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Old 05-18-2015, 00:33   #1
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Aimpoint PROs are great till you need batteries

The batteries for the PRO are also used on outdated camera flashes or old cameras. You can't just run down to Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Sears, ad nauseam, and grab one. Not even camera stores stock them either.

So I have to order on line TWO stinking 1/3N batteries for my PRO optics. Actually I ordered ten to make sure I'd have enough for the far future.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:53   #2
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batteries plus or whatever they are called now stocks them in store. at least they do in my area, southeast va.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:30   #3
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Thanks for that info. I searched for Battery Plus and several popped up in the Houston area. Called one closest to my joint and they have these batteries in stock. A whole 4 of them. I just ran over and grabbed all four. Now I'm going to have to cancel the internet order.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:10   #4
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RadioShack is where I generally get the oddball batteries from.
This was one reason I upgraded to the M4s

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Old 05-18-2015, 13:13   #5
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Radio Shack is going tango up.

Aimpoint should have specced out a more popular type of battery that isn't going out of style. The 1/3N type battery is fast becoming the dodo bird because nobody is making camera or camera flashes that need these types of batteries any more.
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Old 05-18-2015, 13:25   #6
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I just bought a couple online, I've been using Aimpoint optics for probably ~9-10 years now, So I'm used to it. Forgot where I bought my batteries, but I was able to find some. Also bought a 3 pack off amazon recently. Change my batteries every year, so I never have to worry about being at the range and all the sudden the optic doesn't work (happened to my friend, luckily I had an extra battery with me). I don't turn off my optics either. LED's that run off lithium are hard to tell when it's "running low" b/c lithium just kills, doesn't dim like NiCad
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Old 05-18-2015, 13:51   #7
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Usually get mine from amazon. Last year got in a bind and needed on fast and found one at Radioshack. Now they are dead I will have to keep some on hand.
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RadioShack has been going **** up for twenty years.
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Old 05-18-2015, 15:23   #9
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I buy them at the dollar tree for a dollar a 6 pack.
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RadioShack has been going **** up for twenty years.
Amazon didn't exist twenty years ago and Amazon has basically put Radio Shack face down, ass up.
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Old 05-18-2015, 17:02   #11
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If this is the battery in thinking of, they stock them at my local Rite Aid. I use them in my CMore sights. I have an Aimpoint, but have yet had to change the battery.
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Now I am going to have order spare batteries....
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It's part of the reason I switched to the T1.
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It's part of the reason I switched to the T1.

My latest red dot is an H1. I don't need 60-ft depth water proofing and night vision capability. Actually I ordered a T1 but SWFA had them on back order so I called and said sell me an H1 cuz the brother don't wanna wait.
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Glad I read this. Just about to order an Aimpoint Pro....
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Wow I never knew 1/3Ns were hard to find.

They're on Amazon ALL THE TIME.
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RadioShack has been going **** up for twenty years.
Kind of like the large furniture warehouse along the side of the RR tracks, or the "going out of business " sale at Pat Mcgee's in Port Aransas.
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Wow I never knew 1/3Ns were hard to find.

They're on Amazon ALL THE TIME.
As someone else mentioned, Batteries Plus sells them. They're cheap, too! $5 or so for 2+ years of use seems like a damn good deal to me.
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As someone else mentioned, Batteries Plus sells them. They're cheap, too! $5 or so for 2+ years of use seems like a damn good deal to me.

I think he was being sarcastic.

It is a bit of an oddball battery. But it only takes about 10 seconds to find online. And it can still be found in a few specialty stores. I really don't think there will come a time when AimPoint PRO owners will be left holding an optic without the ability to find a battery for it. I replace mine every year just to avoid the possibility of a leaking battery. But once a year is still hardly ever in my book.
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