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Old October 9th, 2019, 12:44 PM #1
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Aimpoint PRO or Trijicon MRO?

Trying to decide between these for a trunk gun.
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Old October 9th, 2019, 12:50 PM #2
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Trying to decide between these for a trunk gun.
I have both- here is my opinion:

MRO is much lighter and more compact, but with a similar field of view to the PRO. It's built to the same standards as the ACOG's and so is practically bombproof.

The PRO is much better in transitioning from low to high light situations...The MRO on setting 3 is great inside but if I transition to outside I can no longer see the reticle, and need to up it by 1 setting. When I come back inside I need to turn it down because it's too bright. This is just my personal experience and I am also colorblind, so YMMV. I've tried both the Green and Red dot MRO and had the same experience with each.

The PRO is visible between low and high light at almost all settings. My conclusion is that the dot on the PRO is superior by a pretty wide margin. PRO battery life is also about 3x better at comparable settings.

The MRO i bought for a light home defense build, so weight and size has taken priority.

Another thing to consider is the PRO comes with flip up dust covers, which will help keep everything clean while in the trunk.

If it were me I would choose the PRO for a trunk gun.
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Hvae had similar experiences, the MRO is smaller, but the PRO has a better dot, and IMO better glass. The MRO has a more distinct bluish tint to it, where the PRO is almost clear. Only gripe with the PRO is the giant knob on the mount, put a QD lever mounton mine.
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I have both but I would pick the MRO. The MRO has better mounting options, thinner silhouette, uses a more common battery, it's lighter, has better battery life and it has a wider FOV. Both are good I just prefer the MRO.
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I have both but I would pick the MRO. The MRO has better mounting options, thinner silhouette, uses a more common battery, it's lighter, has better battery life and it has a wider FOV. Both are good I just prefer the MRO.
I too prefer the MRO in every way, however I can't get over that I can't see the dot optimally in both low and high light situations. I just don't have that issue with the PRO. This is just my personal experience though.

Also, the bluish tint experienced in the MRO's is gone as a part of a silent upgrade. Serial numbers 90K plus are the new and improved ones. Any one that you find at a retailer will be the newer serial numbers.
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I have used both and prefer the red dot version of the MRO over the aimpoint pro. I have astigmatism though, and none of the aimpoint red dots look as good to me as the comparable trijicon products look. I don't have any problems transitioning from light to dark or vice versa on setting 3 or 4 on the MRO. 2 and 5 don't work for that though.

That said, either would suit your needs just fine as long as you keep a stock of the batteries they use handy. My recommended setup for a truck rifle/trunk gun is preferred optic with a QD mount and decent BUIS. That way if the optic gets so messy or broken that you can't even look through it, you can pull it off and still use irons.
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Hvae had similar experiences, the MRO is smaller, but the PRO has a better dot, and IMO better glass. The MRO has a more distinct bluish tint to it, where the PRO is almost clear. Only gripe with the PRO is the giant knob on the mount, put a QD lever mounton mine.
How did you do that? I have a few of them and hate that damn knob.
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I too prefer the MRO in every way, however I can't get over that I can't see the dot optimally in both low and high light situations. I just don't have that issue with the PRO. This is just my personal experience though.

Also, the bluish tint experienced in the MRO's is gone as a part of a silent upgrade. Serial numbers 90K plus are the new and improved ones. Any one that you find at a retailer will be the newer serial numbers.
Good to know, my experience is with the older MROs, really blue tint, a bit more paralax/shift when moving your head around, and the dot seemed to have a softer color, wasn't really impressed. I really like a clear and flat image in red dots, the PRO, and in fact most Aimpoints seem to be the best of the reflex sights, almost like EoTechs having the distortion free "clear piece of glass" look. Might have to give the MROs another look if they have improved.
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How did you do that? I have a few of them and hate that damn knob.
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