EOTECH vs. ACOG vs. AIMPOINT vs. Iron Sights for AR15/M4? info
I spent about 2 weeks deciding what optics I was going to put on my AR15. I did not like the M68 Aimpoint but I spent 10 minutes listening to an SF guy from Nam say why he liked the M68. I do agree that the M68 is better than Iron Sights but I found it lacking in comparison to the ACOG and EOTECH. In the end, I went with the EOTECH 557 with 3x magnifier for the following reasons...
1. The EOTECH can be used as a purely reflex mode. The ACOG is a bit harder to use in close quarters. Flipping the magnifier allows my EOTECH to be a reflex sight with ease.
2. Reflex sights are better in low light. I don't have the funds for NVGs and a laser so reflex wins again.
3. The M68 Aimpoint has a 4 MOA while the EOTECH has a 1 MOA. "Aim small miss small." I found it hard to use the M68 at 300m. I was able to hit the TGT but it required some concentration.
4. I can use my iron sights by simply flipping up my rear sight. I laugh my butt off at rifles with no iron sights.
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Last edited by Duty Honor Country; April 30th, 2010 at 01:59..