EOTech 512 a65
Model 512 is Eotech's most popular holographic weapon sight. It’s ideal when you need the best in speed and versatility, without night vision compatibility. Available in Realtree™ APG and Mossy Oak® Obsession camo patterns, as well as black.
If you have a night vision device for home protection, look at the 552. Same great sight and features plus night vision-compatibility.
- Night Vision Compatibility: None
- Length/Width/Height: 5.6” x 2” x 2.5” (143 x 51 x 64 mm)
- Weight: 11.5 oz (325 g)
- Water Resistant: Submersible to 10 ft. (3 m) depth
- Mount: 1” Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 rail
- Power Source: Two 1.5 V AA batteries Supports lithium, alkaline, or rechargeable
- Battery Life:Lithium: 1,000 continuous hours at nominal setting 12 at room temp.Alkaline: 600 continuous hours at nominal setting 12 at room temp.
EOTech 512 Overview
Fast and effective CQB is the dream of many agencies when it comes to equipping their operators with the right weapons and accessories. Yet in today’s crime scenes and operations, any old equipment won’t cut it anymore. One must be better prepared than the opposition, and that can only be achieved with superior technology. This is where the EOTech 512 comes in, one of the most popular items of the company that is slowly turning into a buyer’s favorite. And why not?
The design is both effective and streamlined. The glass of the lens is shatterproof and the sight offers twenty different brightness setting. This means it can be used just as well in twilight and bright sunlight, including anything in between. The electronics are well protected from any damage by a special casing. The 512 can be easily adjusted onto your military spec Picatinny rail. It is pretty light at only 10.9 oz. (309 grams). The sight allows for a 30-yard field of view at a 4 inches eye relief. The eye relief is unlimited and can be set to your preferences. Like so many customers around the world, you won’t regret owning one of these babies. So get your own 512 now and stay ahead of your game.
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|Length:||5.6 in (143mm)|
|Width:||2.0 in (51mm)|
|Height:||2.5 in (64mm)|
|Weight:||11.1 oz (312g)|
|Mount:||1" Weaver or Mil-Std 1913 rail|
Customer Ratings & Reviews
I have this EOTech 512 mounted
I have this EOTech 512 mounted on a gun. It probably was never intended for - a Marlin 1895GS - using an XS systems scope mount. Despite some brickbats from people in lever gun forums who decry such an item on a lever gun, I am VERY happy. Think about it - this sight is the first optic device I have used in a shooting career spanning some 30 years where it is instinctive to hold both eyes open. The hologram seems to float out at about 50 yards, and you focus on it and your target all at once - not the front sight, or the back sight, or the target, or the reticle - just everything, all at once. You can move your head wherever you want, and while the hologram seems to move in the sight window, the point of aim remains in position - you have to see this to understand how unique this is and how useful in snap shooting it can be. Add to that 20 brightness settings so powerful that even wearing sunglasses, I had the unit set at about 12, and that was just fine. The unit is built like a tank - I truly believe you could pound on it with a rock, and it would still be OK. You could certainly drop your rifle onto the unit and have no issues. Click adjustments are precise and positive. I handle the recoil from souped-up 45/70 loads on a light little Guide Gun without any issues. So this year, when the deer come out at dusk, and my buddies are having issues picking up the animals in their scopes, I'll be sending 300 grains of JHP downrange at 2150fps because I'll be able to see them with no issues. This unit is expensive but tough, really well made, and unique in operation and function. You are highly recommended for out to 150 yards in less than perfect conditions.
EOTech 512 a magnificent sight
This a great sight. The EOTech 512 sight has a circle with a red dot in the center. The dot appears to be a few feet in front of the gun. It allows you to shoot with both eyes open with full peripheral vision. I am also slightly farsighted, so this allows me to shoot without glasses as the sight and the target are both clearly visible without glasses. It was originally designed as a tactical entry scope for military and police, so the peripheral vision is great. The brightness is adjustable, and the sight turns itself off after 4 or 8 hours, so you never "forget" and ruin batteries. I even had a set of alkaline batteries leak in this sight. I cleaned it up with a Q-tip and alcohol. The mil-spec materials never corroded.
The EOTech 512 a65 is a great sight.
This is a great sight. I'm a Marine and used one in Iraq and bought one for my own personal M-4. Great for shooting on the move with both eyes open. It's quick, fast, and accurate. The 510 allows you to brighten or dim the reticle, which is a big help indoors or outdoors. A rear flip-up sight can be zeroed and used for those far off shots 300 meters and more, you just turn it off (optional really) and view the sights right through the large viewing window. Best holographic sight out there right now!
EOTech 512 problems
Review: I have had the Site on my AR for about five years. I was pleased at first, but the last time I took it outfit wouldn't power up. I changed the Batteries, and it worked. I took it out the other day,it wouldn't power up. I changed the batteries,even though they were hardly used. I still wouldn't power up. I made all the troubleshooting from their Website, no luck. I now have to send it back. The repair will be free, but it's a hassle. I don't want something that quits working while sitting in my Safe. I should have taken a refund last Year. I am now looking at Scopes.
EOTech model 512
This a great holographic sight. The sight has a circle with a red dot in the center. The dot appears to be a few feet in front of the gun. It allows you to shoot with both eyes open with full peripheral vision. I am also slightly farsighted, so this will enable me to shoot without glasses as the sight and the target is both visible without glasses. It was initially designed as a tactical entry scope for military and police, so the peripheral vision is excellent. The brightness is adjustable, and the sight turns itself off after 4 or 8 hours, so you never "forget" and ruin batteries. I even had a set of alkaline batteries leak in this sight. I cleaned it up with a Q-tip and alcohol. The mil-spec materials never corroded.
EOTech 512 hws is magnificent
the EOTech 512 hws is a magnificent sight. I'm a Marine and used one in Iraq and bought one for my M-4. Great for shooting on the move with both eyes open. It's quick, fast, and accurate. The 510 allows you to brighten or dim the reticle, which is a big help indoors or outdoors. A rear flip-up sight can be zeroed and used for those far off shots 300 meters and more, you turn it off (optional really) and view the sights right through the large viewing window. Best holographic sight out there right now!
EOTech 512 sight
I purchased this EOTech 512 sight based on my experiences using an EOTech 550 that I had purchased from a fellow soldier. The only difference between the 550 and 512 is that the 550 has a night vision setting. If you have no intention of shooting with night vision goggles, save $100 and get the 510. The EOTech I am using now in Afghanistan is mounted on my M16A2 using the EOTech Cantilever mount. I am still on the same set of AA batteries, and when they do finally run down, AA's are natural to come by in Afghanistan. I turn the sight on before I cross the wire and forget about it. The only time I mess with it is to change the brightness of the reticle. The reticle is the best thing about the EOTech. Having a circle allows you to frame a target quickly without having to focus on the dot. The next best thing is that you can change your cheek to stock weld and still be assured that you will hit your target consistently. This sight is tough. I have ridden in all sorts of US, Canadian, and Afghan vehicles where it is a rough ride, and my M16A2 gets knocked around a bit. The EOTech has never lost its zero. Short of having bullets that correct themselves in flight to hit the target, the EOTech is the best red dot out there.
EOTech 512 holographic sight
I just used this on my ar-15, and it is the most significant sight I have ever used. I was sighted in within the first mag. I can hold a tight 2in group @ 50 yards standing.
EOTech 512 a65 is Awesome
The EOTech 512 Awesome. Mounted on a Rock River flattop, CAR M4 got 1/8 group at 25 yards (one hole) with no effort. Under 1/2 inch at fifty and just over one at 100 yards! Amazing. Very cool sight. Made very well. The dot is tiny if the brightness is kept low. Gets very bright, easily seen with the sun over the shoulder. Very clear optics. The top of the front sight is just below the middle of the window. I thought I might be bothered by this, but the way the sight works, you will focus on the target, so the front sight disappears, cool. I will get the flip-up next.
I'd buy this again
I like to wait to get a feel for a commodity before I write a review. I've had this view for a few decades now and have put it in its footsteps. I initially purchased this sight when I chose to do a nighttime competition shoot, for many years I was a strong advocate of iron sights. The thinking is that they don't need batteries, and they are made from metal. Well, this sight is easy on cells and has a metallic housing. As far as the battery life goes, I initially put two lithium-ion batteries inside and have never altered them. The sight is simple to adjust. It appears to hold it is zero, I 've never had to change it. The dot is the smallest on the market. Shooting long range, I detect the point is on a 3rd of the width of the front sight post, which is small. The ring about the dot isn't needed for a longer range shooting and is still sort of a distraction, but also for close range shooting, it is perfect. In case the circle is on the target that is good. The sight goes dim, which is practical for longer range shooting in the dark and becomes bright enough for use in the sunshine. Two thumbs up for being adjustable. The two different buttons both turn it on. Its auto shutoff feature is dependent on which button you flip it on with, one being 4 hours and the other being 8 hours, not important to me, but might be to someone. The glass is nice, looking at it from the front, it does not give out any light, not a problem for me, but might be for somebody hunting or whatever. The rain influences it in this rain falls will get on the glass which makes it's hard to see through, particularly at nighttime. However, the great news is it's never really fogged on me. That is a nice sight, only be sure you are hip to the ring around the point as it does not go away. I'd buy this again.