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Old December 28, 2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Stuck between two optics... Opinions please

I'm stuck between an eotech, with NV, or a trijicon reflex sight. I like the Trijcon doesn't take batteries. But I heard that sometimes they have problems seeing the reticle. Where as the eotech has adjustable brightness settings, but the batteries might die. I have roughly a $600 budget. I like theses two. What do you think?
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Old December 28, 2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Love my trijicon reflex with the arms quick detach. Never an issue seeing the reticle

Eotechs always look fuzzy
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Old December 28, 2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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Have you had any problems cowitnessing? With or without that particular mount ?
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Old December 28, 2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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Cowitness

No issues
Standard fixed front and magpul flip up


Highly recommend the mount, return to zero, quick detach, no screws. It's pricey, over $100 for a small block of metal

http://www.bing.com/shopping/trijico...ount&FORM=HURE
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Old December 30, 2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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The only issue with the reticle on my Trijicon reflex occurs when looking out of a dark area into bright sunlight. (Imagine looking from inside a shack out into bright daylight.)
The fibre optics cannot collect enough light to illuminate the reticle bright enough to counteract the bright sunlight outside. I have the smaller/older version of the Trijicon

That is a pretty specific concern, I agree.
And that being said, I still prefer the Trijicon to an Eotech.
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Old December 30, 2012, 11:04 PM   #6
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Might I suggest?

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...MOA&groupid=84
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Old December 30, 2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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^^^^^^

Personally I prefer a larger diameter optic. I feel it makes two eye shooting feel more natural. I can see through it very easily, having a larger field of view within the optic, the housing is less distracting.
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Old December 31, 2012, 12:36 AM   #8
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I was concerned about that as well before I bought mine. It feels quite natural. It's a smaller objective, but a narrow body around it allows for BAC shooting just as well. Plus, thousands of hours of battery life, versus the couple hundred you'd get from an EOTech.
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Old December 31, 2012, 02:28 PM   #9
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I do like the aimpoints. They just seem to have a very small field of view, and the battery compartment and adjustments seem to make seeing around the target a little harder. I do like Aimoint, but I want to see my target and the area around it a little better. I haven't looked through the Micro though. But field of view was why I liked the Eotech and that particular trijicon. I'd go ACOG any day, but the field of view is super small in anything but the 4x32.
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Old December 31, 2012, 06:56 PM   #10
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I've never used an EOTech. I've used the Reflex, ACOG, Aimpoint, and a couple of others.

All I currently have is a Reflex for a dot sight. The reticle issue CAN be an issue, as stated, when you're in a dark area aiming into a well light area. IMHO, this is mitigated by cowitnessing the iron sights. It works well with a weapon light in total dark.

As for the size of the housing, I thought it looked small myself when I first started using them. Never really noticed it after the first time shooting with it.
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Old January 1, 2013, 11:19 AM   #11
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I have the Eotech on one of my rifles and it works great with BUIS. I can go out on super sunny days without issues. I don't really worry about battery life as I change them out every 6 months anyways but I can see some not wanting to deal with all that.
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Old January 1, 2013, 08:45 PM   #12
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I've used EOTechs, Aimpoints, ACOGs, and the T-1 was my favorite 1x optic.




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