Gear Tasting 48: Aimpoint vs. EoTech vs. ACOG and Ballistic Coefficient - ITS Tactical
 
July 21, 2016Gear Tasting

Gear Tasting 48: Aimpoint vs. EoTech vs. ACOG and Ballistic Coefficient

Gear Tasting 48: Aimpoint vs. EoTech vs. ACOG and Ballistic Coefficient

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On this episode, Bryan discusses why he prefers Aimpoint optics over EoTech, including information about the recent issue and lawsuit surrounding it.

He also provides some insight into ballistic coefficient and how this plays into his preference of other optics over the ACOG on his AR’s.

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Resources

Battlecomp – https://battlecomp.com/
ITS DIY AR-15 Series – http://itstac.tc/pN8d5J
Soldier Systems EoTech – http://soldiersystems.net/tag/eotech/
Larue Tactical – http://www.larue.com
Ballistic Coefficient Wikipedia Article – http://bit.ly/29ReHPc
ITS How to Make a 1,000 Yard Shot Article – http://itstac.tc/1ldnFMw

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Discussion

4 comments
WitchDoc
WitchDoc

*whispers* matchbook code?

Strych9
Strych9

In relation to altitude vs. BC. 


The easier way (IMHO) to think of this as a diver (which I am also) is compressed air. 


When diving with a tank of compressed air, what is that air? Compressed right? What does that mean? It means that the air is "thicker" or "more dense" because it's compressed. As you remove pressure from it it becomes less dense. Denser objects, or those that are less compressible in some cases, provide more resistance to an object attempting to move through them at speed. 


Now related that to Jello and water (which is not compressible). Of these three substances, which one will a bullet travel through for the farthest distance? 1) Air. 2) Jello. 3) Water. 


The answer is 3 because the water is not compressible and therefore provides the greatest friction on the bullet passing through it. 


Air, being compressible is not different. The greater the density of the air (the closer to sea level) the greater the friction it imparts on the bullet passing through it. At a microscopic level this is due to the fact that for any given distance traveled the bullet comes into contact with more atoms of whatever might be in the air whereas at a higher altitude there is less matter for it to interact with as it transits a given distance. 


Strych9
Strych9

My bad there on editing, the bullet will travel farthest in the air. Derp moment on my part. 

Brushpopper
Brushpopper

Looking forward to watching this!  Haven't had time in the last few weeks to watch, so I need to get caught up.......

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