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liberty911
02-14-2012, 13:48
Sold a gun today and picked this up!

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww314/firesgt911/ad4eedef.jpg

Just a 512 for range fun. I figured AA's are cheap so doesn't matter how fast I burn through them.

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww314/firesgt911/384b019e.jpg

It is cowitnessed to my flip ups.

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww314/firesgt911/6516da9c.jpg


Can't wait to go have some fun!

MarcDW
02-14-2012, 13:51
I like the AA versions the best on rifles anyway.
Otherwise the cost of batteries becomes a PITA.

liberty911
02-14-2012, 13:57
Same reason I stopped my Surefire flashlight passion. I'd rather just use cheap batteries. Plus, all the best deals on the 123's are online and I want the instant gratification.

Made Man
02-14-2012, 16:28
Nice, you'll love the EOTech. Seems like the most popular are the CR123 battery versions, I chose the 512 for the same reason you did, AA batteries are easily obtainable and cheap. The lithium ones are what I like. I ran the "thumb" screw for awhile, I like the allen screw better.

How do you like the MATECH buis? I have yet to try mine, I haven't decided on what flip-up front sight I want yet, so I haven't used it.

http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad358/BlacChev/DSCN4499.jpg

liberty911
02-14-2012, 16:37
I like it a lot. I can shoot groups under an inch at 50 yards with them, which is pretty good for me. They seem plenty sturdy too.

Two_Clicks
02-14-2012, 16:42
I love mine and strapped it to a Larue QD mount.

Made Man
02-14-2012, 16:42
I like it a lot. I can shoot groups under an inch at 50 yards with them, which is pretty good for me. They seem plenty sturdy too.

Cool, cool, yeah I agree about the sturdy part. How about the yardage adjustments? Very close to what it says?

G30Mike
02-14-2012, 16:48
Nice, I have a 512 on layaway at my LGS. Was gonna go with an Aimpoint, but i like the way the Eotech is setup better.
Congrats and enjoy!

liberty911
02-14-2012, 17:03
Cool, cool, yeah I agree about the sturdy part. How about the yardage adjustments? Very close to what it says?

To be honest, I've only taken it out to 100 yards. I zeroed it at 50 and everything seems to be right. I did have to make a LOT of adjustments to the front sight to get it where I wanted, but once there it has been great.

KiloXray
02-14-2012, 17:05
I like the AA versions the best on rifles anyway.
Otherwise the cost of batteries becomes a PITA.

This seems like a valid reason to consider Aimpoint optics. Batteries that last YEARS, even if left on the entire time. Hell you could get 10 of them up front an have almost a lifetime's worth.

liberty911
02-14-2012, 17:08
This seems like a valid reason to consider Aimpoint optics. Batteries that last YEARS, even if left on the entire time. Hell you could get 10 of them up front an have almost a lifetime's worth.

I used Aimpoints a lot in the military. Although I like them, I prefer the reticle and field of view that the Eotech has more. If they could somehow merge the two, I'd be in heaven!

Made Man
02-14-2012, 17:34
I used Aimpoints a lot in the military. Although I like them, I prefer the reticle and field of view that the Eotech has more. If they could somehow merge the two, I'd be in heaven!


Thanks for the info man.

KiloXray
02-14-2012, 17:44
I used Aimpoints a lot in the military. Although I like them, I prefer the reticle and field of view that the Eotech has more. If they could somehow merge the two, I'd be in heaven!

LOL, I'm sure you arent the only one! Id love to have a T1 with a 65 ring!

RJHUB
02-14-2012, 19:44
Man I am jealous. Just kidding.
I finally broke down and ordered a 512 last week from ******. Guess what? On back order. Bummer.

Congrats on getting yours. I used my brothers last week
and they are awesome.

Nice rifle. What kind of strap is that?

liberty911
02-14-2012, 20:00
Man I am jealous. Just kidding.
I finally broke down and ordered a 512 last week from ******. Guess what? On back order. Bummer.

Congrats on getting yours. I used my brothers last week
and they are awesome.

Nice rifle. What kind of strap is that?

Thanks. The strap is just a standard nylon sling that comes with Colts. Nothing fancy, but it works. I will eventually get around to getting a nicer one as soon as I can wrap my head around spending $30 on another mount. I'd like to move the sling swivel back near the receiver. Until then, I will stick with stock as I can still use it to good effect.

norton
02-14-2012, 20:12
This is my eotech. It was given to me by a veteran of the Iraq war, a Sgt. in the USMC. He carried it on his second tour.

liberty911
02-14-2012, 21:03
This is my eotech. It was given to me by a veteran of the Iraq war, a Sgt. in the USMC. He carried it on his second tour.


That is awesome!

Chowser
02-14-2012, 23:34
I buy my 123 batteries in bulk. Comes out to less than a $1 each. I use them in my eotech, flashlights, taclights, lightsabers, etc.

They actually have 3.0V rechargeable batteries that I've been trying out in my TLR-1 with good results.

I burn through batteries at work so I hope the rechargeables will last, if not, $1/batt isn't bad. I sell to my coworkers for $2/batt. instant profit. else it's $13 for two batts at Walmart for them.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5341/rifleleft.jpg

M&P15T
02-15-2012, 08:17
Dunno about battery life issues with Eotechs. I've gone at least a year without changing batteries, and have never had any issues. My current batteries are at least a year old, if not more.

liberty911
02-15-2012, 10:41
That's good to hear!

Disregarded9-side
02-15-2012, 12:14
An EOTech is the gentleman's choice.
Congrats.

liberty911
02-15-2012, 12:47
Thank you.

gator378
02-15-2012, 14:37
I buy my 123 batteries in bulk. Comes out to less than a $1 each. I use them in my eotech, flashlights, taclights, lightsabers, etc.

They actually have 3.0V rechargeable batteries that I've been trying out in my TLR-1 with good results.

I burn through batteries at work so I hope the rechargeables will last, if not, $1/batt isn't bad. I sell to my coworkers for $2/batt. instant profit. else it's $13 for two batts at Walmart for them.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5341/rifleleft.jpg

Gun 5 lbs, sight 3 lbs, batteries 50 lbs !!!!!????????? ammo 10lbs

KiloXray
02-18-2012, 19:01
An EOTech is the gentleman's choice.
Congrats.


What does this mean?

Chowser
02-19-2012, 11:47
Gun 5 lbs, sight 3 lbs, batteries 50 lbs !!!!!????????? ammo 10lbs

hahaha. no i don't keep all the batteries on me. they're in my locker. there are two spare batteries in the grip. that's it.
:rofl:

ScrappyDoo
02-19-2012, 12:52
I have wanted to pick up an EOTech for a while, love the reticle but love my Aimpoints more. If they made an Aimpoint with the 5-8 year battery life *and* the EOTech reticle it would become the best selling sight in the history of the universe.

ottomatic
02-19-2012, 20:18
CR123s are actually CHEAPER than AAs if you buy them at least a dozen at a time (especially vs AA lithiums). Plus they have a 10 year shelf life.

Gbannan
02-19-2012, 20:36
I want to get rid of my iron sights. This seems like a good option. Looks great too.

M&P15T
02-20-2012, 04:28
I have wanted to pick up an EOTech for a while, love the reticle but love my Aimpoints more. If they made an Aimpoint with the 5-8 year battery life *and* the EOTech reticle it would become the best selling sight in the history of the universe.

Is replacing the batteries once a year that big of a deal? What, $5-10 at most? With all the money people spend on their ARs and ammo and such, what's the big deal?

Gunnut 45/454
02-20-2012, 11:03
Gbannan
Bad idea! Always have BUIS on your AR.:faint:

Gbannan
02-21-2012, 06:01
Gbannan
Bad idea! Always have BUIS on your AR.:faint:

Didn't mean take them off. I just want to try some sort of new optic.

liberty911
02-21-2012, 06:08
Is replacing the batteries once a year that big of a deal? What, $5-10 at most? With all the money people spend on their ARs and ammo and such, what's the big deal?

It's not that it's a big deal. If you use an aimpoint for a while, you get used to the convenience. Having used an Aimpoint in Iraq and leaving it on almost 24/7 just makes the idea of having something that you have to turn off for fear of killing your batteries less practical.

Moravia
02-21-2012, 06:28
I had an Eotech. I enjoyed it, it was a really high quality optic, crystal clear, batteries lasted a long time, but this Aimpoint is freakin fantastic! Super high quality, outstanding battery life and simple design. Aimpoint 4 Life! :rock:

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu300/Gibson2015/photo1.jpg

cowboy1964
02-21-2012, 09:32
CRs are no more expensive than AAs these days, esp when comparing to lithium AAs (which is what you should be comparing to).

Also, CRs are shorter and that makes the EoTech smaller.

TangoFoxtrot
02-21-2012, 10:01
CRs are no more expensive than AAs these days, esp when comparing to lithium AAs (which is what you should be comparing to).

Also, CRs are shorter and that makes the EoTech smaller.

I agree! I think the EoTechs are bulky enough (well for a tactical rifle anyway)

M&P15T
02-21-2012, 12:33
It's not that it's a big deal. If you use an aimpoint for a while, you get used to the convenience. Having used an Aimpoint in Iraq and leaving it on almost 24/7 just makes the idea of having something that you have to turn off for fear of killing your batteries less practical.

I think the point that Eotechs use much, much more power than Aimpoints is being missed. It's natural for Eotechs to go through batteries if left on, they draw a lot of power. Newer Eotechs have auto shut-off for a reason.

I think those used to Aimpoints expect Eotechs to work the same way, and that's the real problem. You can't leave your Eotech on 24/7, Eotechs and Aimpoints are simply different.