Trijicon has added a 1-6x24mm scope to their Accupoint line of rifle scopes. This will be one more offering in an ever-increasing demand for optics that provide both reflexive shooting for close encounters, and variable magnification when precision or distance shots are necessary.
Previously BlueSheepDog reported on the Trijicon VCOG 1-6x24mm rifle scope, which had some really nice features, but also came with a hefty price tag. The Trijicon Accupoint 1-6x24mm scope is not cheap but comes with a price tag nearly half that of the VCOG.
Trijicon Accupoint (TR25 Series) 1-6x24mm Rifle Scope
The Trijicon AccuPoint 1-6x24mm rifle scope provides a magnification range from 1x power for reflex shooting, to 6x power when longer range or precision shots are required. After answering the demands of shooters with several options in the 1-4x variable magnification reflex scope area, Trijicon now has two very nice options in the 6x power range.
At the 6x power magnification the MOA (Minute of Angle) Crosshair reticle can be used as your personal bullet drop compensation (BDC) reticle. If the shooter sets up their particular rifle and cartridge in a ballistic calculator, they can know exactly where your holdovers should be with the 5 MOA spaced, 1.25 MOA dots. The shooter can also use the MOA reticle pattern to size and range the desired target. Once the proper range is determined the shooter can use the fine dot fiber optic and crosshair to complete those critical shots.
Brightness levels on the fiber optic aiming point can be adjusted with the innovative illumination dial to give the shooter confidence with shot placement in low light conditions until the tritium light kicks in.
Each Trijicon Accupoint TR25 series 1-6x24mm rifle scope comes with:
- (1) Trijicon Logo Sticker
- (1) LENSPEN®
- (1) Set of Lenscaps
- (1) AccuPoint Manual
- (1) Warranty Card.
Trijicon Accupoint 1-6x24mm Features
- Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Housing: all-weather construction
- Superior Quality Lenses: Multi-coated for clarity and light gathering, zero distortion
- Second Focal Plane Reticle: Constant reticle size throughout magnification
- Battery-Free Illumination: Fiber optic and tritium phosphor lamp illuminates reticle
- Zero Forward Emission: Illuminated reticle does not project through objective lens
- Easy-Focus Eyepiece
- Easy-to-Set Adjusters: Elevation and windage
- Matte Black Finish: Avoids reflective surfaces
- Waterproof to 10 Feet (3 meters)
- Limited Lifetime Warranty: Tritium lamp for 15 years from original purchase.
NOTE: The Accupoint also goes by the name “TR25 Series”.
Trijicon Accupoint 1-6x24mm Specifications
- Magnification: 1-6x
- Tube Diameter: 30mm
- Objective Lens: 24mm
- Length: 11.0 inches
- Width: 2.0 inches
- Height: 2.0 inches
- Weight: 19.2 ounces
- Eye Relief: 3.9 inches constant
- Field of View (FOV): 117.5 to 18.8 feet @ 100 yards
- Exit Pupil: 0.47 to 0.16 inches
- Adjustments: 0.25 MOA per click (0.1 MIL) @ 100 yards
- Adjustment Range: 110 MOA total travel
- Parallax Adjustment Range: N/A
- MSRP: $1399.00.
Trijicon Accupoint TR25 Series Reticles
As a law enforcement sniper, and lifelong hunter, I really appreciate good glass and a good reticle. The Trijicon Accupoint TR25 Series rifle scope comes with six reticle options. The six options are shown and listed below:
Of all the TR25 Series reticles my favorite is the MOA-Dot crosshair. This option provides a thicker bar at the edges of the horizontal and the bottom vertical, but only about halfway into the optic image. This provide a nice guide for the eye to find the center, without being so close to center to be a hinderance to the view of the target. The fine reticle lines have MOA windage and elevation marks that can act as a BDC aim point, and the center of the reticle is an illuminated fine dot for outstanding aiming point.
The standard Duplex crosshair and German #4 crosshair are way too large in my opinion, and create too much interference with the shooter’s view downrange. The Mil-Dot crosshair is decent, especially if you are proficient with range and target estimations using Mil-Dots, and the larger lines at the edges are much shorter than the MOA-Dot. However, the overall crosshair is not as fine, and the Mil-Dots across both vertical and horizontal crosshairs make this one crowded as well.
The BAC triangle is an interesting tribute to old iron sights with a circle rear sight, but would only be practical in more short distance and reflexive shooting situations. The Criss-Cross crosshair is a decent option, particularly in reflexive or competition shooting, but I’m not a fan of the small circle around the center. It’s too big and distracting to my view of the target, but it may work well with your uses.
The Benefits of Cross-Over Rifle Scopes
There are many benefits of what I call “cross-over” rifle scopes. Not too many years ago a shooter had to choose between a reflex (red dot) optic, or a magnified rifle scope. There just wasn’t anything really has been the tremendous growth of competition shooting, especially 3-gun, that led shooters to demand a mixed rifle scope providing reflex capabilities and low magnification as well. Manufacturers heard the demand, and saw the potential, and started with the 1-4x scopes. Since then a variety of 1-6x scopes have hit the market, as well as a few 1-8x rifle scopes.
Trijicon is no stranger to outstanding rifle optics with perhaps the most famous American infantry optic being the Trijicon ACOG. The quality and durability of their scopes have been proven on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in shooting competitions and hunting. I’m confident the Trijicon Accupoint TR25 Series 1-6x24mm rifle scope will maintain the same quality control and desirable optic features that has become expected from Trijicon.
This new rifle scope is nearly half the price of the similar 1-6x24mm VCOG, but at still $1400 the price makes it hard for individuals and smaller agencies to justify the added expense. We’ve posted on the Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24mm rifle scope and have had the opportunity to test that scope, finding it to be of very high quality. At nearly 1/3 the price of the Accupoint, it really becomes hard to jump on the Trijicon.