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7 years 1 week ago, 6:53 PM

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Eotech not turning on

Does anybody have an Eotech sight. I've had one for over a year, and today got it and it won't turn on. Changed the batteries, still nothing. Any ideas??

7 years 1 week ago, 7:06 PM

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But generally flowers and telling it you love it helps.

7 years 1 week ago, 7:13 PM

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Ha ha Sam D! I'll try to be more compasionate to my Eotech and see if I can turn it on again. It's been a year since I had her, so maybe the honeymoon is over. Perhaps some candles and chocolate covered strawberries may work too.

7 years 1 week ago, 7:14 PM

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7 years 1 week ago, 7:22 PM

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Nevermind...I figured it out. I took a brass brush and cleaned the contact points and put the batteries back in and she turned on. The contact points didn't look dirty, but I guess they were. It was either that or the fact that I threatened my Eotech that I would divorce her (as per SamD's advice) and replace her with an Aimpoint! Jealousy, it gets em every time. But thanks for reading guys.

7 years 1 week ago, 12:37 AM

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I've had an EO Tech 552 for a few years now and you will probably run into this problem quite a bit. Once you install the batteries, wait 15-20 seconds before trying it. The reticle flashes five seconds upon startup when the battery has less than 20% charge left, so I think the sight is testing the battery when you first install it. The EO Tech is the fastest sight on target I've ever used, and I've used the Aimpoint, MARS, and ACOG. However, battery life and durability of the EO Tech sucks balls compared to the Aimpoint, and now my EO Tech is sitting on a shelf while my Comp M3 is sitting on my rifle. My suggestion is if you have a model with the thumbcrew of allen screw, get the GG&G throw lever mount now, or your sight is going to fall off the gun while firing. Personal experience from multiple incidents there.

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7 years 1 week ago, 7:09 AM

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Eotech at a fair price that takes AA batteries.

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7 years 1 week ago, 7:59 AM

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I recommend a Bushnell Holographic, Gen II red dot sight. I was told that it was made by EO Tech for Bushnell. It can be bought for about $275, and as far as I can tell, functions just as well. I have one on my CX4, and it has worked very well.

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7 years 1 week ago, 3:12 PM

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Thanks LLE, but did want a Eotech, they have been through a war or to and hold up very well. Not saying the bushnell wouldn't. Just wanted a eotech.

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7 years 1 week ago, 3:32 PM

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Bushnell Holographic

Gen 1, 1 MOA Red Dot, was mounted on my Marlin 1894 .44mag for about 600rounds (some recoil there)an AR, about 800 round of .223. then was replaced with my current sights. This Bushnell sight has seen some rough times in the field, rain&snow + normal hunting stuff. It has never failed. I will put it on another rifle or pistol for short range use and not worry about the recoil. That's my experience.

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7 years 1 week ago, 3:53 PM

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your not helping lol. I am wondering if I should have bought the Bushnell now after talking to several other people with the same report as you. A lot of prase for the Bushnell for the price..................Yeah this eotech better rock my balls.

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7 years 1 week ago, 3:57 PM

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and it work very fine. ryo not exactly sure how much it cost because was christmas gift, but ryo will use it on my new Ruger 22 Charger pistol and will most likely try it out on my Walther bullpup too. just ryo thoughts for you.

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7 years 1 week ago, 4:00 PM

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Not to worry; Keep the confidence man.

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7 years 1 week ago, 11:12 PM

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Nitris, 359.00 for a 512 is a good price. I have had no problems with mine, except the earlier post, which was easily solved by cleaning the leeds. It has held zero very well while on my AR. I don't think you will be disappointed.

7 years 1 week ago, 4:11 AM

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Thanks Catfish88

I just wanted a well built holographic tactical weapon sight for one of my AR's.

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7 years 1 week ago, 2:38 PM

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do you have?

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7 years 1 week ago, 7:16 PM

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Nitris, I have the 552 and Runaway is right I think the only difference if the night sight compatibility of the 552.

7 years 1 week ago, 2:41 PM

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eotechs, other than compatible with Gen I-IV Night Vision Systems (Tandem Operation).

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7 years 1 week ago, 2:59 PM

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That's it as far as I know, 552 has NV button, 512 doesn't

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