What happens when you leave an Trijicon Accupoint and an ACOG locked in a dark room together? Well, 9 months later you probably end up with something like the new Trijicon VCOG 1-6×24 Riflescope. This is getting pretty close to what shooters have been begging Trijicon to bring to market for years.
The ACOG lineage is easy to see. The body machined from a 7075-T6 aluminum forging is unmistakably ACOG-like. The BDC/ranging reticle options are unmistakably ACOG-like. It even uses a very ACOG-like dual thumb screw 1913 rail mount. In fact, it is the same mount that is used on Trijicon’s full size ACOGs so aftermarket return-to-zero mounts are already available.
The Accupoint lineage is less obvious and I really only mention it because this is a variable optic. Trijicon knows how to do variable power optics well with their experience from the Accupoint line and I expect that the new VCOG is no different.
There is no tritium or fiber optic illumination on the VCOG. It’s illumination system is powered by a single AA battery and has a battery life of 700 hours on position 4 of 6. The illumination rheostat is located on the side of the scope body and has an off position between each illumination setting.
There are 2 available reticles: a horseshoe with dot and a segmented circle with cross hair. Each reticle is available calibrated for a variety of different calibers including 300BLK, 55gr 5.56, 77gr 5.56, and 175gr 7.62. The reticles are located in the first focal plane which has multiple benefits on an optic like this. First, it ensures that the ranging and BDC functions of the reticle are useable throughout the entire magnification range. Second, it makes the reticle appear smaller at 1X creating a large, eye catching dot effect for shorter distances.
The VCOG 1-6×24 Riflescope features a built in riser so that the optic sits are the right height for use on AR-15 and AR-10 pattern rifles. It will be available with a dual thumb screw mount standard or an optional Bobro QD mount.
I really like the magnification adjustment on the VCOG 1-6×24 Riflescope. The entire eyepiece turns to adjust the magnification and it has a large fin to give you a bit more leverage. It looks like a “cat tail” will be completely unnecessary on this optic.
This looks like a tremendous optic on paper. MSRP will start at $2270. I will be interested to see street prices.
Check out the VCOG 1-6×24 Riflescope at Trijicon.com.