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LUNG-G19
06-24-2011, 17:11
I just saw this today in a utube video. Im thinking of grabbing one, Ive been considering it for some time now. Just wondered what you guys thought about it. I checked out the link it is 50% off and free shipping and a few other goodies he says. KZ Scorpion Pen or something, what ever that is.. lol

Is the twist mount good to go, thumbs up, thumbs down??

Here is the link and the video -

Sale Linky (http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?******+rpyWVD+ai123xmawtwm.html+aimpoint3x)

video link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbo8HZSOm_k&feature=channel_video_title)



cross posted thread, here and arf just to get more opinions, thanks

MrMurphy
06-24-2011, 19:05
It works, but there's a reason LaRue makes a pivot mount.

LUNG-G19
06-24-2011, 19:56
It works, but there's a reason LaRue makes a pivot mount.

you talking about the flip to the side mount? Id like to hear your thoughts/reasons. Seems like it would flop around

Reb 56
06-24-2011, 20:18
One downside of a magnifer with a red dot is not only the target enlarged the dot is too. A larger dot obscures more of the target.

glock031
06-24-2011, 22:03
One downside of a magnifer with a red dot is not only the target enlarged the dot is too. A larger dot obscures more of the target.

Not entirely true. My g23 eotech magnifier is 3.25x but the eotech red dot still stays at 1 moa. The outside ring apears a little larger but the dot itself stays just a little tiny speck in the view.

LUNG-G19
06-24-2011, 22:30
I just ordered one - so we shall see..

MrMurphy
06-25-2011, 05:35
Pivot mount is spring loaded and cam locked. There's no flopping involved.

KalashniKEV
06-25-2011, 08:10
Do it for the Scorpion Pen!!!

J/K... and the roll mount is far superior to the twist mount.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/Kalashnikev/2011-03-27_19-39-38_219.jpg

TKM
06-25-2011, 08:21
Great, if you have a handy place to stash an expensive piece of glass. I have the pouch taped to my sling at the moment, but it doesn't feel right.

I'll be calling LaRue eventually. The flip to side mount I have on another weapon works fine.

I wouldn't have bought the twist mount if I'd had a chance to handle it first.

AK_Stick
06-25-2011, 09:03
They both have their uses.


If you're going to use NVG's a removable is probably for you.

If you're not, the swing away magnifiers are the heat.

All in your need.


Personally, if I was dropping that kind of cash, I'd just step up and buy the one I like the best, because even at 50% off, if I decide I want the other one later, I'm going to end up spending more in the long run.

MARSH1
06-25-2011, 16:44
One downside of a magnifer with a red dot is not only the target enlarged the dot is too. A larger dot obscures more of the target.

This might confuse some people. Since the dot and target are both magnified, the dot covers the same amount of the target with and without the magnifier.

Marshall

surf
06-25-2011, 21:27
It would be hard for someone who wants a quality magnifier to pass up on this one at 50% off. Aimpoints glass is excellent.

KalashniKEV
06-26-2011, 06:00
They both have their uses.

If you're going to use NVG's a removable is probably for you.



Aaaaaactually, if you're talking about the twist mount, then what appears to be "removable" would leave you with the rail grabber left behind, taking up space, and preventing you from mounting a PVS-14 weapons mount. (unless you have an allen key)

The roll mount IS quick detach like all Larue mounts, leaving nothing behind on your rail.

The roll mount is superior to the twist mount in every way.

I run mine on an FAL carbine too.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/Kalashnikev/IMG_0644.jpg

AK_Stick
06-26-2011, 06:09
I was talking removing it, so you could get your worn NVG's behind the optic.

But you have a very good point.

KalashniKEV
06-26-2011, 07:46
I was talking removing it, so you could get your worn NVG's behind the optic.

But you have a very good point.

You can't stack an optic, a twist bracket, and a PVS-14 weapons mount on an upper.

You can pop the latch and swing the lever on a roll mount though. ;)

AK_Stick
06-26-2011, 09:52
I meant taking being able to remove the magnifier, so you could get a set of NVG's worn on your head, or helmet behind the optic. Not mounting your NVG's behind your optic.

I wear helmet mounted dual tubes, so if I were choosing a magnifier, I would want something that came completely off, because I don't know if a swing mount would go far enough over to clear my dual tube set up.

MrMurphy
06-26-2011, 11:00
The pivot mount boths pivots and is QD, so it works either way. You can have the magnifier off the gun in about 3-4 seconds completely, or just pivot it.

KalashniKEV
06-26-2011, 11:50
so you could get a set of NVG's worn on your head, or helmet behind the optic.

Oh... that's not ideal at all.

The PVS-14 mount is only good for the guard tower, and a PITA at that. Really, you need a PEQ-2A or PEQ-15 to effectively use NODs unless you're going to stay in one place.

Back to the topic, there is no reason the twist mount should even exist.

AK_Stick
06-26-2011, 12:06
I concur, however, even in the .mil not everyone who has NVG's has access to PEQ's on their MTOE.


We've got some of the most high speed NVG's available, but we're not issued a single PEQ/PAQ. Absolutely retarded.

KalashniKEV
06-26-2011, 13:00
I concur, however, even in the .mil not everyone who has NVG's has access to PEQ's on their MTOE.


We've got some of the most high speed NVG's available, but we're not issued a single PEQ/PAQ. Absolutely retarded.

OT:

1) Your S4 sucks. I could (past tense) make limitless AN/PAQ-4Cs appear anywhere in a few weeks. PEQ-2As in theater are easy b/c TPE warehouses have been exploding since the RDOF and everyone DXed for PEQ-15s in OIF-VIII.

2) You're not likely to ever have to use one anyway. Sucks, but it's the truth.

gsmullins
06-26-2011, 19:31
I just saw this today in a utube video. Im thinking of grabbing one, Ive been considering it for some time now. Just wondered what you guys thought about it. I checked out the link it is 50% off and free shipping and a few other goodies he says. KZ Scorpion Pen or something, what ever that is.. lol

Is the twist mount good to go, thumbs up, thumbs down??

Here is the link and the video -

Sale Linky (http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?******+rpyWVD+ai123xmawtwm.html+aimpoint3x)

video link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbo8HZSOm_k&feature=channel_video_title)

cross posted thread, here and arf just to get more opinions, thanks

Either setup will require storage space on your rig if dismounted from the rifle, but flip-to-side can remain mounted but out of the sighting plane until needed, and change of position is instantaneous.

Don't know from what you're starting, or your budget, but another great alternative - also from ****** - is the EOTech XPS2 holosight *and* 3X magnifier with flip-mount for $904. That's the setup I have, and it just flat works.

Thomas

LUNG-G19
06-27-2011, 12:24
got the tracking info today - should be here soon

bullet3z
06-28-2011, 09:50
Not a big ****** fan but that does look like a pretty good deal. For the paper killers out there the twist mount looks like a pretty good option. If you do not need the 3x just take it off and leave it with your gear. When you are ready for distance put it back on.

Captains1911
06-28-2011, 10:21
you talking about the flip to the side mount? Id like to hear your thoughts/reasons. Seems like it would flop around

Clearly you have no experience with LaRue mounts.....

LUNG-G19
06-28-2011, 22:43
Clearly you have no experience with LaRue mounts.....

Clearly your post has nothing to contribute to this thread.. Thanks for the well thought out clarification. I wanted to know why he thought LaRue made a pivot mount. I expected him to come back with a profit comment. And clearly his post, just as yours was a "hey idiot" comment anyway.. Like people are suppose to just wake up in the morning with the tactical knowledge of parts that apparently you have been blessed with.


God I love GT, Have a great HUMP DAY!!

surf
06-29-2011, 01:14
I guess I am a little opposite. I really don't like the weight of the added magnifier and wouldn't run one mounted full time anyway. I do have an EoTech flip to the side and an XPS but it isn't my working rifle nor would I want that set up on my working weapon. I would think that if I ran a magnifier set up I would keep it detached from the rifle and only mount it if needed. I cannot see needing that quick of a flip access for my uses. Man sized hits with the EoTech is doable enough out to 500+, but realistically I would never fall into that category. If I needed magnification for more precision or perhaps observation, I am quite sure I would have the time to mount it or just use it like a monocular.

Again, I am not a fan of a magnifier on my battle type carbine anyway, but that is just my own preferences that suits my particular uses. I will also say that I like the glass better on the Aimpoint magnifier than on my latest gen EoTech.

LUNG-G19
06-29-2011, 09:39
I guess I am a little opposite. I really don't like the weight of the added magnifier and wouldn't run one mounted full time anyway. I do have an EoTech flip to the side and an XPS but it isn't my working rifle nor would I want that set up on my working weapon. I would think that if I ran a magnifier set up I would keep it detached from the rifle and only mount it if needed. I cannot see needing that quick of a flip access for my uses. Man sized hits with the EoTech is doable enough out to 500+, but realistically I would never fall into that category. If I needed magnification for more precision or perhaps observation, I am quite sure I would have the time to mount it or just use it like a monocular.

Again, I am not a fan of a magnifier on my battle type carbine anyway, but that is just my own preferences that suits my particular uses. I will also say that I like the glass better on the Aimpoint magnifier than on my latest gen EoTech.

Surf that is how I feel about it myself. I don't believe it is something I will use all the time. Just an accessory that I will use from time to time. Mostly when shooting 200 and 300 yards at the range. I dont compete with the rifle it is just a fun toy that I like to run drills with. To boot that with my upper is 10.5".. lol