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Old 11-13-2007, 9:15 PM
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Default Are the AA Eotechs gone forever?

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

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Old 11-13-2007, 11:41 PM
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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

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Old 11-14-2007, 12:28 AM
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Ohh so it is. They were talking about it on ARFCOM as well I will try to find the link
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Old 11-14-2007, 8:02 AM
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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.
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500/502 are old models.
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Old 11-14-2007, 9:31 AM
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The Eotech 553 is the one that takes CR123s
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:18 AM
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This has to be bunk. They just released the 557, which uses AAs.
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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.

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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?
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Smaller, shorter. They're about the height of a CR123 and thinner than a AA.

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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?
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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

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Speaking of the 557, is that thing out in the wild yet? I've had one of order w/ SWFA for months
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Speaking of the 557, is that thing out in the wild yet? I've had one of order w/ SWFA for months
I know of no dealer who actually has received any standard production ones.

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

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