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I have seen them for a little less. If you do get one, get the 512/552 models. The run off of AA batteries, whereas the 511 runs of an N battery. The AA batteries can be found anywhere that sells batteries. The alkaline AA's are supposed to run the 512 for ~1100 hours. I have gone to the lithiums in my 512 and I have no idea how long they will run. They've been in for probably 2 years or more and just keep on truckin'. Lithiums are advertised to last 7 times longer than alkaline batteries.
 

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OK, I'll keep looking. That free freight, no sales tax, and cool cover made me drool, though.
I didn't really pay attention to the cover being added. I've found them for $377 with free S&H, but no cover. The cover is a $20 item. It comes out about even either way. Seems like I paid ~$325 or so when I got mine a year and a half or so ago. EOTech's and Aimpoints are red hot right now.
 

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Junk:wink:
JUNK????? These are in use by the guys in the sandbox. They are some of the best combat sights available on the market.

Any particular documentation that you might have that they are junk would sure be appreciated by the .mil and .gov. Being that they are in use by not only the .gov, .mil, the DEA and lots of LE agencies and private security specialists, I'm sure they they would appreciate the intimate knowledge and vast experience you have on said sights. They are military issue with a NSN.

Take a look here and educate yourself a little... http://www.eotech-inc.com/

Also, for pictures of them being used in the REAL world, take a look here. These are guys whose lives depend on a firearm every day of their lives. http://www.eotech-inc.com/gallery.php
 

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JUNK????? These are in use by the guys in the sandbox. They are some of the best combat sights available on the market.

Any particular documentation that you might have that they are junk would sure be appreciated by the .mil and .gov. Being that they are in use by not only the .gov, .mil, the DEA and lots of LE agencies and private security specialists, I'm sure they they would appreciate the intimate knowledge and vast experience you have on said sights. They are military issue with a NSN.

Take a look here and educate yourself a little... http://www.eotech-inc.com/

Also, for pictures of them being used in the REAL world, take a look here. These are guys whose lives depend on a firearm every day of their lives. http://www.eotech-inc.com/gallery.php
Well...I didn't know Flintknapper was into rural combat...if that's what he's getting it for then the utility of it might fit....but if he's goin hog hunting, he might want to reconsider.....IMO....it'll probly take him that much money just to get to the woods; gas being as it is!:razz::fit:
 

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Hey the simulator was pretty cool, but they didn't have their iron sights co-witnessed with the EOtech...

Naw, the main purpose of the red-dot type sights, especially the EOtech, is incredibly fast target aquisition.

Take my household for example with my wife and I holding down the fort. I shoot the AR with the colapsible stock all the way out, she is comfortable with it two clicks shorter. With iron sights cheek weld is important for fast and consistent sight picture, with the holosights head-to-sight alignment isn't critical at all; if you see the dot, the dot is where the bullet is going, if your target is in range, of course.

It even works if you can't get the firearm into a real shooting position; if you can see through any part of the glass, you'll see the recticle. The magic of holosights is zero parallax-- moving your head around while looking through the sight, the recticle stays put on target. I dunno how they work, but I've played with a few, and the effect is weird and cool at the same time!
 

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Well...I didn't know Flintknapper was into rural combat...if that's what he's getting it for then the utility of it might fit....but if he's goin hog hunting, he might want to reconsider.....IMO....it'll probly take him that much money just to get to the woods; gas being as it is!:razz::fit:
I don't think it's rural combat, I think it's having a quality sight on a firearm that you just might have to use to protect your life and family. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and got the high road. I have an Aimpoint and EOTech and although it hurt to purchase them, I know they won't fail if they are ever called to duty.

Buy quality the first time and it only hurts once. :wink:
 

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I've done some shopping and found that both Optics Planet and Tactical Store.com have the same deal going-- EOTech 512 for $359.99 shipped with cover, and they're both in Illinois so there is no sales tax with either company.

My question is, has anybody dealt with either company? I'm really thinking of taking the plunge, but I don't need a bath if you know what I mean.
 

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I've seen good comments on Optics Planet of other boards. No info on Tac Store.

For $360 shipped with the cover, that's about as good as it gets. Just confirm that it's a Revision F which is, as far as I know, the latest version out. It will be a 512.A65 Rev F
 

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Well, the Optics Planet websight can be confusing, but they do have a toll-free number and they are open tomorrow, so I'll call for clarity. Thanks for the update info, Mr. C., I'll ask them about that on the phone.
 
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