View Full Version : Trilux scopes - General Opinion
February 24, 2006, 03:23
Well, I've lurked here for almost a year, and figure that it's high time I started posting.
With relevent question!
What's everybody's opinion on the Trilux scopes? I'm on a bit of a budget and can't see myself spending $700 on an Accupoint for my Israeli HBAR, but ~200 for a Trilux (here) (http://www.amerisurp.net/scopes_trilux.htm) seems mighty reasonable.
What's everybody's opinion on the Trilux scopes? It seems that if I want to build me up a completist sort of historically-accurate Israeli HBAR FAL, then I'd need to get a Trilux optic.
What other options are available for me in the ~$200 range? Cheaper Than Dirt sells an ATN 5x Day Scope (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SCP031-20847-1905.html) for $170, and I wouldn't have to buy a new scope mount from DSA.
I'd really like to get one of those IOR Dragunov reticle 4x scopes that DSA sells, but I feel that it's slightly out of my current budget. Okay FALFiles, hit me with some knowledge.
February 24, 2006, 07:06
Welcome to the Fal Files.
It depends on what you want to accomplish with your FAL.
Do you want quick target acquisition or do you want nail driving at 400 yards?
(which the Fal prolly wont do anyway)
I guess it boils down to "different scopes for different folks"..
Find one, try it and see if YOU like it.
February 24, 2006, 15:46
The former. I don't know if my Israeli HBAR is going to be a sub-MOA tackdriver like my friend's DPMS .308, but I'd love to build me a nice, scoped, rapid-fire setup that can aquire a target quickly and hit it reliably.
If I had t he money, I'd be more than glad to spring for an ACOG or Accupoint, but at this time and date, both are way out of my price range, whereas I have about $450 cash right now to buy parts and accessories. My order from DSA as it stands is hovering around $410 (SUIT scope + mount, cheek piece, new locking shoulder, boatload of magazines, new wood for forearm, et cetera).
I have an old euro-style post reticle scope on the Pictatinny mount as is, but I hear the FAL is a notorious scope-buster, so I'm leery about putting on optics that aren't designed to take heavy punishment from a full-size cartridge.
Once I discovered that the Trilux scope is called a SUIT, it was easy for me to do some further research into the matter. I just would like to get a general opinion.
Also, I'd love to find a Pictatinny to STANAG mount so I can put the dang SUIT on my existing ARMS top cover, rather than having to buy a new top cover from DSA, one that looks rather chintzy and not of the quality of the ARMS and DSA Pictatinny top covers.
February 24, 2006, 17:11
The SUIT will be more authentic, if you're trying for a repro. of the Izzy, & I like the unit. Having said that there are newer, faster optics out there, but with a heavy price tag.
I decided on the SUIT because of 1. Authenticity. 2. Ability to use the carry handle. 3. Not seeing the post front sight (due to the offset optics). 4. I like low power, wider field of view scopes. 5. The short, offset body does not get beat up by flying brass, unlike the 3~9X40 Nikon I had previously mounted, & that matters to me as I reload. The brass gets dinged up something fierce when striking the scope mount/tube, & I guess it is not good for the scope either!
(I also like saving a couple of hundred bucks)!
The SUIT is NOT a MOA tack driving bullseye competition unit! It never was, but I find that with the SUIT & sandbags the gun/scope combination will outshoot me. I can't think of a good reason to pay more for a difference I'll never see!
The only downside is the short eye relief, but again I've never been "bitten" so it works for me.
February 24, 2006, 17:56
I bought the $129 one from Amerisurp.The optics were clear and it had a new finish(painted) with a new Brit ID label.I haven't gotten my upper back yet to try it out but it seems like it will work really well.I'm probably going to get another one.
February 24, 2006, 20:53
If its QUICK sight picture you're after, have you considered a Reflex by Trijicon? Both eyes open, full field of view, 12-15 year tritium illumination before recharge, light (4 0z). Minute of chest out to 150 meters.
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