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Old 04-18-2016, 12:50 AM   #1
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EO Tech replacement?

I have two EXPS2, one of which is still in the box from last Xmas. The 65MOA ring & the center dot work well for me (myopia, presbyopia & astigmatism) for my recreational time at the range. I have not decided whether to request a refund from EO Tech due to the thermal drift and other flaws.
What other products should I consider? Aimpoint PRO? Trijicon MRO?
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:02 AM   #2
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Those are probably two of the more popular alternatives to eotech. Could really throw the whole Aimpoint line in there, as well as the trijicon srs if you want something a little more exotic.

Alternatively, you could put the money into a midrange 1-4x adjustable optic like a Vortex
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Old 04-18-2016, 02:15 PM   #3
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Look through an Aimpoint before buying one. With your eye problems, you may have problems with resolving the dot. The dot on the new Aimpoint Micro T2 is different and more clear and crisp than from all previous emitters and may be more compatible with your eyes. That being said, there's no guarantee that you can see the reticle clearly. I just mention this because other people have mentioned this issue. Some have said that the EOTechs resolve better. I have slightly off vision (20/30), and I cannot resolve the EOTech reticle as it has tons of reticle bloom through all adjustment levels. The Trijicon MRO and Aimpoints have similar emitter designs, so looking through one will give you a good perspective on the other.

For the money, the two best optics are without a doubt the Aimpoint PRO and Trijicon MRO.

If you do have issues resolving those reticles, you should look into a 1-4x/5x/6x optic. I'm a big fan of the Leupold VX-6 1-6x FireDot, as it is a true-1x with excellent glass and daylight visible reticle. It's also a lot of money, so there are less expensive options out there that are pretty good as well, like the Burris XTR-II 1-5x, Leupold VX-R Patrol 1.25-4x and so forth. I've also heard good comments about the Vortex StrikeEagle 1-6x, but the glass quality on it is significantly lower quality than the aforementioned Leupold and Burris options.

I am NOT a fan of EOTurd, and I would definitely get the refund. At literally every rifle course I've ever been to, anytime there's been EOs there, at least one EO has had a malfunction. Some are as minimal as sand in the windage/elevation adjustment screws causing the zero to wander, and once as bad as a pane of glass falling loose. Now, having said that, if you don't push your rifles very hard and don't really ever train with them in multi-day shooting courses, you may not see any negative effects from using the EOs. Food for thought. I would get the refund, but it's because I pound the piss out of my gear.
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I have two EXPS2, one of which is still in the box from last Xmas. The 65MOA ring & the center dot work well for me (myopia, presbyopia & astigmatism) for my recreational time at the range. I have not decided whether to request a refund from EO Tech due to the thermal drift and other flaws.
What other products should I consider? Aimpoint PRO? Trijicon MRO?


I have astigmatism as well and can only see the Eotech reticle clearly, so that's what I use. In your recreational time at the range, are you shooting below -44f or above 122f? If not, then don't worry about it and enjoy your Eotech.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:27 AM   #5
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Used to be an eotech fan till I started using aimpoint. I tried using my friends eotech recently and for some reason I got a lot of red glare and my eye could not pick up reticle like it once would
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I have had eotech, and a number of 1-4x 3 gun optics. I always end up back with irons and unhappy with what I had. I don't like sacrificing the extra 12-17oz for it. Also I have a problem with 6-800 hour life. The only optic I have not had, and really want to try, is the microdot aimpoint.

Aimpoint micro dot still has a 3-5 year continued use, very small and none intrusive. Some rifle competitions consider an aimpoint to be the same as iron sights as well, so different class.
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