Holographic vs. Red Dot Sight

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  1. Daffyd

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    I choose the EOTech 512 as well, and picked up a GG&G Quick Detach Mount. It's a great system, and sits on my Armalite M15A4. I'm going to snag the EOTech Lens Covers from GG&G first chance I get. They have printing that says "Front Toward Enemy" on the front cover. Gotta love it!
  2. Finster

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    I got a clone eotech 552 with a top cover rail for my maadi ak, I went the cheap rout before I get a rail installed, and to my surprise it holds its zero while shooting and I can hit 1 gallon jugs at 225 yards standing with no problem. I do not recommend top rail dust cover cause it looses its zero after you take it off to clean and the clone I think is meant for airsoft guns though, I think I got really lucky on quality for sight and rail.
  3. Daffyd

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    I thought about getting a clone for my GSG-5, but ended up with an AIM Red/Green Aimpoint Clone! Not too bad! It holds zero on and off and works well in set up! Still have to shoot it, but looking forward to it!

    Just a little update! I finally got the GG&G Lens Cover from Optics Planet for my EOTech 512, and love it! "Front Towards Enemy" version! Popped the battery compartment off to install it and the Duracell batteries had leaked inside. They were only 6 months old. Made a mess of the internals! Luckily Brownells had the replacement for only $20. Had it in 3 days and we're back up and running! Moral of the story - "Check your batteries often or take them out when in long term storage! :D
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  4. Grizz

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    Nice Finster, I got one too for my Ak and can pop clays at 100 yards all day long.
  5. Finster

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    Nice, Holographic sights are the way to go.
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    first is my AR-15 with the EOTech xps2-2 and how the reticle looks (its real hard to get a decent pic of the reticle due to my camera)

    second is my plinker M&P15-22 with a short tube red dot

    eotech=something like $400
    red dot=$35

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    i also have a longer tube red dot but dont like it as much. it retails for $110

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  9. Daffyd

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    I posted this on another thread, but it applies! EOTech 512 with a Vortex VMX-3T. Close shots, the magnifier flips out of the way. Longer shots, you put back in line.

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  10. shootbrownelk

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    They cost just about as much, or more than the 512 Eo-Tec. I think Burris makes a 3x scope with a red-dot in it.
  11. Daffyd

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    The Vortex VMX-3T is less than half the price of the EOTech 3x Magnifier, and it has a great rep. I've not used it enough yet to swear on longevity, but it's well built, and works great! Got it with one of Optics Planet's discount coupon codes. No buyers remorse here!
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