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Posted: 6/17/2009 9:17:52 AM EST
I going for a new optic on my rifle and need some options. I do have experience with eotechs and i really like them. But I have also heard a great deal of good things for the T1s aswell. What say you guys??

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:29:25 AM EST
T-1 would be my choice if I was going to spend the money. Much lighter.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:29:51 AM EST
I had a 512, now I have a T-1.

The Eotech, while I loved its retiticule and the display, would shut off when I was using it. The batteries would often go dead. Sometimes it would not turn on until I removed and replaced the battery compartment. Finally had a spring in the battery compartment break, so I got a replacement and sold it.

I now have a T-1. No problems, nice, light, works great.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:45:46 AM EST
I have a 512 and an H-1 (T-1 with no NVG compatibility). I've only had the H-1 for a day...

I really like the EOTech reticle and have never had a problem with mine. They can be had for less than the Aimpoint and do not need a separate mount.

The H1/T1 is lighter and has a much smaller footprint. Installed, it does not seem to change the center of gravity of the rifle the way the EOTech does. They also have amazing battery life. But, you need another mount (i recommend Larue) and they are more expensive.

I'm sure the T1s are durable, but there's something about that huge roll-bar on the Eotech...

These are all things you must weigh as you make you decision.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:01:16 AM EST
I really like my T-1.

Smaller and lighter than the EO, with much greater battery life.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:18:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 11:21:14 AM EST by Buckeye67]




Battery lasts 5+ years.
It's so light I hardly feel it on the rifle.
It's so small, I don't really get a sensation of looking "through" an optic - I shoulder the rifle and the dot is there.
The controls are easy to manipulate, particularly with gloves.

T-1 fo the win.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:46:25 AM EST
T-1 here
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:17:25 PM EST
T-1 or any other Aimpoint product.

Friends do not suggest friends buy EOTechs.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 1:53:58 PM EST
4 moa dot seems a little big especially if you plan on shooting over 100 yrds.


Does that mean it will be 8 inches at 200 and 12 inches at 300 yrds?

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 2:01:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 2:01:28 PM EST by Remman]
Originally Posted By AFA:
4 moa dot seems a little big especially if you plan on shooting over 100 yrds.


Does that mean it will be 8 inches at 200 and 12 inches at 300 yrds?



Yes but if you turn down the power it appears smaller for precision shots. Also if you run it to the front of your receiver its not bad at all.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 2:09:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 2:12:15 PM EST by Buckeye67]
Originally Posted By AFA:
4 moa dot seems a little big especially if you plan on shooting over 100 yrds.


Does that mean it will be 8 inches at 200 and 12 inches at 300 yrds?



The dot is actually about 3.4MOA (6.8" at 200 yards, 10.2" at 300 yards).

If you turn the brightness setting down, it's hard to tell the difference between the T-1's dot and a 2 MOA dot.

10" at 300 yards is easily Minute of Bad Guy.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:45:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By AFA:
4 moa dot seems a little big especially if you plan on shooting over 100 yrds.


Does that mean it will be 8 inches at 200 and 12 inches at 300 yrds?


Then Why are you buying a red dot sight??? It's designed for Close quarter...



A little secret, you can still hit man size targets at 300 yds with one....
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:22:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By scottrh2:
T-1 or any other Aimpoint product.

Friends do not suggest friends buy EOTechs.


+1
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:56:03 PM EST
Well the only thing that interested me in the Eotech was the 223 reticle to shoot out to 600m but i mean im not to sure on the accuracy of those reticles. But the T1 definately has me interested.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:04:13 PM EST
Aimpoint T1 Micro.

definitely!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:28:24 PM EST
Perusing a couple of pages here has shown me a troubling, and reoccuring theme in regards to eotechs. I'd go with the aimpoint.
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