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12-31-2009 03:32 PM
SmartDrug
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Originally Posted by ChicagoFactory View Post
Thanks for all the info. I am going to return the Bushnell because I found a great deal on an EOTech XPS2-2. I got it for $360.00 shipped using a $50 manufacturers rebate. http://www.eotech-inc.com/product.php?id=30&cat=2
Good choice man, congrats.
12-31-2009 12:52 PM
Kruz Nice choice. Make sure you have a spare 123 battery taped to the rifle.
12-31-2009 12:37 PM
ChicagoFactory Thanks for all the info. I am going to return the Bushnell because I found a great deal on an EOTech XPS2-2.
12-30-2009 12:24 AM
Ofc. Ponch price and purpose, thats what it boils down to. As a few have already stated in above posts, it all comes down to what you need vs what you wanna pay.

Typicaly the red dot or holo sights (non magnified) are for distances maxing out at about 100yards. The bushnell HOLO sight was one of the 1st along with teh C-More, Forward (c-more) or rearward (Holo & varients) projecting sights allow for a quicker sight picture to be captured as compared to a red dot. Because of the tube of a red dot your eyes are forced to focus on picking up the dot in the tube then aquiring your target. While tube diameter is a big variable of this the open holo sights generaly are quicker on the pick up so you can see why in battle these are the hot ticket.

Now when compared to magnified optics such as the ACOg or other varients the purpose of the rifle changes a bit as its intent is to go out past 100 yards with a bit more accuracy. this is why you generaly find BDC reticles in these units.

now in regards to price, well..... it's material, R&D and production costs that dicktate that.

Will a Bushnell get the job done, yes! Will it survive a 10 foot fall..... not so much.

I roll a C-More
12-30-2009 12:11 AM
Ofc. Ponch
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Originally Posted by MoparBoyy View Post
i love my Ecotech, its the balls. but it would be nice to have a little magnification from time to time.
the 3x magnifier can be purchased for this unit
12-27-2009 08:18 PM
C2M
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Originally Posted by Devil Dog View Post
If you had ever been out shooting with me, you wouldn't have to ask such silly questions. I have field tested my stuff in the crappiest of conditions, and I am not very gentle on my equipment.

What I am saying is that unless you really beat the crap out of your equipment, you won't have this problem. I'm not saying that you have to treat it like fragile glass either.
Sadly i beat the hell out of my stuff then again that is what is meant for
12-27-2009 12:34 PM
Devil Dog
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Originally Posted by C2M View Post
So you shoot only in doors? You dont have to drop anything take it out in the rain or cold the elements will eventually take care of the rest
If you had ever been out shooting with me, you wouldn't have to ask such silly questions. I have field tested my stuff in the crappiest of conditions, and I am not very gentle on my equipment.

What I am saying is that unless you really beat the crap out of your equipment, you won't have this problem. I'm not saying that you have to treat it like fragile glass either.
12-26-2009 09:56 PM
C2M
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Originally Posted by Devil Dog View Post
Unless you are droping your shit, it will hold up fine. Yes the MILSPEC stuff is made to last forever and take loads of abuse, because of the environment they are in.

CF write up a review when you get a chance to test it out?
So you shoot only in doors? You dont have to drop anything take it out in the rain or cold the elements will eventually take care of the rest
12-26-2009 06:54 PM
SmartDrug
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Originally Posted by ChicagoFactory View Post
No offense Brian, but I was looking for an explaination why one would go with a rifle scope like this over a holographic one like the EOTech?
It's all good, I'm just cranky.


The difference comes down to looks in this case. That Bushnell was designed to look like a Trijicon ACOG, a REALLY nice scope that you often find on mid-distance SPR type rifles. Given that it is a 1x power scope and a reddot, it acts exactly the same as a 1x Aimpoint or an EOTech holosight. There will be differences in the reticle itself and features such as Nightvision mode but aside from that, they're pretty comparable. ACOGs come in various powers but there are a lot sold in the 3-4x range and are great sights but at $1,200, most people hesitate to drop that much $$ on one, yoru Bushnell is a good compromise. I prefer EOTech sights for the reasons posted above but as long as it holds a zero when you shoot it and you would trust it with your life, whatever works for you and your budget is the sight you want.

SD out.
12-26-2009 05:43 PM
ChicagoFactory
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Originally Posted by SmartDrug View Post
No offense Brian, but I was looking for an explaination why one would go with a rifle scope like this over a holographic one like the EOTech?
12-26-2009 03:09 PM
SmartDrug
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Originally Posted by ChicagoFactory View Post
I was hoping for some insight from some of the experts on here like Oddy and Ponch.
12-26-2009 02:02 PM
ChicagoFactory I was hoping for some insight from some of the experts on here like Oddy and Ponch.
12-25-2009 10:08 PM
trkyleg *sigh*
12-25-2009 10:04 PM
ChicagoFactory
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Originally Posted by trkyleg View Post
i meant the whole gun...
Again, for what?
12-25-2009 02:50 PM
SmartDrug I prefer EOTech sights as they have no magnification (but you can add a 3x magnifier), they might not last as long in terms of battery life as an Aimpoint but the hologram is MUCH larger and easier to get a bead on than the Aimpoint. The nature of the viewing port on the EOTech also lends itself to a quick accurate target acquisition. Great sights.

Merry Christmas all!
12-25-2009 02:12 PM
trkyleg
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Originally Posted by ChicagoFactory View Post
For what??
i meant the whole gun...
12-25-2009 01:21 PM
Devil Dog
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Originally Posted by C2M View Post
Durability with the ability to take a ass whooping. Eotech and the other high end scopes are made to mil spec and can take a lot of abuse.

Bushnell ehh not so durable
Unless you are droping your shit, it will hold up fine. Yes the MILSPEC stuff is made to last forever and take loads of abuse, because of the environment they are in.

CF write up a review when you get a chance to test it out?
12-25-2009 04:33 AM
C2M
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Originally Posted by ChicagoFactory View Post
I just bought this Bushnell Trophy MP Red Dot Rifle scope for my AR15. http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell...e-730132p.html



Since this would be my first one, I didn't want to spend a lot of money and this one gets great reviews. I have a Colt Match Target Comp with 20" HBAR and I am not looking for a CQ sight since this is not a carbine.

I am also a little confused between this riflescope and a Holo sight like an EOTech. It looks like they do the same thing, why would you choose one over the other?
Durability with the ability to take a ass whooping. Eotech and the other high end scopes are made to mil spec and can take a lot of abuse.

Bushnell ehh not so durable
12-24-2009 09:13 PM
MoparBoyy i love my Ecotech, its the balls. but it would be nice to have a little magnification from time to time.
12-24-2009 06:16 PM
ChicagoFactory
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Originally Posted by trkyleg View Post
bring it with on the trip
For what??
12-24-2009 02:33 PM
trkyleg bring it with on the trip
12-24-2009 02:26 PM
ChicagoFactory
Red Dot Sights

I just bought this Bushnell Trophy MP Red Dot Rifle scope for my AR15. http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell...e-730132p.html



Since this would be my first one, I didn't want to spend a lot of money and this one gets great reviews. I have a Colt Match Target Comp with 20" HBAR and I am not looking for a CQ sight since this is not a carbine.

I am also a little confused between this riflescope and a Holo sight like an EOTech. It looks like they do the same thing, why would you choose one over the other?

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