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http://www.swfa.com/pc-4751-196-bushnell-holosight-xlp.aspx
Is this a decent holosight for an M4?  I know a lot of people have the eotech, but it looks like they are about 500 dollars.  At least the ones that use the AA batteries.  I hear the N type batteries are hard to find.  Not sure, though.  I like the price of that bushnell, which is about 200 dollars, and it uses AAA batteries.  What do you guys think?
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-1440-623-eotech-510-tactical-holosight-rev-f.aspx
I guess this one is only 400 dollars.  What would be the difference between the two?
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Haven't used the Bushnell but would save up for the EoTech.  I'm guessing the Bushnell will not be nearly as sturdy and it looks kinda fragile.
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I had read on another forum that Eotech actually manufactures the Holosight for Bushnell....hence the similiarities with the two. Is this correct? 
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They are made by the same contractor.
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The eotech does look sturdier by just looking at the pictures of both of them.  Would the fact that it is sturdier be the only benefit to having the eotech?  I've never used this type of sight, and this is my first AR.  I'm just trying to save a little money.  I could save up a little more.  It would just take some time, and I'm anxious to get the thing finished.  I've looked at most of the pictures on AR15, and it seems that all of the holosights there are eotech.  If I did use the eotech, would the one I hyperlinked be the one to use, or is there another one that doesn't cost a lot more that would be better?
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-9051-1220-burris-1x-fastfire-red-dot-reflex-sight.aspx
 
Have you considered this sight? Theres a guy running one on a M1A Scout and loves it.
I haven't seen one though.
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I would go with this one.
 
 
The Bushnell is not bad either, Just that the glass isn't milspec is my understanding.
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They are almost identical. I have both. The reticle is the same and the plastic lens is the same. As far as the guard goes if you hit it hard enough to make a difference either one will need some repair. The eotech looks cool and if you need night vision compatibility the eotech is the only option. They are real quick up close and good to about 100 yards (for my eyes anyway)
 
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the difference between a holo and a dot, is simply the holo doesn't use a LED as the image projector- not necessarily better

big 1 on cheaptricks suggestion, try the new burris quick sight--save some bucks. the eo's go thru batterys like you wouldn't believe and some series of them have circuit shortage problems.
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-8299-629-burris-1x35-speeddot-sight.aspx
Is this what you're talking about, Dale?  If so they also have one with an 11 moa dot.  Which one for very close shots.  ie 20-50 yards?  Thanks
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-8301-630-burris-1x35-xtreme-tactical-speeddot-sight.aspx
What about this one?  xtreme tactical.  Like the sound of that. 
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

The eo's go thru batterys like you wouldn't believe and some series of them have circuit shortage problems.

 
I think most of those eletronic issues were with the older models.
The "F" series seems to be good to go.
 
I have seen more than one older Eotech go down as Dale described though.  
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I had Bushnell Holosight XLP for a little while and it was a decent sight, but I do not think it is as sturdy as the Eotech.  I was under an impression that Eotech used to make Holosights for Bushnell, but starting with the XLP, Eotech was no longer doing that.

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