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jazzmannhs

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Trijicon Reflex RX01
« on: October 15, 2008, 11:58:35 am »
How do you feel about Trijicon Reflex sights?  I have used one before just to check it out but am curious what people who have it on their rifle or have used it on the field think of it?  I am looking at these because they are always on and don't require batteries.  It will be for a patrol style rifle not intended for long distance shooting at all.  Also how do they work at night/dim light situations?
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    Re: Trijicon Reflex RX01
    « Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 01:29:45 pm »
    I've one of them, and it's a solid workable optic.
    I've tested it in all light conditions, afternoon, early morning, sunset, full dark... into the sunset and away from the sunset... and every time, the aiming point is visible and clear and all targets are easily engaged.
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    Re: Trijicon Reflex RX01
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 08:45:14 pm »
    I've got one and it's been 100% reliable.  The only thing I do not like about it, is it seems less sturdy than Trijicon's ACOG line.  I've got a TA-01 ACOG that I absolutely love.  The 4x magnification is not a big deal at closer ranges once you get used to it, and it just seems a great deal sturdier (more sturdy?). 
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    Re: Trijicon Reflex RX01
    « Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 09:32:16 am »
    Can you elaborate? From what i've seen it's the same metal or at least the same coating on the metal... is it the mount that doesn't feel so sturdy? (Mine would be going on a flattop AR)
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    Re: Trijicon Reflex RX01
    « Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 11:46:11 am »
    Can you elaborate? From what i've seen it's the same metal or at least the same coating on the metal... is it the mount that doesn't feel so sturdy? (Mine would be going on a flattop AR)
    Well here goes. . .  It does not have to do with the mount, both are pretty bullet proof.  It has more to do with the construction of the optic itself.  The TA-01 ACOG is big and heavy and I've read that when they were testing them on the A2 handle mount, the actual upper handle would break before the optic or mount.  I myself have dropped an AR with a TA-01 on it onto the ground (accidentally - shhhh don't tell anyone) and had it hold it's zero.

    The Reflex sites (including the RX01) are all "lighter" in construction than the ACOG series and just seem to be more fragile.  Now understand this is just my perception and I may be 100% incorrect on this, but I do not want to purposely drop a rifle with a reflex site on it to see what happens.  Hope this helps.  YMMV.
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    Re: Trijicon Reflex RX01
    « Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 05:21:04 am »
    I have the Reflex on my flat top AR. Absolutely love it!!! As mentioned no batteries, the tritium takes care of you in total darkness, where the fiber optics in the front kick in and auto adjust to any brightness you encounter. As far as sturdy I have been happy so far, I havent dropped mine but have bumped it good a few times, still on zero. Also like the fact that heaven forbid it does fail I can still flip up my sights and sight through it. Or remove it completely. All in all I would highly recommend it.
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