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Posted: 2/12/2006 8:48:55 PM EDT
I shot some pictures of the 553 on my MRP this evening. This is a really nice unit and the height is perfect without the need for a riser. I would like to have the LaRue QD, but the throw lever is a good product and it will serve fine on the 553.

The mount is build very nicely inot the base so the lever is not sticking out in case it might get snagged.

The reticle is Rev F clear and the addition of the CR123 batteries made the sight a lot shorter, not as short as the 551 bit it did return some much need it rail space on the top rail.

The battery compartment is dummy cord, and the internals are blacked out so if you are in a very dark enviroment, your opponent will not see a faint red glow as the laser projection is bouncing off the lens edge and projecting.

I have not been told on the battery life but the number of 1500 hours have been tossed around.

More pictures coming in my Shotshow report...damn lot of photoshop with total of 150 pics taken at the Shot...

Enjoy.










On the URX

Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:06:15 PM EDT
where's the picture through the sight?



great looking eotech, coming from a aimpoint fan
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:14:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:47:32 PM EDT
Very impressive, thanks for posting.

I look forward to the rest of your SHOT photos.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:49:51 PM EDT
it comes with that golden color?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:14:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 10:16:36 PM EDT by Gimme_A_Carbine]
Great looking sight, coming from an EOTech fan.

I would love to have a URX, I drool at yours Lee. However, is the lighting affecting the color, or does it really look orange?

I neeeeeed my yearly SMGLee SHOT report fix.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 10:34:03 PM EDT
Thanks SMGLee! Can't wait for your Shot Show pix!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:05:35 AM EDT
Do you know if it will be offered in black ?

And or can it be painted/GC/Norels

and HOW MUCH $$$$$

Invisiblesoul
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:46:26 AM EDT
Thanks SMGLee for sharing.

Jason
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:55:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 6:00:04 AM EDT by Yojimbo]
Damn you SMGLee!

I said I wouldn't jump on the 553 bandwagon but after seeing your pics a little voice inside my head is telling me to give it a try!

Must resist...
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:07:20 AM EDT
I will probably get one.I hate Arms mounts,but I will probably put it on an upper and leave it there.So hopefully they wont loosen!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 9:52:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 9:53:24 AM EDT by drabchoi]
will there be a nonnightvision model at acheaper price? any pics from the rear with the controls?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:02:29 AM EDT
To answer a few question,

the color is actully a very nice ark earth, but with the flash from the camera, the color did turn out a bit goldish.


It will be in black, Dark Earth and Ranger Green or OD.

As far as the 553 bandwagon, it is a nice sight with the necessary hardware build into it.. if you are not some ninja jumping off to battle in the middle of the night.. you are probably good to go with the standard 552. the 553 does offer a few advantages...

1. shorter overall length
2. better battery life
3. integration with your Surefire, next gen IR laser batteries.
4. build in mount that is recessed into the base which also provent snagging.
5. an upgraed electronics
6. better dive rating.

like i said, if you are happy wiht your 552, i wouldn't bother..

No NV version is available for now.. this is a pure military sight..so this is as is for the time being..


Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:49:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:14:40 PM EDT
Thanks for the info. What about the magnifier? Any word on that?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:28:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MSTN:
LOOKING GOOD, SMG LEE.

YES, EVEN I PLAN TO USE A 553 ON ONE OF MY OWN UPPERS WHEN THEY COME IN.


WES GRANT
M.S.T.N.
EOTHING CONVERT




Wes has really gone to the dark-side....
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:40:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 3:40:43 PM EDT by MSTN]
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:37:33 PM EDT
Chen & Wes,

Will you all be selling these in the (near) future? I know SOC gets to eat their fill first but just curious.

take care!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 4:20:11 AM EDT
SMGLee,

How about bottom view comparison pic of all three EOTech's?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:22:15 AM EDT
whats the advantage between the CR vs. AA batteries? I figure the AAs are more readily available...someone convince me to wait for the new 553!!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:31:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By drabchoi:
whats the advantage between the CR vs. AA batteries? I figure the AAs are more readily available...someone convince me to wait for the new 553!!!



They are the same as flashlights so you don't have to carry both.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:14:55 PM EDT
So with the build-in mount, does it still align the same with front/rear sights as the 55x/51x? What if you want to get a riser so the front/rear sights sits at bottom 1/3 of the view?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:34:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mebiuspower:
So with the build-in mount, does it still align the same with front/rear sights as the 55x/51x? What if you want to get a riser so the front/rear sights sits at bottom 1/3 of the view?



The 553's mount is already raised and put the irons at the bottom 1/3 of the sight window.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:03:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 5:03:54 PM EDT by mebiuspower]
Sweeeetness, more reason for first time buyer like me to get one!!! h.gif

When do we expect availability?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:17:03 PM EDT
Mr Chen, Mr Lau here. Very nice report. I look forward to seeing that bad boy on the market. Sweet!!!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:44:19 PM EDT
I've noticed that some businesses are taking pre-orders and the 553 will be around $580.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:50:14 PM EDT
So whats the release date and MSRP on this bad boy?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:03:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 8:04:04 PM EDT by Duffy]
Chen, put the PEQ2 at 9 o'clcok and the EO further forward, you'll get a better view (without the EO's window frame) that way
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:00:54 AM EDT
"This is a really nice unit and the height is perfect without the need for a riser"

Why would a std EO need a riser anyway? The irons are allready in the lower 25% of the window.

Wouldn't a riser mean no more cowhitness?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:13:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 4:15:07 AM EDT by Yojimbo]

Originally Posted By Green0:
"This is a really nice unit and the height is perfect without the need for a riser"

Why would a std EO need a riser anyway? The irons are allready in the lower 25% of the window.

Wouldn't a riser mean no more cowhitness?



Green0,

The standard EOTech mounted directly to the rail gives an absolute cowitness with the irons at the center of the sight window. The riser like the LaRue EOTech mount will raise it get a cowitness at the lower 1/3 of the sight window.

IMHO, if you are using the EOTech properly this doesn't matter because the front sight will ghost out. The only time this could possibly be an issue is for folks who like to run a fixed or deployed rear BUIS all the time.

Regardless, it won't matter soon because all the newer EOTech's will be redesigned with a higher mount...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:11:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MSTN:

Originally Posted By pcurtis:

Originally Posted By MSTN:
LOOKING GOOD, SMG LEE.

YES, EVEN I PLAN TO USE A 553 ON ONE OF MY OWN UPPERS WHEN THEY COME IN.


WES GRANT
M.S.T.N.
EOTHING CONVERT




Wes has really gone to the dark-side....



I PREFER TO THINK OF IT AS THE "BLIND SIDE".

I CAN, AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME, SEE THE EOTHING "SPECK" BETTER THAN THE AIMPOINT "EGG".

S/F-

WES GRANT
M.S.T.N.




I have heard a rumor he is even thinking about taking his cap lock off.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:33:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DonD:

Originally Posted By MSTN:

Originally Posted By pcurtis:

Originally Posted By MSTN:
LOOKING GOOD, SMG LEE.

YES, EVEN I PLAN TO USE A 553 ON ONE OF MY OWN UPPERS WHEN THEY COME IN.


WES GRANT
M.S.T.N.
EOTHING CONVERT




Wes has really gone to the dark-side....



I PREFER TO THINK OF IT AS THE "BLIND SIDE".

I CAN, AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME, SEE THE EOTHING "SPECK" BETTER THAN THE AIMPOINT "EGG".

S/F-

WES GRANT
M.S.T.N.




I have heard a rumor he is even thinking about taking his cap lock off.



Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:33:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:
So whats the release date and MSRP on this bad boy?



Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:01:28 AM EDT
We are hoping for end of March and with a price of 650.00 retail...market price will be lower.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 2:01:00 PM EDT
"No NV version is available for now.. this is a pure military sight..so this is as is for the time being.."

So you are saying the 553 is not nightvision compatible? I was under the impression that it would be. Do you have the dimensions and weight of the unit?
Thanks
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 1:28:43 AM EDT
Sorry.. my typo.....

there isn't a non-NV option available right now.

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