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Posted: 11/15/2003 1:54:26 PM EDT
N battery or the AA setup. Which do you EOTech-ers prefer.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 2:13:48 PM EDT
I like the N battery version strictly because it's smaller in over all length. Some perfer the AA version because of battery availability and compatibility with other equipment, I don't have a problem with tossing some back up N batteries in with my gear.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 2:18:09 PM EDT
i have a set of electronic muffs that take N sized batteries so that is what i would get if i did get one. i think the weight and size difference is minimal so if the above dosen't apply to you i would say get the AA.
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 10:04:24 PM EDT
If you get a weapon light it'll probably take N batteries anyway. Hershey P.S. So does my NV.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:02:02 AM EDT
AA Readily available, always on-hand and cheap to stockpile a few away [:)]
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:13:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BDHershey: If you get a weapon light it'll probably take N batteries anyway. Hershey P.S. So does my NV.
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N batteries are what my EO Tech ate but my Surfire lights all take CR123 batteries which of course are not the same.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:16:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:01:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/16/2003 6:01:57 AM EDT by bsbg]
I'll chime in and say AA. Longer battery life and available everywhere. They work in plenty of other stuff too. Around Christmas you can usually find a 48 pack for $10 or so, good for a 12 month supply.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:52:26 AM EDT
I'll throw my .02 in. I like the AA version. Batteries are lot easier to find, are cheaper, and last longer. The extra length doesn't bother me.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 6:55:01 AM EDT
I like the 551 because it's smaller. I don't have a problem finding N batteries. The Home Depot, Walgreens & Harris Teeter by my house all sell them (C4iGrant also sells them or dirt cheap too). Besides, all the AA batteries in my house are being used by the kids and probably only have about 5 minutes of life left in them...they wouldn't be a big help in a pinch [:D]
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 4:08:31 PM EDT
My main reason for going with the AA version is the battery life. I mount mine like SMGLee does, with the glass on the flattop and the battery compartment on the top rail of the RAS.
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 5:00:40 PM EDT
Green18, Good call. My mistake, that's what posting too late at night will get you. Thanks for the correction. Hershey
Link Posted: 11/16/2003 5:27:19 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:34:12 AM EDT
which is better in very cold weather ?
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 8:43:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BDHershey: If you get a weapon light it'll probably take N batteries anyway.
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All the 'tac' lights I've seen take the type 123 battery. Get the AA battery version - not much difference in weight and length. However, AA battereies are cheaper, far more common, and last much longer. You can also use rechargable NiMH batteries...
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