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Although this is my first post and I only recently joined I have been "lurking" on this forum for several months.Howdy I recently purchased a vortex viper 6.5-20x50 scope based on the reviews I read here, and I am very pleased with it even though it is way too much scope for the rifle it's mounted on. Now for my question, I have searched and searched (no doubt not hard enough) and I have not been able to find a comparison between an Eotech sight and an Aimpoint red dot sight. Could someone point me in the direction of that thread. I know it's in here somewhere I just can't find it.Bucky Thanks, ScottB.
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EoTech vs Aimpoint is one of them Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge debates.  Some folks like one and despise the other while some can use either and dont' care.  I've got a couple of each.  I like both, and frequently use both.  I know this didn't help..... oh well
 
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Welcome aboard Scott, alot of friendly, knowledgeable people will be available at your disposal.
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Actually I have decide to buy one or the other. Considering the price of either (a lot for me) I was mainly concerned with longevity. Which one is tougher and which one has the best warranty? thanks ScottB
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Your gonna get the same coinflip answer on that.

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LOL Your still not helpingBig Grin
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more "cornfuzed"?Big Grin
 
Both have been proven in combat so they are pretty tough, i've never used eithers warranty, never had too so I couldn't tell you which is better.  I will tell you that an EMP would knock them both out and you'd be SOL.... a trijicon ACOG would still workWink
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I personally like the Aimpoints better. I don't like the pixelated reticles on the Eotechs. Plus I like the battery life on the Aimpoints. You don't have to worry about it dying or not working, it just does. The Eotechs, you better check your battery before use and carry lots of extras. The aimpoints I have used are built like a tank. I am not sure you can really break them.

Maybe you should look at the new SS 1-4. Use it like a dot on the low setting and shoot distance at 4x. Just an idea. Once I can afford it, that is probably the way I will go. Or I will put a magnifyer behing my aimpoint, or maybe both and swap them depending on what I want to do.
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Having actually owned both, my vote goes to the Aimpoint.  It is more rugged then the EoTech, and the 2 MOA dot seems more precise to me. 

To Helo's point, I would buy neither of them atm.  For less money then either of those, I would get the Burris Tac 30 1-4 if on a budget, as its 300.  Very clear glass, illuminated, can use with both eyes open, and get the 4x to boot.  If you absolutely are set on the aimpoint or eotech, my vote is for aimpoint.  If your open, I like the Tac 30.  If you have 800 to spend, the SS 1-4 is probably awesome, but cant say for sure.
 
 
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Okay you talked me into the aimpoint. I have looked through an Eotech but not an aimpoint. I am assuming it is a holographic sight like the Eotech, just better. So if thats correct, which Aimpoint should I get. budget for scope and mount is about  $500.00. The choices are dizzying.Whacko Believe me all help is GREATLY appreciated, Thanks again ScottBWink
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Having owned both, I too prefer the Aimpoint; however, you might also want to consider the Trijicon Reflex II: no batteries, always on, proven Trijicon reliability.

I own all 3 and, at this moment, my go-to AR wears the Reflex, the Aimpoint and EoTech are in a drawer.
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I ran across a soldier who had an EoTech mounted on top of his Trijicon.  I asked why.  He said "the EoTech sucks, as a matter of fact it doesn't even work, but it was an issue, so I have to carry it.  This was my solution."
 
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Okay I posted my question here to be LESS confused, Just kidding.Big Grin Thanks for the suggestions, guess I'll have a look at the trijicon, reflex.Bucky SB
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I have used them all and prefer the Aimpoint t-1/h-1 (depending on need for NVG's). Only issue is that it is a four MOA dot, but then again I have magnified optics for precision shooting. 
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Alright I took a quick look at the trijicon reflex. More choices,Whacko 4.5 moa dot or6.5 or 4.3  or oh wait what about a triangle? LOL. Also I live in AZ and I shoot in full sunlight, 115 degree days. How well does the amber color show? Does it wash out? Leaning towards the triangle if it's visible with the sun at your back. If it's not please let me know. Or maybe I should stick with an Aimpoint or maybe an Eotech, gee this keeps getting tougher not easier. Let's say I did get an Aimpoint which one would you suggest, once again for around $500.00. I do like the idea of the Trijicon reflex with the triangle if its visible in bright sunlight that's the way I'll go. Thanks again for all suggestions and help.
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I think the Aimpoint I had was the comp ml2 with the 2 moa dot.  Nothing wrong with it at all, very uncluttered, simple to use, its a no brainer.
 
I think there are deals out there to be had on these right now that include mounts.
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thanks for the help. decisions decisions.Whacko
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Originally posted by scottb scottb wrote:

thanks for the help. decisions decisions.Whacko
I like the looks of the triangle trijicon the best. Has anyone ever used one in bright sunlight?
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Welcome to the OT scott!
 
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