Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Eotech good or bad?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by FA9, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. FA9

    FA9 Hillsburrito, ORgun Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    331
    Thinking of buying my first eotech, 512 to be exact. Anyway don't know much about them so I did some research and read same bad reviews. I always liked the way they look thats why I'm interested in them. I dunno, looks like the aimpoint is something to look at also...

    Opinions anybody?
     
  2. ikari2_2000

    ikari2_2000 Seattle, WA Member

    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    16
    I once had a thing for EOTechs, the aesthetics caught my eye. After trying it out, the busy reticle, viewing through a square window, and battery life was what changed my mind. It's all preference. I ended up going with an Aimpoint CompM2.
     
  3. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    444
    I have used them a few times. I ended up with a T1-micro. I think they are good if that is your price point, but I felt the extra money was worth the lighter weight, longer battery life. For the money, certainly nothing wrong with them if you have read the reviews and know what might happen.
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    5,495
    Same here - I loved the design of the Eotech but it was really 'jerky' sighting it in. At one point, it barely moves, then it jumps. The Aimpoint wasn't like that, everything is like it is surgical.
     
  5. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

    Messages:
    903
    Likes Received:
    48
    EOtech's are great. the biggest thing you need to watch out for are fakes. there are a lot out there. Aimpoint is better IMHO but it is personal preference.
     
  6. beezer66

    beezer66 Salem, OR Active Member

    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    50
    Got my 512 from GG&G, with the covers and the accucam as a package. If you are going to buy one; check out their web site.
     
  7. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Lithium AA in a 512 resolves all battery issues. Love mine.
    Stay away from the 511, terrible battery life, but now out of production.
     
  8. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    671
    I have experience with both an Aimpoint Comp ML2 and an Eotech. Personally I like the Eotech much better on my AR especially when engaging multiple targets. The reticle seems to make it easier for me to aquire the target and get rounds where they need to be. Both the AP and Eotech are excellent red dots so it all boils down to what you like best. I had a reticle malfunction long after the warranty expired. I sent it in and it was fixed and I wasn't charged a dime for repairs or return postage. Good customer service.

    ETA: battery life isn't as good as the AP's but with the lithium battery life is pretty danged good for me.
     
  9. FA9

    FA9 Hillsburrito, ORgun Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    331
    I notice alot of eotechs are mounted on ar15's. Will the eotech handle the recoil of a bigger caliber?
     
  10. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,022
    Likes Received:
    167
    My two items I don't care for on the EOtech are the busy recticle (which have already been mentioned) and the auto shut off feature to save the batteries. The Aimpoint ML3 has like a 50000 hrs battery life on level 2 or 3 (out of 10 levels)
     
  11. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,708
    Likes Received:
    405
    There are Aimpoint replicas too.

    In the end, you will find Aimpoint is better. If you look around, you can find T-1 for $500.
     
  12. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    100
    I'm pretty happy with my Eoteck 557 BDC. However, it does seem a little grainy without magnification.
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,926
    Likes Received:
    19,605
  14. sonic

    sonic medford, oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    30
    eotechs are great at close range dont expect anything longer the 70 yards. i had the 512 and went to acog and will not go anyother way.
     
  15. sonic

    sonic medford, oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    30
    ok true hits ok but out of how many shots? i know not first round impact. and second your not going to get better then a 7 inch group at those ranges.. i grantee i would do better with my acog..
     
  16. sonic

    sonic medford, oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    30
    and how big was your target? unless you have a magnification but to get a good one from eotech they run 600...
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,926
    Likes Received:
    19,605

    :bluelaugh: :bluelaugh: :bluelaugh: :thumbup:
     
  18. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    500
    How hard was it to adapt to the acog? I've heard you need to train yourself to go from cqb to longer range. The one I loked through was somewhat confusing. But I really know nothing about them.
     
  19. sonic

    sonic medford, oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    30
    not hard at all thats all i use now because you can use in cqb and out to 800 meters.... i have 2 of them one im selling if anyone is interested... ta11f
    i havent had to train my self i just put it on my noveske ar n within 5 shots i has it zeroed at 100m also shooting a rock the size of your head at 500 meters about a month ago... the chevron is the easy one you just put the tip at 100 and follow the meters.
     
  20. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    500
    Thanks for the reply. So how does it work at close range? Are you looking through the optic or with your non=dominant eye? Or both? Please excuse if this is a dumb question.