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Old 10-09-2013, 9:08 AM
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I am deciding which magnifier to purchase to sit behind my EOTech XPS2-0 on my AR. I am deciding between the EOTech G33.STS or one of the Primary Arms magnifiers, the 6x gen 2 or 3x long eye relief. Let's pretend they are all of the same brand and same cost. Which is one better and why?
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Old 10-09-2013, 9:13 AM
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Just buy the cheaper one (in price) and use the rest of the money to shoot some rounds through it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:29 AM
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I have a Primary Arms 3x long eye relief for sale
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Old 10-09-2013, 2:47 PM
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If only I knew which one I wanted. I will keep that in mind though. Why are you selling it?
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Old 10-09-2013, 5:38 PM
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If only I knew which one I wanted. I will keep that in mind though. Why are you selling it?
sold most of my red dot sights - using variable scopes on most rifles now... I kept an Aimpoint Pro and a Lucid magnifier (for standby)... don't really have a use for this magnifier anymore (it was always a back-up anyway).
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Old 10-09-2013, 6:03 PM
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I say go for the G33. I have one for my Eo and its been very tough and is always super clear.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:06 AM
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sold most of my red dot sights - using variable scopes on most rifles now... I kept an Aimpoint Pro and a Lucid magnifier (for standby)... don't really have a use for this magnifier anymore (it was always a back-up anyway).
Is it the x3 or x2-5 Lucid magnifier? Also, what mount were you using with it? I've been trying to make up my mind on the G33 or the Lucid x3.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:41 AM
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My personal favorite is the Eotech G33. It has an excellent flip to side mount and I like the diopter ring to focus the reticle. The glass is absolutely clear without any distortion.
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Is it the x3 or x2-5 Lucid magnifier? Also, what mount were you using with it? I've been trying to make up my mind on the G33 or the Lucid x3.
3x w/LaRue LT755... I had the 2-5 with their ADM mount a year or two ago but sold 'em
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Awesome, thanks!
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If you can spend on the Eotech magnifier, I'd probably go that route. I bought my XPS2 from Primary Arms in a combo deal with the 6x magnifier and a swing to side mount, which works great! but the magnifier glass isn't super clear. I mean, for its purpose it definitely works, but I looked through my buddy's ACOG right after and saw what a huge difference there is between more expensive and cheaper glass.
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For a simple magnifier, I bet the Primary Arms will suit you just fine. Truth is magnifiers are very simple devices.

I bet there's little a $100 magnifier can't do that a $400 one can.

Now... when we're talking scopes with turrets and zoom... that's a completely different animal and every buck counts.
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I had the same question. The 3X Primary Arms Magnifier is around 200 for sight and mount versus 460 for the EoTech.

Is the EoTech $260 better?
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I actually went with the the G33 and am very happy with it. Thanks for the input guys.
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If you can spend on the Eotech magnifier, I'd probably go that route. I bought my XPS2 from Primary Arms in a combo deal with the 6x magnifier and a swing to side mount, which works great! but the magnifier glass isn't super clear. I mean, for its purpose it definitely works, but I looked through my buddy's ACOG right after and saw what a huge difference there is between more expensive and cheaper glass.
Is this the G23 or G33?
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One day you will realize this set up is bulky and a waste of time. Then you'll buy some real optics. Until then, don't spend a lot on a magnifier, its a simple part.
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For a simple magnifier, I bet the Primary Arms will suit you just fine. Truth is magnifiers are very simple devices.

I bet there's little a $100 magnifier can't do that a $400 one can.

Now... when we're talking scopes with turrets and zoom... that's a completely different animal and every buck counts.
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One day you will realize this set up is bulky and a waste of time. Then you'll buy some real optics. Until then, don't spend a lot on a magnifier, its a simple part.

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Old 10-23-2013, 5:14 PM
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I have the PA 3x long relief magnifier. Works great! I have it paired up with an Aimpoint Pro and an PA MD-06L.
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I have a PA 3x behind my EOTech and it works great. Glass is perfectly clear and it does it's job. I have not dropped it or put it through any crazy abuse, so I can't really comment on it's durability, but I have never had an issue with it. I have looked through a buddy's EOTech magnifier and couldn't really tell a difference in clarity or picture quality. There may be some other reason the EOTech costs so much more, but I don't think it's the glass.
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You'll get tired of the magnifier pretty fast I assure you. I wouldn't waste much money on one cuz it'll end up in a drawer pretty fast. I have an Aimpoint Magnifier and an EOTech Magnifier that I never use.

Too heavy, to clunky, marginal eye relief. You are better off buying a GOOD 1-4X scope. Trust me.
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he's already stated he ended up going with an Eotech though. I haven't gotten to get out where I can shoot pass 25 yards. but after picking up a primary arms magnifier I can already tell I'd rather probably have a 1-4X scope. I figure I'll leave this as a CQB setup and pick up a variable scope for another build.
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If I had no optic yet, I would go with a 1-4x.

I have two EOTechs, a 512 and an EXPS2-2, and I've been very happy with my two Vortex magnifiers, the original VMX3 and the newer VMX-3T.

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