Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

AR 15 with Eotech 512 post pics

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by f4t9r, Mar 10, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. f4t9r

    f4t9r Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,670
    How does your eotech 512 sit on your AR 15?
    Mine wants to set on the round barrel nut and Im not sure I like that.
    I tried to post a picture of what I am talking about.
    Well that did not work !!!
    Anyone want to post of picture of your ar with the Eotech 512 on it.
    Move down I have a pic now so you can see !!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  2. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,438
    Location:
    USA
  3. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    18,302
    Location:
    Ft. Worth
    They are long, no question.

    On this one, the Surefire handguard is bigger around than stock and I actually had to grind a flat spot into the handguard for clearance.

    But, being able to use standard AA batteries made it a no brainer even with the trouble this caused.

    The LaRue mount causes it to stick far forward too, but it too is worth it to me.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. f4t9r

    f4t9r Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,670
    Her is a pic
    Look at the top ar and see how the Eotech rides on that round nut.
    does not seem to want to set all the way down and slightly hits that nut.
    I am not sure of the proper name maybe barrel bushing nut ??
     

    Attached Files:

  5. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,438
    Location:
    USA
    Move the optic back a little >>
     
  6. ckay

    ckay Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    195
  7. f4t9r

    f4t9r Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,670
    no room to move back
    Here is a better picture
     

    Attached Files:

  8. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    18,302
    Location:
    Ft. Worth
    LOL sometimes that just doesnt work.
     
  9. ckay

    ckay Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    195
    Have you considered the RRA Dominator2 mount? It acts as a riser mount and at the same time, a dual aperture BUIS. It'll at the very least float the optic above the nut.
     
  10. ftierson

    ftierson Member.

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    922
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Change out your BUIS...

    I have a 512 mounted on a flattop standard length A2 with a Matech PADS BUIS. The front of the battery compartment is just short of the upper handguard, and there's sufficient room behind the EoTech for the BUIS...

    Forrest
     
  11. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,438
    Location:
    USA
    Everything looks fine in this picture.

    [​IMG]


    Here is another look at my set up.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Ford

    Ford Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Messages:
    512
    Location:
    KCMO
  13. dscottw88

    dscottw88 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    772
    Will the 512 fit on the rail when you have the larger newer standard handgaurds on? I would think that because they are a little bigger and the 512 potrudes off the front end of the rail just a bit that the handgaurds would get in the way.
     
  14. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,438
    Location:
    USA
    The very front of the battery cover is beveled to clear the barrel nut and hand guard.
    You should not have any issues as long as you don't mount it too far forward.
     
  15. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,803
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    This is how it sits with an ARMS #40L

    eotech1.jpg
     
  16. NAK

    NAK Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    D/FW
    Bushmaster OSR flat-top with an Eotech mounted on 1/2" risers AND a Laser-max Uni looking under the risers.

    2143393520_7873725efa_o.jpg
     
  17. Zach S

    Zach S Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,533
    Location:
    Western NC
    My digital camera sucks, and I'm no Oleg behind it, so I apologize for the bad picture.

    I have mine mounted as far forward as possible since I run a fixed BUIS, and because of that fixed BUIS, I'd like to move it forward a notch or two to make the buttons easier to reach. I cant mount it any further forward without dremeling the top of the HGs or the bottom of the battery compartment.

    To be honest, I'd like to see an RRA Dominator II mount with an A1 sight, or a Larue Mount with their fixed BUIS insead of a section of rail for an optic that cost more than my car.

    I would have prefered a CR123 model (to use the same batteries as my surefire), but got my 552 in trade. I hate having different spare batteries.
     

    Attached Files:

  18. chauncey

    chauncey Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    217
    +1 on the Dominator2. it's also more rugged than a flip-up.

    you really don't notice it when you look through the EoTech.
     
  19. f4t9r

    f4t9r Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,670
    It hits the barrel nut and sets ever so slightly tilted up in the front. If you look at the picture there is no gap at all between the nut and the eotech body.

    Got a pic of one of these
     
  20. Guitargod1985

    Guitargod1985 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,322
    Location:
    Florida
    Here ya go

    It's mounted a little far forward because I plan on adding a magnifier to my setup pretty soon and I'm not sure how much space I need.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Eightball

    Eightball Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    4,257
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    I know that while firing, that barrel nut thingy gets crazy-hot; would there not be any worry of it melting the battery compartment on the EOTech?

    And, would there be a way of mounting an EOTech, Magnifyer, and BUIS on a standard flattop rail (no riser rail), at the same time, without the battery compartment being forward enough to potentially melt?
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2008
  22. The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,801
    Location:
    Chairborne HQ, MA :(
    I'm wondering why I don't see any scratches or marks from use on these guns...
     
  23. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,438
    Location:
    USA
    It should fit on the receiver with BUIS without issue.

    Example:

    attachment.jpg
     
  24. f4t9r

    f4t9r Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,670
    Just do not like the way it sits on the barrel nut , so I am selling this and going back to Aimpiont. I can not figure how others seem to fit better. Most had the flatter round nut (different style ?) from what I could tell.
    I can say I owned one for about 3 days, maybe longer depending on how fast she sells. Thanks for the suggestions.

    If it fit like H2O Man's does. I would keep it !!!!!
     
  25. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    2,803
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    Why not get a 511?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page