I bought my first AR a month ago (Colt 6920 MOE) and plan to get my 1st optic in the next few weeks. I was planning to get either an Eotech or Aimpoint because I like the way they look on an AR and the quick target acquisition regardless of cheek weld. However, I went to a store to check them out - they didn't have an Aimpoint but the Eotech looked cloudy to me and it seemed difficult to focus with it. I wasn't able to check out an Aimpoint but the dot on the Vortex Strikefire I looked through looked like a tiny kidney bean. However, I looked through a Burris MTAC 1-4X scope and the reticle was crystal clear. The eye relief was (of course) not nearly as good and I am sure it is not parallax free at 1X but now I am torn because this was so much clearer and I know the extra magnification would be helpful. With my Astigmatism, am I better off to go with a etched reticle like the Burris MTAC? Do you think the Aimpoint would be better? Is it possible I would get used to the Eotech? Any other options out there? By the way, my budget is around $500 and will be shooting primarily out to 100 yards. TIA!!! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!