- Product Dimensions: 6 x 7 x 3 inches ; 13.1 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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- ASIN: B0022SI1A4
- Item model number: 516.A65/1
- Average Customer Review: 38 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #694,744 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
Eotech Holographic Weapon Sight Md: 516A651 .
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- Buttons on left side of sight (not in back) to work specifically with magnifiers, CR123 Lithium batteries
- Adjustment (per click): 0.5 MOA (1/2-Inch at 100 yds), Adjustment Range: +/- 40 MOA travel
- Non night vision compatible model
- Reticle: 65 MOA ring with a single 1 MOA dot, Raised 7 millimeter base with knurled cross bolt, Interfaces to 1-Inch Picatinny (MIL-STD-1913) rail
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Specifications:- Buttons on left side of sight (not in back) to work specifically with magnifiers - CR123 Lithium batteries; model with 65 MOA ring/1 MOA dot reticle - Raised 7mm base with knurled cross bolt - Fits to standard 1-Inch Weaver dovetail/Picatinny rail
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I hope you never have to do so, but this is a true laser holographic sight that you can trust your life to. There is no question why armed forces world wide depend on this technology. It is a very good thing that we have access to the same!
Don't consider anything else when it comes to laser holographic sights!
PS. I will say that the Trijicon ACOG sights are superb in their own right, but again this is a review of the Eotech 516. The Trijicon sights have issues with two eyed target acquisition in my opinion. For close combat action, the Eotech line cannot be trumped.
My advice is bite the bullet and spend the money on the Eotech, you wont regret it.
Aimpoint is also awesome, but tends to be more $ and I couldn't find one that supported rechargeable batteries. It's true that Aimpoints proprietary wiring means you get hours and hours of battery life more than the EoTech, but for me, relying on being able to recharge batteries even out in the field via solar powered rechargers, was more important than a long lasting battery life that may die at some point in the field.
Trijicon doesn't need batteries, but I read that the illumination material is warrantied for 10 years, and given that it's more expensive by quite a bit, and considering the possibility of the illumination wearing out ... between those things, I passed.
Leupolds Prismatic is interesting because it doesn't require batteries either, but I couldn't find any performance reviews at all.
I passed on all the others and settled on this, because EoTech is the Gold Standard in red dot sights, they are used by our military, and the pricing. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have one each of Trijicon and Aimpoint also! :) But the 516 is decently priced for a quality red dot. And I didn't want to get a no-name brand red dot for less than $100 because it's probably not worth it. I hate spending money on something for my rifle and then re-buying the better quality thing the 2nd time around because I bought cheaply and paid for it later.
SIDE BUTTON CONTROLS
I wanted the side buttons feature that the 516 has instead of the buttons on the back, because of mounting the magnifier. If I could fork over a little more, I would have liked to get the EoTech 556 or 557, because it is compatible with Night Vision and also has the buttons on the side. But since I don't have the Night Vision at this time I didn't go that direction. It is also a good choice IMO though.
The reticle on the 516 is easy to see, and the brightness is adjustable. It looked fine indoors at a lower setting, but required a higher setting for use outdoors in bright sunlight. If you haven't actually looked through an EoTech before, it's pretty amazing. It truly is 'both eyes open'. The reticle "floats" in front of you, and the scope itself blurs. It's seriously like something you'd see in a first-person shooter (FPS) video game, but the real-life deal. Your focus is downrange at where your targets will be and you're almost unaware the scope itself it there - just the reticle floating in front of you.
I went with the 516 also because of the CR123a batteries. They may be a little more than AA batteries, but from what I've read, you get better life out of them. You can rechargeable batteries in either type, so if you're planning on that, it may be preferential. But I also felt that even with recharging, there is something to say for longer life in the CR123a batteries.
There are a lot of other good options if you have the bucks, but even if you had all the money in the world, this would still be a good choice. The only way you can improve it is Night Vision compatibility IMO.
*True Hologram Red-Dot
*Both eyes open usage
*Side control buttons
*Effective and adjustable reticle
*Battery life (CR123 lasts longer the AA batteries)
*Availability of rechargeable batteries for this unit
*Not Night Vision compatible... that's really it
Same great optical setup as the others, this one has the adjusments on the side, which i believe is a great improvement from models such as the 552 (brightness adjustments located in the rear)
The overall size is smaller than the 552 as well, that's because of the battery size difference in lithium batteries from double A batteries.
Anyways, Not much else to say. You can ask anyone who owns an eotech and they will tell you how amazing they are. The only problem (somewhat) I have with this item is not even with the item itself... but instead... the cost of lithium batteries.