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EOTech troubles reported by the Military

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by Pandaz3, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Most of the troubles are at temperature extremes, but some of our forum see those temps from time to time.

    Here is The Firearms Blog link
     
  2. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    - 40 degrees Fahrenheit is 72 degrees below freezing.
     
  3. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There was a song "When its springtime in Alaska, its 40 below"
    Might be cold for around here, but I have had to work near Death Valley so I don't think 122 is all that rare down there. It is after all the extremes our military operates in.
     
  4. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I think its pretty funny that civilians are bagging on a optic that has issues operating in climate zones that 90% will never experience.

    I get the military's concern, 100% but when over half the buyers of this product leave it in the safe more than they pull it out, is it really an issue?
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I never got the EO bug, I like some magnification.
     
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  6. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I bet if you torture tested a bunch of optics, you'd find failures and temperature extremes. I cant imagine anything mechanical works all that well at that temp.
     
  7. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Hunted Elk in eastern Oregon at -5.
    below BRRRRRR
     
  8. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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  9. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    You're spot on.

    My EO hasn't given me any trouble but then again it's never been exposed to extreme temps. I considered hitting them up for a refund only because i want the latest greatest but then i decided i don't want to be "that guy". :D
     
  10. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    I will be completely honest, mine worked, but I opted for the refund for one reason, its a business decision, I was at a local gun shop and they cant give them away, and my thought is, if i can't get rid of it at MSRP, I should, because God forbid i need to sell stuff to survive, I want to ensure I can sell stuff that will have a decent return on investment, so I was able to do that and I did, so now I went to an Aimpoint Comp M4 and I love it, I like the recital better, not as busy plus it reminds me of my navy days when we ran the PRO's on the M4's
     
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  11. madmax

    madmax woodburn Active Member

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    I've had the same eotech since 2004. It kept a zero sitting on top a hum vee bouncing around for 7 months. It got to 118* for a while. I've had it to negative 10 here in the states.

    It's been really good to me and I trust it


    I will never see alaska Temps nor do I want to.
     
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  12. shootnscoot

    shootnscoot Wa Well-Known Member

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    Eotech just added this to there site under the FAQ, after being sued by the US government and settling the same day for 25 million..

    "Will the HWS hold zero as temperature changes?


    EOTech's sights will experience a point of impact shift away from the point of aim when the sight is used at a temperature different from the temperature at which the sight was zeroed. This shift is greater the more extreme the temperature change. For example, when a sight is zeroed at 70°F then acclimated to 50°F, less shift will occur. On the other hand, if zeroed at 70°F, then acclimated to 0°F, more shift could occur. The maximum shift will occur at temperature extremes and could be up to 5 MOA. Therefore, to acheive optimum accuracy, the sight should be re-zeroed whenever the temperature changes markedly from the temperature at which the sight was zeroed."
     
  13. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It's good to see it seems the company is trying to do the right thing.