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VCOG 6x Scope

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Info
Attachment Type Optics
Kills Required 455 Kills
Available on All Primary Weapons (Except AWS and L115A3), M9, M93R, Serbu Shotgun, Sawed-Off and Obrez


The VCOG 6x Scope is an American Telescopic Sight. It requires 455 kills to be unlocked or can be purchased with credits (CR).

Details

The VCOG 6x scope is a hunting and military purpose telescope sight. VCOG stands for Variable Combat Optical Gunsight. It has a variable zoom from 1 to 6 times magnification, though the in-game version is fixed at 6x.

Model In-Game

The model in-game is the VCOG. The reticle is the VC16-C-1600006 and VC16-C-1600013.

In-Game

General Information

The VCOG is fixed at 6x zoom. It's useful for Designated Marksman Rifles and other long range rifles. It has a slightly faster Aim-Down-Sights (ADS) time than the default Sniper Scope,  For weapons, such as DMRs, Sniper Rifles and some Battle Rifles, some Light Machine Guns and some Assault Rifles, the VCOG provides a higher magnification level and a better view on target at longer distances. However, it can greatly increase the accuracy of short-range weapons, like the MP5K, but for Shotguns, VCOG is not so effective. Using the VCOG on shotguns limits their effectiveness up close. However, with slugs, they can become a makeshift-Sniper, with low muzzle velocity but high damage out to a considerable distance. Interestingly, it can be used on two pistols, the M9, the M93R, and additionally the Obrez, Serbu Shotgun and Sawed-Off. Putting this on the M9 or M93R is questionable, as both are pistols designed for Close-Quarters-Combat (CQC). However, the M9 does 20 as its base damage, which is equivalent to many assault rifles. For the Obrez while it might seem like a good idea as it's a sort of pocket sniper, this is based on user preference if one desires to sacrifice the potentially large but limited CQC capabilities the weapon has to dedicate it to long-range duty. For the Serbu of Sawed-Off, like primary shotguns, using the VCOG with slugs can turn these weapons into pocket Sniper Rifles, able to take out enemies at longer distances.

Since most Sniper Rifles in-game have a magnification greater than 6x, equipping a VCOG will provide much less zoom compared to their default scopes. However, this may be preferable due to the lower magnification offering a much better Field of View (FoV) to acquire targets and to see incoming threats. This can be used on rifles that benefit from a higher zoom than normal optics, like the AN-94, which can use its burst mode to accurately land shots at long range. However, it is recommended to attach a Canted sight to maintain the rifle's CQC capability when applicable.

Conclusion

The VCOG allows for better long-range capabilities for weapons like Battle Rifles, Assault Rifles, LMGs and especially DMRs, but also provides better medium-range performance for Snipers, allowing a higher FoV and faster ADS time and ultimately a more "aggressive" play style. With weapons such as the AG-3, M60, AK-47, L85A2 and SCAR-SSR, tap-firing with VCOG attached allows for more effective long-range combat performance, able to go toe-to-toe with Snipers.

Trivia

  • Unfortunately, unlike the real-life variant and acronym, the zoom is not variable.
  • Like the ACOG, the VCOG is also designed and manufactured by Trijicon.
  • The old reticle of the VCOG was that of the VC16-C-16000010 and VC16-C-16000009.
  • When the reticle was replaced, it was a white colored reticle in testing. This was later changed to red.
  • The new reticle is that of the VC16-C-1600006 and VC16-C-1600013.
  • Using the alternate aim mode on a shotgun with a VCOG attached will have the shotgun positioned so that the top of the scope is used as the crosshair.

Reference

[[[https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=VCOG

List of Attachments
Optics Primary ACOG - C79 - Comp Aimpoint - Coyote Sight - EOTech 552 - EOTech XPS2 - Kobra Sight - M145 - MARS - PK-A - PKA-S - PM II - PSO-1 - Reflex Sight - VCOG 6x Scope - Z-Point
Secondary Delta Sight - Full Ring Sight - Half Ring Sight - Mini Sight - VCOG 6x Scope
Underbarrel Grips Angled Grip - Folding Grip - Stubby Grip - Vertical Grip
Miscellaneous Flashlight - Laser - Green Laser
Barrel Flash and Sound Suppression ARS Suppressor - Flash Hider - PBS-1 Suppressor - PBS-4 Suppressor - R2 Suppressor - Suppressor
Recoil Management Muzzle Brake - Compensator
Other Aid aiming Ballistics Tracker - Boom Stock - Glock Stock - Green Laser - Laser
Backup sights Canted Delta Sight - Canted Iron Sights
Ammunition 33 Round Magazine - Extended Magazine - Buckshot - Flechette - Birdshot - Slugs - Hollow Point [NEW!] - Armor Piercing [NEW!]
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