What are you compensating for?
Aimpoint had their new CompM5b on display at SHOT 2020 Industry Day at the range. TFB’s Luke has already excellently layed out the specs and details of the new sight for us, but we got to play with an actual example today.
The elevation and windage turrets are held in place by pointed, spring loaded detents that interact with cuts in the side of the turrets. When one applies pressure on the turret to make an elevation or windage adjustment, the adjustments can be made smoothly, yet positively. Their system seems to be very well refined for user feel and functionality. The example we had on hand was for .300 Blk, and had adjustments on the elevation turret marked for 1, 2, and 300 yards respectively.
This is much easier and more precise system than remembering hold overs for a red dot at extended range. I would certainly consider installing one on one of my rifles or pistols in the near future. One drum I hope they make in the future is one with settings for supersonic and subsonic .300 BLK.
Leveraging the H2
Also present was an H2, being that the H1 is now officially discontinued. The H2 was paired with one of Marlin’s “Dark” series lever guns for an awesome close range hunting package. I’ve had nothing but good results with my H1 in pretty sever weather conditions, and would readily recommend an H2 to someone thinking about a hunting or defensive RDS.
There also has been a small design update to the Aimpoint ACRO. The side screw now is adjustable via the standard Torx bit on an Aimpoint adjustment tool.
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