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Old 11-23-2012, 11:12 AM   #11
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Aimpoint is more durable and has much longer battery life.
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Yes. Aimpoints are tougher and longer battery life. By a lot.

My wife has a aimpoint pro on her rifle its been in the on position for months. She doesnt turn it off.

My issue with dot sights is they are about the same as iron sights up close and irons are better at any real distance. Its just easier to teach a novice to use a dot sight than a good set of irons

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Well, to answer all the questions........... If the reticle of an EOtech is blurry,, it probably mean it's past time to get your eyes checked. I went down this road. patterns now are clear and well defined. The reason Aimpionts have good battery life, all they project is one dot! Eotech's generate an entire reticle. It takes time to learn what part to use for where.Yes, different parts of the reticle are for distance, close up, mid-range etc.. It takes time to learn this alone, however having some more experienced friends is a blessing.

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Well, to answer all the questions........... If the reticle of an EOtech is blurry,, it probably mean it's past time to get your eyes checked. I went down this road. patterns now are clear and well defined. The reason Aimpionts have good battery life, all they project is one dot! Eotech's generate an entire reticle. It takes time to learn what part to use for where.Yes, different parts of the reticle are for distance, close up, mid-range etc.. It takes time to learn this alone, however having some more experienced friends is a blessing.
Exactly, thats why i use it for my shotty. Buck, bird, and slugs its perfect
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Yes, really.

Aimpoint battery life is measured in YEARS of continuous use.
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Go with the PRO!

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I love the Aim-point, I used one while I was in the service, and it served me well. Other squadrons used the Eo-tech and they liked them ok, but battery life was not as long as the aimpoint, plus the whole unit takes up more space on the gun. Battery life is crazy on the aim point, I changed the battery in mine when I first got it and never had to change it again for my whole enlistment! And we used them everyday! Also they hold a zero really well, we really put ours throught the test and it didnt lose zero. When I get the money I will be getting a aim point for my colt. Until then I have a cheap red dot.

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The EOtech vs the Aimpoint as someone mentioned earlier I believe is really what you want to do with it & yes the EOtech does more then just project a dot you can do a lot more with it(which is one reason why many SF members swear by it!! As a matter of fact I've never seen otherwise

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The EOtech vs the Aimpoint as someone mentioned earlier I believe is really what you want to do with it & yes the EOtech does more then just project a dot you can do a lot more with it(which is one reason why many SF members swear by it!! As a matter of fact I've never seen otherwise
The Aimpoint may outlast the battery life if that's what you are going for I prefer the HWS better then the Red dot on my personal weapon my service issued one works good but I'd rather the EOtech tho
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The reason I prefer the Eotech is the ease of getting to a consistent brightness, the Eotechs I have used separate buttons for brigther and dimmer. The Aimpoint has a knob that slightly clicks into place and the ones I have used are heavily used by the Military for training and the clicks are almost non-existent, it's hard to get back to a consistent brightness level.

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