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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
looking at putting a cheap holo sight on my new rifle i know eotec makes excellent sights but since this is going to be a beater rifle that will likely stay in the trunk i am not sure i want to put $400 optics on it. ive been looking and for $139 i can put this aim shot on it which looks like an eotec clone. ive done some searching and I can't find anything negative about which is kinda reassuring as most most people that post are bitching or griping

the battery life on it does not seem very long and its not water proof like the eotec but lets be real i'm not looking to submerge the thing

has anyone here had any experience with these sights either good or bad

for $139 im seriously thinking about it.

 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Well after it craps out after bouncing around in your trunk, you'll wish you'd saved a bit longer and bought the real thing.

I've seen nice used Eotechs and Aimpoints for under 300 on the ar15.com EE

Buy nice or buy twice ;)
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
supposedly its suppose to be pretty well made. from the looks of it its big draw backs are the 10 hrs you get from the batteries and it not being water resistant like.

ive never been one of the big name people that believes that a name makes a product worth more. while you get what you pay for does tend to ring true in most cases i dont mind taking a risk on another product from a company thats been around for 10 years and warranties their product for 5 years.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
That ACOG-replica looks pretty slick, TJ. Price is right too!

Sorry, I don't know the first thing about scopes, but does that 1x32 mean it's non-magnified? Is the 32 the visible FOV or some sort of MOA radius?
 
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That ACOG-replica looks pretty slick, TJ. Price is right too!

Sorry, I don't know the first thing about scopes, but does that 1x32 mean it's non-magnified? Is the 32 the visible FOV or some sort of MOA radius?
me neither. i wish i could find these both local so i could try them both out see which one i like the best and return the other, im definitely leaning toward the Bushnell now.

I think I'm going to head over to sportsman's warehouse this weekend and see what they have. I can always open a sportsman's warehouse credit line and say charge it. so long as i can pay it off in 90 days it would be the same as paying cash actually even better as i think you get 15% off for opening the account.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Right - 1x means the image is non-magnified. 32 is the size of the front (objective) lens in mm. Just like with a scope - a 3-9x40mm scope has variable magnification from 3 to 9x and has an objective lens of 40mm.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
There are also the SPOT AimPoint knock offs that are pretty damn solid as well. Not quite an AimPoint, but it's close enough for you to figure out if you like the concept, and they are sub $100 with a mount.. and I think that's new from some places.

I would stay away from the lower costs HWS's .. they tend to have wash out issues with any real direct light falling on the diode or glass, FOV issues and like you're seeing and reading, horrible battery life.

I understand that the price point on the EOTech's can be daunting at first and yeah you just want to slap this on a beater trunk gun, I would say that just saving up the extra $160 or so and picking up a used 512 from ARFCOM is going to be something you may end up being extremely grateful for one day.

But like Mike said.. it's your money bro, I can't pass judgment on ya for spending it how you see fit.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Your thinking backwards, if the gun is going to be rattling around in your truck then you need to have a sight that can handle the ill effects of those kinf od conditions. not to mention the temperature and moisture conditions that your trunk can expose a weapon to. Look at the older posts of guys that left their XD's in the car and they rusted all to hell.

Spend the money on good optics, you wont be dissapointed. If you want a cheap red dot with a lifetime warranty, check out www.sightron.com .
I have one and its been an incredible optic thats held zero through hunting, trunk rides, being dropped, etc... It wont look like an Eotech but do you want looks or function?

If you want to baby your gun and just plink then you might be ok with a cheaper optic.
 
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