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Bushnell Holosight which model is better?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by haymaker18, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. haymaker18

    haymaker18 New Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    There are several models of Bushnell's holosight...one has N batteries (original), one has AA batteries, and one has AAA batteries (lower, sleeker XLP model). In the manual, it warns that some AA and AAA batteries degrade quickly under heavy recoil. It has no similar warning about the N battery model. AA and AAA batteries seem to be more convenient as the juice lasts longer than the N battery model and I could recharge them at home. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with heavy recoil weapons and the Bushnell Holosight? Also, any random reasons why you like one over the other? I'm trying to make the right decision and any help would be terrific!

  2. xring44

    xring44 Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Yell Co. Arkansas
    I have one of the very early models, ( n batterys) It has rested on everything from cross bows to .44 magnum handguns with no issues.
    A great sight on any application I have used it on.
    The only -minus I can think of is the need for the dusk filter, I seldom used it and eventually lost it. I start the hunting morning with it turned to its lowest setting and turn it up as the light gets brighter.
    No experence with the later models with either AA or AAA batterys.
  3. Omnivore

    Omnivore Member

    May 30, 2006
    North Idaho/Eastern Washington
    I have new and old, and have tested them extensively at UltiMAK. The one difference that is material to me is the older ones get the reticle brightness cut down substantially by my polarized glasses. All the newer ones are corrected, so they do not have this issue.

    You cannot go wrong with any model Bushnell or EOTech as long as it fits your weapon. The old Bushnell (bought around 1996) still lives on my favorite personal M1 Carbine, and it will stay there.

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