View Full Version : Placement of EOTech on an AR15?
May 8, 2011, 06:50 AM
Guys how far forward have you mounted your EOTechs?
See the crappy iPhone pic below. I was thinking about moving it as far forward as possible to eventually accommodate a magnifier.
May 8, 2011, 07:49 AM
Usually, you want CQB optics as far forward on the receiver as they can go. Reason is, it gives the best field of view (and as you say, with room behind for a magnifier). You don't generally want the optic on the handguard unless it is an extremely securely mounted free float (even then, it can mess with the weight balance).
May 8, 2011, 07:55 AM
Thats where I have mine.
But I have mine on a Yahkee Hill riser for a lower 1/3 co-witness.
May 8, 2011, 09:19 AM
Mount it as far forward as possible on the upper receiver. I have both my Aimpoint H1 and EOTech 512 mounted as far forward as possible on their respective guns as possible. As Technosavant said, it affords you the largest field of view.
May 8, 2011, 09:27 AM
Yup, far forward as possible; improves your peripheral vision, and helps reduce tunnel vision as well.
May 8, 2011, 10:55 AM
I keep mine back against the BUIS. I like it closer to my eye as I completely disagree with what Technosavant posted.
LaRue mount FTW
May 8, 2011, 02:52 PM
You couldn't give me an EoTech, but here's how I roll:
May 8, 2011, 04:25 PM
May 8, 2011, 04:40 PM
I like it closer to my eye as I completely disagree with what Technosavant posted.
It's personal preference, but my thinking is that a CQB optic isn't for precision, it's for fast target acquisition with both eyes open. Having it too far back, IMO, encourages you to try to use it as a magnified scope (one eye closed), and what you don't see CAN kill you.
But however you want to use it, it's your gun and you are the one who has to employ it, so do it in a way that YOU can make effective. Generally, though, the predominant thinking is exactly what I posted.
May 8, 2011, 08:29 PM
You can place the T1 or H1 from Aimpoint as far out as you like. Again, I have no personal experience with the EoTech. However, the 3x magnifier will require placement close to the eye, and that begins to dictate where you put the RDS. Check my photo above of the Bravo Company EAG Carbine with the H1 in front of the 3x magnifier. Those optics are where they have to be, give or take a slot on the rail.
May 8, 2011, 11:10 PM
it's your gun and you are the one who has to employ it, so do it in a way that YOU can make effective.
Technosavant, I couldn't agree more.
It is your rifle. Set it up how it works best for you.
As for shooting with both eyes open, that has less to do with the sights and more to do with training. Practice practice practice.
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