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Old 16 September 2009, 15:46
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I have a EO Tech with a 3x magnifier. I luv it. EO tech is good up to approximately 300 meters and with the magnifier with the FTS mount is the bomb.
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Old 16 September 2009, 15:59
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LOL....I'd have to go watch the movie again. Your memory is better than mine. It's the gun I am currently running. 10.5" 416, Surefire M-900, Comp ML-3, 3X twist-off magnifier, and an ITAL IR laser. I dont have my suppressor yet but supposedly it's on the way.
So where does the trunnion and wheels mount on that thing?
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Old 16 September 2009, 16:09
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So where does the trunnion and wheels mount on that thing?


You gotta get with the times there Robert Rogers. It all weighs less than your powder horn or bag of musket balls.
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Old 16 September 2009, 16:26
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It actually looks alot like this.

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isnt that the same gun that fairy was selling at the trade show in beverly hills cop?
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Old 18 September 2009, 10:46
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What are the current EOTech problems? I got the newest Gen 552 NV AA Model (at the time) in 2003 and it worked great in Iraq, and ever since. What's up with the new ones?

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Old 18 September 2009, 10:58
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What are the current EOTech problems? I got the newest Gen 552 NV AA Model (at the time) in 2003 and it worked great in Iraq, and ever since. What's up with the new ones?

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I bought same one for my nephew and he carried it through 3 combat tours w/no issues. Said it was the best piece of kit he had and worked great in Fallujah.
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Old 18 September 2009, 11:58
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The reliability issues that I know about were actually dudes storing the EOTech with the batteries in it which caused corrosion in the battery compartment.

Towards the end this last trip I broke the ARMS mount for my Aimpoint so I just threw a 552 on in it's place. Worked just fine with the Aimpoint magnifier.
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Old 18 September 2009, 12:06
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What's the scoop on those MARS sights ? I was thinking about getting one for a future Tavor if I can get the 4K I need to pay for the damn thing. I like the idea of having the same zero for the holosight, visible and IR laser. I've read mostly positive stuff except battery life.
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Old 18 September 2009, 12:27
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LOL....I'd have to go watch the movie again. Your memory is better than mine. It's the gun I am currently running. 10.5" 416, Surefire M-900, Comp ML-3, 3X twist-off magnifier, and an ITAL IR laser. I dont have my suppressor yet but supposedly it's on the way.
You run a 416 with a POS CAA stock ?
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Old 18 September 2009, 13:33
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It all weighs less than your powder horn or bag of musket balls.
Damn, Sharky, when were you meat gazing? You're the only person besides my wife that have called them that...
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Old 18 September 2009, 15:43
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They were still having problems with the battery contacts coming loose from the inside part of the battery compartment. In addition the 553's that were being issued to SOCOM had the same issue and they had to send out field reps to make a retrofit/ repair on lots of units.

The units I had in the armory in Baghdad were the Revision F and they were still giving us problems. I repaired about 70 of them while I was there 07-09.

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Old 18 September 2009, 16:19
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They were still having problems with the battery contacts coming loose from the inside part of the battery compartment.
Have you thought about mixing up a little JB Weld and 'painting' over the ends of the contacts where they attach or enter the battery compartment?

A small amount will not interfere with the actual contact and it sure as hell won't move again.

Just thinkin' out loud...
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I liked the Trijicon reflex. 6.5 MOA amber dot. No batteries to worry about.
Just point and shoot.

No good for distance work, but out to 300 or so it was fine.
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Old 2 October 2009, 04:35
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If you look at how they are designed I don't believe that it would be possible.

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Have you thought about mixing up a little JB Weld and 'painting' over the ends of the contacts where they attach or enter the battery compartment?

A small amount will not interfere with the actual contact and it sure as hell won't move again.

Just thinkin' out loud...
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Old 2 October 2009, 15:06
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Just some of our personal experience with our EoTech 553's.....

Out of 75 of the 553's that our group runs, 5 had battery contact issues. Myself and another armorer installed the supplied battery fix kits to all 75 of the 553's and we have not had a single issue with the units under pretty heavy use since. This fix was done a couple years ago. I think that most of the past problems have been worked out by EoTech on all the newer models released, however as Sharky mentioned the battery leak and the arms mount breaking (553's) have been brought up. I have also heard of some of the EoTech's having a problem where in some cases the optic will work as advertised but at some point in time the optic will not power up to a higher brightness setting which isn't a low battery problem but an internal issue. These are rare cases but I have heard of them happening.

We also purposely ran a 553 until the batteries died to see how long it would last. We racked up just over 1200 hours on 2 Surefire 123 batteries before the optic started to give the low battery blinking warning. Sure enough about 6-7 hours after the low battery warning the batteries died. Setting was generally on a medium to high brightness setting. This is definitely much less than the Aimpoints. However, one needs to consider how many hours they actually use. For some people 1200 hours of constant "ON" can be a couple months, while recreational shooters can easily get over a couple of years. Also you need to take into account your own personal use of the optic and readily available access to batteries. For our LE purposes battery access and the ability to swap batteries on somewhat of a set schedule is not so much of a problem.

I am also a fan of the Aimpoint and the Micro's are great for weight savings. The H models are a bit cheaper, especially if you don't need the NV capability. I have never had a single issue with my Aimpoints and they are rock solid. However, I personally like the EoTech reticule as it offers a quicker target acquisition (talking fractions of a second) and more flexibility / options with the hash marks and large ring.

I also run an ACOG with a Doc Optic on top. I love the ACOG when a bit of distance is incorporated, but for close up stuff it isn't the best even with the Doc Optic. When it top mounted, it is not as easy to get a quickly repeatable cheek weld and I find myself fishing for the dot, which eats up valuable time. This is also the issue for the other guys in my unit who run the Doc top mounted. Most have moved away from this top mount set up. I personally prefer the Doc Optic mounted low off the rail with an offset mount as opposed to on top of the ACOG. This also helps with the optic height over bore issue and it is easier and quicker for me, but that is just user preference.

Overall my EoTech 553 get the most use and is my choice for my duty rifle. I still run the ACOG for some observer stuff but that is going to change shortly.

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Old 2 October 2009, 17:11
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Reviving an old thread as I have basically the same question. Currently I have a Vortex 3x on my rifle but want to move that to another rifle and get a reflex sight and was looking at the Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight. The price is descent and it has been getting good reviews online but I'd rather hear from somebody here, anybody have an insight?


Sightmark

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...k_ql_qh_dp_hza


For double the price I can get an EOTech 512.A65 but is it worth the price? I do like that it runs on AA batteries and I'm assuming the EOTech issues are resolved.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...k_ql_qh_dp_hza
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IF the host weapon is a range rifle only, the Sightmark might work.

EOTech issues have not been resolved, but the EOTech issues only show up in certain climate conditions. I still got rid of my EOTechs, and went all Aimpoint (Micros and PROs).
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IF the host weapon is a range rifle only, the Sightmark might work.
Primarily range rifle but I would want it to work in a SHTF scenario.
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If it is mostly a range gun then you might want to look at either a Vortex or Leupold scope. Crossfire-2 is pretty inexpensive and wont empty your bank account. The Strike-Eagle is a little more costly but still cheaper than an extender with a dot/hologram. (never shot with a Strike Eagle)
Leupold Mark -AR is pretty affordable as well.

I just bought a Primary Arms 1x6 ACSS - A friend has one that I played with but I have not shot with it yet...
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