Aimpoint Trials New Micro H-2 with large 9 MOA Dot for Competition Shooters

Aimpoint has been trailing a new variant of the Aimpoint Micro H-2 with a very large 9 MOA red dot designed for competition use. The H-2 is the successor to the H-1. It is an ultralight red dot sight designed for hunters in mind and because of the its size and weight is suitable for long guns as well as revolvers and bows. It also notable features built in transparent flip up covers.

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Aimpoint unveiled this sight during the Shotgun World competition that is being held in Sweden this week. Aimpoint is sponsoring the event. I was told that it is still in testing but will be used by Swedish IPSC champion Johan Hansen during the IPSC World Shoot in Italy later this year. If the evaluation goes well ,and shooters like it, it will go into production.

Thanks to our Swedish Spy for the info.

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  • Griz

    I can’t wait for the mall ninja stories of shooting 1 moa with the custom AR using this “competition” red dot with a 9 moa dot.

    • felix

      Mall ninjas- the ricers of the gun world.

    • Plumbiphilious

      It wouldn’t be impossible, or even illogical really. It would call into question as to what shooting position they were using and if they were using a benchrest, but pretty simple.
      Good, accurate gun, a rest, a well-zero’d sight, and just simple good shooting technique with the center of the dot also centered on the target, it wouldn’t be hard to have a 1MOA to brag about (though at this point we’d all know it’s more a quality of the gun and shooter rather than the red dot doing anything in particular).

    • Sianmink

      Not as hard as you might think. If you set it up right you could use the top edge of the dot as your zero at 100 yards and maybe squeeze some extra precision out of it.

    • Brad

      A front sight post on an ar-15 is equivalent to 16 MOA you dingus…

      • Joshua

        Exactly. Yet somehow people manage 1-2moa with irons.

      • Griz

        I thought the front sight was 12.6, but I’m just a dingus. A majority of circular targets are 8-10 inches, at 100 yards the 9 moa dot will cover a majority or all the target. Most shooters are not going to shoot sub moa at a target they can’t even see. But maybe I offended a mall ninja?

    • dshield55

      I don’t think your statement was thought through all the way.

      9moa refers to the size of the dot, not to the accuracy of the dot and rifle. It’s my understanding that a 9moa dot would cover a 9 inch sized circle at 100 yards, so as long as you lined the dot up the exact same way and your rifle were capable of 1moa accuracy, you’d still shoot 1moa.

      I know it’s ridiculous to expect anybody to claim to shoot 1moa not using a mangified optic, but the 9moa dot has nothing to do with it.

      • iksnilol

        Is it ridiculous if I make that claim? In my defense I was using a sling, diopter sights and a proper target rifle. Also, I was shooting at 15 meters (but the target is shrunk enough for it to simulate 100 meters). Double also, I don’t shoot groups like this all the time.

        I don’t know if I am even bragging anymore.

  • DetroitMan

    What is the advantage to a 9 MOA dot?

    • The_Automator

      It’s easy to see and put on target for the close distances IPSC typically shoots at. At 25 yards, the precision of a 2 MOA dot is useless.

  • iksnilol

    Would be nice on a shotgun.

  • If they make a H-1 or a H-2 without lens caps I would be interested in a 9 MOA version.

    • andrey kireev

      You can take the caps off though….

      • But can I put a bikini covers on it?

        • andrey kireev

          You should be able to, once you have lens caps off, there is a small recess that would accommodate for those. As long as you got enough clearance in the bottom that is.

  • Sianmink

    No eye or ear protection on the hunter.
    Aimpoint are you even trying?

    • brad

      Yeah, because hunters walk around with ear pro and eye pro….
      Get real.

      • Sianmink

        All my dad’s hunting and shooting friends are deaf. The reason is clear.
        Eyes with the right lenses for your environment
        electronic earpro – protects your hearing and you can hear everything even better!
        Seriously it’s stupid to not use both whenever you’re shooting.

      • Sadler

        I hunt and walk around with ear and eye pro. I’d prefer to not go deaf, and I don’t want dust or anything to get in my eyes while I’m shooting. I’d rather be safe than anything else, really.

    • Swissguy

      Eyepros not very comon in the non murican-world. Iam am from Switzerland and you may know we have a strong shooting community. But no one is wearing eyepro.

      • Sianmink

        I know and it completely weirds me out.

      • Green Hell

        Yeah, there’s reason why ‘Murica ball is the only one wearing sunglasses.)

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      I haven’t hunted in a while but when I did I didn’t wear eyes and ears.

    • andrey kireev

      Lately I don’t seem to wear eye pro…. It seems to interfere with my perception of Red dots and optics crosshairs =(

  • BrandonAKsALot

    Whoever welded the optic rail on that Saiga-12 should be ashamed. There’s no cleanup or finish. Welding on the front trunnion of an AK is also such a great idea. It’s fantastic to have that much heat just inches from the locking lugs.

    • andrey kireev

      Quality optics aren’t as susceptible to heat as you think… I have a T1 clone (holosun) sitting on my AMD’s gas tube (Ultimak) and 4 consecutive mags worth of heat doesn’t seem to bother it that much. Similar setup on my VZ-58 with related clone (PA) no problems either….

      • BrandonAKsALot

        I think you may have misunderstood. My comment was about welding the rails/optic mounting stuff on with a weld on the front trunnion itself. The locking lugs are very close to the weld and that high of heat levels can alter the temper of the steel. Plus, it’s just not a nice looking weld job.