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My Lucid L7 POS also failed
« on: April 26, 2016, 10:58:49 PM »
Today I put approximately 10 rounds through my Lucid L7-mounted WASR before the L7's reticle started floating left and right as if the lateral control was broken inside. My buddy thinks the recoil was too much but I disagree. The recoil on an AK is nothing heinous by any measure. The Lucid is just s___ty glass. I take meticulous care of my weapons and gear; it's a trait ingrained in SLM and I by our Marine dad.

Strangelittleman scolded me for buying cheap glass and was he ever right. I did it at the recommendation of someone I respected but who actually knows much less across the spectrum than I thought.

Do not enter the same room as a Lucid lest it break from the terrible shake of your tread across the floor as you approach it. A hard fluffing stare would screw one up.

Oh well, my youngest already has it mounted on one of his Nerf guns. I hope it doesn't shake apart.

If all you can afford is in a Lucid's price range, just stop. Save up until you can afford at least an Aimpoint PRO ($450) or a Trijicon MRO ($550-600). It's better to go plain irons than depend on a sorry-ass Lucid. Or even better, hot glue a hair curler roll on the side of your weapon. Either way, a Lucid is nothing to stake your life on.

I've shot over 2k rounds with my personal PRO mounted on three different weapons and it's still rockin'. We have them on all our SWAT DD Mk18's and they are dead nutz reliable even after riding and bangin' around the past year in patrol vehicles and firing over 1,500+ rounds through each. We just did our monthly zero check and range qual and the PRO's are still 5x5. I even use my DD Mk18 as a sniper weapon for 50 yards and in with the PRO. It's that precise in the right hands.

I just hope the Lucid doesn't fly apart and hit my son in the face if it's struck by an incoming Nerf round.

Aimpoint has the PRO and Trij has the MRO. Lucid has the POS.
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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #1 on: April 26, 2016, 11:04:58 PM »
    C'mon man - don't beat around the bush.  Give it to us straight up.   :cool
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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 11:07:06 PM »
    Again?  Another one?  They do have first rate customer service, but at this point it looks like that does you about as much good as it does for Taurus. :-\

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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 11:26:17 PM »
       I'm done with Lucid.

      If I need cheap glass I'm going vortex.

       I have TWO strikefires, both of which have been abused on "pickup guns".   One was mounted on a Saiga-12  and one on a .308.  Both hold zero and have never given me a lick of trouble.

        I agree for saving for good glass, but in my book: Vortex and Primary Arms are good for the super-budget shooter.   There's stuff cheaper, but they're junk.
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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 06:26:21 PM »
    I've had 4 different Lucid HD7's and the L5.
    No problems with any of them and still have one of the HD7's on an AR.
    But everyone around me has had problems.  I'm kinda done with them as well.
    I was asked if we should stock them at the stores I do marketing for... and I'm afraid I had to say no to Lucid.  I know Jason will back up any item with issues - but there's just too many issues. 
    We don't stock Taurus either.  For the same reason.
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    « Reply #5 on: April 27, 2016, 06:32:56 PM »
     I use nothing other than a Leupold PGS....Perhaps the toughest non-magnified Prismatic optic available. Pure, unadulterated etched reticle goodness! No battery, no problem! The reticle is always present.







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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #6 on: April 27, 2016, 09:03:34 PM »
    Hmm, I'll check that out slm
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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #7 on: April 27, 2016, 09:17:17 PM »
    I use nothing other than a Leupold PGS....Perhaps the toughest non-magnified Prismatic optic available. Pure, unadulterated etched reticle goodness! No battery, no problem! The reticle is always present.







    Checked out their site. Do they still make this?
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    « Reply #8 on: April 27, 2016, 09:24:54 PM »
      I suppose so...I've had mine since 2009 or so. They have brought out a couple other combat optics since, so I don't know how available they are right now.
     
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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #9 on: April 27, 2016, 09:26:52 PM »
    I use nothing other than a Leupold PGS....Perhaps the toughest non-magnified Prismatic optic available. Pure, unadulterated etched reticle goodness! No battery, no problem! The reticle is always present.









    So you're impressed with them?

     I've put a LOT of thought into them for that fact, a reticle that is always there even if the battery dies.

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    « Reply #10 on: April 27, 2016, 09:33:11 PM »
      Oh yeah, I have no need for anything other than this for my ARs, ever.
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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #11 on: April 27, 2016, 10:02:09 PM »
     :hmm

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    « Reply #12 on: April 27, 2016, 10:07:28 PM »
      Now let me be clear about the one thing that may turn people off to this PGS. The battery life is indeed short, something on the order of 400 hrs.

      For me it's no big deal as it has a reticle that is etched. This not only means that it's always present, but is excellent for people who've damaged their eyes and caused a trauma induced astigmatism or a naturally occurring astigmatism.
     
     
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    « Reply #13 on: April 27, 2016, 10:46:44 PM »
    I use the Vortex Spitfire Prism 1x and love it.  Ever since the Lucid kept kicking out the 2x magnifier, coupled with the fact I have red dot astigmatism, I sold the Lucid.  The Vortex Spitfire has the same etched reticle, and with the low mount it works perfectly on my Bushmaster ACR.

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    Re: My Lucid L7 POS also failed
    « Reply #14 on: April 27, 2016, 11:04:53 PM »
    For those having trouble finding the Leupold PGS on google, try 'Leupold Prismatic.'

    Regardless, an etched reticle is intriguing.  And yeah, after this I am not even trying to offload my HD7s anymore.
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    « Reply #15 on: April 28, 2016, 09:29:34 AM »
    I received my Sig Romeo 4c. I'm going to send it out for testing.  His is the Red Dot that I will be stocking.  Sig did a great job with the Kilo.  I have high hopes for this new red dot. 
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    « Reply #16 on: July 04, 2016, 04:48:01 PM »
    Thanks for the heads-up on the Lucid. I was thinking of putting one on my ACR. I think I'll look at a Primary Arms or just save up for an ACOG. Now if Aimpoint brings out the NANO, things might change.  I do want something with at least 3x magnification for the ACR.
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