Aimpoint vs. Eotech

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Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby asnake » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:06 am

Hello all,
i want to use my head mounted nv Gen 3 with one of these: Aimpoint micro T-1 or Aimpoint comp M4s or Eotech XPS3-0
It is for hog hunting at night up to 50 m with my Sako 85 synthetic stainless in .30-06.
I did some research to get out witch one is better for what i want... so here is what i got out so fare to compare all 3:

Aimpoint micro T-1: (7+ / 4-)
++ smal and light wight
++ looks like a scope on that kind of gun
- 4 MOA dot (good for fast shooting but less good for accuracy)
- Small size of window
- Than more optics/glass than less light
+ Battery lifetime
- You don t get the batteries that often
+ You can feel the clicks changing the brightness better
+ You can hide the lenses better

Aimpoint comp M4s: (9+ / 3-)
- heavy and big
+ looks like a scope on that kind of gun
++ 2 MOA dot
- Small size of window
- Than more optics/glass than less light
+ Battery lifetime
++ You get AA batteries everywhere
+ You can feel the clicks changing the brightness better
++ You can hide the lenses better

Eotech XPS3-0: (7+ / 5-)
- heavy and big
- looks a bit strange on that kind of gun (for me :-) but i honestly saw real less pics on that kind of guns with one of these...)
++ 65 MOA circle and 1 MOA dot. I heard that the circle helps a lot when using a head mounted NV
++ Biggest size of window
++ Than less optics/glass than more light
- Battery lifetime (but auto off...)
- You don t get the batteries that often
+ You can faster change into the NV mod
- You can t hide the lenses that good

So fare the Aimpoint comp M4s seems to have a bit advanced against the others... but i really don t know which one i should buy :oops:

Is it better to have the window higher like the Eotech has for using head mounted NV or does that just make the gun "bigger" and easyer to get stuck?
Does the size of the window really makes a difference when using a NV? Like...
Do i have to get closer to the Aimpoint so i might be in danger hitting it when i shoot with my head mounted NV?

And one more thing... Could it be a problem for my Gen 3 when shooting my .30-06 (barrel length is 57 cm)?

I hope you can give me some more thoughts and tipps :-)
Thank you
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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby asnake » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:54 am

Hmmm....
no one here who has experience with that theme?
Please post your opinions and tipps.
Thank you
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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby InvaderZim » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:15 am

Personally I like the reticle on the Eotech better, but here's some videos I found that might help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuUTyv3teqo Comp M4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deAY6kNxwrQ Eotech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6R08m7477I Promotional video from EOTech

I couldn't find a promotional video from Aimpoint, but here's a very long 25minute video of Aimpoint vs. EoTech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF6fGJiXoNA

Hope this helps.
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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby b_rogers » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:38 am

I have played with them both, but no actual field time.

The eotech would be my choice based on the ease of picking up the reticle and target. "tubed" reflex sights are more picky about getting a sight picture when your eye isn't in good alignment with the "tube", but the eotechs hologram was visible pretty much no matter where i had my eye (within reason).

Parallax is almost 100 eliminated so if the reticle is on it, your bullets will be too.


Nothing against the aimpoint. i like the lone 2moa dot, but the eotech reticle just jumps out at me better, and is much more compact.

my .02 FWIW


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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby Dave » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:39 am

Hi,

If you need any more info then i suggest you try over on http://www.ar15.com and have a look in their NV section. This place is mostly full of NV geeks :wink: :mrgreen: , by my reckoning theres a few more 'users' on AR15 :D :twisted:

Regards,

Dave.
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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby Dino1130 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:42 am

I like Aimpoints and use one. IMHO the EoTech gives a better view with night vision. The open design just works better. As long as the RD sight is NV compatible you are good to go. Both are good sights and you will not go wrong. Mostly just personal preference.
I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn’t know how to use it.
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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby flex297 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:24 pm

EOTech for the night, ITL MARS for the day :)
I don't like Aimpoints.
But that is purely a subjective opinion of mine.
Any color you like...
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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby b_rogers » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:33 pm

Ok i just received my EOtech 552 and pvs14 mount in the mail. WOW.

Dark isn't far off, but the damn moon is bright...ill report back.

Brent

ETA: Looks great thru nv. Reticle stays in pretty good focus because i think its set at infinity? Does great with magnification also. I think the first non nv setting would work with gen1.

I love it. Expensive but i understand why now.
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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby Stanley » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:21 am

Brent, so you took the plunge did you. Are you now PVS-14 enabled?
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Re: Aimpoint vs. Eotech

Postby b_rogers » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:45 am

Stanley wrote:Brent, so you took the plunge did you. Are you now PVS-14 enabled?


No sir, i am sadly not. I am M4 enabled, however.. 8)

I got lucky on a auction and the eotech came with a PVS14 quick detach "ring" type mount, which the pvs-5 fits into with a little shim! :mrgreen:
Went on a stakeout for a razorback (boar) last night in the Ozark Mountains and got to try all my gear. Not bad for what i have spent, did well for how dark it was.
My only failure is my DIY 3w illuminator. 100m max FAIL :roll:

Gen 3 is next, when i recover from the rifle and eotech...

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