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Old 11-14-2017, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default EOTech 512's deal for $251.39

On sale for $359.99 on Brownells.

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- Use Activejunky.com to complete your purchase and get 4% cash back ($13.60).
- Use code 'H7L' for $20 off and free shipping.
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Damn. I was thinking of going with an EoTech on my Bren 805... maybe I will now! Thanks for the info!
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Damn. I was thinking of going with an EoTech on my Bren 805... maybe I will now! Thanks for the info!
That's exactly what I'm doing with my 805 Bren.
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legs, how are you experience with Eotechs? i never handled one. how do they compare to say...aimpoints or Russian modern red dots?

description states its 11 oz. thats not too light.
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legs, how are you experience with Eotechs? i never handled one. how do they compare to say...aimpoints or Russian modern red dots?

description states its 11 oz. thats not too light.
I haven't personally owned an EOTech myself. But have shot a friend's rifle with one on it. They are nice. I think the biggest complaints you will hear are the battery life (1000 hours) compared to the Aimpoint (which is many times that). Also some complain about the size and weight. There are also complaints about the thermal drift issue and the lawsuit/recall issue that went on. From my understanding that only happens when being used in -40 or +120 degrees for extended period of time. I know it is the cool thing to hate on EOTech because of this issue, but I figure I'll try this out for $250 and see how I like it. If I don't like it, I can always return it to Brownells or sell it for what I bought it for.
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makes sense! thanks.
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I own EXP's and it's a cool sight an all but I don't think I'll buy another Eotech when this is superior reflex sight imo.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Holo...w=1536&bih=831
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:20 PM   #8
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I tested my Eotech in the winter for the thermal drift issue, and did not personally notice anything odd. I want one mainly because EoTechs are much more low profile on the side, and those damn Bren charging handles bring your hand WAY to close to your optics mounting knobs.
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I haven't personally owned an EOTech myself. But have shot a friend's rifle with one on it. They are nice. I think the biggest complaints you will hear are the battery life (1000 hours) compared to the Aimpoint (which is many times that). Also some complain about the size and weight. There are also complaints about the thermal drift issue and the lawsuit/recall issue that went on. From my understanding that only happens when being used in -40 or +120 degrees for extended period of time. I know it is the cool thing to hate on EOTech because of this issue, but I figure I'll try this out for $250 and see how I like it. If I don't like it, I can always return it to Brownells or sell it for what I bought it for.
I own several EoTech's, three 512s and one XPS and none have ever gave me any problems.
The thermal drift issue happens with all holographic red dot optics.
The EoTech haters would make one believe its only a EoTech problem. That problem has been addressed.
Read up on peoples reviews of their optics (actual owners) and theres way more positive than negative.
The battery life is a non issue for me and most people. Yes it would be nice to get more than 1000 hours or whatever.
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The thermal drift issue happens with all holographic red dot optics.

I think just about any optic will have thermal drift issues due to physics when talking about -40 degrees and then +120 degrees. The metal case of these optics will deal with expansion in the +120 degree heat and contraction with the -40 degree temp. But like you said, most owners of EOTechs haven't noticed any issues at all. I even remember reading about owners putting their 512 in the freezer and taking it out after 10-12 hours and not having any thermal drift issue.

I think people have more of an issue with the way EOTech tried to coverup the issue, which I guess is understandable. But a good deal, is a good deal. For $250 I'm willing to give it a try and see how I like it myself.
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EOtech 512
5.5 years owned
5.5 years used
10 confirmed kills this year
temp range 45°F-100°F
Second set of batteries and sometimes it has shut down on it's own because I forgot to turn off.
Batteries= Energizer lithium and no-leak guarantee (yes they replace your shit if damaged).
Are these worth $360?
One of the best investments I've made as far as optics are concerned.
Do they get negative reviews and media coverage? Of course. Everybody at the top does. Just ask Glock.

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Old 11-14-2017, 05:54 PM   #12
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Thanks for the heads up burninglegs!

Was on the fence for an eotech on my Fime Vepr74, but an extra 35 bucks off (plus rebate) sealed the deal. Now to find a good mount...
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:25 PM   #14
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Fucking hell, I just bought one of these from Cabelas the other day too, wtf
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Fucking hell, I just bought one of these from Cabelas the other day too, wtf
Return it to Cabelas and just order this one to keep.
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I own EXP's and it's a cool sight an all but I don't think I'll buy another Eotech when this is superior reflex sight imo.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Holo...w=1536&bih=831
I broke down and bought a Holosun 403B and it works well. So far my biggest bitch is the battery tray and the tiny screws they use to secure it.
And so far I've not had the opportunity to use an EOTech.
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I broke down and bought a Holosun 403B and it works well. So far my biggest bitch is the battery tray and the tiny screws they use to secure it.
And so far I've not had the opportunity to use an EOTech.
I have 3 of them, nothing that I really don't like.......... I might get 10C as it's the closer to Eotech in comparison.
If it really does work without the battery in sunlight it might be one of the best reflex sight out there.
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I own EXP's and it's a cool sight an all but I don't think I'll buy another Eotech when this is superior reflex sight imo.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Holo...w=1536&bih=831
which model of holosun you recommend? this will go on a 10 inch flat top AR.
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which model of holosun you recommend? this will go on a 10 inch flat top AR.
I own several, they are all good. But I'm really interested in HS510C model, not sure how accurate the reviews are but supposedly it can work with almost no battery power. Has a larger window (as EoTech), titanium alloy hood, etc.
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dude i think you got me sold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAxLFlGluWg

just visited the company website, it is NV compatible. Xmas coming early
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dude i think you got me sold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAxLFlGluWg

just visited the company website, it is NV compatible. Xmas coming early
I bought one earlier today.
Ebay, with 8% cash back, I got it for $275
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Bittersweet having Brownells in the same State. Love their deals, love the company, hate the taxes.

$25 in tax kills it as a deal.
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Bittersweet having Brownells in the same State. Love their deals, love the company, hate the taxes.

$25 in tax kills it as a deal.
$276 is still a solid deal.
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^^ for eotoech, fuck yea.
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^^ for eotoech, fuck yea.
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Gents, dont forget, EoTech is a battle proven optic and your getting it for Holosun prices
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I just purchased a EXPS-3. It is on the way. Never been behind an Eotech.
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Not currently in the market for an optic since I already have an Aimpoint PRO on my AR and a Trijicon MRO on my MAK-90... personally have a hard time justifying more high end optics for guns that aren't parked bed-side for self defense (or otherwise non-range-only guns). Figure cheapo PAs, Holosuns or even old TRS-25s are good enough for everything else that generally sits in the safe.

Were I actively in the market though, I'd have a hard time justifying this over an MRO w/ a co-witness mount for $359 shipped.. not much more than the pre-MIR cost of the Eotech (I'm not big on MIRs and don't base my purchase around them). And then you're getting newer tech that's lighter, NV compatible, always-on, 50k battery life, smaller batteries (handy if you're storing replacements in your PG), and a lifetime warranty vs 2-year. Thoughts?

That all said, still curious about Holographic sights as I've never tried one.
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EOTech can burn in Hell.
Any particular reasons for that comment?

I actually looked up the thermal drift thing just because I was curious... stated "as much as" 12 inches at 300 yards. Which is what? 3-4" at the 100 most of us shoot within? Under really adverse conditions? I think the inherent parallax with red dots if you don't have perfect cheekweld is pretty comparable to those numbers...

and the military didn't find it enough of a problem to cease their usage - the lawsuit was mostly about EOtech being aware of the problem and not disclosing it.
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Not currently in the market for an optic since I already have an Aimpoint PRO on my AR and a Trijicon MRO on my MAK-90... personally have a hard time justifying more high end optics for guns that aren't parked bed-side for self defense (or otherwise non-range-only guns). Figure cheapo PAs, Holosuns or even old TRS-25s are good enough for everything else that generally sits in the safe.

Were I actively in the market though, I'd have a hard time justifying this over an MRO w/ a co-witness mount for $359 shipped.. not much more than the pre-MIR cost of the Eotech (I'm not big on MIRs and don't base my purchase around them). And then you're getting newer tech that's lighter, NV compatible, always-on, 50k battery life, smaller batteries (handy if you're storing replacements in your PG), and a lifetime warranty vs 2-year. Thoughts?

That all said, still curious about Holographic sights as I've never tried one.
EOTech is NV compatible. I'd have a hard time justifying $100 more to get a MRO.

EOTech vs. Trijicon MRO vs. Aimpoint they all have their issues and all will have issues with thermal drift at extreme temperatures.

The cost on this isn't pre-MIR. It is obviously using the MIR as that is part of the deal.
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EOTech is NV compatible
http://www.eotechinc.com/holographic...ghts/model-512

"Model 512 is our most popular holographic weapon sight. It’s ideal when you need the best in speed and versatility, without night vision compatibility. Available in Realtree™ APG and Mossy OakŪ Obsession camo patterns, as well as black.

If you have a night vision device for home protection, look at the 552. Same great sight and features plus night vision-compatibility."

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EOTech vs. Trijicon MRO vs. Aimpoint they all have their issues and all will have issues with thermal drift at extreme temperatures.
Yes, that's a point that I just made in the post directly above you.

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I'd have a hard time justifying. . .
But don't make any points to back it up. I made multiple points on why I think the MRO is worth the extra $$. If you find it hard to justify, I was hoping someone would give me some pros of the 512 over the MRO so I could justify picking one up to check out.

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. . .$100 more to get a MRO.
The cost on this isn't pre-MIR. It is obviously using the MIR as that is part of the deal.
So then you mean $25 more now... $100 more after several months of waiting, assuming they don't find some silly reason to deny your claim. That's how MIRs work and why I treat them as a nice afterthought rather than an actual motivating factor in my buying decisions.

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http://www.eotechinc.com/holographic...ghts/model-512

"Model 512 is our most popular holographic weapon sight. It’s ideal when you need the best in speed and versatility, without night vision compatibility. Available in Realtree™ APG and Mossy OakŪ Obsession camo patterns, as well as black.

If you have a night vision device for home protection, look at the 552. Same great sight and features plus night vision-compatibility."
The 512 is definitely useable with NV. Depends completely on what kind of NV and generation you are using. Guys have been using the 512 with NV for some time. YMMV.

http://www.xdtalk.com/threads/got-a-...ch-512.186768/



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But don't make any points to back it up. I made multiple points on why I think the MRO is worth the extra $$. If you find it hard to justify, I was hoping someone would give me some pros of the 512 over the MRO so I could justify picking one up to check out.
I don't need to make any points to back it up. EOTech is a known entity. Guys will hate on it because of the thermal drift drama and how they handled it. It is battle proven. If someone wants an EOTech they have done their research. Plenty of guys have years and years on their EOTech without issues and without any thermal drift. Again, potential customers need to do their research to determine if this is the right option for them. However it is proven and is a well known optic.


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You mean $25 more now... $100 more after several months of waiting, assuming they don't find some silly reason to deny your claim. That's how MIRs work and why I treat them as a nice afterthought rather than an actual motivating factor in my buying decisions.
Well if you are motivated enough, you can get this EOTech for $251.39 shipped. I've never had issues with never getting a rebate back. Really isn't that hard to do. Again, this current deal stands at $251.39 shipped.
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?????
He will go on a rant about how EOTech lied about thermal drift when they knew about it. How they put law enforcement and military personnel' lives at risk. How they are an evil company. Bla bla bla. The typical anti-EOTech online rant.
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