aimpoint pro or eotech 512?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Wi_Hunter556, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    Hey guys..I have a DD and I just bought their ez car rail and installed it...no this week after I get my paycheck I will be ordering an optic. It will be a truck/self defense/shtf rifle...which one should I go with? After I buy that I'm starting a new build
     
  2. connectegr

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    My vote is for the EOtech. I started with a RDS similar to the Aimpoint. IMHO the EOtech is easier to acquire with both eyes open the circle around the 1 MOA dot give a better perception of the target range and size.
     

  3. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    To play devil's advocate, the durability and battery life of an Aimpoint is bare none the best.

    I'd honestly take the time to handle both, my eyes do not like the eotech reticle. I'm astigmatic and have had lasik. I love the Eotech reticle but it doesn't work for my eyes.
     
  4. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    I have an astigmatism also and do wear bifocals, had to get them for night driving. I'm looking at lasik when I'm out of basic and ait and with a unit

    I'll have to find the eotech and aimpoint and try them out
     
  5. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I've been considering the aimpoint pro and the eotech xps. Plenty to speak of on both counts. For me the PRO has it but it's pricing that is really tipping the scale.
     
  6. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    The same situation for me.
     
  7. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    I've found that with my eyes, the "pixelation" of the eotech reticle is super annoying. But my lasik was done over 10 years ago, so I know for a fact that modern methods have reduced the flaring that I experience. My eyes also don't like the Leupold Deltapoint RDS. I believe that any RDS that has an automatic brightness setting and doesn't easily allow for manual adjustments just don't personally work for me.

    I would highly recommend you get both sights in your hand and look through them. It might just make your decision easier, like it does for me.
     
  8. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    That LASIK scares the boots off me. I'm astigmatic as well so it may be a moot point.

    I agree hands on is the best. My problem is I live no where near any place that's got them both in stock.
     
  9. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I also like the 3 year battery life. Set it and forget it (well...for 3 years at least).
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For goodnes sake don't fear the Lasik!:)

    My son had it done 10 years ago. It was a simple, painless, procedure, over with in less than 30 minutes, and now he has 20/20 left and 20/15 right.:p
     
  11. AgentTikki

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    Any big gun show will have both


    And yes don't fear lasik, bst I've ever done....even with the flare. The hardest thing about it was waking up every morning for a month looking for my glasses then openin my eyes and realizing I didn't need them anymore. Also depth perception gets a little wonky because you don't have glasses on anymore.
     
  12. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    Well the only thing I'm afraid of is when I get my bcg's in basic and not having bifocals...I've had them for 4 years already since the end of 8th grade
     
  13. FearTheFree7

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    I had mine done a little over a year ago and I have 20/15 in both eyes. And my procedure only took less than 5 min. Crazy how much the technology has advance.
     
  14. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    What kind of vision did you have without glasses before lasik?

    And what kind and how long is the recovery?
     
  15. FearTheFree7

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    I was nearsighted before LASIK. I couldn't see the tv 5 feet away it was that bad. The machine they used is one of the more advance ones now it's called the allegretto wave. I was able to see right after it was done. I didn't feel a thing while it was being done but afterwards it just feels like you have a scratch on your eye. Not painful just more like an irritant. That went away after a day or two and you just have to put eye drops in all the time to keep your eyes moist so they heal properly. The only thing I couldn't do was swimming for a few months but beside that I lived a normal day.
     
  16. Quentin

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    Well I fear LASIK. My philosophy is never have cosmetic surgery on a pristine cornea that's just too precious - so why take a chance when it's normally better to correct vision with glasses. And if something goes wrong most insurances will tell you to go spit since you chose to have elective and cosmetic surgery.
     
  17. broke-again124

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    I have the 512 and the Aimpoint T1. I would choose the Aimpoint over and over. BUT, it's not the pro. Close quarters, eotech every time. But as far as flexibility goes, my Aimpoint 2moa takes the cake. So it comes down to what you are gonna do with it. With the PRO you also get night vision capability, so keep that in mind.
     
  18. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Should be the Aimpoint H1/T1 not the bulky PRO. Just saying..
     
  19. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Quent,

    Lasik is elective, but definitely not cosmetic. You end up with better vision, and no worry about losing/breaking etc your glasses.

    Hernia repair is elective as well. you can wear a truss. But I chose not to, and I've never regretted it.:)
     
  20. drvsafe

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    I know this is an optic thread, but I have to add:

    I am astigmatic, I know it doesn't fix the astigmatism but will it correct for it? Also, I feel like I have worn glasses for so long they're a part of me. Me kids even tell me that I look better with my glasses :eek: .