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Old July 02, 2013, 16:20   #1
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Need TAVOR scope recommendations

Anybody have a Tavor, what scope do you recommend?? Mine has a flattop with the built in flip up sights (WAY cool, BTW). TIA. Doug.
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Old July 02, 2013, 21:06   #2
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Can't imagine there are too many people on here that actually have a TAVOR! From the photos I've seen of the IDF almost everyone is using some form of red dot optic, with the rare ACOG thrown into the mix.

It seems like it would be very easy to overpower a bullpup with too big an optic.
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Old July 02, 2013, 21:33   #3
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Douglas, check on websites like the bullpupforum.

There have been plenty of threads on optics for a Tavor.
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Old July 03, 2013, 07:50   #4
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Yep, mine is a Tan one. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, it's RH, I have taken it to IWI to convert to LH . They will NOT sell a LH conversion bolt anymore. Headspace issues, probably had a kaboom or two??

Thanks for the website info , I will check it out. Looks like the Izzies use the Meprolight, but I've read some negative reviews on that one.
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Old July 06, 2013, 12:45   #5
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The Tavor Rifle has the same ergos in terms of sight line or plane as the AR rifles do. M21 fits it like a glove, same as on M4. I would think that any optic that's GTG on an AR type rifle would work just as well on the Tavor.

That being said my favorite combat type optic is the Elcan Specter. Think it would rock on Tavor. Would mostly suck on an FAL. Likely any of the good 1x4 or 1x6's in a Larue or other AR type mount would work as well. Have to include the ACOGs, and Eotechs too.

Your choice will come down to what you want to do with the rifle as opposed to the specific rifle in terms of optics. There are a lot more options when you have a rifle that's compatible with AR dedicated optics. Best of luck on your choice. Get it right the first time, it's cheaper!
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Old July 06, 2013, 16:59   #6
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Have used the Mepro M21, the ACOG TA 31 RCO and the Elcan.

All work well.

The ACOG works best because the Tavor is accurate enough to benefit from magnification and it's more compact than the Elcan
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Old July 06, 2013, 17:25   #7
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If I would have the money, I would put a Zeiss Z-Point on it.

I bet it would look awesome on a Tavor.
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Old July 06, 2013, 21:47   #8
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Did you see the price for the 3X magnifier for the Z point. Now that will take your breath away!
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Old July 07, 2013, 18:52   #9
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I did one of these. I originally bought it for an M4gery but have moved it to the Tavor for now.


http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/produc...p?pid=TA31ECOS

Makes for a fairly heavy rifle but the scope and red dot are super nice. If you do Trijicon don't buy on line. The normal gun distributors have much better deals. I got mine about a year or so ago and paid about 2/3 the current Trijicon price.
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I'm sorry that I resurrect the old topic, but it's just that I myself once encountered this issue, and spent a lot of time to find really useful information.
The Tavor is fully capable of shoot 400-600 yards... I'd scope it. There are several good all-around scopes with 2.5-10 or 3-12 magnification that would work well at any range from point blank to 600 yards. Save your money for the Aimpoint, it will pay for itself before you know it. The cheap sights will just suck money out of your wallet and drive you crazy, and you'll just end up paying for the better sight down the road. If I had what I wasted on cheap red dots when I first started looking at them, I have a couple more Aimpoints now. I've been running M2's/ML2's on both my AR's and Tavor (and a couple of others) since they were the "new" model, and they are still going strong now for around 12 years of pretty steady use and abuse. They are like the Energizer Bunny, they just keep on going and going...... The Aimpoints also won't break the bank feeding their battery habit. Mine is pretty much "old school" now, and I leave them on 24/7/365 and change the batteries once a year. The new ones I believe, are up to about 9 years on a battery. Also, don't get caught up on one or the other. Get both. With lever mounts, you can have either at a flip of a lever or two and swap them at will, with no loss of zero. I have one AR that usually wears a Leupold 1.5x5 https://thetacticalscopes.com/best-optic-for-tavor/ on an old ARMS lever mount, and a backup, pre zeroed Aimpoint on an ARMS M68 mount. Best of both worlds.Yesterday I found a very interesting video on this topic on Youtube, I think someone can come in handy.Hope this helps somebody with the choice.Good Luck.
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Old June 06, 2018, 13:42   #11
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Anybody have a Tavor, what scope do you recommend?? Mine has a flattop with the built in flip up sights (WAY cool, BTW). TIA. Doug.
I am expecting the arrival of the scope for my Tavor this Friday. I went with the Vortex Spitfire 3x. A lot of people go with the red dots but there are two things about red dots that I do not like: 1. when the battery dies you have nothing; 2. They suck at night. Unless the red dot has a very low setting (which most do not) the red dot blinds you at night and you cannot see your target. Red dots were designed to operate in the light and I do a lot of my work at night.

The Vortex appears to be a solid unit with a good reticle. I like a low power optic so the 3x was just right for me but if you prefer something for closer work Vortex also makes a 1x spitfire. They are very compact and light weight. I have owned an ACOG in the past and while it is a nice optic; I am not impressed with it as I should be for the cost. I am very excited about mounting this Vortex on my Tavor.

Oh, and the 3x Spitfire cost me $250; I went down the high end optics path in recent years. ACOGs, Elcans (which are fantastic), etc. There are some really nice optics available now for MUCH less money. I considered a Steiner M332 which is also 3x. It costs about twice as much as the Vortex but still much less than some of the common "over priced" names.
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Old June 06, 2018, 16:40   #12
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Anybody have a Tavor, what scope do you recommend?? Mine has a flattop with the built in flip up sights (WAY cool, BTW). TIA. Doug.
I put a real "surplus" 4x32 ACOG on the one I have. It's FTE color chassis...son thinks it's bad ass.
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I put a real "surplus" 4x32 ACOG on the one I have. It's FTE color chassis...son thinks it's bad ass.
He did too....and it's still on it.....original post is from 2013.
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I am expecting the arrival of the scope for my Tavor this Friday. I went with the Vortex Spitfire 3x. A lot of people go with the red dots but there are two things about red dots that I do not like: 1. when the battery dies you have nothing; 2. They suck at night. Unless the red dot has a very low setting (which most do not) the red dot blinds you at night and you cannot see your target. Red dots were designed to operate in the light and I do a lot of my work at night.

The Vortex appears to be a solid unit with a good reticle. I like a low power optic so the 3x was just right for me but if you prefer something for closer work Vortex also makes a 1x spitfire. They are very compact and light weight. I have owned an ACOG in the past and while it is a nice optic; I am not impressed with it as I should be for the cost. I am very excited about mounting this Vortex on my Tavor.

Oh, and the 3x Spitfire cost me $250; I went down the high end optics path in recent years. ACOGs, Elcans (which are fantastic), etc. There are some really nice optics available now for MUCH less money. I considered a Steiner M332 which is also 3x. It costs about twice as much as the Vortex but still much less than some of the common "over priced" names.
I went with a 1X Spitfire on my RDB when it came back from Keltec after being "fixed". I had a MRO on it originally and liked it but went with the Spitfire for just one of the reasons you mentioned, it shows something even when off/dead. I like the red/green option as well. There are times the green shows up much better for me. This was an option (the red/green) I thought was cheesy/cheap at first but now I like it. To be honest, I have not explored the longer range capabilities of this carbine and have been well satisfied with the unmagnified dot for the two-gun matches I have been running with it.
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For the money, I cant say enough about the Primary Arms 1-6x and 1-8x scopes.
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I like Burris, set up like this.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/burris-...4X24-200433-FF
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I went with a 1X Spitfire on my RDB when it came back from Keltec after being "fixed". I had a MRO on it originally and liked it but went with the Spitfire for just one of the reasons you mentioned, it shows something even when off/dead. I like the red/green option as well. There are times the green shows up much better for me. This was an option (the red/green) I thought was cheesy/cheap at first but now I like it. To be honest, I have not explored the longer range capabilities of this carbine and have been well satisfied with the unmagnified dot for the two-gun matches I have been running with it.
Funny, I too first thought the red/green option was just a gimmick but I really find myself using the green most of the time; it is very crisp for my eye. Now I have fallen in love with the red/green flexibility.
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