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Post by toddcfii 5/31/2022, 12:42 pm

I have just gotten in to Aimpoints for Bullseye. I know the back of the cap is used for adjusting POI. But I saw a shooter at a match with what appeared to be some kind of pliers that would do the job better. Anybody have a part number or source for such a tool?  TIA. Todd
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Post by straybrit 5/31/2022, 12:48 pm

There should be a plastic (mine is red) tool in the box the sight came in. About 2 inches long with a pair of 'dots' on the end to engage the holes in the sight. After a lot of swearing I just leave the covers off now and use that.

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Post by mspingeld 5/31/2022, 12:52 pm

Or! The expensive solution (which I bought and really like):

https://www.tacticallink.com/forward-controls-design-adjustable-turret-caps-for-aimpoint-micro-optics-black.html

I would also leave my caps off but at Canton and Perry, with a lot of rain and no roof, I like this solution better.


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Post by straybrit 5/31/2022, 12:53 pm

Yeah - I looked at those a while back and they weren't in stock. Thanks for the reminder I will go look again.

Edit: Yes they are in stock and 5% cheaper than before. Ordered a pair.

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Post by DA/SA 5/31/2022, 1:00 pm

Optics Planet has them

https://www.opticsplanet.com/aimpoint-micro-tool.html
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Post by SteveT 5/31/2022, 1:08 pm

Aimpoint makes a red plastic adjustment tool that makes it easier. AP Micro's bought with factory packaging includes one.

https://www.aimpoint.com/products/spare-parts-and-batteries/aimpoint-tool

https://www.amazon.com/AimPoint-12207-Micro-Tool/dp/B00T81NP18

If you have some C-Clip or Snap Ring pliers with the right size nubs it would probably work. I never thought to try.
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Post by john bickar 5/31/2022, 1:12 pm

Amazon has them

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T81NP18/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Post by Allgoodhits 6/3/2022, 2:10 pm

My range box came with a couple short pieces of dowel rod to be used as filler when all the gun slots were not being used. I used the H1 scope cap to mark on the end of the dowel rod where the dimples would be. I then drilled pilot holes in the dowel. Inserted two short nails into holes. Now I have extra scope adjusting tools for that extremely awkward system that Aimpoint came up with for that scope. They still serve as box spacers when needed too.


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Post by javaduke 6/3/2022, 4:01 pm

My very cheap solution was buying a cheapest flat screwdriver and carefully grinding the tip using dremel and diamond discs. Takes less than 5min.

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Post by PhotoEscape 6/3/2022, 6:02 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294316432710?hash=item4486a05d46:g:mH8AAOSwVzFiQfDr&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4ARaoOuvIW88XvsFzJ2JSMhMmMlFoOkqP47RGgIfRpSAXi%2BOPdYnZ8bdbEDJvcVKLwgZMblBZAuK1LbYUrbQLHygCwvPDEZ5AL89%2BfjRIYADgbjQLdoRNh1fshVO4RfSIo2icOwXB2Nvpg1GTSjon0Q059oxeaWY%2FcLzu%2FQSTLGxUx%2BM6SHTQjxZP9C7%2B0WByIOapCJWDtylSGvGQnzJ1O9t4yRPCibaDXld4ScK7aE%2B6mSfF1f7F8bAnF9yx1EDuqyVimpJ%2BtWLsGrQJ6OicQm9C6FNA816KfCqP1zkyQzg%7Ctkp%3ABFBM7JaOuaVg

Just in case, - item called "33 Torx Bit Set Tamper Proof Security Torq Hex Star Spanner Tri Wing Screwdriver"


Sorry for such a long link.  First or second temper proof bit will fit Aimpoint.  All you need is a standard hex spinner.

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Post by toddcfii 6/4/2022, 10:24 am

Wow thanks for all the advise and links!  I didn’t realize the red tool had the dual use it does. I thought it was just for installing the screws in the mount. The $43 caps look like the best solution but price x 3.!!??  The hex bit may work too. I may have one around already. I wonder if there is a driver somewhere that has a permanent tip like that?  BTW the shooter that I originally saw had a pliers like device with pin tips. But I think one of the above solutions is better.
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Post by -TT- 6/7/2022, 11:46 am

A number 10 "spanner" bit (SP10) also works well. I had one in a hexdrive assortment, so it was a $0 addition to the range bag.

I will say though that the "Up/R" arrow on the Aimpoint plastic tool is mighty handy when you're fumbling around trying to remember which way is up. Smile

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