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Posted: 2/17/2006 9:25:32 PM EDT
ok so im going to purchase an eotech here is my delima is it worth the extra $ to go for the 552. are the only differences the NV capability and the submersion depths. I could almost get a larue QD mount for the price difference. so what are you thoughts and/or experiences.

posted this in optics but getting zero response
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:36:55 PM EDT
Well, obviously, if you plan on using NV or going swimming with it, get the NV model, if not, don't.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:54:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 9:54:42 PM EDT by JL7]

Originally Posted By Phoebus:
Well, obviously, if you plan on using NV or going swimming with it, get the NV model, if not, don't.



thanks for your insight
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:29:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JL7:

Originally Posted By Phoebus:
Well, obviously, if you plan on using NV or going swimming with it, get the NV model, if not, don't.



thanks for your insight



Hehe sorry, it's a sarcastic day for me. I just got blown up
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:30:01 PM EDT
If you don't ever plan on using NV, just get the 512.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:35:51 PM EDT
are the ONLY differences the NV and submersion depths
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:40:12 PM EDT
the one that takes AA batteries ( i dont remember if they both do, i think so though...)--dont do what i did and get the n type batteries

oh, and +1, unless you are going to be using NVDs, i would just get the 512
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:41:47 PM EDT
these both take AA's
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:42:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JL7:
are the ONLY differences the NV and submersion depths




It is the same optic, so if you don't plan to go diving with it, and have no intention of buying expensive NV equipment, you woudl just be flushing money down the toilet.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:48:56 PM EDT
512 if you get the 552 then you have to buy the nightvision and that will cost more money.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 3:37:35 AM EDT
I always think it's better to have and not need than to need and not have.

Never know when the urge is going to strike to buy some NVGs. Firearms tend to make you buy things that you didn't realize you couldn't live without until you see it at the shop/gun show. h.gif
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 4:09:05 AM EDT
I bought the 552. I figure some day I'll have NV to go with it. If not, no big deal.

Plus I got a good deal on it.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 6:04:04 AM EDT
I have a 552. While I am a civie and don't own any NV at the moment, it is something I would eventually love to have (why not?). Anyway, with the price of technology decreasing daily, I figure that in a few years, an NV monocular wouldn't be out of the question. I figure that it is better to be prepared for that. It beats having to buy a new EoTech down the road.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:43:19 AM EDT
Keep the gun owners mentality:

Better have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

Why not get the 552?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:01:48 AM EDT
Get both!



( we are at ARFcom, aren´t we? )

Seriously: get the 552 first, NV and better water resistant.

( this is where I am, got this one, mounted it on a Marlin Camp - no flash at night! )

Then get the 512.

This I will order after I have my AR.

H
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:39:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Arminius:
Get both!



( we are at ARFcom, aren´t we? )

Seriously: get the 552 first, NV and better water resistant.



I believe both are equally water resistant - as in rain, puddles, etc.

The only difference is the depth they can be submerged to, which only seems to be relevant for diving (like SEAL insertions) or tragic boating accidents.

The NV vision thing I can understand, if someone may be planning to buy NV someday - but the "water resistance" argument seems completely moot to me.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:50:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 9:52:50 AM EDT by Hylton]
If your planning on hitting the sandy trails of Afghanistan with the Seals Six special operations team or have aspirations to undertake a covert-op in your back yard at 3:00 in the morning go with the 552. If you want to have a solid dependable sight to shoot at the local rifle range go with the 512.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:59:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hylton:
If your planning on hitting the sandy trails of Afghanistan with the Seals Six special operations team or have aspirations to undertake a covert-op in your back yard at 3:00 in the morning go with the 552. If you want to have a solid dependable sight to shoot at the local rifle range go with the 512.



how true
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:06:17 AM EDT
So can it be said I need an M4 profile barrel in case I ever need to attach a Grenade launcher to my rifle? I had to ask! It is more likely I'd aquire a starlight scope though I really doubt it.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:34:27 AM EDT
I agree with most of the above recommendations....... if you don't intend on REALLY abusing it and don't intend on ever using NV then save your money. On the other hand, if you have a lot of $$$ and think NV might be "in your future" why not get the 552. You could go one step further and wait for the 553 to hit the streets ....... NV compatible, submersible to 66 ft. and it uses the same batteries as your Surefire .....if you have one. It will only be approx. $150 more than the 552.....
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:49:09 PM EDT
well then i think its the 512 and the Larue mount.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 4:17:24 PM EDT
I was thinking the same thing, 512 or 552.
I'll get the 512 and use the saved money for other accessorieshug.gif
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:25:31 PM EDT
512

552 isn't worth the extra money.
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