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    VCOG 1-8 better then the Vortex Razor 1-10?

    Just picked up a VCOG 1-8 and I really like it. Compared to my Vortex Razor Gen 3 I think it may be better. It is only about 3 oz heavier compared to the Vortex when you include the mount. The eye box is more forgiving for sure on the VCOG and at max magnification the VCOG is better to my eye. It was the same price as the Vortex when you factor in the mount. Going to take it to the range tomorrow hopefully. As of right now if you made me chose just one I would take the VCOG. Not a lot of info on this Optic online but a buddy of mine went to shot show and raved about it so I took a chance on it.

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    Solid review. How about reporting back when you’ve actually shot the thing before giving it such high praise?
    AQ planned for years and sent their A team to carry out the attacks, and on Flight 93 they were thwarted by a pick-up team made up of United Frequent Fliers. Many people look at 9/11 and wonder how we can stop an enemy like that. I look at FL93 and wonder, "How can we lose?". -- FromMyColdDeadHand

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    I look forward to hearing the good, bad, and ugly in the vcog.

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    Apparently the Marine Corps has adopted the VCOG 1-8 as our new optic, so I'm curious to see how you like it. If you can post pictures, more comments and details, etc, that would be good.
    I recently bought the Vortex Razor Gen III, and really like it. Yes, the eye box and clarity are not as good, but the reticle, illumination, and weight are why it replaced my AccuPower 1-8.
    Last edited by masakari; 10-14-20 at 20:56.

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    For me the reticle is a complete non starter and keeps the VCOG out of any meaningful discussion. And with the other offering out there I don’t see any reason to yield on that even if the VCOG is excellent in other categories. Of Trijicon fixes the reticle they may be into something tho.

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    What’s wrong with the reticle? I think the VCOG’s reticle is an improvement over the older 1-6 VCOG reticle and it solved the problem people had with the 1-8 Accupower. The only thing I could think of on 1x the center point inside the segmented circle is a bit small. I have the 1-8 VCOG in mrad and 2 1-8 Accupower in MOA. If you’re complaining that there is no grid style reticle I could see that but honestly how often are most people shooting and holding for wind? I know you can argue “well it was built for the military” but honestly most of the marines fielding this won’t be holding for wind. Most soldiers and marines, even infantry dudes and special operations guys are not gun nerds and shoot all the time at work or even on their own time. I’ve looked through the 1-10 razor and I like the reticle on 10x but once you get past 6x or 7x the image is like you have sunglasses on. The light transmission isn’t as good as I thought it would be. I think it’s a good optic but that’s my gripe about the razor 1-10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggammell View Post
    Solid review. How about reporting back when you’ve actually shot the thing before giving it such high praise?
    Assuming the optic is mounted to a rifle...eye box, field of view, glass clarity, reticle, and magnification can be assessed without firing. Tell me, aside from turret tracking, what information were you hoping to obtain from live fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewaysil80 View Post
    Assuming the optic is mounted to a rifle...eye box, field of view, glass clarity, reticle, and magnification can be assessed without firing. Tell me, aside from turret tracking, what information were you hoping to obtain from live fire?
    How about target acquisition? Reticle usability?
    AQ planned for years and sent their A team to carry out the attacks, and on Flight 93 they were thwarted by a pick-up team made up of United Frequent Fliers. Many people look at 9/11 and wonder how we can stop an enemy like that. I look at FL93 and wonder, "How can we lose?". -- FromMyColdDeadHand

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