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Flux Capacitor
11-13-2007, 9:15 PM
I am pretty low on cash and was looking into buying an Eotech 512 but was told Eotech is discontinuing the 512 and their other units that use AA batteries. Will they be bring something to replace them or will we be stuck buying the units that use "N" batteries?

Roo
11-13-2007, 9:34 PM
Yes they are discontinued.
http://www.opticsplanet.net/eotech-holographic-sight-500.html

This item from EOTech has been discontinued and no longer available.

Teletiger7
11-13-2007, 11:41 PM
The link you provided is for a model that takes the N batteries. Don't know why they would discontinue AAs models since they are very popular

they also have the kind that takes CR123 batteries

Roo
11-14-2007, 12:28 AM
Ohh so it is. They were talking about it on ARFCOM as well I will try to find the link

maxicon
11-14-2007, 8:02 AM
They still list the AA versions on their web site:

http://www.eotech-inc.com/lawe_hwsmodels.php

Considering the much higher battery life, I can't imagine they'd discontinue them. All they show on their site is N and AA; I don't remember any CR123 versions, but they may be out there.

Socal858
11-14-2007, 8:31 AM
Yes they are discontinued.
http://www.opticsplanet.net/eotech-holographic-sight-500.html

500/502 are old models.

Teletiger7
11-14-2007, 9:31 AM
The Eotech 553 is the one that takes CR123s

aplinker
11-14-2007, 11:18 AM
This has to be bunk. They just released the 557, which uses AAs.

eguns-com
11-14-2007, 12:53 PM
Not that I know of and I am an EO Tech dealer. The 512 and 552 should still be readily available and as far as I have been told are still in production.

Sometimes they are harder to get as EO tech does batches of different sights so the lead times can get a little long.

Chad

EricCartmann
11-14-2007, 1:00 PM
Kinda offtopic:

I like CR123, only 80 cents each for Lithiums. While AA lithiums will run you $2.50 each.

Lithium is the only way to go, not only do you get 2 times the battery life, but shelf life is also better at 10 years, and lithiums will not drain in cold weather like regular akaline batteries do.

BTW, What the heck are N-cells?

aplinker
11-14-2007, 1:08 PM
Smaller, shorter. They're about the height of a CR123 and thinner than a AA.

Kinda offtopic:

I like CR123, only 80 cents each for Lithiums. While AA lithiums will run you $2.50 each.

Lithium is the only way to go, not only do you get 2 times the battery life, but shelf life is also better at 10 years, and lithiums will not drain in cold weather like regular akaline batteries do.

BTW, What the heck are N-cells?

eguns-com
11-14-2007, 1:35 PM
Kinda offtopic:

I like CR123, only 80 cents each for Lithiums. While AA lithiums will run you $2.50 each.

Lithium is the only way to go, not only do you get 2 times the battery life, but shelf life is also better at 10 years, and lithiums will not drain in cold weather like regular akaline batteries do.

BTW, What the heck are N-cells?

Just a note. I have AA Lithiums from ENergizer for 1.59 when purchased 10 at a time

Chad

grywlfbg
11-14-2007, 2:39 PM
Speaking of the 557, is that thing out in the wild yet? I've had one of order w/ SWFA for months :mad:

eguns-com
11-14-2007, 6:05 PM
Speaking of the 557, is that thing out in the wild yet? I've had one of order w/ SWFA for months :mad:

I know of no dealer who actually has received any standard production ones.

Chad

Teletiger7
11-14-2007, 9:44 PM
I know of no dealer who actually has received any standard production ones.

Chad

I remember back in June They said first batches would hit the Public in August!!! Yeah, right!!! I don't think we'll see them till next year.

mike452
11-15-2007, 9:44 PM
Yes they are discontinued.
http://www.opticsplanet.net/eotech-holographic-sight-500.html

The link is for some old model. It has the 2D reticle! It should be discontinued.