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Bin Laden shooter used Eotech?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dmancornell, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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  2. Bob D

    Bob D Oregon, Cascades Well-Known Member

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  3. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    I haz already have and use the eotech! :)
     
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  4. Bob D

    Bob D Oregon, Cascades Well-Known Member

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    I used Aimpoint throughout my time in the Army, but use EOTech now. I would have then if I had the option, but I wasn't in special forces.
     
  5. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Gross. Hope those guys carry a big bag of spare batteries with them.
     
  6. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nope, I'm not a techno junkie. I use iron sights because what would happen if your battery died????
     
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  7. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Coulda used a Mossberg single shot and buckhorns to the same effect.
     
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  8. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    Then I flip up my rear site and go to work.
     
  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what techno music has to do with this topic but good to know.

    Well if the batteries die you have 3 choices. Transition to back up sites. Bracket the target in the window, which sounds commonly done in CQB in the first place. Then there is always the option of using rough aiming, which if you spend enough time with that gun should not be too hard to do. One of the best ways to make sure you are "holding" you run right and your sites/scope is mounting in the right is to close your eyes and mount your gun. When you open your eye(s) your sight should be right in line without you having to move all over to find it.
     
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    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  12. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    i use iron sights. i always have and always will when it comes to my ar-15.
     
  13. Dinged

    Dinged Portland, OR Active Member

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    I like irons but based on personal experience EOTechs are much faster in CQB, I've shot a few Aimpoints and they're good for short to intermediate distances, I don't personally see myself using an EOTech and shooting medium distances, it's just too cluttered for that.
     
  14. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    The SEALs use whatever they want "blank check". I was stationed on Coronado when I was in the Seabees, there arms were in the same armory as ours. They had a cage in there with some interesting things, even for the mid 90s.
     
  15. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Technology, not the music.
     
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    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's what I ment iron sights only & I save myself $$$$$. If you have it go for it but I can get by with what I have. I might not look as COOL as you at the range but that don't concerne me...
     
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  17. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Jim I apologize for not putting a smiling face for my joke. Usually for technology it is techy.

    As for the above statement to each their own on sight choices. But I am positive that all those in the combat area are not using this gear to "look cool". If it did not work and did not work better they would not be using it. In this case if open site were better you would not see so many "optics" being used.

    With that said I do have a a couple AR's with optics but my primary "SHTF" does not. Again personal choice.
     
  18. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    It would make more sense to attach a kidney dialysis machine to the top of your AR-15.
     
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    Ballistic308 Oregon Member

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    Good thing they weren't using a tasco red dot....
     
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  20. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Dialysis machines are even heavier than EOtechs :laugh: