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rhyno857
07-17-2013, 02:51 PM
I've been hunting for the right optic to put on my Tavor because I am still rockin the irons. I have whittled my options down to 2 and cannot decide which one to choose. I thought I might get some opinions from people who have experience with the Mepro or the Eotech...or both. The shooting I will be doing will be from 0-300m so I need an accurate reticle for further engagements and a relatively quick acquisition of the reticle for closer targets. I have heard that the "X" reticle on the Mepro 21 is accurate because you don't cover your target with the light you just center it within the X. The Eotech also has the 1moa dot which would be nice for longer range also. Of course the Mepro 21 has no batteries so thats a pro and it just looks right on the Tavor. Let me know what you think. I'm torn between the two.


http://www.meprolight.com/files/m21.b.jpg

Or...

http://images2.opticsplanet.com/365-240-ffffff/opplanet-eotech-exps2-black-holographic-sight.jpg

Satain
07-18-2013, 08:25 AM
EoTech 4 sure.
I hate the other one but that's my point of view.

TV-PressPass
07-18-2013, 10:56 AM
See I'm a meprolight guy. I think the WOR add on (http://gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?8687-New-Meprolight-W-O-R-for-the-Mepro-21) makes those a really solid optic choice.

It's what the Tavor was made for!

I like the idea that the sight is always on, and doesn't require any batteries (except for the WOR override of course)

It's there when you need it, and solid enough to take a beating. If I had to carry my Tavor for a few days and toss it into the back of trucks: I'd have a Mepro on top all the time!

http://tar21.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/tar-21-Canadian-Rig.jpg

52TulaSKS
10-23-2013, 09:10 PM
Mepro.

Strewth
10-23-2013, 09:20 PM
Have you got a chance to look through either of them? My (very limited!) experience with the Eotech (that I wanted to love, I heart the way they look) was with my astigmatism, the sight blurred out...which doesn't happen with my Aimpoint or TRS-25. No idea why, but I crossed it off my list with a sad panda face:(.

Mikthaniel
10-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Do they work just as well when put on backwards?

http://defense-update.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/tavor-new11.jpg

TV-PressPass
10-24-2013, 10:25 AM
Sorry, but I don't think anything in that pic is backwards.

From left to right you've got: Mars Sight, Mepro 21, Mepro21 with MX3 Magnifier

Mikthaniel
10-24-2013, 11:54 AM
Cool enough, I didn't examine the pic, just noticed the one was reversed profile than the others...

Digger
01-22-2014, 09:25 PM
I want to get a Mepro 21 to put head to head against a Trijicon RX34. That would be a good match up.

hercster
01-22-2014, 10:20 PM
Have you got a chance to look through either of them? My (very limited!) experience with the Eotech (that I wanted to love, I heart the way they look) was with my astigmatism, the sight blurred out...which doesn't happen with my Aimpoint or TRS-25. No idea why, but I crossed it off my list with a sad panda face:(.

I have an XPS 2 that I would really like except I have a minor astigmatism issue. The reticle distorts to one degree or another. It works fine for me in Steel Challenge where shots are fast and the 60 MOA circle on the target is good enough. However the dot is slightly blurred to double depending on the intensity selected. This makes it dicey for me on longer shots where accuracy is required. So for carbine matches and 3 Gun I use a non magnified Leopold prismatic. I see the reticle perfectly by adjusting the diopter ring. The reticle can be illuminated but I never use the feature. It's a very good option but hard to find.

Someone also recommended the Trijicon Reflex to me but it was significantly more.

Ben
02-10-2014, 08:34 AM
OP - Have you considered the Aimpoint Micro and the PRO for your Tavor?

rhyno857
02-20-2014, 04:49 PM
I decided to pull the trigger and go for a Hensoldt RSA. They are on sale at www.tacticalimports.ca for $499. I guess this is the last batch being brought in and if It's good enough for the German military, It's good enough for me. It auto adjusts for brightness with a manuel override and switches from battery to solar cell when enough light is available. Anyone have one or know anyone who does that could give me a bit more information? I just ordered it so I'll probably put up a quick review when it arrives.
http://www.tacticalimports.ca/images/Hensoldt RSA-S_2.jpg

Ben
02-21-2014, 07:02 AM
^
I was going to order one, but didn't like the mount that TI offered them with (it's pretty big for the size of the mount), but in the event you decide to change your co-witness set up you may have to find another mounting solution.

There's quite a few owners on the other forum as TI sold lots of them, so I'm sure a few of them would be able to chime in here as well.

Suffice to say that Hensoldt produces excellent products!

TV-PressPass
02-21-2014, 02:02 PM
I liked my Hensoldt a lot! Great little red-dot, and solar panels on optics generally strike me as a good investment:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/9343955932_09c97a217f_c.jpg

rhyno857
03-02-2014, 06:49 AM
My RSA came in Friday and I am very impressed with it. With the supplied riser it co-witnesses PERFECTLY with the Tavors built in iron sights. To do a quick sight in all I had to do was throw up the irons and line the dot up with the sights. I took it out Saturday for a hike and it was pretty close to being bang on. I have tried various optic setups over the past 8 months and this is by far my favorite so I think my search is over. One of my favorite design features is the the diode is built directly into the glass, the tube is so clean and theres no diode housing creeping on the side. Can't wait to shoot with it next weekend so I can tune it right in. Very happy with this optic.

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Arco_6
06-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Can the Mepro 21 take co-witnesses?

Hungo
09-19-2014, 10:00 PM
I've been hunting for the right optic to put on my Tavor because I am still rockin the irons. I have whittled my options down to 2 and cannot decide which one to choose. I thought I might get some opinions from people who have experience with the Mepro or the Eotech...or both. The shooting I will be doing will be from 0-300m so I need an accurate reticle for further engagements and a relatively quick acquisition of the reticle for closer targets. I have heard that the "X" reticle on the Mepro 21 is accurate because you don't cover your target with the light you just center it within the X. The Eotech also has the 1moa dot which would be nice for longer range also. Of course the Mepro 21 has no batteries so thats a pro and it just looks right on the Tavor. Let me know what you think. I'm torn between the two.


http://www.meprolight.com/files/m21.b.jpg

Or...

http://images2.opticsplanet.com/365-240-ffffff/opplanet-eotech-exps2-black-holographic-sight.jpg

I favor the EOTech because I like the square sight picture, gives me a better field of view.

Never used a Mepro 21 so no comment....

Sabio
10-07-2014, 01:34 PM
I have been leaning Towards A MEPRO 21 . $450 is a good deal. $200+ cheaper than H1 with mount. About $100 leas than an EoTech. My eyes don;t like the hazy circle they display

Only cheaper option would be the Vortex SPark II @ $240

Anyone else want to chime in.

Sabio
10-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Watched a video of the M21 being soaked, dropped and thrown/skipped down a range. And it held up fine.
You can see IDF pics of these sights with the paint worn off.

Leaning more heavily towards them.

I like the SpectreOS 4x as well, but $1200 is more of 6 months from now purchase.