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Posted: 12/30/2006 2:56:53 PM EST
I have an M4 and I am using an aimpoint ml3 right now. Is there any reason you guys could give me that I may ever need to run an eotech instead of the aimpoint.

Would I be wasting my money if I bought the eotech and had both and would I find myself using one over the other. I am also getting the 3x magnifier for the aimpoint.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 3:04:49 PM EST
I have both and prefer the Aimpoint, I love the battery life.

But in the end, it is still personal preference.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 3:15:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 3:16:22 PM EST by Another-Bill]
Dude-a-Rama

It's a personal preference thingy.
I have the AimPoint but I had the Eotech.
Both are good.
It's YOU, what do YOU like?
Look throught them both and then decide, I did.

Good Luck and no bad choices,
Bill
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 3:34:57 PM EST
But would there be any reason to ever have both for the same rifle??????
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 3:48:23 PM EST
I have a CompM, Comp M-XD, Bushnell holosight, N Cell revE Eotech and AA RevF eotech.

Both aimpoints are great. the CompM is going on 10 yrs old on only its second battery. CompM-XD is still on its first battery going on 6 yrs.

Bushnell holosight eats batteries in less than 3 hours. N cell RevE eotech eats batteries monthly. RefF AA Eotech is pretty good, going on 6 months and still on the first set of batteries.

Unfortunately Eotech pricing has gotten out of hand and they are not significantly cheaper than a CompM2 like they used to be.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 3:53:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By pick713:
But would there be any reason to ever have both for the same rifle??????


No
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 4:13:01 PM EST
OK, I'll get off the fence, AIMPOINT.

YMMV
Bill

Batte­ries
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 6:57:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:38:31 PM EST
I'm shocked....SHOCKED!....that no one has mentioned that "of course" it's not a waste since you obviously will buy another rifle to mount it on!

I have both an Eotech and ML2 and for most uses I prefer the Eotech. Every couple of months I shoot 3-gun and practical rifle matches and the eotech just works better for me in this situation. Again mainly I think it just comes down to personal preference more than anything, you can't really go wrong with either one.

That said, I bought the aimpoint first and used it for a couple of years but was pretty impressed when looking through an eotech for the first time.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 5:27:28 AM EST
I have an astigmatism, and can't see an eotech clearly, so its the aimpoint for me. I have a ml2, and just ordered a m3 2moa, pricey but well worth it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 10:55:34 AM EST
My only decision left to make is which LaRue mount do I go with: the LT-150 or the LT-129? I don't have a magnifier yet, but I'm leaning towards the LT-129.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 1:10:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2006 1:15:07 PM EST by UPSguy]

Originally Posted By pick713:
But would there be any reason to ever have both for the same rifle??????
Yes, because it is AR15.com way Now, with the foolishnes out of the way, I like many things about the Eotech better than the Aimpoint. After living with the Eotech and getting an eye exam I find I have a slight (very slight) astimatism that make me see a couple of dots or a tail while looking through the Eotech. I can alleviate this somewhat by making sure I am looking at the target and not the dot or by looking through my rear aperture sight while sighting with the Eotech. I will probably end up getting an Aimpoint as its bigger dot causes my no problems. So many have said it is personal preference that only you can answer for you.
Link Posted: 1/1/2007 6:08:13 AM EST
I own a Aimpoint and have used my friends Eotech, both are good but I prefer the Aimpoint
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