ACOG Bloom

Something I learned while down in Texas.

If you find that the reticle in your ACOG blooms too much when shooting in direct sunlight, try using shooting glasses with polarized lenses. I was kind of amazed at how much it cut down on reticle bloom in my scope, as well as the bloom on the fiber optic front site of my pistol.

That said, if you don’t have polarized lenses in your shooting glasses and want to reduce the bloom caused by the fiber optic strip in the ACOG, you might pick up a Scope Fly. I’ve been using one of these for a couple of years now, and find it tremendously useful.

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2 thoughts on “ACOG Bloom

  1. Us lames in the .mil just put a strip of tape over the fiber optic. But we tend to be cheapskates:-)

  2. If you aren’t wearing polarized glasses every time you are wearing any sun- or protective lenses, you may as well be punching yourself in the face. But I’m a recent convert, so take my fanaticism with a grain of salt. They let you see into water far better, take glare off all kinds of objects you never thought about (Tarps have a surprising amount of glare, as do car windows.) and make my eyes far less tired after a day in the bright sun.

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