At SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas last year, Trijicon released a new product meant to fill the gap between the 1-4X/1-6X scopes, and the more specialized 2.5-10X. Called the AccuPower, the 1-8X28 bridges the hole and allows the average shooter to get a bonus magnification over and above the standard 1-4X or 1-6X.


Trijicon RS27-C-1900028 AccuPower Riflescope 34mm Main Tube Mil Segmented Circle Crosshair Reticle with Red LED, 1-8x28mm, Black

TRIJICON ACCUPOWER 1-8X

  • First focal plane reticle, so all markings and measurements stay true regardless of magnification
  • Segmented circle crosshair for close distance target acquisition
  • FFP MIL reticle for faster shot placement at longer range
  • It needs a battery to run
  • It is heavier than most, at 25 ounces and a 34mm main tube
  • If you prefer a second focal plane reticle, you’ll be disappointed

Is It Worth Your Money?

 

If you ever shoot with magnification or have ever found yourself in the unenviable position of just needing to get a little bit closer, then you’re going to like this product.

That bonus 2X at the top is just enough to pull in front of the pack. You’re going to spend a bit on this product, but it’s well worth the price.


Scope Review and Breakdown

  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Ease of Use and Reliability
  • Battery Life

It runs on a single battery. The company says the battery will last slightly more than 31 hours of operation at maximum brightness, so on a mid-level illumination, you’ll see longer battery life.


Cost

The AccuPower 1-8X is far less expensive than comparable tritium units; it runs over $1500 but is still in the affordable range, and offers a good value for the versatility it has.


Who is this Scope for?

Type of Shooter

Type of Gun


Final Verdict

Trijicon Accupower 1-8X

Trijicon RS27-C-1900028 AccuPower Riflescope 34mm Main Tube Mil Segmented Circle Crosshair Reticle with Red LED, 1-8x28mm, Black

The AccuPower 1-8X28 is a reliable product, even without the expensive tritium vials.

Between the classic Trijicon forged aluminum housing to the superior glass and variable magnification, it’s a fantastic all-around unit.

There is always a time and place for specialized optics, especially on special-purpose weapons, but for a basic product that does its job in a variety of lighting that can still handle multiple targets at multiple distances, the AccuPower is an excellent addition to the market.

No unit can be all things to all shooters, but this one is designed to be most things to most shooters – and it manages to pull that off nicely.

At slightly over $1500, it’s not cheap, but it’s an investment in accuracy and versatility that you won’t be sorry you made.

Other Options Worth Looking At

The Vortex Razor Gen II 1-6X24 is a worthy competitor to the AccuPoint. It mixes the fast target acquisition of a red dot sight with the high performance of a mid-range model, and for slightly less money than the AccuPoint.

The Razor II offers true 1X at the lowest setting, as well as extremely clear 6X magnification, allowing for self-correction at up to 1000 yards. It’s an SFP reticle, however, so the drops are only valid on the 6X setting, and it’s just as heavy as the Trijicon model even without the extra 2X.

The Primary Arms 1-8X24 is another SFP option that runs for well under $500. It’s calibrated for 5.56 or .308, with 12 brightness settings and a lifetime warranty.