Trijicon has (finally!) released ACOG sights specifically calibrated for M-193 55 grain rounds out of common 16” barrels. The new scopes are based on the “chevron” reticle to be zeroed at 100 yards and with BDC markings for 300-800 meters. Horizontal hashes are calibrated for 19” (average width of human torso) at the various yardages for easy range estimation. Previous versions of the iconic sights were calibrated for 62 grain rounds out of either a 14.5” or 20” barrel, developed for the Army and Marine Corps.
Pricing is in line with the rest of the ACOG line. Retail for both the 3.5×35 and 4×32 models is $1,558 and $1,433, respectively. The sights are currently on a 8 week lead time and I would estimate that you can find them for about $1,100 once the initial demand settles and units are in-stock.
My take? It’s about time. Having trained on the ACOG during my time in the Corps, I am happy to see them expanding their ACOG offerings in the civilian market.
We are requesting one for testing.