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Aimpoint red dot sight is ranked the number 1 optic for fighting rifles as well as Trijicon.

They supply more than any other optic brand to our military, police forces and various government agencies. Their quality is top-notch and combat-proven, and today we are comparing two popular red dot sights from these manufacturers – Aimpoint T2 VS Trijicon MRO, which one makes more sense to you if you have $600 ready to spend on a combat optic?

Both of them are built with 7075 T6 aluminum housings and they're tough as fuck, however, the Trijicon MRO has a way bigger objective lens with a tapered body design than the Aimpoint Micro T2, which means larger field of view and better situational awareness.

At the end of this post, you will know what makes sense to your shooting application.

Aimpoint Micro T2 VS Trijicon MRO

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Objective Lens

Trijicon MRO on FN SCAR 16

The objective lens size of the Trijicon MRO is larger than Aimpoint T2, and it's also very unique in a way that the forward tapered body design, gives the shooter the feel of having a large field of view sight without the tube effect.

  • Trijicon MRO – 1 X 25 mm
  • Aimpoint Micro T2 – 1 X 18 mm

The Aimpoint Micro T2 is much more compact, and it looks very low profile. As far as the field of view goes, the Trijicon MRO is way larger and better.

Construction & Weight

Trijicon MRO Geissele Optic Mount

These two super lightweight optics are made from forged 7075 T6 aluminum. They are very robust and tough, if I had to pick one of them is better than the other I would have to sit here all year thinking about it.

They're equally tough to handle rough environmental and physical handling.

The weight of MRO without any mount weighs 4 oz, and Aimpoint weighs 5 oz without a mount. Only 1 oz off as far as the number, but in person, I feel they weigh about the same and they're very light.

Mounting it on a lightweight rifle setup can give you the capability you need without feeling heavy.


Both optics have 5 plus years of battery life when they are constantly turned on. Each one uses 1 CR2032 battery to power the sight, and they last a very long time without dying. For the battery department, they are both top-notch.

MOA Dot Size

Red Dot Sight MOA Sizes

Trijicon MRO only offers a 2 MOA dot version.

Aimpoint Micro T2 offers 2 & 4 MOA.

In my personal experience, I enjoy mounting a 4 MOA sight on a close-quarter shotgun setup and use 2 MOA sight for a medium-range rifle. Generally speaking, the 2 MOA dot size is very popular in the shooting community.

The less the MOA size the more refine the dot is to engage long-range targets with better precision. The bigger the dot the easier it is to pick up to shoot close range targets. The question is what type of shooting application do you want.

Mount Options

Aimpoint Geissele

Both optics have tons of high-quality aftermarket optic mounts like the LaRue Tactical, American Defense, Scalarworks, Kinetic Development and many more.

They're very strong varying different weights, but they're all very light. I recommend picking the lightest and strongest optic mount for weight saving and the purpose of having a strong optic base that goes on the rifle

Night Vision Modes

The Aimpoint Micro T2 has night vision capability and the Trijicon MRO has two dials on the brightness control knob for night vision as well.


As far as price goes, Trijicon MRO is way more affordable than the Aimpoint. When you buy you also get a factory mount, where Aimpoint you get no mount.

Aimpoint optic requires you to purchase a separate mount of your choice.

Wrap Up

Aimpoint Micro T2 and Trijicon MRO are two best red dot optics. They're tough and durable absolutely the best for home defense guns.

With insane 5-year battery life, they are both super reliable optics that are always on and ready for action.

If a large field of view is important to you the Trijicon MRO is the best pick. If a compact optic profile is important to you, then pick the Aimpoint