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CS Tactical
02-04-2020, 06:06 PM
Aimpoint, Inc. ACRO's are in stock! Order below:
https://www.cstactical.com/aimpoint-acro-p-1


https://www.recoilweb.com/aimpoint-acro-updates-the-comp-m5b-157040.html
"While the battery life isn't as big of an issue as many have made it out to be, we would have loved to see some solution to allow the ACRO to accept a larger battery. Aimpoint has spoiled us with battery life measured in years on many of their other models and consumers seem to expect the same level of performance. That said, Aimpoint has addressed the battery life complaints by giving a deeper explanation of how the LED consumes power. Consumers may incorrectly assume that the dot uses 10% of the max power draw on setting one, 20% on setting two, 30% on three and so on. Aimpoint has clarified that as the intensity level of the red dot increases, the power consumption of the LED increases in an exponential fashion.


We wish we could be more technical, but none of us are electrical engineers and only understand the limitations of the battery size in the most basic sense. Smaller battery = smaller bucket to hold the lightning, bigger battery = bigger bucket to hold more lightning.

While the ACRO updates were small, they do make a lot of sense after spending quite some time behind one of the very early ACROs. The most meaningful update that we spotted was the revised elevation and windage adjustments that now actually gave you clicks rather than some muddy, vague bit of resistance on the original that feels like it was intended to be a click possibly. The more positive clicks will undoubtedly make zeroing easier rather than guessing if that was a click you felt or if you were imagining it.

Another small, yet much-appreciated change is the new replaceable sacrificial window. If you recall Aaron Cowan's video review of the ACRO, he broke the sacrificial glass during one of the drop tests but the dot continued to function. We were told by an Aimpoint engineer that the dot got a new sacrificial window as a part of the ACRO updates that can be replaced by removing the two screws in the front of the optic, removing the framed piece of glass, and replacing it with a fresh one. Currently only the factory can perform the service, but the Aimpoint engineer indicated that they were working on a way to make the window a user-serviceable part. "

LittleLebowski
02-04-2020, 07:10 PM
Holy crap, somebody jump on this.

breakingtime91
02-04-2020, 07:14 PM
what are the updates to the acro?

CS Tactical
02-04-2020, 07:28 PM
what are the updates to the acro?

Updated the first post, I forgot to add the article.

https://www.recoilweb.com/aimpoint-acro-updates-the-comp-m5b-157040.html
"While the battery life isn't as big of an issue as many have made it out to be, we would have loved to see some solution to allow the ACRO to accept a larger battery. Aimpoint has spoiled us with battery life measured in years on many of their other models and consumers seem to expect the same level of performance. That said, Aimpoint has addressed the battery life complaints by giving a deeper explanation of how the LED consumes power. Consumers may incorrectly assume that the dot uses 10% of the max power draw on setting one, 20% on setting two, 30% on three and so on. Aimpoint has clarified that as the intensity level of the red dot increases, the power consumption of the LED increases in an exponential fashion.


We wish we could be more technical, but none of us are electrical engineers and only understand the limitations of the battery size in the most basic sense. Smaller battery = smaller bucket to hold the lightning, bigger battery = bigger bucket to hold more lightning.

While the ACRO updates were small, they do make a lot of sense after spending quite some time behind one of the very early ACROs. The most meaningful update that we spotted was the revised elevation and windage adjustments that now actually gave you clicks rather than some muddy, vague bit of resistance on the original that feels like it was intended to be a click possibly. The more positive clicks will undoubtedly make zeroing easier rather than guessing if that was a click you felt or if you were imagining it.

Another small, yet much-appreciated change is the new replaceable sacrificial window. If you recall Aaron Cowan's video review of the ACRO, he broke the sacrificial glass during one of the drop tests but the dot continued to function. We were told by an Aimpoint engineer that the dot got a new sacrificial window as a part of the ACRO updates that can be replaced by removing the two screws in the front of the optic, removing the framed piece of glass, and replacing it with a fresh one. Currently only the factory can perform the service, but the Aimpoint engineer indicated that they were working on a way to make the window a user-serviceable part. "

CS Tactical
02-10-2020, 04:52 PM
This is going on again while supplies last :)

Free Aimpoint, Inc.​ 3X-C magnifier (No Mount as posted below) to the next person who buys the Aimpoint Acro (LATEST REVISION) on our site here and puts Free 3X-C in the comments 🙂 https://www.cstactical.com/aimpoint-acro-p-1

https://scontent.fsac1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82838902_3490924614283360_9123335621396398080_o.jp g?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=VTcwzFTyKZgAX8VzlWJ&_nc_ht=scontent.fsac1-1.fna&oh=1f427a5c344a253a21b6654b7c5a1d9c&oe=5EC2ECAB

CS Tactical
02-14-2020, 04:25 PM
This is going on again while supplies last :)

Free Aimpoint, Inc.​ 3X-C magnifier (No Mount as posted below, while supplies last) to the next person who buys the Aimpoint Acro (LATEST REVISION) on our site here and puts Free 3X-C in the comments 🙂 https://www.cstactical.com/aimpoint-acro-p-1

https://scontent.fsac1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82838902_3490924614283360_9123335621396398080_o.jp g?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=VTcwzFTyKZgAX8VzlWJ&_nc_ht=scontent.fsac1-1.fna&oh=1f427a5c344a253a21b6654b7c5a1d9c&oe=5EC2ECAB


We have one available right now :)