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Posted: 1/2/2006 10:15:16 AM EDT
I am building an AR-15 M4 type with flattop and wanted to put an EOTech 512 on it. However, I've seen a couple of references here and at other sites that refer to a "new" EOTech which is to come out in February. I checked the company's website but didn't see anything that seemed to pertain to this matter. What is the new model and should I wait for it to come out or go with the 552? Thanks!

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:16:47 AM EDT
Tag! I don't know, but sounds interesting. I hope it isn't true. I just ordered my 552 an hour ago!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:17:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 10:18:16 AM EDT by npd233]
The 553 is the new model.
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=252643

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=171&t=148442

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That's one outstanding lurking job you did... almost 4 years before posting? Congrats, man~!!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:22:51 AM EDT
bump for more info
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:43:53 AM EDT
Thanks, npd233! That's the information I needed. And, yes, I'm a bit slow to jump into things. This site is such a treasure trove of information that I spend all my time reading, not posting!!!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:59:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 11:00:26 AM EDT by npd233]

Originally Posted By JosieWales:
bump for more info




Like what? The two threads above weren't enough? Pictures aren't enough?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:13:50 AM EDT
How about a reticle pic?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 11:23:07 AM EDT
I assume the reticles are the same as the previous models.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 9:04:44 PM EDT
Reticle should be the same. I haven't heard anyone mention that new funky one with a string of center dots yet when talking about the new one...

Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:18:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JosephR:
Reticle should be the same. I haven't heard anyone mention that new funky one with a string of center dots yet when talking about the new one...




I think you are refering to the Eotech HMS (magnifier). This is the one I'm most interested in. After all, the 553 isn't really "new", it's basically a colored 551 with throw levers at a much higher price. Does anyone have any more information on the HMS?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:37:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 5:39:03 PM EDT by JosephR]
No terd. I'm not thinking of the HMS. He asked about a new reticle and I told him no. I said maybe he's thinking about the prototype BDC reticle or even the less than lethal reticle that's available.

Yes, the 553 is most certainly new considering it's not being sold yet. It's not really just a colored 551 with throw levers. It's longer than the 550s and shorter than the 510s. It is 7mm taller than them as well- basically they have a built in riser like the RRA or LaRue provided. The 553 uses CR123s which is something I had thought of and wished they'd do a year ago.

So, it's pretty darn new.
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