Trijicon 1-6×24 VCOG

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Trijicon has announced thier first VCOG riflescope. The VCOG (Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) is a zoom scope, in contrast to their famous ACOG line of combat scopes which have a fixed magnification. The first VCOG will be a 1-6x power with a 24mm objective lens. A range of reticles will be available with bullet drop compensation for the 5.56mm, .300 BLK and 7.62x51mm cartridges. The reticle is situated on the first frontal plane (meaning the reticle zooms in proportion to the target as you increase magnification).

The scope is illuminated and runs for 700 hours off a single lithium AA battery. It starts shipping in August.

Thanks To Jakob for the tip.

Hat Tip: Solider Systems

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Bill Carlson Bill Carlson on May 15, 2013

    Aesthetics are secondary, but this is uuuuuuuuuuuuggly. Also, like another poster said, just get an ELCAN SpecterDR. (I say this as I don't have the 2G's to drop on a variable battle optic.)

    • I'veUsedAnElcanBefore I'veUsedAnElcanBefore on May 16, 2013

      @Bill Carlson The Elcan has external windage and elevation adjustments as opposed to internal, making it far more fragile.

  • David David on May 16, 2013

    To all those saying the Elcan 1.5-6x is a good alternative. I'd say yeah, but that Elcan is quite big compared to the 1-4x version. The Trijicon VCOG looks considerably slimmer. With that out of the way, Leupold has a 1-8x with their Mk.8 But the Mk.8 is even more expensive... considerably so. S&B has their short dot, which is also more expensive. IOR Valdada has their line of compact variable scopes, too.

    I'm not one to complain about the second rule of cool (looks) when the first rule is excellent (function). It just seems to me that this product offering is a "me too" product with nothing really innovative. I have no doubt that the VCOG is a quality scope