I had a chance to run the new Minox Micro RV for a week long carbine course. This replaced my Aimpoint T2 which seems to be the competition for the Minox.
First glance the Minox is super compact and looks nearly identical to the Aimpoint Micros. The Minox comes with a standard picatinny mount that is removable for any riser type mounts. This takes ANY Aimpoint T1/2H1/2 mount. I opted for a Seekins 1/3 co-witness mount I had on hand.
The capped turrets are slotted to adjust the for windage/elevation. Underneath the caps note the direction of travel, either up or right. Both are 1 MOA adjustment per click.
Brightness is marked 0 – 11. Settings 1 -3 are night vision, while 4 – 10 are daylight. 11 is an extra bright daylight setting. The dial is bi-rotational which is a feature I really enjoyed. My Aimpoint has to cycle through all the settings before finding the right one. With the Minox on bright days, you can click back to the 8 – 9 and be done.
I got my carbine dialed in a 50m for the course and shot throughout the week. The scope stayed sighted in the entire time despite some wear and tear which can be seen in the photos. Drills ranged from several meters out to hitting steel at 200m. The 2 MOA dot was great for CQB engagements, yet fine enough as to not obstruct the targets at longer ranges.
Overall I am very impressed with the Minox. Coming from the Aimpoint, these two are nearly identical. Take the logos off and you would be hard pressed to fine a difference.
At $325 (Retail price at GBT) compared to over $1000 for the Aimpoint counterpart, the Minox is a steal.