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Posted: 10/26/2013 5:09:04 AM EST
What do you guys think. I've been pondering getting an Eotech G33 3x magnifier for my Noveske 16" 5.56. I've never had one, is it worth it?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:19:43 AM EST
Can you borrow one and see of you like it first?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:23:20 AM EST
What sight are you going to put it behind?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:27:08 AM EST
I put one of the Larue Po-Boy specials in a flip to the side mount behind my Aimpoint on a 16" AR... I quite like it.

Shame they don't sell that combo anymore... I could use a couple more.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:27:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Slug-O:
Can you borrow one and see of you like it first?
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Believe it or not, no one I know has one.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:28:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
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I already have a Eotech XPS2. Also have the Noveske BUIS.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:28:09 AM EST


Yes, get one.

And get a pouch to mount on your warbelt or whatever to drop it into when you want it all the way out of the way.

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:30:59 AM EST
The only think holding me back from a magnifier is the price.

I would say yes, if the price isnt what is holding you back.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:39:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mustangduckk:


Yes, get one.

And get a pouch to mount on your warbelt or whatever to drop it into when you want it all the way out of the way.

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Good idea, thanks.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:42:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:
The only think holding me back from a magnifier is the price.

I would say yes, if the price isnt what is holding you back.
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No, it's not the price. I'm just not sure if it really makes a huge difference (in regards to long distance sighting ) from not having one.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:43:00 AM EST
I have one of the LaRue Po-boy specials, it works, and I sort of like it. I wish it had more magnification than 2.5x and I flat out REFUSE to pay the going rate for the name brand magnifiers.


If I could get a well made 5X, that would work with my LaRue flip mount, for under $200, I would be happy.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:51:06 AM EST
I have an EoTech 517 the operating buttons are on the side for easier operation with a magnifier.
The Eotech 3x magnifier was way more than I wanted to spend.
I went with a Primary Arms Deluxe 3x magnifier mounted on a Larue quick disconnect swing over mount.
I really like the setup and the extra 3x magnification when I'm shooting "precision" and the ability to swing it out of the way when I'm shooting "tactical".

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:51:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By WyattEarp:


No, it's not the price. I'm just not sure if it really makes a huge difference (in regards to long distance sighting ) from not having one.
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Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:
The only think holding me back from a magnifier is the price.

I would say yes, if the price isnt what is holding you back.


No, it's not the price. I'm just not sure if it really makes a huge difference (in regards to long distance sighting ) from not having one.


Yes it makes a huge difference for precise aiming at distances beyond 100yds.
But I don't like them, weight/bulk, more glass to keep clean. Mine is a cheap one I got to try the concept, it intrduced paralex and had a very small eye relief range, I can't recall the term at the moment, I have not used it in years, also the mount is critical, most of my gripes may be nulified by a higher end unit. Based on my experience, which admttedly may be skewed, I prefer a variable scope for precision with a slight compromise in close up speed to a tandem rig.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:56:08 AM EST
I did, 300 yards was about the farthest I could keep it on steel without magnification, now that I put the 3X behind the 512 things are a lot nicer.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:38:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Alpha82:


Yes it makes a huge difference for precise aiming at distances beyond 100yds.
But I don't like them, weight/bulk, more glass to keep clean. Mine is a cheap one I got to try the concept, it intrduced paralex and had a very small eye relief range, I can't recall the term at the moment, I have not used it in years, also the mount is critical, most of my gripes may be nulified by a higher end unit. Based on my experience, which admttedly may be skewed, I prefer a variable scope for precision with a slight compromise in close up speed to a tandem rig.
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Originally Posted By Alpha82:
Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:
The only think holding me back from a magnifier is the price.

I would say yes, if the price isnt what is holding you back.


No, it's not the price. I'm just not sure if it really makes a huge difference (in regards to long distance sighting ) from not having one.


Yes it makes a huge difference for precise aiming at distances beyond 100yds.
But I don't like them, weight/bulk, more glass to keep clean. Mine is a cheap one I got to try the concept, it intrduced paralex and had a very small eye relief range, I can't recall the term at the moment, I have not used it in years, also the mount is critical, most of my gripes may be nulified by a higher end unit. Based on my experience, which admttedly may be skewed, I prefer a variable scope for precision with a slight compromise in close up speed to a tandem rig.


Thanks! That was another reason I was hesitant. It "looks cool" and all, but it seems like extra weight that I will not use most of the time.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:35:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WyattEarp:


Thanks! That was another reason I was hesitant. It "looks cool" and all, but it seems like extra weight that I will not use most of the time.
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Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Originally Posted By Alpha82:
Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:
The only think holding me back from a magnifier is the price.

I would say yes, if the price isnt what is holding you back.


No, it's not the price. I'm just not sure if it really makes a huge difference (in regards to long distance sighting ) from not having one.


Yes it makes a huge difference for precise aiming at distances beyond 100yds.
But I don't like them, weight/bulk, more glass to keep clean. Mine is a cheap one I got to try the concept, it intrduced paralex and had a very small eye relief range, I can't recall the term at the moment, I have not used it in years, also the mount is critical, most of my gripes may be nulified by a higher end unit. Based on my experience, which admttedly may be skewed, I prefer a variable scope for precision with a slight compromise in close up speed to a tandem rig.


Thanks! That was another reason I was hesitant. It "looks cool" and all, but it seems like extra weight that I will not use most of the time.


Ergo, the quick disconnect mount....
I have several AR's with the same optics, a quick disconnect mount for the 3x magnifier allows me to use one magnifier on any of my rifles.

The magnifier doesn't affect the zero or accuracy of the rifle in any way so a QD mount makes it easy.
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