EOTech, Bushnell, Aimpoint or go cheap?

arnisandyz

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I shoot mainly irons but I'm planning on getting an optic for my flat top AR. I shot another guys AR with the EOTech and the rectical took some getting used to. its a small 1 MOA dot encircled by a big ring. But it is pretty fast, you can shoot with 2 eyes open with no parellex error.

What do you guys recommend? The EOTech is nice, it can co-witness the irons (I have a fold-down rear sight) just by screwing it on, or you can add a riser and cowitness in the lower portion of the lense (if needed). The Busnell Holosight looks to be related to the EOTech without the protective hood and I think its less ruggedized, but its also $100 cheaper. Haven't had much experience with the Aimpoint but alot of people like them. Another option is to go cheap and get a Hakko aimpoint clone or a Simmons Pro Diamond (standard scope).

Gun will be used pimarily for 3 gun competitions at ranges from several feet out to 100 yards, so I'm looking for a 1x power. Speed is more important than pinpoint accuracy. I'm not in the service or LE, but it would be nice to have an optic I could rely on in SHTF/defensive type scenerios. Gun doesn't get too beatup in competition, maybe banged into a barracade or dropped down on a table but nothing like realword use.

If you've ever used any of these optics or have any alternatives I'd like to here your opinions.

Thanks,

Andy
 

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Go with the EOtech. You'll save some money if you go with the one that isn't NOD compatible. I have two of the myself.

Jeff
 
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