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The ARCO Optics collimator is too dark for use at night without NVG.

Makes it very hard to know where the arrow is.

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50cal edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Aug 7 2013, 10:43 PM
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50cal set Category to Visual-Weapons.
50cal set Reproducibility to N/A.
50cal set Severity to None.
50cal set Resolution to Open.
50cal set Legacy ID to 2260927694.May 7 2016, 3:54 PM

It's normal, optics give a darker scene, like in day and like in real life. Without night-optics or night-vision impossible to have enough light through the optic.

50cal added a comment.Aug 8 2013, 9:28 PM

Do you have any reference to support your statement?

Have you ever use binoculars?

50cal added a comment.Aug 8 2013, 9:45 PM

The collimator is self illuminated and you can adjust the brightness of it for NVG use.

Ok what you say is true for the ACOG but I found nothing on the ARCO.

50cal added a comment.Aug 8 2013, 10:25 PM

If ACOG do that sure enough any other us army candidate would do the same or better.

Maybe you must post a tread on the forum for this.

Yupp, in fact it looks a bit like the ARCO actually ist illuminated ingame, but only faintly so, as the reticle is visible when aiming at a dark spot but almost invisible in somewhat brighter areas, like in your screenshot. Maybe thats on purpose, seeing how the aimpoint on top of it is properly lit, but then i don't see the point (no pun intended).

Anyway, I couldn't find any real life information regarding this scope (or what it might be based on) but all comparable ones are illuminated, as is pretty much standard for this kind of optics, so untill i get a decent explanation why it should be like that I'll call it a bug.