GUN Eotech vs Aimpoint?

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  1. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    Pros/cons

    which would you buy?
     
  2. This will be an interesting thread. I forsee much sackriding.

    I've used both Aimpoints and EOTechs, and I bought an EOTech. The Aimpoint is nice, and there's nothing wrong with it, but I like the EOTech more. The tubular design of the Aimpoint makes looking through it more like looking through a scope while the EOTech's design really makes it look like you're looking through a floating piece of glass. It's not terribly noticeable in bright light, but in lower levels of light you get a better view through the EOTech. I also like the idea of the 65MOA circle and 1MOA dot for both fast target acquisition and more precise shooting, with the Aimpoint you're stuck with a "one size fits all" dot. The Aimpoint has better battery life, but I don't ever think a 1000 hour battery life with the EOTech is going to be a real problem. I'm sure I can come up with more if I really think, but this is just off the top of my head. They're both really good sights, I just prefer the EOTech.
     
  3. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I think the Aimpoint is kinda like looking through an ACOG.

    Aimpoint claims an 80k battery hour life but most batteries dont have a shelf life that long. And is it really that hard to carry 4aa batteries with the EoTech?
     
  4. Keesh

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    Personally I prefer Aimpoints, but both are great sights. I do like Eotechs's circle with a dot over Aimpoints single red dot though. Honestly it just comes down to personal preference. If you have the chance try both of them out and find which one you like.

    If you're looking for a super leightweight setup check out Aimpoint's T-1 optic. Everything the M2/M3/M4 series has but super small/lightweight.
     
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    I think I'm sold on the yar route for going a 1-4x scope. I thought about an eotech or aimpoint for the longest time but after playing with them some and getting more time shooting at 100 yard or more I just don't get much enjoyment from them. Tight accurately placed groups is more fun than hitting a chest sized target.
     
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    aimpoint ftmfw
     
  7. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    fuck it just bought an Eotech 512 for $349 minus the live search 30% cashback which makes it $244.30 shipped

    Cheapest new in box aimpoint I could find was $429
     
  8. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    EoTechs biggest advantage comes to NVG
     
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    Recommendations on good 1-4x scopes? I'm just seeing a bunch of 1x optics...:dunno:
     
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    Trijicon accupoint TR21R

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    Trijicon TR21R $500 shipped (firm, no trades). One of the most popular scopes for 3 gun competition. At 1.25 magnification it is as fast as a red dot sight for close range targets. Cranked up to 4x it is enough magnification for 400 yard targets. Very fast and versatile scope.
    Retails $699. link to manufacturer's site... trijicon-inc.com/User/parts/products1.cfm?PartID=104&back_row=0&categoryID=5
    I'm in Long Beach CA. first person to email [email protected] gets it.

    I'll sell to a OT'er for $450 shipped
     
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    Arg yar... do want
     
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  14. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    or link?

    All I saw was 2%
     
  16. thegooch

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    depends on what you're looking for.
     
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    I really like my aimpoint M2, but I would go for a 2 MOA dot instead of a 4.
     
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    How about an Eotech, 512 or 511, all I saw for eotech was 2% cashback. Not I can find them cheaper than those prices elsewhere on the internet (and I don't have to sign up for paypal.) now a 30% one if I could find such a thing, might talk me into buying one even if I don't have the right setup for it right now.
     
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    i wish i had the money for yars scope
     
  20. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Aimpoint.
     
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    Pretty surprising results to me... I thought this was going to be EOTech by a landslide. :dunno:
     
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    Yeah I sold the mount seperately
     
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    That would be an excellent deal on a great AR optic if anyone needs one......

    Wonder if you put it in an Ebay auction with the buy it now, could someone get 30% off that too? Or is that not how it works?
     
  24. thegooch

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    I just Live searched for EOTECH 512 and this one shows that it's eligible.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/EOTECH-512-A65-...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14


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    [​IMG] US $104.70Pay with PayPal, claim your cashback with Microsoft and get it in 60 days. See conditions
     
  25. Initial E

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    I've used both and owned both CompM2 and EoTech 551. I sorta prefer the EoTech but they are pretty equal in my book.

    If you get an Aimpoint get the 2MOA dot. 4 MOA if you never plan on shooting anything past 50yrds.

    EoTech is great. But have horrible battery life. AA or N doesnt matter. Some EoTechs have a battery drain problem. Of all the people I let shoot my gun, they liked the EoTech better.
     

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