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View Poll Results: Which brand of sight would you choose to be stuck with forever?
Aimpoint. 43 38.39%
EOTech. 39 34.82%
Iron sights... Because I'm a man. 30 26.79%
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Old February 6th, 2013, 05:57   #1
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The Aimpoint vs. EOTech Thread

If you were forced to pick one brand that you would be limited to and unable to purchase or use the other ever again... Which would it be? You would be allowed to use any and all products offered by the brand.

You may cite whatever reason you wish. It is that you prefer red dots over holographic sights? Don't like the reticle of one over the other? Like/dislike the look? They are all acceptable answers. What is yours?
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Old February 6th, 2013, 07:08   #2
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Neither waiting for the new Trijicon sight. Depends on what your planning on using it for. Quick multiple target acquisition and precision shooting probably a Aimpoint just because the sight is clear of the excess reticle and doesn't mess up your sight picture. In a CQB setting I find its easier to use an Eotech.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 07:45   #3
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I tried EOtechs and found the sight picture distracting; the reticule is too busy for how I use it. I like scout mounting optics (mounted forward on the gun), its very quick, but the EOtech didn't work well for me that way.

Aimpoints are simple and just do what they're supposed to.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 08:08   #4
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I hate holosights... I find their field of vision awful.

Though I voted for ironisights because they never run out of batteries >:[
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Old February 6th, 2013, 08:22   #5
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I used EOtech for many years. For the last year I have been using an Aimpoint.

I prefer the aimpoint over the eotech.

The Eotech eat batteries like crazy compared to the aimpoint. I had an eotech fail on me and had to get a replacement battery compartment. Very annoying.

The aimpoint is a nice piece of kit overall. And it is not made in the USA.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 08:46   #6
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Have both, not impressed by either will stick with my specter with my acog close second
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Old February 6th, 2013, 09:30   #7
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Have both, not impressed by either will stick with my specter with my acog close second
+1 on the specter.

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The Eotech eat batteries like crazy compared to the aimpoint.
Really? I've left my eotech on by accident for a week and a half and it was still working when I found out it was on.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 09:40   #8
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Really? I've left my eotech on by accident for a week and a half and it was still working when I found out it was on.
Real Aimpoint it'll still be on after 5 years...
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Old February 6th, 2013, 09:47   #9
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Will you save $400 in batteries? =D
I prefer the spectre DR now that I've used it, but for cqb...
I guess I just usually visualize where my gun shoots within 30ft, don't even use sights
But if I HAD to pick, COMP M4 for sure
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Old February 6th, 2013, 09:52   #10
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Well RS to RS there isn't much difference to price. If you are comparing clones, the clone EoTech is nothing like the RS one as they are not actuallly holographic, and clone Aimpoint usually works quite well....

IMO both have advantage over Specter or ACOG with them being unlimited eye relief.
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Well RS to RS there isn't much difference to price. If you are comparing clones, the clone EoTech is nothing like the RS one as they are not actuallly holographic, and clone Aimpoint usually works quite well....

IMO both have advantage over Specter or ACOG with them being unlimited eye relief.
Clone aimpoints are indeed superior to clone eotech in all aspect. Agreed on the advantages of unlimited eye relief but once you reach pass 100 meters your aimpoint and eotech become more of a hindrance than an aid... even with the magnifier. Where when using the specter I switch to 4X when sighting to 200+ and the reticules DBC deals with drop.. the only backdraw I can find on the specter is that it weighs a fucking ton. Of course this does not affect anything for airsoft but for service rifle......
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Old February 6th, 2013, 10:26   #12
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Of course when you are reaching out to touch something it becomes a different story...thats why they designate Aimpoint as a Close Combat Optic....
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Old February 6th, 2013, 10:51   #13
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I would choose Aimpoint over Eotech if you're talking Red Dot vs Holosight ...

But Eotech has L3 Warrior behind them... and if you mean as a company, I would take all of the goodies at L3 Warrior over every single product at Aimpoint.

Aimpoint optics are also much easier to protect the lens, ARDs are part of their line up and for airsoft, this is highly important.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:13   #14
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In my experience I have owned a repo aimpoint, RS ACOG and RS Eotech.

Aimpoint was good for close distances, but I found the dot too small for longer engagments. There is also no comparison to the RS optics.

I have used a RS Eotech for a few years now and I love it. The ring of the holosight gives me a good point reference on the impact of the bb. If it's curving due to wind and/or range, I just aim with the outer ring and I know I will hit my target. The only down side would be the glass on the optic, but they regularly sell lens protectors now and you can make your own pretty easy.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:17   #15
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Having used both real and clone Eotechs. The aimpoint is much better. I find them to be much clearer and sharper. Though clone aimpoints just eat batteries right up.
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