What is the difference between ACOG and red dot?

The ACOG is a holographic weapon sight that offers both magnification and an illuminated reticle. The red dot optic is just a simple reflex sight with a red dot, which does not offer any magnification capabilities.  The difference between the two lies in their design and purpose. The ACOG has been designed to give accuracy at great distances whereas the red dot optics are designed for close-range shooting situations like hunting or self-defense.

Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .

Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .

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