Eotech or Aimpoint

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by connectegr, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. connectegr

    connectegr New Member

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    I have been using a Sig Sauer STS-081 RDS on my AR. I am considering an upgrade. For a tactical CQB rifle, which would you recommend and why? My exist RDS is fine, so I am not sure what I will gain. Any suggestions...
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Can't go wrong with eotech.
     

  3. 1DrnkMxR

    1DrnkMxR New Member

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    I just bought the aimpoint PRO and really like it and for the price of $399.00 it's a good buy.
     
  4. okdonk

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    Eotech & Aimpoint are the only RDS top brands out there. Cant go wrong with either one. I do own an Eotech XPS2-0 as i like the design. Aimpoint models have a longer battery life compared to Eotechs.
    For Eotech i recommend the XPS2-0 or 512. For Aimpoints i recommend H1 or the Patrol Pro. Also there are other alternative brand like Vortex StrikeFire or Sparc. You can check them out at PSA, they have 20% off with free shipping going on. Which i just bought the Sparc for $160. Hope it helps ;)
     
  5. connectegr

    connectegr New Member

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    What difference should I expect with the Aimpoint vs the Sig STS-081 I have now? I am leaning toward the Eotech. Most of the guy I know doing this for a living, are using the Eotech or a Trijicon. And the Acog is out of my present budget. The battery life is not really an issue at 1000 hours the Eotech will only need batteries a couple times a year.
     
  6. FragOutInc

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    They are both good optics. My rule of thumb is if the military uses it then it must be good and able to take about anything you can throw at it. Eotech and Aimpoints are both top of the line right now in CQ
     
  7. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Your Sig STS-081 has 3moa. And it looks the same like my Bushnell TRS-25, same price range too. Or maybe same specs too. Eotech and Aimpoint models have 1moa, which is better IMO. I agree on battery life issue on Eotech, thats why i still chose Eotech. Browse around and some places have special deals on Eotechs or Aimpoints.
     
  8. fetep

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    Aimpoint uses a 2 or 4 MOA dot. I had an eotech XPS 2, it worked great, sold it on the rifle it was mounted too, I'm running an aimpoint M4 on my current rifle and think I'm a bit faster on the aimpoint. Plus never having to shut it off is kind of nice. Either way you won't go wrong both are GTG. Maybe try an eotech since you've run a red dot. Worst case you can sell it and buy an aimpoint, the both hold their value very well.

    Fetep
     
  9. MikeJK

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    I would go w/ a Aimpoint H1 w/ 2 MOA dot. The micros are great. 5 years constant on battery life, tough as hell, small, and light.
     
  10. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Only thing I'd like to recommend that you try out the sights first before committing to buying. See if you can handle one at a local gun store.
     
  11. Redleg

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    I have two Aimpoint H-1s and two EOTech XPS 2-0s. They are both first-rate military grade red dot sights. They are pretty different in design philosophy.
    The EOTech has the signature circle-dot reticle for which EOTech is known. This is a 65 MOA outer circle and a 1 MOA center dot. This approach has the advantage of perhaps a bit quicker acquisition. Put another way, if you pick your rifle up and want to quickly acquire a target, the EOTech circle-dot reticle probably is easier to quickly acquire. The downside to it is that some people say that the outer circle portion of the reticle can be distracting, and some would say that they prefer a simple red dot for a reticle.

    Here is the reticle on the EOTech XPS2-0
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    The Aimpoint simple red dot reticle is small, bright, and lends itself well to precision shooting.

    The Aimpoint hardware (i.e. the H-1) is somewhat smaller than the EOTech XPS series. Both are small enough for a medium sized pistol or revolver, however, and both are ideal for about any rifle.

    The EOTech XPS series are open holographic design while the Aimpoint is a tube design.

    The Aimpoint battery life is nothing short of sensational. They use patented circuitry that allows an Aimpoint to go for literally thousands of hours between batteries. The EOTech XPS series is rated for about 500 hours, give or take depending on intensity. The EOTech will shut itself off after either 4 or 8 hours. For non-combat situations the EOTech goes for a long time between batteries.

    Hope this helped. I own both and like both.
     
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  12. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    I'm a big fan of my EOTech 512. Yea its big and heavy but AA batteries just made sense. Look at it this way, when SHTF and you're scavenging for stuff, what household or business won't have AA's somewhere or in something? Not very many. They are everywhere! Used both, and having that 65 MOA outer circle really helps with the quicker target acquisition.
     
  13. MrWray

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    +1 love my 512

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  14. Argyle_Armoring

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    I'm a huge EOTech fan, especially for CQB. Both eyes open and zero magnification.

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  15. NativH

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    I know I'm old school, and this is a bit cumbersome, but it works well for up close and personal. And very well at 200 -300 yards. Beyond that, I'd rather have my AR10 anyway.
     

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  16. connectegr

    connectegr New Member

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    Thanks for the input. I ordered the Eotech 512 this morning. I was leaning toward the Eotech before purchasing the RDS. I am not disappointed in the Sig STS 081. For the money spent, it works great. But, most of my buddies have Eotech, and I have some scope envy. Problem solved.
     
  17. jamesb

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    I had an EOtech 512, then went to an ACOG TA01, and now i've settled on an Aimpoint T-1. It is perfect for what I want. A small, lightweight, and durable sight. Long battery life, lots of tests proving its durability and repeatable zero with the right mount.
     
  18. MrWray

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    Did you not like the Acog?
     
  19. jamesb

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    Loved it! I just realized after I played with it at the range the T-1 was more suited to me.

    I built it as a battle rifle/HD/SHTF and the 4x wasn't doing it in the home.