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ktmboyz 03-02-2012 01:32 AM

Aimpoint or Eotech
I am looking to get a optic for one of my rifles and can't decide on these.

Anyone have bad experience with either of these ?? I am really leaning to the eotech 552 or the newer xps series.

purehavoc 03-02-2012 01:37 AM

Their both great optics but I prefer the Aimpoint a little better , A family member has both , I have the Primary arms micro just like the Aimpoint and after shooting his AR pistol with the eotech I was ready to go back to mine . I just didnt care for the reticle but others say the same about the aimpoint also . All just personal preference but you wont go wrong with either.
Mount them both up on a AR and try them out

AgentTikki 03-02-2012 02:15 AM

I like the Eotech reticle, I like Aimpoints durability and bateery life. In the end I chose Aimpoint, mostly because my eyes (lasik'd 12 years ago) coulsnt handle the Eotech reticle.

You honestly can't go wrong with either.

okdonk 03-02-2012 10:24 AM

I dont have Aimpoint but i do own the Eotech Xps2-0. Works great and worth every penny. Before i wanted to get the popular 512. But i decided to get the xps as its shorter and wont take much rail space IF i get the 3x mangifier in the future. I think Aimpoint is more expensive than Eotech. And i also agree, you wont go wrong with either one.

AgentTikki 03-02-2012 01:51 PM

Xps models are the way togo, better design. Transverse battery layout prevents accidental battery failure while shooting.

jamesb 03-02-2012 03:15 PM

Had EOtech and now have an Aimpoint T-1. Prefer my Aimpoint way more.

purehavoc 03-02-2012 03:19 PM

The eotech I was shooting with was a 511 or 512 cant remember and it just seemed like I got tunnel vision looking thru it , it seemed like the reticle was at the end of it ,my micro dot isnt like that the dot seems more up front

mjkeat 03-02-2012 05:17 PM

My first optic was an Aimpoint M68 on a M16A4 followed by a couple other 68s on various M4s then they threw me on a SAW which had a M145 Elcan. As a civilian my first was a XPS a Lucid, H1, M68, PA Micro, another H1, another PA Micro, and another H1 and of course a sprinkling of various magnified optics.

My all time favorite would be an H1 with EoTech reticle.

BCMjUnKiE 03-02-2012 05:31 PM

Had an Aimpoint ML2 and sold it and went with Eotech XPS 3-0.
Eotech is better, IMHO.

dickpalmer 03-02-2012 10:31 PM

No real bad experience with either. I prefer Aimpoint because the Eotech is bulky and has a marginal battery life. I just leave my Aimpoints on all the time. What's a few bucks for a battery every couple of years? I believe they say 4 years, but I'm not a cheapo.

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