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Posted: 3/19/2006 8:35:28 AM EDT
I just bought my first AR and I'm doing some scope shopping...

Can someone tell me the key differences between the EO Tech 552 and the 553? I'm not a Special Forces door kicker or anything, but is the 553 worth the extra dough? Any help with this is greatly appreciated...
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 8:53:33 AM EDT

Model 552 takes 2 AA batteries
Model 551 takes 2 N cell batteries
Model 553 takes 2 CR123 batteries and has ARMS Mounts
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:05:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:35:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 9:37:03 AM EDT by Yojimbo]

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:

Originally Posted By Racecar_Guy:
Model 552 takes 2 AA batteries
Model 551 takes 2 N cell batteries
Model 553 takes 2 CR123 batteries and has ARMS Mounts



+1

Off the top of my head . . .
the 553 comes in Dark Earth
the 553 sits approx 1/4" higher on the flat top
the 553 has a teathered battery compartment
the 553 is waterproof to 66ft vs 33ft on the 552 (double check that, I am not 100% on the numbers)


there might be some others . . .



Also has the ARMS QD mount.
The 553 is also slighty shorter than 552.

It all depends on whether or not those feature mean anything to you.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:38:56 AM EDT
I would like to know battery lifes of the 553 compared to the 552 with Alkaline and compared to the 552 with Lithium AAs -- all on the same setting.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 9:43:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:03:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 10:03:57 AM EDT by FMJ]
I bought the 551 just because its shorter ONLY and wanted it away from BUIS!

plus I carry extra N types in my VLTOR 200hrs is fine for my purpose

BTW Paul I sent ya another email out?
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:12:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:
. . . . and th 553 is about $150 more

Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:47:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By demusn1979:

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:
. . . . and th 553 is about $150 more




But includes an integral mount.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:09:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 11:28:28 AM EDT
yes the 512 does everything I need it to do.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:46:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vengarr:
yes the 512 does everything I need it to do.


+1
No 3 AM covert backyard 66ft deep swimming pool ops for me
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 1:38:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JL7:

Originally Posted By vengarr:
yes the 512 does everything I need it to do.


+1
No 3 AM covert backyard 66ft deep swimming pool ops for me



hehe.... too funny
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:32:44 PM EDT
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