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Keeping Batteries in Holographic Sights

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Young Once, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Young Once

    Young Once

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    To all users of holographic sights (EOTech, Aimpoint) is it alright to keep the batteries in even if not being used for extended periods? I keep the batteries in my aimpoint, and what I do is turn it on about 10 to 20 mins. once a week when not being used. Is this practice safe? Thanks in advance.
     
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    You can leave your aimpoint on for 5 yrs!
     

  3. Young Once

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    Yeah, I know, but this seems to be a bit paranoid for me, keeping it on all the time. Which is why I turn it off and turn it on once a week, unless of course i'm going to the range, in which case its on the entire time i'm there.
     
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    For Eotechs, make sure the battery you are using does not leak... A buddies Eotech died due to leaky batteries. No problem for the Aimpoints that uses the small 3v lithium battery, haven't heard of them leaking. I didn't bother to turn mine off, its 3 years old and I haven't changed a battery yet.
     
  5. Young Once

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    Wow, Sir Cebuboy. That is a long time. Thanks for the advice.