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Old 12-14-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default Aimpoint micro T-1 or eotech 553?

just wondering if you guys had any experience with either, which you prefered, and why....I'm torn between the two. Weight, size of dot regarding target aquisition, durability.....AHHH!

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:08 PM   #2
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The guys I know that do A LOT of shooting, prefer the eotechs because of the larger obj on them. They say its easier to shoot both eyes open and faster on target with a wider field of view. They do however use the t1 on smaller applications where the eotech outsizes the platform. What are you putting it on?

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MY DD AR....self defense purposes

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Hven't used the 553, but have used the XPS2. I prefer the Eotech reticule. I prefer the durability and batterlife and lightweight of the Aimpoint. What's more important to you?

I chose the Arimpoint H-1 (don't need the nighvision settings)

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I think the Aimpoint H-1 is ideal. Low weight, next to indestructable, big enough, accurate enough and doesn't look like a soup can strapped to the top of the receiver.

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I think the Aimpoint H-1 is ideal. Low weight, next to indestructable, big enough, accurate enough and doesn't look like a soup can strapped to the top of the receiver.
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One thing to consider, with an Aimpoint you can just leave it on and change the batteries every 3 years. One less thing to do when you grab your DD if you hear a bump in the night.....

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I think the Aimpoint H-1 is ideal. Low weight, next to indestructable, big enough, accurate enough and doesn't look like a soup can strapped to the top of the receiver.

I dunno, I always thought the micro looked kind of strange, like a periscope. Then I got into lightwieght ARs. Then I saw the DD torture test. Should have been called the Aimpoint torture test. :P
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Many who desire Aimpoint go to Primary Arms to save mucho dinero.

Just a thought.

https://www.primaryarms.com/default.asp

More specifically Primary Arms red dot sights.

https://www.primaryarms.com/Red_Dot_Sights_Primary_Arms_s/903.htm

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Primary's micro is nice but it it not an Aimpoint. Marshall has said it himself.

I like my Eotech XPS and Aimpoint micros. I like light weight.

W/ both eyes open my field of view is almost uninterrupted w/ either optics.

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