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New Eotech

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by liberty911, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. liberty911

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    Sold a gun today and picked this up!

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    Just a 512 for range fun. I figured AA's are cheap so doesn't matter how fast I burn through them.

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    It is cowitnessed to my flip ups.

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    Can't wait to go have some fun!
     
  2. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    I like the AA versions the best on rifles anyway.
    Otherwise the cost of batteries becomes a PITA.
     


  3. liberty911

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    Same reason I stopped my Surefire flashlight passion. I'd rather just use cheap batteries. Plus, all the best deals on the 123's are online and I want the instant gratification.
     
  4. Made Man

    Made Man Glock-o-holic

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    Nice, you'll love the EOTech. Seems like the most popular are the CR123 battery versions, I chose the 512 for the same reason you did, AA batteries are easily obtainable and cheap. The lithium ones are what I like. I ran the "thumb" screw for awhile, I like the allen screw better.

    How do you like the MATECH buis? I have yet to try mine, I haven't decided on what flip-up front sight I want yet, so I haven't used it.

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  5. liberty911

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    I like it a lot. I can shoot groups under an inch at 50 yards with them, which is pretty good for me. They seem plenty sturdy too.
     
  6. Two_Clicks

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    I love mine and strapped it to a Larue QD mount.
     
  7. Made Man

    Made Man Glock-o-holic

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    Cool, cool, yeah I agree about the sturdy part. How about the yardage adjustments? Very close to what it says?
     
  8. G30Mike

    G30Mike Say When!

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    Nice, I have a 512 on layaway at my LGS. Was gonna go with an Aimpoint, but i like the way the Eotech is setup better.
    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  9. liberty911

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    To be honest, I've only taken it out to 100 yards. I zeroed it at 50 and everything seems to be right. I did have to make a LOT of adjustments to the front sight to get it where I wanted, but once there it has been great.
     
  10. KiloXray

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    This seems like a valid reason to consider Aimpoint optics. Batteries that last YEARS, even if left on the entire time. Hell you could get 10 of them up front an have almost a lifetime's worth.
     
  11. liberty911

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    I used Aimpoints a lot in the military. Although I like them, I prefer the reticle and field of view that the Eotech has more. If they could somehow merge the two, I'd be in heaven!
     
  12. Made Man

    Made Man Glock-o-holic

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    Thanks for the info man.
     
  13. KiloXray

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    LOL, I'm sure you arent the only one! Id love to have a T1 with a 65 ring!
     
  14. RJHUB

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    Man I am jealous. Just kidding.
    I finally broke down and ordered a 512 last week from ******. Guess what? On back order. Bummer.

    Congrats on getting yours. I used my brothers last week
    and they are awesome.

    Nice rifle. What kind of strap is that?
     
  15. liberty911

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    Thanks. The strap is just a standard nylon sling that comes with Colts. Nothing fancy, but it works. I will eventually get around to getting a nicer one as soon as I can wrap my head around spending $30 on another mount. I'd like to move the sling swivel back near the receiver. Until then, I will stick with stock as I can still use it to good effect.
     
  16. This is my eotech. It was given to me by a veteran of the Iraq war, a Sgt. in the USMC. He carried it on his second tour.
     
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  17. liberty911

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    That is awesome!
     
  18. I buy my 123 batteries in bulk. Comes out to less than a $1 each. I use them in my eotech, flashlights, taclights, lightsabers, etc.

    They actually have 3.0V rechargeable batteries that I've been trying out in my TLR-1 with good results.

    I burn through batteries at work so I hope the rechargeables will last, if not, $1/batt isn't bad. I sell to my coworkers for $2/batt. instant profit. else it's $13 for two batts at Walmart for them.

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  19. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    Dunno about battery life issues with Eotechs. I've gone at least a year without changing batteries, and have never had any issues. My current batteries are at least a year old, if not more.