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Old August 3rd, 2009, 16:05   #1
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Eotech too good to be true?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/552-Holographic-S...d=p3286.c0.m14

They claim that these 552 are NOT toys and if you scroll down to the specs, notice how they say PARALLAX FREE. Is this too good to be true?
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 16:08   #2
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552 Specs

* Use standard AAA batteries included.
* Mount is all metal and is extremely solid.
* Full metal construction
* 10 levels of Red and Green (NV) dot brightness control
* 65 MOA ring/1 MOA dot reticle
* Power safe feature, automatic power-off in 2 hours
* Fits all standard 1" Weaver / Picatinny rail
* Weight: 330 grams
* Scope Length-6 inches
* Magnification 1x
* Focus Type Fixed
* Field of View (100yards) Unlimited
* Eye Relief (min.) Parallax Free & Unlimited Eye Relief
* Windage Elev Adj 1/4" Click @ 100 yards
* Material Strengthen Aluminum Housing
* Color Black Matte
Fake. It's an LED, not a laser, as well. It will not have true holographic qualities.

Real EOTECHs do not have green reticals. They have an IR retical which is invisible to the naked eye, but visible with NV devices.



Real EOTECHs are quite easy to photograph, and you can see where the laser beam breaks.

EXAMPLE of a real EOTECH:



Notice how easy it is to see even with a bright background. Also, how it looks to be the same size regardless of how far or close the eye is (within a foot or two from the retical).
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 16:10   #3
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I'd spend a bit more and get a real Bushnell Holo sight, least you'll have a real steel optic that performs like a holographic site should.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 16:11   #4
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Thanks for clarifying! Even though its a fake, do you think it will be PARALLAX FREE?
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 16:12   #5
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Thanks for clarifying! Even though its a fake, do you think it will be PARALLAX FREE?
All RDS's are Parallax corrected, but they don't perform like their real and more expensive counterparts should.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 16:13   #6
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EOTech has an official web notice on this very subject.
http://www.eotech-inc.com/counterfeit_notice.php
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 16:15   #7
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oh thanks for the info guys. Im going to have a look right now
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 17:05   #8
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Got a real EOTech a while back. Very expensive. It cost about as much as an AEG.. but it was definitely a good buy. Great piece of kit that can't be compared to the lowly airsoft clone.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 18:05   #9
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i saw the same thing last night.
do you guys know where i can get a bushnell holosight?
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Old August 4th, 2009, 06:45   #10
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i saw the same thing last night.
do you guys know where i can get a bushnell holosight?
Try any type of outdoor sporting good store like whole sale sports or bass pro.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 10:20   #11
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Try any type of outdoor sporting good store like whole sale sports or bass pro.

EVERYONE is sold out, as of 3 weeks ago.

You can't even find them on the Bushnell site as they are way behind in production. I think people realized the core technology is the same (minus the NVG option) and started snapping them up. They not nearly as robust but for airsoft they work really well.

Great little site. I have a 552 and love it.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 00:57   #12
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yes! i also crave the 552 hahah. i guess ill go check out some stores.
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