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5 years 28 weeks ago, 10:02 PM

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Just wondering which one you guys prefer if you've used both.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 10:33 PM

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Aimpoint is better

I have an EO Tech 552 and Aimpoint Comp M3 and the Aimpoint is a much better overall sight. The EO Tech is the fastest red dot sight I have ever used, hands down. But that's where its superiority to the Aimpoint ends. The EO Tech has an automatic shutoff of four or eight hours depending on whether you press the up or down arrow. I personally don't need my sight trying to save my battery life, especially since my M4 is locked and loaded for home defense and I need to know my sight won't be resting if I have to pick up the rifle in the middle of the night. The Aimpoint is more rugged, has a much longer battery life and is available in more mounting options. I bought my Aimpoint with a GG&G cantilever mount from a coworker and my EO Tech sits on a closet shelf all but forgotten. I might mount it on a shotgun if I ever get one, but the Aimpoint is my first choice on my M4.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 11:12 PM

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I have used the Aimpoint for IPSC pistol and rifle matches plus 3 gun. The EOtech was not around when I was shooting. From what I see of the EOtech it looks like a Bushnell helo scope.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 10:30 AM

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aimpoint/eotech

of the two I would probably go with aimpoint, but they'll both be good. if you can afford it, I would get an acog

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 10:33 AM

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billyar15

What is your primary function for the sight? I have an EOTech 556 and love it. I do not have the same problems as runaway does with my sight. I have had other sights, not the Aimpoint though, and prefer the EOTech to all I have used.
If you can wait, Trijicon is developing a mini red dot sight based off the ambient light technology, and thus no batteries will be needed. I am going to put one on my scope when they are available.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 10:38 AM

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doesn't trijicon already have that? the trijicon RMR uses fiber optics and tritium, so no batteries required. the acog is the same

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 10:58 AM

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thank you Reaper

I was unaware it was ready for sale to civilians. I will be ordering one next month. Thanks for the heads up, now to "talk" to my local gun store about calling me when the RMR are available...

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 11:30 AM

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RMR

there are two versions, the one with the LED does use batteries, make sure to specify that you are looking for the fiber optic/tritium version

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 11:46 AM

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roger that

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 4:46 PM

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Primary use right now is home defense and range shooting out to 100 yds.I have an ADCO Mirage red dot(cheaper knock off of the Aimpoint Comp series)that I've been using for a couple of weeks now testing.Depending on how it holds up(been great so far for a $189 and came with a nice goose neck mount) I may just purchase another for my next build.I prefer simple sighting systems with a small precise dot(3m.o.a).I've shot with the EOTech and really thought it was too much,I don't like buttons on optics,or the 65m.o.a circle,too much red in the h.u.d.to me.I've thought about the Comp 2or3 for a couple of years now,but never shot with or knew anyone that had one.After I hit the Florida Lotto I will defineatly get an Acog or two,and send each of yall a couple of optics of your choosing.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 5:04 PM

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Heres hoping you win the lotto...lol

Like most of the sighting systems, the EOTech has brightness settings. The one I have even has a night vision setting. I think the one you have is perfect, if it works for you, it works. I have a lot of nice expensive stuff on a couple of my rifles, and I have some real cheap shit. You can tell the difference side by side, but it the cheap stuff breaks, I don't cry!!!

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 3:27 AM

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Other sight thoughts

Trijicon tri-power uses tritium, fiber optics, and battery power. It's not cheap, though.

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