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Posted: 8/14/2004 7:22:08 PM EST
Any one know if Eotech has set a date for the release of their magnifier? Are pictures of it out there yet?
Link Posted: 8/14/2004 9:02:27 PM EST
Last date I saw referenced was "December" Merry Christmas to me!
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 2:50:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 7:21:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:
Are there pics of it? Yes. Can I show them to you? No.



C4

www.gandrtactical.com



Bastard!

I've heard Eotech is coming out with a new model that is compatible with the magnifier, but will older models be as well?
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 7:38:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 7:53:04 AM EST
Grant and Chen,

Do you guys know how much the magnifier lens with mount will cost? Even a rough estimate will do.
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 8:24:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 10:04:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/15/2004 10:05:15 AM EST by Balisong]
What I'm not clear on on this thing, is will it function kind of like an ACOG, w/ CQB AND precision depending on how you focus your eyes, or is it just functional as a magnified optic? I'm just having trouble picturing how this thing works.
Thanks
Balisong

ETA to add:
Oh yeah, and does it work with BUIS at all?
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 4:51:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
I've heard Eotech is coming out with a new model that is compatible with the magnifier, but will older models be as well?



AFAIK, the magnifier should work with all models of the EOTech. The only new model of EO I know of is one with a reticle with BDC.
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 5:13:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/15/2004 5:14:34 PM EST by Yojimbo]
Balisong,

The magnifier lens is just that, an add on lens and mount that's placed behind the EOTech and gives you 3.75x magnification. Other than the magnification the EOTech should function the same at close ranges. It's not exactly BAC but it should work just as good plus give you the ability to remove magnification as needed.

I don't believe you can co-witness with the magnifier lens since it will most likely hang over the BUIS. The magnifier lens will need to be rmoved t deploy the BUIS.
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 5:20:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 5:29:45 AM EST
How does the magnification affect the reticle image when the 3.75x lens is placed behind the sight ? Does it appear 3.75x larger

I guess by transforming it into a magnified sight (ala ACOG) instead of a CBQ sight, the field of view will substantially decrease as well
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 6:51:08 AM EST
HKPDW,

Here's some answers that EOTech gave me.

I was wondering if you've had the chance to play with one yet? I would be
interested in knowing how the magnification affects the sight picture.

The target scene and the ring are blown up 3.75 times but the dot size remains the same. i.e. the effective dot size is 1 inch at 375 yds. Also, the FOV of the scope is at least 25% larger than the ACOG.


Specifically how well the reticle looks through the lens and what, if any,
parallax issues it might have.

The magnifying scope does not introduce any additional parallax error but parallax error in the sight becomes more obvious. That is because moving the eye off center by 2mm with the scope is equivalent to moving the eye 11.25 mm off center without the scope. We are upgrading the production alignment setup to produce sights with essentially no parallax error over the entire sight window to go with the scope. In addition, we plan to produce a reticle with multiple aiming dots (0-300m, 400m, 500m, 600m) for the M-4.

Also, I'm curious why 3.75X was chosen instead of 4X.

The Trijicon is 4X and the Elcan is 3.4 X. . We chose 3.75X which is mid way between the two to make it easy for users of those scopes to switch over to ours. The magnification is not far off either.

Maybe Grant,since he has actually used one, can fill in more details about the how the reticle and sight picture is effected by the 3.75x magnification.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:47:07 AM EST
And post pics :P
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:05:54 AM EST
Does it have a quick release mount

Does it attach to the sight or just sit behind it

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:05:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 1:02:28 PM EST
Will it mount on the flat top rail behind the EOTech or LaRue EO Tech mount?Does it have it's own dedicated mount or will have to buy rings?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 1:46:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 2:21:47 PM EST
Pure Speculation on my part:

LaRue is working on a folding rear BUIS. In my mind they have to be. They just put out a mount (fist on the market) that will accomodate both of these products (Eotech and Magnifier) and they will effectively push thier fixed rear sight into the background. Sure there will still be a solid market for dedicated CQB rifles, but for most people the flexibility will be too much to pass up. This configuration won't allow for the fixed BUIS. The reason I think this... LaRue seems to be an innovative and forward thinking company. I doubt very seriously that they'll sit on their hands.

Damn! And I just asked Grant to to put me on the list for the Troy rear FBS. To be sure that people are not confused, I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH LARUE OR EOTECH. I'm just an AR enthusiast who loves all the inovation in the market today.

I CAN'T MAKE MONEY FAST ENOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE INOVATION!!!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:17:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 3:18:12 PM EST by ltmdpd]
Grant

Any "ballpark" (approx price and delivery dates) on the new EOTech w/multiple BDC dots? That sounds really interesting as a package with the magnifier.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:25:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:50:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:57:27 PM EST
tagged
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:20:10 AM EST
Lets just hope this is more funciotnal than the 2x magnifier of the old Bushnell Holosight. That was positively, the most useless gadget I've ever laid my hands on. FOV was tiny and the view was extremely distorted. I love the idea, but the execution was certainly lacking. How will this new one be different than the onld one?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:15:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:22:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 12:04:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By SMGLee:
tjhe optic quality will be good to excellent, last I heard it is on par with the clarity of the ACOG. since it is a 3x magnifier, it will be like mounting a compact ACOG behind the EOTech only the magnifier will use the EOTech reticle. With Laser projection reticle, the magnified reticle will not change in size.



Will this also mean a 1.5" eye relief like the ACOG or will we still be able to mount them forward?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:59:20 PM EST
Should we be expecting a "Rev. G" model from EOTech to go along with the introduction of the magnifier system?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 7:51:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 10:03:43 AM EST
I'd like to see a full metal EOTech, no metal shell, the unit casing as metal. That would be unbeatable.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 1:37:01 PM EST
i'll be extremely suprised if eotech can acually pull this 3.75x thing off...

hope to God were not going to have a aimpoint 2x all over again...

hopefully eotech will get to where they need to be.... make a product better than the aimpoint until you start attacking the acog, elcan market...

the idea looks good on paper... (just like a normall eotech) will they perform?

Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:38:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 5:56:14 PM EST
I can't wait to put this new Eothing up against whatever new product Aimpoint has up there sleeves. Not to start a E vs. A thing, but from Boom's thread Aimpoint is going to have some new and innovative thing coming out also, but that's about all we know.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:20:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Maverick656:
... but from Boom's thread Aimpoint is going to have some new and innovative thing coming out also, but that's about all we know.



Awe, dude. You can't do that without providing a link.

That's, like, a violation of the rules or something.

He's gotta, like, give us a link, right?



Weeeelllll, where is it?

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 2:40:29 AM EST
^ LOL.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 2:41:26 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:31:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By SMGLee:

Originally Posted By ltmdpd:
Grant

Any "ballpark" (approx price and delivery dates) on the new EOTech w/multiple BDC dots? That sounds really interesting as a package with the magnifier.



i am not Grant, but EOTech has no plans on making those reticle at this time. They are knee deep in production and also trying to get the new magnifier out on the market.




Is their new less than lethal setup what he is talking about? From what I've seen, it appears that it will work as a BDC as long as you remember what the arcs along the sides are for in relation to the row of vertical dots.

No?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:04:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By ChrisJ:
I'd like to see a full metal EOTech, no metal shell, the unit casing as metal. That would be unbeatable.



+1
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:06:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 3:10:04 PM EST by Yojimbo]

Originally Posted By DOA:

Originally Posted By ChrisJ:
I'd like to see a full metal EOTech, no metal shell, the unit casing as metal. That would be unbeatable.



+1



Damn, how many of the plastic housings have you guys broke? You guys must be tough on your EOTechs...

Chen,

I'm a bit slow so please explain how the reticle doesn't change in size when using the 3.75x magnifier. How does the laser projector compensate for the magnification?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:04:53 AM EST
I'm confused. If I were to get a Rev F EOTech right now it would work with this magnification thing or is it a new sight that will be sold? How bout some pics since you have one Grant. You're killin us here.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:09:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:10:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Yojimbo:
I'm a bit slow so please explain how the reticle doesn't change in size when using the 3.75x magnifier.



From my understanding of the optic - the actual dot in the middle is cloer to 1/3 of a MOA than a 1 moa dot. Normally you're eyes have a resoultion around 1 moa, but the dot is bright enough so your eye can pick it up.

Magnify a 1/3 moa dot by 3 and you get a 1 moa dot. Your eye will perceive it to be the same size, but I'll bet the dot will be a bit dimmer (based on my experiments of mounting a monocular behind the EOTech).

I can't wait!!!!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:11:27 AM EST
would the size of the magnification thing mean that many BUIS would not fit behind it? Is it like a scope looking thing sitting behind the EOTech or does it attach directly on to the EOTech?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:14:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:19:11 AM EST
chalk up yet another customer for eotech
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:19:17 AM EST
What Grant you didn't post a pic of the LaRue mount that already has a spot for the magnifier......
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:20:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:10:32 AM EST
Grant,
Make sure you have plenty of those "obvious choice" mounts in stock when the magnifier comes out. There are going to be be quite a few of us looking to buy the package!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 7:55:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:00:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:40:02 AM EST
2005 SHOT Show
January 28-31, Las Vegas Convention Center


I don't wanna wait that long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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