Monday, April 16, 2012

I didn't mention this...

But apart from the bad news from the State Police refusing to process my CCW applications...  In the mail the same day came this:

Eotech.  AA batteries (I hope they never go the way of B batteries.) and a .308 reticle that looks like this:

Perfect for my M1A or Garand because while not ideal because of the necessary scope placement, I still get the eye relief I need and want.  Dunno how useful that 1200 meter dot is, but you never know.  It's been a long time coming, and I've saved me pennies. 

When I turned in on and pointed it at my knee...  OHNOES!  It must be defective.  It's all blurry and junk!   Wait... to the internet!  Nope, according to the FAQ, it's blurry because I am looking at the reticle, and not a target in the near or far distance.  My knee is too near.   Point it at the van down the street and... perfect.  No point it at the van down the street BEFORE you mount it on your rifle, dummy.  Oh jeez.

I don't think it will help that much against cat sized flying bees.   But zombies?  Oh yeah.  Even sprinters.

So it was a mixed mailbag.


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading a range report...


Rabbit said...

Well, that's interesting. It might work well on my FAL.

Write this one up soon.


Anonymous said...

I've got two. One on the HK91 and one on one of the AR15's. Work real nice.

MAJ Mike

Anonymous said...

Where did you get it and how much did it cost? Link?

Angus McThag said...

If you find it suddenly fails to fire up, it's probably the little spring tabs in the battery cover. They pushed down and trapped by their supports under recoil or being dropped every once and a while.

I used a dental pick to free mine up.

I liked it well enough, but it's the wife's now.

I don't like that it doesn't remember the brightness setting between uses. The auto-off mode can happen at the worst time.

I loved the dot and ring reticule though.

The GG&G flippy covers are worth it because that huge plate of glass gathers dust in the safe like you wouldn't believe.

In the end I jumped ship and got an Aimpoint. That battery life and the ability to just leave it on the entire time really swayed the decision. I miss the reticule though.

Stretch said...

I've an EOtech on my AR.
As above get the dust cover.
Mine says "This Side Towards Enemy"