Aimpoint recently announced the worldwide sale of the new CompM5b. The “Five Bravo” is the newest optic in the Aimpoint CompM5 lineup. It’s “golden feature” (so to speak) is ballistic compensation with interchangeable turrets. This allows users to quickly adjust the “dot” based on wind or distance.
“The CompM5b comes with interchangeable turrets that adjust the point of aim for different calibers of ammunition. While shooting, the user can switch between longer and shorter distances without having to compensate ballistic drop or re-zero the sight. Wind compensation can be adjusted on 3 levels – mild, moderate, and severe. Adjustment turrets are customizable to meet specific customer requirements and ballistic profiles.”
The CompM5b also now uses a single AAA battery. AAA’s are readily available and should allow for extremely long run time. We’re told the Aimpoint CompM5b boasts over 5 years of continuous use on it’s brightest setting, and over 10 years in the lower-powered setting.
Also of note is the sights compatibility with both night vision and magnifiers. Aimpoint lists the 3X-C, 3XMag-1, and 6XMag-1 as all compatible magnifiers, as well as all generations of night vision as compatible.
Weighing in at only 6.3 oz, (or 9 oz with the spacer and mount), the CompM5b is also described as featuring “high grade glass” for parallax-free operation and a submersible rating of up to 150 feet.
Notable features provided by the manufacture include:
- Ballistic compensation
- Rugged design
- Enclosed system
- Advanced optical lenses with a protective front window
- AAA-battery – 5-year battery life
- 10 intensity settings
- 2 MOA red dot
- Compatible with all generations of NVD
- Submersible to a depth of 45 m (150 ft)
- Mount base is keyed into the body of the sight
to absorb recoil
- Mechanical switch for speed and reliability
- Weight 254 g (9 oz) standard configuration,
sight only 180 g (6.3 oz)
No price range has been given just yet, but I’m sure that will come with the expected shipping dates that are still TBD.
Keep up to date with Aimpoint here on their website.