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Hey guys and gals I'm looking to get a new red dot scope in the future.  I norrowed it down to the two companies I want Eotach or Aimpoint.  Does anybody have any experience with either, and what model?  I don't want night vision capablility cuz I don't have night vision lol.  So your help would be appreciated thanks.  Mind you this is for my Ruger sr 556
 

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I have both Eotech and the Aimpoint. It would help in narrowing down the model more if you stated your use. i.e. home defense, range shooting, duty, hunting, etc.

On the Eotech side, the two models that have proven to have the least bugs in them are either the 552, or the new XPS 2 with transverse battery mount.

552 on the plus side it is a combat proven design and it runs on AA batts that are readily available. On the negative side, large size on the rail and limited battery life.

XPS 2 on the plus side the transverse battery mount means less rail space is taken up and the problem with the battery contacts during repested recoil is reduced/eliminated. On the negative side, limited battery life and the battery may not be readily availabel if you don't have a spare on you.

Aimpoint, either the M4S or T-1.

The T-1, on the plus side, shines if you are weight conscious as it is one of the lightest RDS on the market and has great battery life. On the negative the small objective can be diffcult to pick up quickly especially on the transition and the battery may not be readily available if you don't carry a spare.

M4S comes with either a 2 or 4 MOA dot, both are combat proven and US Army current issue. Depending on your preference, and whether you will be shooting close up or at distance will determine which size dot is best for you. On the plus side, the single AA battery gives great battery life and the battery will be readily available if a fresh one is needed, the battery is mounted at the 5 o' clock position to lower the units profile. Larger objective lense means the dot is easier to pick up at speed and on transition. Robust durability. On the negative side, unit takes up a lot more rail space and is a lot heavier than the T-1.

Hope that helps.
 

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[quote name='']I have only used Eotach and I am in love....[/quote]

I'm the opposite. It's the Aimpoint for me. ML3 right now.
 

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The T-1, On the negative the small objective can be diffcult to pick up quickly especially on the transition
See I disagree. When I am using a red dot I am shooting with both eyes open. The red dot is just floating there in front of me. I'm not trying to look through the objective lens. I just put the floating dot on target and squeeze.
 

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Mostly for target shooting possible out to 200 yds.  I want a nice red dot that won't break the bank.   I hear aimpoint is great but no mount and I hear Eotach is great and it has a mount only that the buttons on it may fail with use.  So if I was to go with a Aimpoint what rail would you choose. La Rue, GG&G, etc.  Thanks
 

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See I disagree. When I am using a red dot I am shooting with both eyes open. The red dot is just floating there in front of me. I'm not trying to look through the objective lens. I just put the floating dot on target and squeeze.
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I own the COMPM3 but the COMPML3 is mostly the same and the 552 . I think the aimpoint has a cleaner red dot then the EOTech one, so the Aimpoint may be better suited for you since it will be clearer, to me atleast. Both of these I feel are more suited for a fighting rifle then a target one. Not to say they wont do a good job for your use. Look into the Aimpoint Micro H-1, T-1 has night vision capability, so you save money. I might be getting one for one of my ak's so it will coexist with my irons. By the way EOtechs are more prone to failure being near hi heat areas. For example if you where running a ak with a UltiMAK mount with a EO on it, better batts would help though.
 

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EoTech is cheaper.
Ive owned and used both, for all around use I think I'd rather have the Aimpoint. Up close, real fast stuff, the Eotech might have an edge.
 

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I have the Aimpoint Comp M2 which is also known as the M68 Close Combat Optic by the US forces.  This sights has a crazy long battery life.  I've left my dot on for over a week; more than once.  This is perhaps the most battle proven red dot sight in existence.  The EoTech is very nice to look through, but they are a bit temperamental and I’ve read of a few failures in the sandbox.  I think from the standpoint of user friendliness, the EoTech probably has the edge.  From the standpoint of being combat proven and reliability, then obviously the Aimpoint.
 

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I have the aimpoint ml3 and also due to its long battery life I prefer to leave it on all the time.

I dislike aimpoints for two reasons. 1) battery issues 2) target site is never consistent when I am on target, its mainly fuzzy but manipulating the firearm back or forwards to achieve a clear image is not my cup of tea.

If you are looking to have the cream of the crop ChapperJoe is selling some acogs on here (this morning) I would jump on one, for the couple extra bucks its worth it.
 

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you need to start focusing on the target and stop thinking about the dot.

I've got pretty bad astigmatism (that's usually the culprit) and once I stopped even thinking about the dot, the 'starring' went away.

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I have the aimpoint ml3 and also due to its long battery life I prefer to leave it on all the time.

I dislike aimpoints for two reasons. 1) battery issues 2) target site is never consistent when I am on target, its mainly fuzzy but manipulating the firearm back or forwards to achieve a clear image is not my cup of tea.

If you are looking to have the cream of the crop ChapperJoe is selling some acogs on here (this morning) I would jump on one, for the couple extra bucks its worth it.
 

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I have an Aimpoint CompM2 on my Beowulf and I love it.  It's bomb-proof.  I do not love the ARMS mount I have for it though which is going to change to a LaRue cantilever mount pretty soon.
 
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