EoTech Knockoffs....

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Man With A Gun..., Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Man With A Gun...

    Man With A Gun... Member

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    Anybody have a real one and a knock off? If so do a review and tell me what the difference is! (besides $300..)
     


  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    I have the Bushnell holo sight. It IS an EoTech, just not ruggedized.

    I love it.
     
  3. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    I have both the Eotech 512 and the Bushnell (that's the same as the 511). They both perform identically, no difference. However, the Bushnell is not a knock-off, they are made by Eotech and about $100-$150 less expensive. Supposedly, they are a non-mil-spec version, but I can find no difference in looks or performance. The Bushnell doesn't have the aluminum hood cover, maybe that is a difference......I'm not sure if the 511 comes with the aluminum cover.
     
  4. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    Yes, the 511 comes with the aluminum "roll bar". Product: 511.A65/1 | L-3 EOTech Holographic Weapons Systems All of the EOTechs sold under that name do IIRC. It's to protect the optics from the operator.

    There are some cheap Chinese knock-offs out there that aren't really worth the time, IMO. I'm a cheapskate and can't bring myself to buy one for that and other reasons.

    I had an EOTech 512 and was pretty happy with it... until I got an Aimpoint Comp M2. EOTech battery life sucks.
     
  5. codygjohnson

    codygjohnson Eats breakfast everyday Lifetime Member

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    I've messed with both the 511 and the the chinese copies. The chinese aren't a holosight. The reticle will move when you move your head. Also, I think the 1moa dot in the center is more like 3 or 4. Oh yeah, and the night vision button will turn the reticle green...

    The chinese optic knockoffs aren't that bad. They are built pretty tough in my opinion. I wouldn't put them on anything that I would use to save my life though, and an M1A will destroy one pretty quick.
     

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