Product Comparison: AimPoint ACO (200174) vs AimPoint PRO (12841)


General Specifications
Brand
AimPoint
AimPoint
Model
ACO (200174)
PRO (12841)
Origin
Sweden
Sweden
About the Product
The Aimpoint® Carbine Optic is designed specifically for modern sporting rifles, incorporating proven design features and premium Aimpoint quality at an entry level price point. Customize the ACO to fit specific needs with a full line of accessory options.
Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic is designed with input from a distinguished group of current and former professionals, the Patrol Rifle Optic incorporates many never before seen features to maximize this sight's performance within the challenging conditions faced by modern law enforcement.
Key Specs
Type
Closed/Active
Closed/Active
Mount
Fixed height mount
QRP2 mount
Objective Lens Diameter
23 mm
23 mm
Reticles
2 MOA Dot
2 MOA Dot
Reticle Color(s)
Red
Red
Magnification
1 x
1 x
What customers say about "Key Specs"
AimPoint ACO (200174) Carbine Optic Sight
  • It's a fine optic with all the quality you'd expect from an Aimpoint product. This lives on my general "beater" AR and I have zero complaints. It works, and works well, but is no frills and barebones.
  • Super happy with this red dot. I have a Comp M2 on another rifle and this is just as clear and the dot just as bright. If you're looking for a budget red dot, buy once, cry once. This will outlast any of the cheaper options without a doubt.
  • Deadly from 100yards out with no magnification. I like this unit.
  • Awesome optic. I'm not a big red dot guy but I'm pretty impressed. I have a Saiga AK with a Texas weapon systems top cover. After 5 rounds at 50yards I was in the bullseye. The dot itself is bright, it's easy to use and sight in.
  • The dot is a little fuzzy. I've used it one day, so, to zero in in. At 100 meters, I'm keeping about a six inch grouping. Next, I'll be getting the 3x magnifier.
AimPoint PRO (12841) Patrol Rifle Optic
  • Very nice product i love it. Reticle is sharp and crisp.
  • Retains zero even if you remove it from your rifle thanks to the tension knob.
  • Great red dot optic. Took it to the range last weekend and got it sighted in. Performed extremely well and was able to get it on bulls-eye in no time with a laser bore sight. Very good clarity on the glass with a slight blue tint.
  • Excellent red dot... Adjustable reticle (dimmable), which makes it night vision (NV) compatible.
  • I think the reticle is not as crisp as my Eotech, and the first few settings seems useless (invisible to my eye anyway).
Size & Weight
Height
3 in.
2.6 in.
Width
4.8 in.
5.1 in.
Depth
2.2 in.
2.2 in.
Weight
10.6 oz.
11.6 oz.
Features
Eye Relief
Unlimited
Unlimited
Adjustment Graduation
0.5 MOA
0.5 MOA
Travel per Rotation
66 MOA
66 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment
66 MOA
66 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment
66 MOA
66 MOA
Parallax Setting
Parallax Free
Parallax Free
Controls
Elevation adjustment, Windage adjustment
Elevation adjustment, Windage adjustment, 4 night vision compatible settings, 6 daylight settings
Durability
Waterproof, Shockproof, Anodized non-reflective finish, Withstands Vibration, Chemical resistance
Waterproof, Shockproof, Anodized non-reflective finish, Withstands Vibration, Chemical resistance
Extras
Designed specifically for modern sporting rifles, Fixed height mount included – providing absolute co-witness with AR-15 backup iron sights, Full line of accessories available, Legendary Aimpoint quality and ruggedness at an entry level price point
In service date and battery change date reminders makes inventory tracking and maintenance easy, Hard anodized aluminum alloy housing. Rugged enough for real world conditions and waterproof to 150 feet, Threaded front lens opening allows use of screw-in anti-reflection device (ARD)
What customers say about "Features"
AimPoint ACO (200174) Carbine Optic Sight
  • I have run the Comp ML2 on another rifle since they were new. The ACO is easily on par with the old ML2, with improved battery life/circuitry. I don't understand why it is sold without the front and rear flip up lense covers ($19 each). Other than that. It is an excellent product for the price.
  • Purchased this to mount on an AR build, and VERY happy with it. Sight is easy to work, easy to adjust, accurate at variable ranges. Worth the money!
  • Amazing and so accurate when you zero it! Looks awesome, fits perfectly on my Colt M4 Carbine.
  • Obviously it's a great red dot, but I'd prolly do the PRO if I could do it over again, comes with a few extras I think are worth it.
  • Wish it was tougher - one slight drop and the case is cracked already. Disappointing for how much this thing cost.
  • Excellent optic for CQB and any fast paced running and gunning. Highly recommend only gave 4 stars because it arrived with no lens covers
AimPoint PRO (12841) Patrol Rifle Optic
  • The included Aimpoint mount is perfect height to cowitness the magpul sights.
  • The brightest setting seems a bit larger than 2 moa and creates a red halo around the outer edge of the optic. I think two clicks down from full bright provides my most desirable sight picture. I'm extremely happy with this purchase.
  • The lowest settings can really be fine tuned for use with NV, and the 4 upper setting should get you through most lighting situations. It's an awesome value.
  • Maintained zero after being bounced around a bit, without breathing hard. Very rugged, positive feel. Simple and very positive picatinny mount, and tethered covers for windage/elevation adjustment.
  • Rear cap lens was scratched when I received the product.
  • Tension knob for the mount catches on my chest rig sporadically (the knob is a bit bulky).
Power
Power Source
Lithium battery 2L76
Lithium battery 2L76
Battery Life
10000 hours
30000 hours
What customers say about "Power"
AimPoint ACO (200174) Carbine Optic Sight
  • It includes a battery and 2.5 mm hex wrench to remove the included AR clamp mount.
  • Good battery! I have not change it for year.
  • Battery life is awesome. Overall godd product.
AimPoint PRO (12841) Patrol Rifle Optic
  • Battery life is great. Have had it constantly "on" for months now.
  • The unit seems well made, solid, and I like the long battery life.
  • I have left this on for almost 2 years straight, and the battery is still going strong.
  • Battery apparently lasts for years, even w/ the optic left on (although, I'd probably swap it out every other year just because I'm anal about that).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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