Eotech 553 OR Trijicon Acog?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Rarity, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Rarity

    Rarity New Member

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    I have a question about the Clyde Armory SCAR stock for my tactical mini 14.. and there is a few more things I just may very well need!

    This build is for home defense and range shooting.

    It is hard to choose. I have never owned an Acog and I think I am a little close to purchasing one. Especially the Eotech 553 with the raise mount it comes with.

    This is my first rifle for personal use. This may also be a very interesting question - Do you think either the Acog, or Eotech is more ideal for this build?

    Also, I just need to have one of the optics being right above the receiver. It is just my personal preference so far.. Which is why I need help!
     
  2. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    Different animals. The ACOG is a 4x scope and not really suitable (it can be used but it's not made for it) close quarters use. For home defense an EOTECH or Aimpoint is a better choice. If you like Trijicon take a look at the TriPower.

    I don't like cowitnessing irons and optics so I have mine on a GG&G 1/2" riser that extends a bit in front of the upper receiver. Very fast setup (SBR in the middle). GG&G rear sight folds neatly out of the way.
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  3. Rarity

    Rarity New Member

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    Thank you, Wambli!

    Actually you're absolutely right about the ACOG. On their website they have tons of models and they say it is great for home defense but the magnification doesn't seem like it will do any good on this one..

    EOtech it is going to be! - I am wondering how well this is going to be... lol

    The 553 should be able to raise well. I guess we will have to see.. It is only my first rifle build..and so far it looks like I am enjoying it already and I don't even have a range report! .... YET!
     
  4. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    Good luck with your build and I can tell you from personal experience these rifles become money pits :D
     
  5. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Don't own an ACOG but I've had an EOTECH on my AR for 8 years. It's a well built and reliable piece of equipment.:)

    Being a former "pre-optic" Infantryman I was skeptical of anything but iron sights so it took my gun store a good bit of convincing. I just could not get my head around HOW a "floating" reticle could possible be accurate...:confused:

    I still can't tell you HOW they work...But the do and I would not be without one.:)

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  6. armtactical

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