We recently acquired an Aimpoint T1 2MOA sight from Brownells. Among the smallest and lightest of the red dot sights, the T1 in the traditional 4MOA dot size is a Rifleshooter.com favorite. Weighing 3.7 ounces and submersible to 80 feet with 4 night vision and 8 day light settings, the T1 allows 50,000 hours of continuous operation from one battery.
Mounting our T1 on an LT660 mount, we headed to the range and were immediately impressed. At short range, we found the 2 MOA dot just as fast as the 4 MOA version. However, as soon as we pushed back past 75 yards, the smaller dot sized became advantageous for more precise shot placement. We have found the 4MOA version difficult for precise shots at 200 yards since the dot subtends 8″, witha 2 MOA dot only subtending 4″ at the same distance, more precise shot placement is possible. Engaging a 10″ MGM flash target at 200 yards can be easily accomplished with the T1 2MOA.
Shooting Paul Howe’s CSAT standards to further evaluate the T1 2MOA we posted a fresh CSAT paper target. If you are unfamiliar with his standards, we encourage you to check them out. For each standard the shooter starts standing, facing down range, muzzle below the belt, eyes on target. All rounds must impact inside the black center box. Paul has par times posted on his site. All of our shooting was within standards and below par, our times are posted below. We also found that the groups shot at 100, 75 and 50 yards were tighter then we typically achieve with the 4MOA version of the sight.100 Yards, 5 rounds standing to prone: 10.89 seconds 75 yards, 5 rounds standing to kneeling: 17.33 seconds 50 yards, 5 round standing to kneeling: 13.93 seconds 25 yards, 5 round standing: 6.97 seconds 7 yards, 1 round standing: .91 seconds 7 yards, 2 rounds standing: 1.06 seconds 7 yards, 2/1 rounds standing: 1.64 seconds 7 yards, 2 rounds on 2 targets: 2.45 seconds 7 yards. 5/1 rounds standing: 1.99 seconds