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Old 06-01-2013, 6:56 PM
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Hi Everyone

I ordered a new LWRC M6A2 SPR and will be picking it up soon. My question to you all is which sight I should go with. Just so you know I will be using the sight primarily for home defense as well as occasionally indoor and outdoor shooting. Any feedback is much appreciated.

1st choice: Aimpoint PRO

2nd choice: Aimpoint Comp M4

3rd choice: Eotech XPS2-0
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Old 06-01-2013, 9:08 PM
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Of those choices... being that you can afford an LWRC SPR, i say get the CompM4... but i'd get the CompM4s with the battery compartment on the bottom. If you want to lighten the weight down, get an Aimpoint T1.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:48 AM
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All I can say is Google those for opinions/pros/cons...I just did the same for a week straight, lol. There are a lot of websites out there with tons of insight from users. YouTube also, many videos and comparisons. I'm far, far from an expert, but that's how I chose mine.

I finally chose and went with an Eotech XPS2-0. With my new AR, a flat top with no sights yet, I didn't want the extra height of the EXPS2-0 (that comes with a quick detach bottom mount). Also, since I will go with folding BUIS that won't be "up" 99% of the time, I didn't need the 1/3 co-witness with an optic that the higher EXPS2 provides.

I am not really concerned with battery life, so the incredible 5+ years of continuous ON battery life that an Aimpoint gives was not a factor, for me. I have another gun I use for initial home defense, so the AR most likely will not be a primary HD weapon that needs an optic ON all the time.

I have had tube-type optics before and I wanted something different, like an Eotech. I prefer the cosmetics of it also, including the big window and extra clear glass. The Eotech also gives me a feeling of faster acquisition in close quarters from 10-75 yds.

It's kind of 50:50 out there, both camps have serious followings. I believe in serious duty use, the military tends to go Aimpoint while law enforcement tend to go Eotech.

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Old 06-02-2013, 9:12 AM
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You have two aimpoints versus one eotech. Got a really nice LWRC, dont get an aimpoint PRO. Get the aimpoint m4s, lower battery compartment like another reply said.

Go to your LGS and check out an aimpoint and eotech. I personally went with PRO, i like the single dot more than the reticle on an eotech. Sold my eotech 517 and got the aimpoint PRO.

I like the design of the eotech, but its about functionality for me, and aimpoint wins in several categories for me. Its a huge battle between the two.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:02 AM
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If you're in that price range and are concerned about weight, the H1/T1 is a better option than the M4. I ditched my M4 a year ago for an H1 and have not looked back.
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You have two aimpoints versus one eotech. Got a really nice LWRC, dont get an aimpoint PRO. Get the aimpoint m4s, lower battery compartment like another reply said.

Go to your LGS and check out an aimpoint and eotech. I personally went with PRO, i like the single dot more than the reticle on an eotech. Sold my eotech 517 and got the aimpoint PRO.

I like the design of the eotech, but its about functionality for me, and aimpoint wins in several categories for me. Its a huge battle between the two.
I don't know if you confused the OP, but you confused me... you said don't get the Aimpoint PRO, but then said that's what you have and that Aimpoint wins several categories

ETA: maybe you meant you went with PRO but wish you had gone with M4?

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Old 06-02-2013, 8:26 PM
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Go with the Aimpoint Pro.
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Old 06-02-2013, 8:31 PM
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I don't know if you confused the OP, but you confused me... you said don't get the Aimpoint PRO, but then said that's what you have and that Aimpoint wins several categories

ETA: maybe you meant you went with PRO but wish you had gone with M4?
I got the aimpoint PRO but since OP got a LWRC i would rather see a M4(S) instead of PRO for his rifle. I wish i could afford a M4S
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I go for EOTech, I like it for faster target acquisition, esp in CQB longer eye relief, easy with both eyes open so that wider/viewing field. You wont keep the battery ON forever until it dry, I DONT CARE with longer battery life of aimpoint, you can buy LWRCI, I pretty sure you can afford to change the battery every 1st of January heheheheheh and have a extra new battery on cheek weld/stock battery compartment. I would get a Magnifier too if you need to longer shoot outside an CQB

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Old 06-02-2013, 8:54 PM
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While I understand the replies that have to do with faster target acquisition of the Eotech, and I agree it is a touch faster. I think the Eotech reticle is untouchable. It depends on your purpose. For range use Eotech for sure. If my life depended on it, Aimpoint M4 or T1/H1.
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