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October 4, 2012, 04:31 AM
Can somebody tell me what kind of Eotech Magnifier this is?
Here in Germany nobody can tell me what kind it is...

October 4, 2012, 06:14 AM
What you have is a 3X magnifier that can be used behind an Eotech weapons sight to provide magnification. It can be used as a small monocular.

I have one but never use it. It adds a lot of weight and for very little gain.

In my experience, the Eotech holo sights work pretty well and are not really useful when you start adding optics to them.

You may have a very different need. They are pretty expensive and built like tanks but they are also cumbersome.

October 4, 2012, 06:24 AM
Thank you-
But i wonder why i did not find any info. about that model in the I-Net?
Is this a older model?
If im buying it, how much is it worth?
Can i use it behind a vortex strikefire?

October 4, 2012, 06:52 AM
I don't know if it is an older model or not. Mine looks like that one.

The Eotech magnifiers are going for around $550. A quick detach base is going to run around $150.

I have no knowledge of the Strikefire sight.

The Eotech magnifiers are designed to work with the Eotech series of sights.

My first optical sight for a DPMS Panther is an Aimpoint and the magnifier behind it is an Aimpoint.

I mis-spoke when I said I have an Eotech magnifier. It is not. Mine is Aimpoint.

That being said, the unit seems identical to the Eotech magnifier.

I belive L3 is a conglomerate of companies and I am not sure of the relationship, if any, between L3, Eotech and Aimpoint.

I am not sure if any of this helps or not:)

October 4, 2012, 09:57 AM
This is the first gen... so the older one, with the flip to side mount.

I have a gen2 and I love it, with the newer switch to side mount.

The gen3 is or will be avaible very soon.

October 4, 2012, 10:48 AM
Thank you-
What do you think is it worth?
The guy who sells it wants 300 USD-

October 4, 2012, 11:10 AM
$300 USD for a 3x magnifier like that is a decent deal.

They are useful if you have a rifle set up for CQB with a red dot or holosight but you may also want to use it at longer ranges. I have a rifle with an Aimpoint CompM4 and the Aimpoint magnifier... they together aren't as good as something like an ACOG or telescopic sight for long range precision, but the magnifier adds some flexibility to a rifle otherwise intended for closer ranges.

Mixing brands between the optic and magnifier is fine- the only thing you will need to make sure of is that the height is close enough for the magnifier to be magnifying the appropriate part of the optic's field of view.

October 4, 2012, 11:21 AM
I do have a acog for longer distances but now i want something for closer range that is quicker-

October 4, 2012, 11:41 AM
For 300, if in perfect shape and the mount work great, do it!

October 14, 2012, 08:02 AM

I just bought the Magnifire together with a,used, Aimpoint Comp4 for 900 USD(700Euro)-
The 300 i wrote in the post earlier are Euro not USD-
Cant wait to get it next week. Unfortunatly i have to work the whole week (inc. sat/sun) so i cannot go to the range until end of october....

October 14, 2012, 11:20 PM
Not sure if it will work on your vortex or not. Vortex does market a 2x magnifier for use with the strikefire.

October 15, 2012, 10:23 AM
I allready have the Vortex (with the screw-on-2xmagnifier) strikefire and just bought the eotech magnifier and also a comp4-

October 17, 2012, 08:57 AM
Good thread. I have heart that Vortk is not compatible witgh eotech 512,,,, TRUE>? From all i can see only Sightmark is fully compatible with eotech. Anu thughts on quality etc for sightmark?

October 18, 2012, 11:25 AM
Just recieved the M4 and the magnifier...

October 19, 2012, 09:24 AM
looks like the Comp had a hell of a life before you haha

October 19, 2012, 09:30 AM
100% straight from the sandbox-
But it works like new-

October 19, 2012, 11:12 AM
From the sandbox? Are you sure they're not stolen gov. property?

October 19, 2012, 11:32 AM
I bought it from a friend of mine who was there (with it, he bought it private).

October 19, 2012, 02:57 PM
Forgive me for being nosey, but are you in the US military? If so thanks for serving and are you allowed to have your PW outside of base.

October 19, 2012, 03:38 PM
nope,im not in the us-army (im from germany).