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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/12/2006 2:00:18 PM EDT
How long are you clone users seeing battery life lasting? Is it the same claim of a few years continuous on like the real deal?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:10:50 PM EDT
I don't know, my tacpoint crapped out after 500 rounds.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:56:55 PM EDT
EeEeEEKKkk!

That could really prevent me from buying one. I have seen them on ebay, and hear decent reviews on certain sellers. hMm.. I guess I better rethink that one now.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:55:51 AM EDT
I've got one but can't speak for battery life becasue I've only had it about 2 weeks. But even if the batteries don't last for years wouldn't you still come out ahead considering it's ~200 cheaper than the real thing?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:07:15 AM EDT
If your looking for the same battery performance of the real Aimpoint in the clone Aimpoint I think you’ll be disappointed. I haven’t done any battery testing, but my sons Aimpoint clone original batteries are still doing good since last November. Of course the sight is not left on continuously.

If the clone mfgr’s used the same technology for extending battery life that Aimpoint uses I think the clone price would be considerably higher.

When the original batteries finally crap out in my sons clone I’m going to install an Aimpoint battery and try that.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 11:56:08 AM EDT
You get what you pay for.

Most of the clones I have taken a look at advertise battery lives in the 200 hour range - vice 10,000 hours for an ML2 or 50,000 for an ML3.

The clones are probably fine for rifles dedicated to range use - but if you consider it your "SHTF" rifle I think 50,000 hours of battery life can really come in handy. Plus, Aimpoints have unquestionable quality, also important for a SHTF or self-defense weapon.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:03:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mmike87:
You get what you pay for.

Most of the clones I have taken a look at advertise battery lives in the 200 hour range - vice 10,000 hours for an ML2 or 50,000 for an ML3.

The clones are probably fine for rifles dedicated to range use - but if you consider it your "SHTF" rifle I think 50,000 hours of battery life can really come in handy. Plus, Aimpoints have unquestionable quality, also important for a SHTF or self-defense weapon.



+1

A subject that has been beaten to death here but none the less, a true point.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:59:03 PM EDT
EOTECH 512 & 522 is rated at 1000+ hrs and 511&551 is rated at lot less than 1000 hrs. so your saying these optics are not for SHFT?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:10:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dan15:
EOTECH 512 & 522 is rated at 1000+ hrs and 511&551 is rated at lot less than 1000 hrs. so your saying these optics are not for SHFT?



No. What I think he’s trying to drive home is the fact that clones are not for SHTF!
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