kit for a TA51 Flattop Adapter for Military Style Rail, LENSPEN, a single 4×32 Scopecoat, a Warranty card, ACOG BAC Manual, Trijicon Logo Sticker, and essentially Lanyard Assembly for Adjuster Caps. Trijicon ACOG 4×32 TA31-CH-G Scope, Dual Illuminated Green Crosshair .223 Ballistic Reticle with TA51 Mount comes with 4x magnification, 32mm objective lens size, dual illumination source (tritium as well as Fiber Optics), crosshair reticle pattern, and green reticle color (both during day time and night time). This mid-range ACOG scope comes with Bullet Drop Compensation feature. It is just 5.8 inches long and is extremely light weighted (just 9.9 oz). No matter for what purpose you are using this riflescope, you will never feel the extra weight of the scope. This is one of the main reasons why Trijicon ACOG 4×32 is used in multifarious shooting applications.
A feature that we found most helpful in this Trijicon riflescope is the Bindon Aiming Concept (not found in many riflescopes), which helps shooters to shoot by keeping both their eyes open. 36.8 feet per 100 yards and 7 degrees field of view ensures that the shooters can observe over a wide field area for a longer period of time. That’s why it is perfect for carrying out long time observation through this scope, for both mid-range tactical shooting as well as hunting. Scope body of Trijicon ACOG 4×32 .223 Crosshair TA31-CH-G Green is manufactured from forged aluminum housing material, making it a rugged optical device capable of withstanding all kinds of adverse field and weather conditions. Some other important specs of TA31-CH-G include 0.223 calibration, 2 clicks/inch adjustment at 100 yards, and 8mm exit pupil.
Now, let’s have a Closer Look at Trijicon ACOG 4×32 TA31-CH-G Green
We’ll jot down our test findings on the basis of various aspects we analyzed in this fixed magnification scope. The factors checked by us are aiming ability, presence of BDC feature and advantages, construction of the scope, optical quality, reticle illumination feature, and many more. Here are our findings on TA31-CH-G:
1. Aiming Ability
The first thing shooters look for in a riflescope is the ability to hit the target correctly. Point of aim and point of impact must be concurrent. This ACOG scope ensures that aim of a shooter is perfect. This is ensured through incorporation of Bindon aiming Concept (BAC). In fact, with the help of this technique, a hunter can aim with both eyes open, enabling in faster acquisition of target perfectly. That’ why, many hunters use ACOG scope for elk stalking and hunting.
Suppose, a hunter is stalking an elk in the woods. Once he/she spots the animal through the scope’s crosshair reticle, what he/she simply needs to do is utilize the illuminated Green aiming point to engage the target quickly. When illumination is used, the target gets magnified, helping the hunter to fire at the aiming point.
2. Ease in BDC Calculation
Without any kind of manual adjustment, a long range shooter can use Trijicon ACOG 4×32’s Bullet Drop Compensation for calculating the drop of the bullet due to gravitational forces at a certain long distance. One of the main advantages of Trijicon BDC is that it calculates reticles for fired rounds. Once zeroing of the scope is done, setting up of the same for aiming accurately is done. Then after, there is no more requirements for any kind of additional adjustment. Therefore, with BDC in place the entire process of using the ACOG scope becomes easy.
3. Rugged Construction
Trijicon has manufactured ACOG as a tough optical device. There are practical examples where the scope actually saved a marine’s life during a military combat operation when sniper’s bullet hit the ACOG and couldn’t fully pierce through it. In fact, the marine not only lived, he used a cloth to wrap up the hole, created by the bullet in the ACOG, and continued using it in his operation. We have hardly heard such true stories about other scopes. Use of military grade aluminum makes the scope almost indestructible. Therefore, it will not be an exaggeration to say that Trijicon ACOG 4×32 TA31-CH-G and other scopes in the ACOG series are built like a tank. Whether it is finish or fit, this riflescope’s construction is amazing.
4. Quality of Glass
When we put our eyes through the eyepiece, the image of target we were able to get through this fixed-magnification scope is absolutely crystal clear. Trijicon has utilized the highest quality glass in this TA31-CH-G scope, enabling maximum passage of light that helps in production of crystal clear, bright, and crisp image. In fact, the image contrast we got through this scope is superb and helped us locate even an immovable hog, camouflaging behind bushes. In fact, the glass is so good we were able to see pretty clearly at the dimmest light conditions during dusk.
5. Other Features
Automatic adjustment of fiber optics, in terms of optical contrast and brightness as per the available outside lighting condition, is simply amazing. This is the reason why we were able to use the ACOG scope in all kinds of light conditions, whether it is twilight or bright sunny day time. As these lenses come with multi-coating feature, pure clarity of images is ensured. In fact, there were no distractions throughout the lens, not even at the edges.
When we compared the eye volume of Trijicon ACOG 4×32 .223 Crosshair TA31-CH-G Green with other normal riflescopes, we found it to be larger in former than the latter. We found out that we didn’t have to remain glued with the scope all the time for positioning. Even from a little distance, we were able to position ourselves.
Trijicon has filled this scope with dry nitrogen, making it completely fog-proof. In fact, this scope is absolutely waterproof. Though almost every scope available in the market claims to be water-proof, what they really provide is water resistance. However, with TA31-CH-G attached to the rifle, a shooter can comfortably submerge it for long time up to a depth of 500 meters under water and come up with a completely dry scope.
What’s the Final Verdict?
While testing the scope, we found out that Trijicon ACOG 4×32 .223 Crosshair TA31-CH-G Green is perfect for engaging targets in the near-to-medium range distance. We placed a target, similar to the size of a normal human, at a distance of 500 yards. Even the most amateur shooter among us was able to hit the target every time he fired. However, for point targets, this is not even the maximum effective range with M16/AR15 platform. We got consistent holdovers at 100 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards, and 500 yards. What amazed us is that we were able to use this fixed magnification riflescope equally effectively at short ranges as well as medium ranges. Whether the question is to hit the target at close quarters, say 7 yards to 25 yards, or at medium range distance, say 500 to 600 yards or sometimes further, we were able to acquire them accurately and quickly.
Though most people consider Trijicon ACOG 4×32 to be a military scope only, we can say with conviction (especially after testing TA31-CH-G on field) that it can be used by home defense, hunters, target shooters, and of course marines for close-to-medium quarter target engagements. This versatile usage along with below $1,500 pricing makes this Trijicon ACOG scope a must buy.