EOTech 512 Review

Eotech 512

If you are a hunter in the market for a new sight, the EOTech 512 Tactical Holographic AA Battery Weapon Sight may be one that you have looked at. Let’s see if it’s something that you should consider purchasing.

The EOTech has remained a popular model due to its great specs. The sight measures 5.4 X 2 X 2.5 inches and comes in at a lightweight 10.1 ounces. An anti-glare coating is added to all of the optical surfaces, with window dimensions coming in at 1.20 X 0.85 inches. The window material at the front is 1/8 inch solid glass, while the rear is constructed of a 3/16 inch shatter resistant laminate.

The field view at 4 inch eye relief is 30 yards, with excellent visibility. Brightness range runs from 1 to 110,000, but this sight does not deliver any kind of night vision capabilities. You have plenty of control over brightness, as there are 20 different settings to choose from.

A pair of AA batteries come with the EOTech 512, with both alkaline and lithium batteries supported. The company claims that battery life will stretch to 1,000 hours of continuous use at setting 12, with alkaline batteries said to deliver 600 hours of life. There is a very clear battery display that will appear when the sight is turned on, so you always know how much juice you have. A 65 MOA circle and 1 MOA aiming red dot are found in the reticle. The construction of the device is solid, with an aluminum hood assembly used.

The features list on the EOTech 512 is very nice indeed. The unit is waterproof and submersible up to 10 feet, which means it will keep on ticking if you drop it into a little standing water. The temperature range at which it can function is also impressive, running the gamut from -40 to 140 degrees F.

Internal fog is kept to an absolute minimum courtesy of fog proof optics on the inside. The parallax free optics save you from having to center the scope, leaving you with a clear shot each and every time. You can get an incredibly clear look at your target by taking advantage of the 1X magnification level. The EOTech 512 can be easily mounted on any hand gun or shot gun that uses a 1 inch Picatinny or Weaver Rail.

It is pretty easy to see why the EOTech 512.A65 Tactical Holographic AA Battery Weapon Sight is among the most popular in the industry. Everyone from novices hunters to those who have been hunting for years have found that this great little unit has been incredibly beneficial to their outdoors activities.


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