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Eotech buyback

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by TLandwehr11, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. TLandwehr11

    TLandwehr11 Astoria, Oregon Member

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    Just purchased an AR on this forum and now it's time to put a quality optic on it. Been shopping around and looking into mainly Eotech and Holosun (side note on this, anybody have any preference between the two?). My main question that I'm looking into somebody answering or offering helpful hints is why if so many people have went with Eotech in the past, and praise them for durability and accuracy, that once this buyback pops up that people are dumping them and switching to other optics? If you aren't having issues with it now, and like the optic, why send it in just because Eotech is offering to buyback? I get if you are one of the few that actually have issues with the sight to send it in, but a working sight that so many have stood behind and reviewed as one of the better optics to put on a rifle (not to mention how many law enforcement and military agencies still using the sights), why hop on the recall ban wagon? We do live in the PNW, we don't see that big of temperature jumps. Just curious what you guys think, don't hold anything back, I don't have any feelings toward either of these companies, owned mainly vortex in the past. Anything helps.
     
  2. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I like my EO, too much to send it back.
     
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  3. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Difference Eotech around 1 to 2 thousand hours on one battery. Holo or Aimpoint up to 8 years on one battery. All three of my Eotechs broke.
     
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  4. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Research the industry.

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  5. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    I had no idea about the buy backs. I have owned 3 of them and loved them without issues. I don't know if i'd even consider selling mine back just based on my overall experiences.
     
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  6. djaziatic

    djaziatic Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When the DOD sues eotech and wins. I think it's time to turn in those optics for something more reliable. Go with Aimpoint. Don't stake your life on a known issue on eotech sight.
     
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  7. DipSchmidt

    DipSchmidt Washington Member

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    Has the DOD done the same tests on Aimpoint yet???
     
  8. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Minute 7 shows to toughness of Aimpoint.
     
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  9. DipSchmidt

    DipSchmidt Washington Member

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    I'm talking about the temperature testing that the government did on the EOTech. The reason there was a lawsuit. The shift in zero with extreme temperature changes.
     
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  10. DipSchmidt

    DipSchmidt Washington Member

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    That video was cool though.
     
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  11. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    A friend of mine had his glass in glue just from sitting in the sun while we were shooting. There are also other people online saying they experience the same problem. I had 3 different Eotechs each one failed in a different way. The oldest one was only 4 years old.
     
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  12. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I saw somebody making a thermal optic that isn't too bulky, sure would be nice to see by heat
     
  13. DipSchmidt

    DipSchmidt Washington Member

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    Interesting. I've had an EoTech 552 for almost 5 years now. I bought it when I bought the rifle that it has stayed on the whole time through 5,000 rounds or so. The rifle has been dropped, ran hard in snow, rain, and higher temperatures (for the NW) and never had an issue aside from the fact that it seems to like to go through batteries. The only time I had to re-zero it was when I took it off the rifle and put it back on. (this was only done to accommodate another accessory) I'm not saying they are the best sight on the market, but I have never met anyone in person that actually shoots their gun complain about an EOTech. That being said I want to put an Aimpoint on my next rifle
     
  14. DipSchmidt

    DipSchmidt Washington Member

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    What were the failures you had?
     
  15. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    511 batt compartment kept braking.
    the 512 and xps-2 not sure they just stop working and had to send them in. I bought all of them new.
    My buddies 511 is 10 plus years no issues, other then the batt life sucks.
     
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  16. Stangler

    Stangler Tualatin, or Member

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    I've got 2 Holosuns, one on my 22/45 lite, and one on my coyote shotgun (mossberg 930) and love both of them. zero isues, on all the time (they shut off after 2 hours, but turn back on when picked up)

    Nate