Aimpoint Announces New Magnifier Lines

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Aimpoint just announced a new line of magnifiers for use with their reflex sights. These new magnifiers are in 3x and 6x. 6x magnifiers coming along was just a matter of time considering the number of new scopes in 6 power.

Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red-dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of three new accessory magnifiers to their product line. Designed to work in conjunction with the company’s electronic reflex sights, these new magnifiers are being offered in 3X and 6X magnification, in both a standard grade for use by civilian shooters, as well as professional grade models.

These are somewhat different in the quality department. They come in civilian models as well as professional models. I can only assume the pro models are sturdier than the civilian model but otherwise the same.

These can be used with the standard mounts or with the newer quick detach so the Micro T-2 can be switched over to CQB use quickly.

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The new Aimpoint magnifiers feature diopter adjustment, allowing each optic to be individually adapted to the operator’s eye. All are protected by shock absorbing protective rubber covers that also provide an ergonomic grip surface. The Aimpoint magnifiers may be used with the company’s quick-detach TwistMount™, or with the newly launched Aimpoint® FlipMount which allows the magnifier to be quickly flipped in or out of the optical axis, or removed from the firearm completely.

“These magnifiers open up some interesting new opportunities for users of Aimpoint sights.” said Matt Swenson, VP of Sales at Aimpoint Inc. “Our standard grade 3X-C is a great magnifier at a very reasonable price point. On the professional side, the Aimpoint 6XMag offers 50% more magnification than existing US military combat optics, and allows an operator to quickly transition back to their non-magnified Micro T-2 sight for CQB.”



Phil White

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  • Curious what the price point will be, and whether they will work with other red dots as well.

    • They didn’t list the prices in the press release. I’m sure we’ll hear soon.

    • There was a report that the “commercial version” of the 3x was going to go for $300. Not unbelievable, given the PRO’s pricing.

  • uisconfruzed

    I wish my EO Tech G33 magnifier was at the same height as my T2 on a LaRue mount. With/wo the spacer it’s either above/below the centerline.

    • milesfortis

      Well, this is what happens when you mix products from different manufacturers. EoTech magnifiers were designed to work with EoTech sights.
      Same same with Aimpoint’s stuff.
      The only way to make things line up is to mixmaster different height riser mounts until things fit.

      • uisconfruzed

        Yup. I own a 15 yr old + EO Tech & like it a lot. I bought the EO sight & magnifier set. I’ve old guy eyes and the extra light of the EO Tech ring was washing out my target, it wasn’t an issue with my Aimpoint. The G33 is great, especially with the diopter. So I sold the EO sight to get a T2. I’ll probably machine a spacer to have what I want.

  • iksnilol

    How well do those cool swing mounts work?

    I’ve never tried a magnifier. I think it seems like an interesting idea if you can’t afford one of those fancy 1-4x prism scopes.

    • Anonymoose

      It makes your dot bigger, so it’s not really a precision long range sight, but it is nice to get a better look at things. There’s lots of good, sturdy mounts on the market. If you could afford a PVS-14, they make flip-to-side mounts for those too. Those can use the same base, so you just pop out a pin and put your magnifier on there for daytime use.

      • iksnilol

        Kewl.

        Too bad about the dot size. I reckon a 2 MOA dot becomes something like 12 MOA with 6x magnification? Or does it remain 2 MOA but sized up for 6 times the magnification?

        Too bad nobody has made a red dot with adjustable dot size. Would be cool to have a know that changed how large the dot was.

        • KK

          It’s 6x bigger, but since everything else is as well, it’s still 2 MOA.

          • iksnilol

            What I thought.

            Still disappointing. I mean, on a scope the lines are a fraction of MOA.

        • Anonymoose

          Yeah, 12 MOA. The MOAs on a dot sight mean the size of the dot, only. Having a big dot is easy to acquire a target, but not good for precision. I think the biggest you can get are C-More 18 MOAs.

  • R

    What’s the benefit of this system vs. an illuminated variable scope?

    • milesfortis

      Flipping the magnifier out of the way, or back, with your hand is much faster than twisting the magnification ring on a scope with your fingers.

      • R

        That makes sense. Thank you all for the explanation.

    • nadnerbus

      When you remove or flip the magnifier to the side, you have just the red dot, which is completely magnification, and almost completely parallax, free. Also unlimited eye relief and more side to side wiggle room unmagnified.

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    These are cool, but I still fail to see how this is better than a Leupold D-Evo. It’s out of your way when using the red dot and it’s RIGHT THERE with a flick of your eyeball when you need it, no quick-detach mount needed. I think the D-Evo, while I’ve never fired it, is a smarter and more ergonomic choice than not just a magnifier but a variable zoom scope as well. If you can’t afford it, which is my situation, that’s a different issue altogether.

  • EgregiousCharles

    Wouldn’t a system like this work much better with a chevron than a dot? If you are aiming using the point of the chevron, a big fat chevron doesn’t seem like the problem a big fat dot is.