Never was quite happy with the ACOG due to the interference fit between the charging handle and scope mount. Wanted a scope height similar to the A1. Picked up a Leupold CQ/T with ARMS mount on a rifle at a gunshow. But the levers were still in the way - even with the higher AUG military rail. Took it into work and had a guy open up the "thin" slot so I could reverse the scope (and the thicker tab would fit in). Now it has the needed clearance and good eye relief for me. Like LaRue mounts better but this came with the scope.
I just removed my ACOG from the base and reassembled it with the knobs on the other side, no more interference.
I also flipped all my ACOG mounts ( LaRue, ARMS and stock) to the other side with the same results. Can't seem to stay away from the Trijicon products.
I did the same but this scope came as part of a package I bought locally so got to put the ACOG on a AA M4 rig. I like the higher cheekweld and the FOV it gives - wish it has the Trijicon illumination instead of batteries.
The CQ/T is a good match for the AUG. I had one on mine for a bit, but decided that if they could shave about 28 pounds off of that thing it would be perfect.
Your CQ/T is within a few ounces of an Acog. Weigh them both yourself. Both without mounts.
AA Battery weight? You got me.
Acogs are Thirty year old technology.
Not one US optic manufacturer has even considered copying Trijicon's Platform. ( Only the Chinese )
BTW, some of the same shooters that bitch about one manufacturers optic being 4 OUNCES heavier then the other guys?
Probably the same shooters that are running 3 POUNDS worth or Rails, Lasers, Flashlights, and Garage Door openers on their rifles.