Featured Trijicon VCOG 1-6×24 First Look Iain Harrison May 1, 2013 Join the Conversation RECOIL was the first gun magazine to lay hands on the new VCOG 1-6 scope from Trijicon and we tried it out in its natural environment, bolted to a flat top AR. Bottom line, we think you'll like it. At 1x, the image is as flat and clear as anything we've seen, with no fishbowl effect at the edge of the glass. It has an illuminated first focal plane reticle that is plenty big for hosing, but zooms out of the way as you crank up the magnification so that only the fine center BDC component is visible. The model we examined was calibrated for 300BLK, but 5.56 is an option, natch. Illumination is powered by a AA battery, rather than the typical 2032 coin cell, which should provide plenty of reserve juice. The VCOG has a built in cat tail lever on the zoom ring for fast magnification changes and a built in mount, which should save the buyer a little cash. You will need all the savings you can get though, as the MSRP of around $2,200 is pretty steep, but in line with other glass of this quality. Although we didn't get the chance to hammer it, (Trijicon wanted it back for its debut at the NRA annual meetings) it seems every bit as durable as the ACOG series and we look forward to beating the snot out of it in a longer term test. You can read about how it stacks up against the competition in the June issue of RECOIL. Explore RECOILweb:RECOILtv Carnivore: Hawaii Forge to TableJust Printed: Solid Concepts 3D-Printer Metal 1911Hunting Buyer's Guide Giveaway: Black Hills AmmunitionSafety Notice: Compass Bolt Action Rifle Recall NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.