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Posted: 8/20/2004 1:00:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 1:02:09 PM EDT by 97guns]
looking to get one for a shorty ar.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:12:02 PM EDT
If you mean by electric = red dot, and you really mean the best, I think you'll hear aimpoint and eotech.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:21:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:24:01 PM EDT
I have Aimpoint and EOTech, and I prefer an Aimpoint. Both are great optics and it's really just a personal pref.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:35:01 PM EDT
"Best electric optic for entry weapon?"

The answer to the question lies in the question itself:

Electro-Optics = EOTech
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:35:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:36:50 PM EDT
10,000 hour battery life.
3 atmospheres pressure resistant.
Issued to the US Military.
6061 Aircraft grade Aluminum.

Enough Said.

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:52:20 PM EDT
As much as I like my EOTech, my Aimpoints really are much more rugged. Oh great, here it comes.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:04:28 PM EDT
Like I said, basically those 2 choices.

For those of you who have both, which do you think is better for the specific use of entry, such slicing the pie, lots of corners, etc?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:07:34 PM EDT
Get both, I did.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:10:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:19:06 PM EDT

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:21:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 2:22:11 PM EDT by Not_A_Llama]

Err, Eotech.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:33:47 PM EDT
How many people giving their opinion actually have BOTH? (This doesn't pertain to Troy or MrClean4Hire

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- BUCC_Guy

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:35:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
How many people giving their opinion actually have BOTH?

I do. Like I said, they are both great, but I prefer an Aimpoint.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:46:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:58:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 4:58:57 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:27:26 PM EDT
Daisy makes a good compact one
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:32:13 PM EDT
I have both and do entries with both but for real close in work I prefer the Eotech
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:36:36 PM EDT
I had both and stayed with the Aimpoint because it is more forgiving when you have eye problems. When the SHTF you don't have to worry about looking for your glasess plus the rugged design.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:40:42 PM EDT
I'm suprised nobody mentioned the ACOG. I guess, he did mention *electric*, but still. For illuminated entry optics, ACOG comes up a lot.

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:45:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:14:37 PM EDT

I own them all -

Aimpoint is rugged and long battery life, but I still get the feeling I'm looking through a tube.

For up close FAST target acquisition - EOTech all the way.

My experience with the compact ACOG's has been mixed. Pretty good most of the time, but indoors at night I have had the reticle (triangle) wash out in reflected light and literally disappear - not good.

So, first choice is EOTech, then Aimpoint - you really can't go wrong with either one.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:28:28 PM EDT
I have used and own both. Both are great, better that the others IMHO. For up close and fast, I like the EOTech. I prefer the open window vs the tube on the Aimpoint.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:10:47 PM EDT
Both are great optics. You really can't go wrong with either choice, so let your particular set of circumstances decide for you. Me, I'm a hardcore Aimpoint fan. They are rugged, durable, and have incredible battery life. Mine has been on ever since mid February 2004 on two clicks below maximum brightness, and its still going strong. However, it is kinda heavy considering you have to get mounts for it as well as the ruggedness of the tube itself. Aimpoints also tend to be costlier when you consider "on the weapon" status, that is, all that is needed in order to install it onto the gun. Try them both.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:31:31 PM EDT
I vote for the EoTech

I have several. I tried the aimpoint and its a good site. I have a new custom built, rack grade FAL carbine & shooting surplus ammo with an EoTec. I get 6" groups at 200 yards all day long. I put my Leather Wood scope on it and I still get 6" groups. I even got six inch groups when I tried a third gen Springfield scope. I have not figured that one out yet. I thought my groups would get smaller with a good scope. So bottem line the Eotec kicks ass even at 200 yards!! And the Eotech worked great for and in door speed match that I shot a few times. In 308 with a 100 yard zero I'm an 1" low at 25yds and on the money @ 200. Just my $0.02.....
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:42:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
How many people giving their opinion actually have BOTH?

I had to "see" for myself what the debate was all about, so I bought both.
Both are superb sights. I just prefer the EOTech.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 11:09:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 7:27:24 AM EDT by underdog75]
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Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:09:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 6:14:31 AM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:33:15 AM EDT
I have both and you can't go wrong either way. I like the big circle with dot on the Eo. I also agree that by the time you mount up, the Eo is usually more affordable. If it were me, I would buy the Eo and an ARMS # 40. Will cost you about the same as the Aimpoint and ARMS mount for it.

If it were me, I would also shoot both, then deceide. Don't just listen to all of us ( although anyone using this site is automatically 1 up on the coolness factor). There are so many out there that I am sure you can find someone to shoot with that will show you both. I am sure a member lives close that would be glad to help you.

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:54:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
for entry there are only 2 requirements. Durable and FAST ON TARGET.

The eotech IMHO is far superior to the aimpoint for close up speed. bigger field of veiw and easier to find reticle.

Aimpoint are king for battlefield where speed is not as critical and battery life is far more important.

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 7:05:57 AM EDT
+1 Aimpoint the king, nothing wrong with the safe queen Eotechs.

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:09:51 AM EDT
Aimpoint vs EOTech = Q3131A vs XM193 = Ford vs Chevy

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:19:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:32:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
10,000 hour battery life.
3 atmospheres pressure resistant.
Issued to the US Military.
6061 Aircraft grade Aluminum.

Enough Said.

So if I drop my rifle in the water and it sinks to 100' I have 10'000 hours to get it out before my batts run out...lol... Could not help myself... Never owned a Aimpoint (only a EOTech) but the Aimpoint does look well made...
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