GUN Why doesn't Eotech make a multi-weapon memory option?

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  1. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Obviously the technology is there. 2 (or more) zero settings/locations for multiple weapons.

    Quick-detach the Eotech from your AR, slap it on your M1A, and simply switch the memory setting.

    They're sittin' on a goldmine and don't even know it.
     
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    Because then you wouldn't have to buy multiple Eotechs/Aimpoints/etc for each of your firearms.
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Actually, you're probably right.
     
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    yep
     
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    90free400e New Member

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    i would be willing to bet most gun owners do not own more than one eotech. Why not price ones with the memory a little higher?
     
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    because you cant even leave them on for more than 4 hours at a time. then you have to change the brightness again. the tech is not there.
     
  7. If you use the up button to turn it on, it'll stay on for 8 hours.
     
  8. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    vs. leaving an aimpoint on for a few years. hm....... :coold:
     
  9. I'm just relaying a fact.
     
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    I leave it on 75% and change the battery on my birthday (which is when I got it).

    Aimpoints are one of those things, that, when you use them, they just say to you, "I'm expensive. I cost a lot for a reason. I'm nice. You're better than most of your friends because you have me.'
     
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    :rofl: :bowdown:
     
  12. ChipOnShoulder

    ChipOnShoulder New Member

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    Exactly.

    Also, having a feature like that would add a shit load of complexity, but be of very, very, very limited benefit to anyone in LE or the Military. Aside from onboard memory, and even more electrical shit to draw up power and get messed up from abuse, why would people move sights from weapon to weapon? And why would they trust zeroes in the memory? What if a weapon's zero shifted for one of a billion reasons while the sight was on another weapon?

    Really, it would ONLY suit the needs of a poor civilian who bought too many rifles, but can't afford to put a sight on each. A very limited market to say the least.
     
  13. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    This has absolutely nothing to do with what I'm talking about.

    :hsugh:

    The location of zero in an Eotech is already stored digitally in memory. Adding an addtional/alternate location would be no more difficult/complex than it already is, you would just switch from one location to another like you do with electronic seat memory in a car.

    edit: The amount of power it would use would be incredibly small. Watch batteries on PC motherboards hold substantially more information for incredibly long amounts of time.
     
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    but if the seat/optic was physically damaged so it didnt have the same point of reference it would mess it up on the other stored settings, no?
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Theoretically, yes. But in that case you would be screwed no matter how many locations you had set, whether that was 1 or 50, would you not?
     
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    i know, i dont think having multiple zeros for multiple firearms/calibers on 1 optic is the best way to go
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Sure, but why?

    With digital memory what exactly are you losing by having alternate zero points?
     
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    just another thing to go wrong i suppose. im sure the technology exists, but why havent we seen it put into application?
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Or they just haven't thought about it/had a reason for it.
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Just because "they" aren't doing it doesn't mean it isn't a good idea.
     
  21. Paul Revere

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    true. if someone could present it in a way that wouldn't compromise reliability i would probably seriously look at buying it.

    i was into the masada for the same reason (being able to swap out barrels), but once i got to mess with it at SHOT i did an :io:
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    There really is no way it COULD compromise reliability.

    The way an Eotech works (this is educated speculation) is by storing the location of zero in a grid reference (x=blah y=halb). When you set zero it stores those coordinates in memory and then when the unit is turned on it displays the dot at those coordinates.

    Adding an alternate would only add a second set of coordinates that could be selected.
     
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    yeah...i guess the conversation goes back to "why would you want to move an optic from weapon to weapon". how well would the zero hold?
     
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    Zeros on weapons get changed all the time.

    Thing are complex enough as it is, and the main player for any small arms related device is Mil/LEO.

    The reason why this idea hasn't been implemented is because only 5 people would actually have the need for such a capability, whereas L-3 communications would have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in engineer and lab time to develop and test such a feature.

    Most folks who shoot people for a living re-check their zero frequently. Why anyone would trust a "pre stored" zero on a sight moved from weapon to weapon when they could just go to a range and readjust a zero is beyond me.

    ETA: However, I do love the return to zero capability of this generation of Larue/ADM/ARMS mounts. Of course, ARMS is famous for their MIM levers getting busted...
     
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