anyone tried holographic sights?


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rickb2202
September 30, 2009, 08:06 PM
im going to do something with the sights on my doublestar car 15. does anyone have any experince with any of the holographic sights?.

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LiquidTension
October 1, 2009, 04:47 PM
I like my EOTech. The new models with the buttons on the side are more user friendly than the old ones.

tiberiumgold
October 4, 2009, 12:45 PM
Several competitors I shoot with have tried various cheaper mfg's all unhappy so I bought the Eotech and have had great results.:)

Raptorq7r13
October 4, 2009, 03:45 PM
I get to shoot my friends AR every time we go out to the range. First time he spend a few minutes sighting it in, and we were plinking a 300 yard steel target most of the time.

Now I'm ruined cuz it means I have to go get one.:p

jkinkade
October 4, 2009, 05:12 PM
Plus 1 on the eotech's!

KAB55
October 7, 2009, 01:03 PM
Love my EoTech!

M2Pilot
October 7, 2009, 02:13 PM
Ditto on the Eotech

Rokman
October 7, 2009, 06:19 PM
I really like my Eotech also. I would probably puchase the newer ones with the side buttons like Liquid Tension stated. The new short one with the CR123 battery would probably be a good one to have.

vzwnnj
October 7, 2009, 06:49 PM
EOTECH gets my vote...

Dwrice
October 7, 2009, 10:18 PM
EoTech gets my vote too.

armoredman
October 7, 2009, 10:51 PM
Do NOT go cheap. I tried cheap, and both cheapies were total failures. I will be getting an Aimpoint Micro T1, (sorry, EOTech fans, I like the small size and insane battery life), for my rifle...not an AR.

spd1303
October 8, 2009, 11:50 PM
Eotech!!!!!! Just bought mine 2day

a-sheepdog
October 11, 2009, 05:03 PM
I like my Eotechs, I have a couple.

rickb2202
October 12, 2009, 10:36 PM
ok! READ YOU LOUD AND CLEAR 12 to 1 eotech !. i will order my eo 512 soon. i sure was tempted by the cheapies but... thats why i asked. thanks all.

heliguy
October 13, 2009, 11:10 PM
+1 on Eotech. I bought the Bushnell clone version and had very poor results. Fortunately Optics planet has a great return policy. Then bought the discontinued EoTech with buttons in the rear and Li battery for $350 or so and LOVE IT! Get the discontinued ones, it'll save you $100-150...

Broken11b
October 14, 2009, 02:08 AM
Seriously, where were all of you EOtech fans in the aimpoint vs eotech debates that errupt every once and a while. pricey, but you get your moneys worth.

Sadiesinner
October 14, 2009, 04:27 PM
related question
for the red dots/holographics do you use them stand alone or do you sight them in lining it up with the front site?

im currently using a scope but mostly shoot within 30-50 yards so i wanted to try a reddot possibly an eotech. but my gas block is flat top w/ rail. would i want to buy a front flip up sight for it?

Madcap_Magician
October 14, 2009, 04:36 PM
You don't need a flip-up front sight to use any of the reflex optics. You don't use the front sights at all with them.

Sadiesinner
October 14, 2009, 04:58 PM
thats what thought. but if you dont position you head (shoulder the rifle) in the exact same position/alignment everytime it appears your sighting line changes. at the store with an eotech mounted on a rifle, sitting on a bench rest, i moved my head around and the point of aim obviously changed. using just a single point, unlike lining up two points like open sights. you know what i mean?

im not looking for serious accuracy just something for quick easy sight acquisition. my shooting is the equivilent to pop bottles at 50 yards.

and seriously how crappy are the cheaper models?

PumpPep
October 14, 2009, 05:37 PM
and seriously how crappy are the cheaper models?

The cheapos wont last if you are actually in an aggressive environment, glass cracks real easy. You know you get what you pay for. Get the EOTechs or an Aimpoint if you are willing to spend the money. If you want to save some money without losing too much quality, then try the Bushnell Gen II 510023.

rocky branch
October 14, 2009, 06:21 PM
Friend of mine trains some of the higher speed military guys.

These sights are really well liked and effective.

Kind of the wave of the future in tactical use.

Makes sense, though I believe in instinct shooting at closer ranges.
Situational awareness utmost consideration.

Agree on you get what you pay for.

hammerklavier
October 14, 2009, 06:32 PM
Anyone tried the Mueller reflex sight? I like eotech's, but the Mueller is so much more open. But it is cheaper, so maybe it's junk?

michiganfan
October 14, 2009, 07:47 PM
Eotech, put the dot on the target pull the trigger and watch a hole appear as if by magic.

Sadiesinner
October 15, 2009, 03:20 PM
ok eotech it is

Cosmik de Bris
October 21, 2009, 10:28 PM
thats what thought. but if you dont position you head (shoulder the rifle) in the exact same position/alignment everytime it appears your sighting line changes. at the store with an eotech mounted on a rifle, sitting on a bench rest, i moved my head around and the point of aim obviously changed. using just a single point, unlike lining up two points like open sights. you know what i mean?

im not looking for serious accuracy just something for quick easy sight acquisition. my shooting is the equivilent to pop bottles at 50 yards.

and seriously how crappy are the cheaper models?

This isn't right, the whole point of a holographic scope (a proper one) is that there is no parallax, you don't need to line anything up just put the dot on the target. You can spray mud on the front glass just leaving a tiny corner to see through and as long as you van see your dot you're away.

Cheers

Lucky Strike
October 22, 2009, 06:07 PM
I had an eotech (newer model 517 with buttons on side).....i liked it and never had any problems with it functionally but I sold it recently for an aimpoint micro T1......I just really liked the idea of shedding some weight on my AR.

armoredman
October 26, 2009, 12:31 PM
I ended up buying an EOTech 512, chickened out of the over $200 more for the T1. Stocking up on AA batteries, too.

outdoorrep
October 27, 2009, 09:32 AM
Here's a cool new one. Actually designed to be a secondary sight to fit atop an ACOG.

http://insighttechgear.com/products-mrds.htm

armoredman
October 27, 2009, 10:02 AM
Nifty.

Walkalong
October 27, 2009, 10:53 AM
$650? Not that nifty. :)

zignal_zero
October 30, 2009, 11:20 PM
i have an EoTech, not sure the model number - buttons on the front, takes the little batteries. thing is FREAKIN AWESOME. if i woke up and it was gone, i'd go str8 out and buy another one :-)

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