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Burris fastfire II, aimpoint c3 or eotech 512 for my carbine?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by ncvarmint, May 23, 2011.

  1. ncvarmint

    ncvarmint

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    Hello all,
    I am getting ready to purchase an optic for my 14.5 carbine upper i built. And had my mind set on $490 or less. So i have the eotech 512 for $400 shipped, ot the aimpoint C3 with a adm 68h mount for $490 shipped, or i even thought about going with the burris fastfire II with the new Burris AR-F3 Flattop Fast Fire Mount for about $300 shipped.
    The burris is the most tempting because of the price, but i know you get what you pay for. I have had a eotech 512 before, and liked it, but was thinking about trying a aimpoint , but would hate to spend all that money and not like it.

    Burris mount link http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=447960

    Fastfire II link http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=151224

    Aimpoint link http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...=Aimpoint+C3+2moa+w/+ADM+68H+mount&groupid=61
     
  2. TimP

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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  4. CU4X4N

    CU4X4N 5th of November

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    Eotech.

    (I prefer the 65 MOA circle w/ 1 MOA dot)
     
  5. mjkeat

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    Have you watched the DD torture test video? Aimpoint.
     
  6. crusader4x

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    +1 to Aimpoint. I have an Aimpoint M4 and love it BUT, if I were building my rifle today, I'd take a serious look at the Aimpoint PRO.
     
  7. micdude

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    Whats that +4 or +5 for Aimpoint Pro comes with mount and is only 410.00
     
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  8. fuzzy03cls

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    Even I say the AP. And I hate them. I run 512's. If you want to try the AP I'm sure you can sell it if it doesn't work for you. My AP is nice & all, but for my eyes it's easier to use the Eotech. And it's faster to use as well.
     
  9. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    I'd say it depends on what your application is. I currently have an Eotech on my AR, but if I was shopping today, I would give the Burris Fast Fire II a serious look for SD/HD applications.

    I'd skip the hooded mount and just get a riser mount, but that's me.
     
  10. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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  11. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

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    OP, are you starting to see a pattern here?:supergrin:

    Aimpoint.
     
  12. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    AimPoint

    Turn it on, leave it on.
    Change the batteries on your birthday even though they will last for years of constant "ON"
     
  13. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Aimpoint PRO. Best deal in a quality red dot right now.
     
  14. ncvarmint

    ncvarmint

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    Thanks for all the reply's, the only thing that worry's me about the aimpoint is i feel like it would be looking through a tunnel or something, the eotech seems to have more Field of veiw. Is the aimpoint really that much better than the eotech? Is the eotech reliable for a range, hunting , defense gun.

    thanks agian
     
  15. fuzzy03cls

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    This is why I hate the AP. My eyes do not like looking through tubes. The Eotech FOV is so much better for my eyes. And yes it's reliable. At least my 3 512's have been. You'll get various opinions on that.
    The AP is a great built sight & why I haven't sold mine. I can use it if I had too.
    Remember your comparing a advanced holographic sight with a basic redot with less complex electronics. Of course the AP will have better battery life.
    It's going to boil down to what you can effectively shoot better with. You already had a Eotech, which is why I suggested trying the AP.