The Advanced Combined Sighting System (ACSS) is all about giving you the information to make a smart decision about where to aim, then providing you with the ability to immediately take your best shot using visual cues, all while looking through the scope and ready to fire. There is no need to do math or count clicks on scope adjustment knobs. Once your rifle is properly zeroed, you will be able to engage quickly and accurately at a wide variety of distances and shooting situations while looking through the scope the whole time. Various ACSS reticles are each optimized for specific shooting applications, but generally include features like:
1. Center Chevron
The center chevron is larger overall than a center dot, resulting in faster acquisition by the human eye, yet it provides an infinitely small aiming point that never obscures the target, creating superior precision as well.
2. Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC)
Our built-in BDC ladders provide caliber-specific holdovers allowing for target engagement at multiple ranges without doing any math or adjusting the scope. Fine tuning the initial zero adjusts for variations in ammunition type, barrel length, altitude above sea level, and other factors affecting bullet trajectory.
3. Wind Holds
Wind hold dots are arranged to the left and right of the BDC hash marks, compensating for crosswinds. The ability to compensate for shifting winds in real time without turning a windage knob is a huge advantage in speed and ease of use in the real world. Our ACSS reticles offer crosswind compensation from 5mph to 20mph, depending on the reticle.
4. Range Estimation
Incorrect range estimation is the number one cause of missed shots under field conditions. Auto-ranging bars measuring the target’s height and width are calibrated for common target sizes. They allow shooters to range estimate reliably and quickly while looking through the scope, without laser range finders or crunching mathematical formulas.
5. Moving Target Leads
Moving target lead dots help shooters deal with these most challenging targets. They are highly effective on targets moving perpendicular to the shooter from 100-300 yards. ACSS HUD DMR reticles specialize in moving target compensation, providing auto-ranging and moving target compensation for different target speeds all the way out to 600 yards.
ACSS reticles vary widely in appearance and complexity but share this in common: everything you see in the reticle is there for a carefully chosen purpose that has been tested and proven under field conditions. The shooter’s brain quickly learns to find the parts of the reticle that are pertinent to solving the task at hand, and ignores the rest, like a pilot using a heads-up display to fly the fighter jet.