Choosing an Eotech Scope
Eotech Scope is a brand of optic scope produced by Zeiss. This brand has many models and it all depends on the size and price that you want to pay. They have red dot sight, cross rail, hologram, and laser rangefinder. The red dot sight is the best for distance shots while the cross rail is good for close up shots. The hologram sight will not be useful for long distance shots because it will not focus the reticule to the required area. The laser rangefinder will help you with the focus while the hologram will not work effectively in foggy conditions.
Eotech was created by the United States Army in the early 1970's as a joint venture with Raytheon and Steere Arms Company. The idea behind Eotech scope was to produce a holographic sight that incorporated the use of optics and mechanical engineering. The scope uses a modular design to replace the conventional tube scope. The Eotech concept was a ground breaking achievement considering that it was the first time that optics combined with mechanical engineering concepts. The company was able to achieve this feat with the use of holographic lens covers and a variety of accessories. These accessories and lenses are not cheap but they are worth investing in.
There are many features of Eotech optics that makes them different from other optics. The first feature is that it is the only optic that allows you to shoot while your hands are free. All other optics require you to hold the rifle while you aim and then release the rifle. With Eotech, all you have to do is simply look down the scope and the whole scope system goes off automatically. This allows you to keep your hands free to take a good aim at your target.
The second feature is their unique holographic sight system. The hologram creates an image of the crosshairs you need for your reticule. This image appears to float on top of your reticule making it easy to target your target. The third feature is the Eotech monochrome system. This system offers the best resolution of any scope of its kind. This is accomplished by utilizing four C-Bolt surface transmittable glass elements that offer true color resolution.
The fourth feature is the tilting capability of the scope. This means you can adjust the scope to allow you to shoot at anything from short to long distances. For example, if you're plannin' on shooting targets at 100 yards, the tilting ability of the scope is going to allow you to shoot smaller groups with less frustration than with the eotechs.
The fifth and final feature is the zero clearance factor. If you've ever shot a rifle before, you know you need a solid foundation for your shot. The reason is because when the front sight on the eotech pointer is pointing to the left or right of the target, the rear sight is always pointing to the left or right. The goal is to have the rear sight on the ground (toward the shooter) while still be able to track the front sight on the ground (toward the target).
The last two features, the red dots and the iron sights, are an added bonus. The red dots are important because they allow you to be more precise with your shot placement. If you're trying to place a target closer to your hip, then the red dots will help you achieve this. If you're trying to make the shot more exact and more square off to the target, the iron sight will accomplish this goal.
While these scopes may not be perfect for every rifle user, they are the gold standard when it comes to military grade weapon scope development. The scopes offer versatility when it comes to mounting options, eye relief, and other features that come with the scope. This allows for the end user to customize the scope to his needs and shoot more effectively. This is often the case when someone is purchasing a rifle and doesn't necessarily need an elite level of accuracy, just basic accuracy. The reticles can easily be adjusted to help them hit their target at an economical cost as well.