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    Question Eotech Battery life

    For those of you using Eotechs, how is your battery life? Also, do you remove your batteries when not in use? I seem to go through a lot of batteries on my Eotech 511.A65. I have to admit a couple of times I left them on so my bad. I now double check when putting the rifle away but they still don't seem to last that long. I was thinking maybe I should remove the batteries when I don't use it. What do you guys do and how is your battery life?

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    Battery life is notoriously bad for EOTechs. If it is a problem for you I recommend switching to a different system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miraclejoe View Post
    Battery life is notoriously bad for EOTechs. If it is a problem for you I recommend switching to a different system.
    Such as? What would you recommend?

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    Aimpont CompM4,

    I did a write up on one in the optics forum...

    Battery life with Aimpoint is ridiculous, it's 10's of thousands of hours...
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    I would recommend a CompM4, but I have never shot with one.

    I am quite fond of my Aimpoint T1 Micro and ACOG TA31. The ACOG doesn't need batteries at all.

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    Yeah for Batteries, Aimpoint for no batteries, Trijicon...
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    Sorry but I love the Eotech reticle, and unobstructed field of view.

    Too many things hanging off of the Aimpoints, and Trijicons.

    The 1 MOA dot with a magnifier also provides much better accuracy potentioal over the Aimpoints typical 2/4 MOA dot.

    If you are spending Trijicon money, then the TR24 1-4 is as nice a scope as money can buy, but not for the same application.

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    Oh Agreed, I've run EoTech sights before and they are a performer for sure.. But in this context (batt. life) It falls short...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlehto View Post
    Sorry but I love the Eotech reticle, and unobstructed field of view.

    Too many things hanging off of the Aimpoints, and Trijicons.

    The 1 MOA dot with a magnifier also provides much better accuracy potentioal over the Aimpoints typical 2/4 MOA dot.
    Agree. That is what drew me to the Eotechs in the first place. I love my Aimpoint 3x with the Eotech. I have a newer version on a different rifle, the Eotech XPS2. It uses a different battery and has an automatic shutoff, 2 or 4 hours depending on which button you used to turn it on. For forgetful guys like me that has been a lifesaver. Batteries last longer.
    The price difference betweeen an Aimpoint and an Eotech equals a lot of batteries. Guess i will stick with the Eotech and keep on bringing extras in my gun box. I do wonder though, for guys who depend on them with their lives, if they can trust their batteries to make it through a firefight without giving out. Anyone have any experience in that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    Agree. That is what drew me to the Eotechs in the first place. I love my Aimpoint 3x with the Eotech. I have a newer version on a different rifle, the Eotech XPS2. It uses a different battery and has an automatic shutoff, 2 or 4 hours depending on which button you used to turn it on. For forgetful guys like me that has been a lifesaver. Batteries last longer.
    The price difference betweeen an Aimpoint and an Eotech equals a lot of batteries. Guess i will stick with the Eotech and keep on bringing extras in my gun box. I do wonder though, for guys who depend on them with their lives, if they can trust their batteries to make it through a firefight without giving out. Anyone have any experience in that way?
    Good question, I hope some of our service men will chime in on that subject.. Currently it's all Aimpoint and Trijicon in the US military, or so it seems anyway...
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