During the night shoot event organized by Trijicon at SHOT Show 2017, I had some hands-on with the new Trijicon AccuPower 1-8x28mm tactical scope. The AccuPower series is Trijicon’s Japanese-made, battery powered conventional scope line for both the tactical and hunting markets.
The Trijicon AccuPower 1-8x28mm after thousands of rounds fired at the nigh shoot. The optic is bright enough to see the wrecked vehicle targets at over 100 yds, and making head shots on the steel torso target at 50 yds was also no problem. Its low light performance is good and I didn’t see any noticeable distortion at any magnification.
Here you can see the Trijicon 1-8x’s first focal plane reticle at 1X. The sample at the night shoot has the green reticle. It will be available in both red and green illumination. Unlike the reticle on some other 1-8x scopes, Trijicon’s segmented circle reticle with it’s thicker outer subtension lines makes it easy to see at 1X. The Trijicon AccuPower 1-8x28mm offers a true 1X at the low magnification.
At 8X magnification the segmented circle reticle will be enlarged to see the finer hash marks and the tiny center crosshairs. The reticle illumination is suppose to be daylight bright. However, the previous AccuPower models’ illumination is just a shade short of that and not quite bright enough for a desert background under a summer sun. According to Trijicon, that has been fixed with the newer generation of illumination system used in their new AccuPower 1-8x28mm.
I’m not a fan of the huge exposed turrets on a carbine scope. Those turrets don’t seems to have a locking function either. The illumination turret on the left contains the single CR2032 lithium battery and it has off positions between each level settings.
Trijicon used a bigger 28mm objective size for their new 1-8x. That gives the Trijicon AccuPower a relatively big 3.5mm exit pupil at 8X. The eyebox is probably one of the best for the current 1-8xs on the market.
Weight and size wise, it’s inline with many 1-8x and 1-6x that use the 34mm size tube. At 25 ounces, the Trijicon AccuPower 1-8x28mm is not a lightweight scope. With a MSRP of $1699, it’s positioned on the upper tier of the market but it’s still way more affordable than the Leupold Mk8 and the Euro brand 1-8x offerings.
Trijicon AccuPower 1-8x28mm Specification:
|FOV:||109.2-13.1 ft @100yds|
|Eye relief:||4 inch|
|Turret Adjustment:||1/4 MOA|
|Battery life:||31 hours at Max|