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Old March 22nd, 2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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Aimpoint or Eotech... ?

I've got one of each-

Aimpoint Micro T-1 with AR co-witness mount and a Eotech EXPS3-4 with a AR co-witness QD mount.

I like them both, but being that I can only use one at a time, I'm not persuaded that I have to have them both.

What say the membership? Preferences?

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 03:44 PM   #2
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I vote the Aimpoint. No real reason just my preference.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 03:45 PM   #3
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I used to have an eotech for years and always liked it better than the aimpoints I was issued. Then after the news dropped about the problems the eotechs had, I sent mine back for the refund and got an elcan.

The new micro aimpoints look pretty nice (haven't used one yet, but I'll probably put one on my wife's ar when she gets hers) and the company has a good reputation, so I'd stick with that.

I won't do business with eotech ever again. Just my $.02

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:18 PM   #4
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As stated above Send your EoTech back for a full refund plus $15 shipping and buy another AimPoint!

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:52 PM   #5
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Vortex Sparc 2. Performance and looks are like the aimpoint at half the price.I have 2. They are awesome.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:59 PM   #6
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I have a aimpoint pro and have had zero problems with it. It has been on constantly for 15 months with the same battery.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 05:09 PM   #7
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Hartman! Want one bad! Check it out!

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 05:10 PM   #8
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Always liked the eotech reticle but loved the style and battery life of the aimpoint.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 05:18 PM   #9
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Have you considered the Trijicon MRO? I have one on my M4 and it is super sweet. You can get them for around 430.00 now w/ a full cowitness mount.

Between Aimpoint and Eotech... I'd go for whatever you can get the cheapest. Both are great options, both have known and rare battery issues (corrosion issues and such), however it is just a red dot.

Both have different red dot reticles as well so see which one your eye works best with.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 05:19 PM   #10
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I very much prefer the field of view of my EOTECH vs the Aimpoints that I've owned.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 05:24 PM   #11
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Despite the recent problems with eotech I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if that's what I wanted. I got a great deal on my aimpoint, but I went to the store to buy and eotech. I have several friends that use and abuse them without a bit of trouble.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 05:47 PM   #12
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I loved my eotech 552 xr308 but hated my 512. I don't own any more eotechs and it's not because of the issues others are talking about with them being temp sensitive. I just like the ruggedness of the Aimpoint and the battery life they provide. Now I'm an aimpoint junkie.....
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 05:52 PM   #13
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I saw with my own eyes a salesman slam a aimpoint on a concrete floor so hard it bounced over the gun counter put it back on the ar it was on and it still co-witnessed with the irons perfectly. That's impressed me and I'm not easily impressed by fancy gadgets.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 06:00 PM   #14
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Have you considered the Trijicon MRO? I have one on my M4 and it is super sweet. You can get them for around 430.00 now w/ a full cowitness mount.

Between Aimpoint and Eotech... I'd go for whatever you can get the cheapest. Both are great options, both have known and rare battery issues (corrosion issues and such), however it is just a red dot.

Both have different red dot reticles as well so see which one your eye works best with.
The MRO is also great optic I have one on my 300 Blackout, the only issue is scope covers Trijicon kind of dropped the ball on that one!

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 06:15 PM   #15
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I have a clear rear cover and a blacked out front on my aimpoint. With the covers shut it if you keep both eyes open you can see the dot, don't ask me how but you can. If you have one try it, will kind of freak you out at first. If you don't have covers hold your hand over the end.

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