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Having a hard time figuring out which one I'd rather have. Both look bad a but don't know which one would be more useful
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I like ACOG's can do a bit better at distance with them than the EoTech
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Get a Trijicon Accupoint 1-4x.  You kinda have the both of then that way.
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I didn't like the "tunnel vision" in the ACOG. I REALLY like my EOTech model 512. Very quick to bring up to point.
As for distance, I didn't buy the sight for it, but rather as a close-in defensive tool ( sub 75 yds ) .
 
This is a subject in which you will receive many varied replies, everyone likes something different and for different reasons. 
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Originally posted by HuntMaster HuntMaster wrote:

I didn't like the "tunnel vision" in the ACOG. I REALLY like my EOTech model 512. Very quick to bring up to point.
As for distance, I didn't buy the sight for it, but rather as a close-in defensive tool ( sub 75 yds ) .
 
This is a subject in which you will receive many varied replies, everyone likes something different and for different reasons. 

I really like my EOTech model 512 as well.  Thunbs Up
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Ya I got a 512 as well, I thought I'd rather have the acog and was about to sell the eotech but I'm having second thoughts
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What is the role of the weapon you plan to use the ACOG or EOTech on?
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Zombie killin, coon killin, possibly hog control and just plinkin
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if using at a distance and especially in low light, night time use
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What about one of these
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Hm ok thanks guys
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

What about one of these

I'll have to look into that
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Ive bought all 3 and returned them all, the EOTech and the Aimpoint, the Acog... I like the Acog but what I finally picked for my RRA AR is the Trijicon Accupoint 1-4x24. It gives me 1x for a great FOV and 4X for some distance when I want it....I think its the best of both worlds really, its a nice clear scope to...I will buy another Im pretty sure. Honestly I could not see paying that kind of money for a 1 X sight, may as well use Irons then.
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If you gonna get a 1-4 no sense in not waiting for the SWFA SS 1-4 to come out with the dreaded Donut of Death Reticle!Wink
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Originally posted by JF4545 JF4545 wrote:

Ive bought all 3 and returned them all, the EOTech and the Aimpoint, the Acog... I like the Acog but what I finally picked for my RRA AR is the Trijicon Accupoint 1-4x24. It gives me 1x for a great FOV and 4X for some distance when I want it....I think its the best of both worlds really, its a nice clear scope to...I will buy another Im pretty sure. Honestly I could not see paying that kind of money for a 1 X sight, may as well use Irons then.

Thanks for the heads up
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ACOGs are great if a bit specialized (I have a TA31F). EOTechs are great when they work (I had a 552). The Accupoint is as slick as chicken dung and it would be a good way to go me thinks.
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I have had them all, rotate them out fairly often, and they all have a special place in my sock drawer when I am tired of them.   The aimpoints are nice, batteries last forever it seems and they work.  The ACOGs are very neat.  I like the slight magnification and precise aiming point on them but the reticle is not as "large" as I like on most the models.  The Eotechs also see to work forever but only certain models have the AA batteries which last a long time the other ones eat batteries.  They all seem to resale good but I'd have to give the resale edge to Trijicon's, they seem to get a better rate of return on them vs a used eotech or aimpoint.   
 
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if you wanna try a good red dot before you invest much money maybe look at the vortex strikefire.  I just got one in my hands this morning to paly with this weekend and so far I think its gonna be a good little reddot. 
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I like the low power compact ACOG's best and I  have a 1.5x amber triangle and a 3x red crosshair and I like the 1.5x better. I also have a couple of Comp M4s Aimpoints which I like.  The Aimpoint will be on target no matter what your cheekweld or head position is.  I dont care much for the circle dot reticle of the EOTech but they have a wide field of view so they are good for room to room entry guns. The Accupoint 1-4 in a #4 reticle is quite popular but the Post reticle will work with the Bindon aiming concept and the eye will track where the bright triangle goes which makes target acquisition faster.  With practice any of them can be used both eyes open.  I prefer  the La Rue mounts but the GG&G mounts are very nice also.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I The Accupoint 1-4 in a #4 reticle is quite popular but the Post reticle will work with the Bindon aiming concept and the eye will track where the bright triangle goes which makes target acquisition faster.  With practice any of them can be used both eyes open.  I prefer  the La Rue mounts but the GG&G mounts are very nice also.
 
I will add that mine has the Bindon (Red Arrow)Aiming Concept that Wes speaks about above, I find it very very fast for getting on target and I do use it with both eyes open when I want to...I also have the LaRue Mount under it so I can take it off quickly when Im putting it in a case for travel....
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I have been testing a TA11G (3.5x green donut)
it's a fantastic scope
I was using it last night at the range and getting 1.5" group at 200 yards with my Wilson 6.8
and hit a 4" target 3 times in a row at 300 yards with an unlit target and could barely even see the target with my naked eye (the 200 yard was lit up)

I am extremely impressed with the glass, clarity and light gathering.
My Kahles Cl 3-10x50 wasn't any easier to engage the 300 yard target frankly


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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I like the low power compact ACOG's best and I  have a 1.5x amber triangle and a 3x red crosshair and I like the 1.5x better. I also have a couple of Comp M4s Aimpoints which I like.  The Aimpoint will be on target no matter what your cheekweld or head position is.  I dont care much for the circle dot reticle of the EOTech but they have a wide field of view so they are good for room to room entry guns. The Accupoint 1-4 in a #4 reticle is quite popular but the Post reticle will work with the Bindon aiming concept and the eye will track where the bright triangle goes which makes target acquisition faster.  With practice any of them can be used both eyes open.  I prefer  the La Rue mounts but the GG&G mounts are very nice also.

Ya u like the view on the trijicon better than the one on my other acog, have it narrowed down but might end up parting with thev trijicon just for financial reasons
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I like the low power compact ACOG's best and I  have a 1.5x amber triangle and a 3x red crosshair and I like the 1.5x better. I also have a couple of Comp M4s Aimpoints which I like.  The Aimpoint will be on target no matter what your cheekweld or head position is.  I dont care much for the circle dot reticle of the EOTech but they have a wide field of view so they are good for room to room entry guns. The Accupoint 1-4 in a #4 reticle is quite popular but the Post reticle will work with the Bindon aiming concept and the eye will track where the bright triangle goes which makes target acquisition faster.  With practice any of them can be used both eyes open.  I prefer  the La Rue mounts but the GG&G mounts are very nice also.

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Have/use both -- but to me they are so different, not sure why your comparing them? Both eyes should be open in all shooting, handgun, shotgun, rifle, scopes etc. Heads up shooting saw it's advent when the straight stock on ars and point shooting with bb guns became popular with the army during vietnam, Bindon just jumped on the band wagon.
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agreed, I shoot both eyes open for everything

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i have an eotech 516 on my sig 556 classic swat. as mentioned before no amplification of the view but very fast to acquire the target and less than one hundred yards is an awesome sight. the cr123 batteries last for years in this model and the brightness adjusts for different light conditions. it has a built in mount with one thumbscrew to attach. very sturdy. it was a great improvement over iron sights and a good value. i will get a 1-4X probably next. i would get the trijicon but i am waiting for the ss swfa model. then maybe a high power ss tactical scope to finish things off to reach out and touch varmints long range. i feel this is a logical order to get an up close sight, a medium range sight and the a longe range sight as my experience with the gun increases.
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