The Trijicon TA33G-H ACOGs have been out for a little bit and it seems to be growing in popularity. Trijicon’s latest ACOG shares all the same characteristics of the TA33 series but with a green horseshoe reticule (the G in TA33 is for green, and the H designates the reticule). Trijicon ACOGS are known for their optical clarity and almost indestructible durability and I have no reason to suspect otherwise with the new TA33G-H.
The horseshoe reticule is relatively new; however, they’re becoming increasingly popular for a combat reticule. Just like other ACOG reticules it contains a BDC usually set for a standard military 5.56 NATO and 14.5 in barrel (although most models you see in the civilian market are set for a .223 through a 16″ barrel). The horseshoe reticule function differs from other ACOG reticules for range estimation. With the horseshoe reticule, the diameter of the circle represents 19″ at 150 yards, the open cut at the bottom of the circle represents 19″ at 300 yards, and each subsequent horizontal line on the BDC represents 19″ at that range (400, 500, then 600).
All ACOGs share a BDC; however, the uniqueness of the ranging aspects from the horseshoe reticule may just prove to be more battle worthy. The actual circle at 100 yards fits nicely around an average human being’s head (it’ll be a tad bit wider since the full diameter of the circle is 12.6 MOA), where at 200 yards it fits nicely around the target’s shoulders. This makes targeting a human (which is what our Armed Forces do with their ACOG mounted weapons) much easier and faster. On the battlefield I can easily see how the reticule could prove to be highly advantageous for a rapid neutralization the target at medium ranges. Check out the full specs for the TA33G-H below.Read More