Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO)



Developed with the modern sporting rifle owner in mind, Aimpoint®'s Carbine Optic is ready to mount and shoot directly out of the box.

Incorporating proven design features and premium Aimpoint quality at an entry level price point, Aimpoint's Carbine Optic is an excellent Red Dot sight for anyone who owns and uses a modern sporting rifle. The Carbine Optic consists of a 30mm aluminum alloy sight tube that's paired with a rugged fixed height mount designed to provide absolute co-witness with AR-15 backup iron sights. The ACO utilizes a two Minute of Angle(2 MOA) red dot to allow maximum target acquisition speed and accuracy at all distances. Aimpoint exclusive ACET technology allows for up to one year of constant-on use from a single DL1/3N battery. With a completely waterproof housing, Aimpoint's Carbine Optic can be used in almost all environmental conditions.

Unique features for Aimpoint® Carbine Optic

  • Up to 1 year of constant-on use on a single DL1/3N battery
  • Completely waterproof
  • 2 Minute of Angle(2 MOA) red dot
  • Designed specifically for modern sporting rifles
  • Ready to mount directly out of the box
  • Fixed height mount included, thus providing absolute co-witness with AR-15 backup iron sights
  • Full line of accessories available
  • Legendary Aimpoint quality and ruggedness at an entry level price point

Standard features for all Aimpoint® sights

  • Unlimited field of view
  • Parallax-free and unlimited eye relief
  • Unaffected by extreme weather conditions
  • Rugged, durable construction
  • No hazardous materials
  • No laser emission that could be harmful to your eyes
  • Increased aiming confidence

Customize for Specific Requirements
With a full selection of branded accessories available, the ACO offers many options to fit nearly every user requirement. Some popular accessories include front and rear flip covers, an anti-reflection filter, and spare battery holders.

General Data
Article Number200174
TechnologyACET (Advanced Circuit Efficiency Technology)
Working PrincipleReflex collimator sight - red dot sight
Optical Data
LightsourceLED (Light Emitting Diode), totally eye safe
Lightsource wavelength650 nm red light
Red dot size in MOA
(minute of 2 angle)*
ParallaxAbsence of parallax - No centering required
Eye reliefUnlimited
Night vision compatibilityNo
Anti-reflex coating all surfacesYes
Multi-layer coated objective lensYes
Electronic Data
BatteryOne 3V Lithium battery, type 2L76 or DL1/3N
Battery life in hours**10,000 (over 1 year of continuous use)
Dot intensity adjustmentManual rotary switch
Daylight (DL) settings10 (1 off and 9 low light/DL)
NVD settings0
Mechanical Data
Material housingExtruded high strength aluminum
Surface finishAnodized, semi-matte
Color housingDark graphite grey
Adjustment 1 click13mm at 100m, (1/2" at 100yds)
Mounting methods1 ring, ø 30mm, (1.18")
Environmental Data
Temperature range-29°-60°C, (20°-140°F)
Water resistanceWaterproof
Radioactive components usedNone
Length130mm, (5.1")
Width/height sight only55 x 55mm (2.2 x 2.2")
Maximum ring width30mm, (1.18")
Objective diameter38mm, (1.5")
Tube diameter30mm, (1.18")
Weight sight only220g, (7.8oz)***
Weight rubber cover50g, (1.7oz)

* 1 MOA ~ 30mm at 100 meters ~ 1" at 100 yards
** At room temperature & at setting 7 out of 10
*** Dimensions and weight are given with flip-up lens covers

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"Would you recommend this optic for use on a Ruger Mini 14 ranch model?"

It should work just fine on a Mini 14 as long as you have a section of rail to mount it.