Eotech 558 - Holographic Sight
As many enthusiasts will know, when it comes down to robust and accurate holographic sights, EOTech is one of the top brands to be on the look out for. In 2014 EOTech recently released information on their brand new holographic sight; the EOTech 558.
With EOTech’s proud to announcement of the EOTECH 558 we can now experience a unique model that blends the advantages of the 512 model and its AA batteries along with the quick detach mounting base and the side buttons of the previous EXPS models. With the arrival of the brand new 558, will allow EOTech to streamline the production of their sights and will slowly begin to replace the 556, 553TAN, 553BLK, 516 and even the 517 models.
EOTech’s ingenuitive power solution.As always, the popular Michigan EOTech manufacturer enjoys to provide a new bespoke twist to all their sights and how they are powered; with the 558 running entirely off the typical and most common style of battery. The household AA battery.
It’s all about high quality.
Nevertheless, with many brands of AA battery, the lifespan and running time of the holographic sight depends entirely on the brand of battery and grade that you choose to use. Typically, lithium batteries can last up to an incredible 1,000 hours of continuous and constant use while set at a nominal setting per unit, while batteries such as alkaline, provide only 600 hours of continual use.
EOTech have their sights set on being user friendly.
Unsurprisingly this isn’t the first sight from EOTech that has been solely aimed to be incredibly user friendly as the 558 comes with a far easier-to-find power source. In recent times, EOTech had previously introduced its Laser Battery Cap, which would retrofits its older sights to run primarily off AA batteries.
The 558 is above and beyond previous models.
For the best part, the new EOTech 558 has many of the same features as the 518 model and both sights are nearly identical in both their weight and size respectively. The 558 also comes with a side-button functionality, and is compatible with most magnifiers and is featherweight at only 13.3 ounces.
A significant benefit and plus to the EOTech 558 Holographic sight is that it is set up to work with night-vision Generation I-III optics. The sight is also waterproof to approximately 33 feet, which is significantly more when compared to other sights such as the 518 which is only waterproof up until 10 feet. The 558 also comes with a 30 different brightness settings, whereas other models only come with 20.
The sight can be easily added or removed by the quick detach mount that is easily compatible with Mil-Spec Picatinny and Weaver rails. Just like many other EOTech sights that come with the popular quick detach mount, the sight’s units have been fashioned to be within 1 MOA when remounting after removal.As with most high-end and quality holographic sights you should expect to pay more than the typical or average budget sight. The 558 model is listed with an MSRP of $629 on the company’s website, nevertheless it can be found cheaper if you are prepared to do a little scouting.
- Length/Width/Height: 5.5” x 2.2” x 2.8” (140 x 56 x 71 mm)
- Weight: 13.3oz (377 g)
- Waterproof: Submersible to 33 ft. (10 m) depth
- Mount: 1” Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 rail
- Return to Zero: Repeatable to within 1 MOA after re-mounting
- Brightness: 20 daylight settings - 10 additional settings for Gen I through III+ night vision devices
- Power Source: Two 1.5 V AA batteries - Supports lithium, alkaline, or rechargeable
- Battery Life: Lithium: 1,000 continuous hours at nominal setting 12 - AA alkaline: 600 continuous hour
Eotech 558 Overview
The EOTech 558 is one of the most advanced holographic weapon sights currently available on the market. It is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding professional shooters, as well as everyday gun owners who want the best technology available.
One of the standout features of the EOTech 558 is its ability to run on AA batteries. This is a major advantage over other EOTech models that use harder-to-find CR123 batteries. With the 558, you can easily find replacement batteries at your local convenience store or gas station.
Another unique feature of the EOTech 558 is its wide field of view. It offers a 1.2" x 0.85" window size, which is significantly larger than other EOTech models. This allows for faster target acquisition and better situational awareness, which is especially useful in high-pressure situations.
The EOTech 558 also comes with a variety of reticle options, including a 65 MOA circle with a 1 MOA dot, a 1 MOA dot only, and a 1 MOA dot with a 50 MOA circle. This flexibility allows the user to choose the reticle that best suits their shooting needs and preferences.
In terms of durability, the EOTech 558 is built to withstand extreme conditions. It is waterproof up to 33 feet and can operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. It also features a rugged aluminum hood and shatter-resistant laminate glass.
The only downside to the EOTech 558 is its size and weight. At 13.8 ounces, it is one of the heaviest EOTech models on the market. Additionally, its large size may not be ideal for all firearms and shooting styles.
Overall, the EOTech 558 is a top-of-the-line holographic weapon sight that offers advanced features and performance. Its ability to run on AA batteries and its wide field of view make it a standout choice among other EOTech models. While its size and weight may not be ideal for all shooters, those who value top-of-the-line technology and durability will find the EOTech 558 to be a worthwhile investment.
Popular EOTech Holographic Sights :
- EOTech 512 - Most popular holographic weapon sight. It’s ideal when you need the best in speed and versatility.
- EOTech 552 - Most affordable night vision-compatible sight and it partners with most night vision-devices.
- EOTech EXPS3 - Offers true 2-eyes-open shooting, and a 7 mm raised base that still allows for iron sight access.
- EOTech XPS2 - Shortest, smallest, and lightest EOTech model holographic weapon sight available without night vision.
- EOTech EXPS2 - True 2-eyes-open shooting and provides an unparalleled targeting experience.
- EOTech XPS3 - Smaller and lighter than all other holographic weapon sights but just as fast.
- Eotech 518 - Works on readily available AA batteries yet provides most of the functions present
- EOTech 558 - A unique model that blends the advantages of the 512 model and its AA batteries along with the quick detach mounting base and the side buttons of the previous EXPS models.
- Eotech Combo with Magnifier
- Eotech HHS ll - HHS provides an unparalleled advantage when transitioning from short to long range shooting.
- Eotech HHS l - Offers a solution for targets that change ranges quickly in CQB situations.
- Eotech HHS IIl - A Eotech 518 with g33 magnifier that offers extremely quick close quarter targeting with the magnifier switched away
- Eotech XPS3 with G33 magnifier - Package is simular to HHS-I but with the EOTech XPS3-0 and Eotech Magnifier
- Eotech 512 with G33 - a MSP Package is simular to Eotech HHS III but with the Eotech 512 and Eotech Magnifier
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|Length:||5.6 in (142.3mm)|
|Width:||2.2 in (55.9mm)|
|Height:||2.9 in (73.7mm)|
|Weight:||13.8 oz (391.2g)|
|Mount:||1" Weaver or Mil-Std 1913 rail|
Customer Ratings & Reviews
EOTech Model 558
I have to say that this is the best optic I've ever used. I got exactly what I paid for and more. My EOTech was very user-friendly and the instructions were great. Registering my Eotech online was also very simple. The only minor issues I have with the 558 model are that I wish it was a little slimmer and that it had a brightness settings save feature. It hangs over the sides of my gun a bit more than I'd prefer, but I'm a picky person, so others may not mind. The scope was almost zeroed at 100 yards right out of the box, and I only had to make very minor adjustments. After my friends tried shooting my AR with my EOTech, two of them decided to buy one with a magnifier the very next day.
I highly recommend the Eotech 558 holographic sight. One of the main reasons I prefer it is because it uses AA batteries that are widely available. In contrast, CR123 batteries can be difficult to find. Another great feature of this sight is the option to replace the battery cover with a single or dual laser cover. I personally chose the dual battery cover which comes with 1 visible red laser and 1 IR laser. The IR laser is only useful if you have a night vision device. I plan to install a night vision device behind the Eotech 558 in the future to fully utilize this sight's capabilities.
Great Little Scope & Night Vision Compatible
I can't speak highly enough of this sight. While I'm far from being an expert marksman, this scope has helped me hit targets from 100 to 150 yards away with ease. It's user-friendly and comes with night vision capability. I've also had great success using it with EOTech's G33 magnifier. If your targets are within that range, this scope is definitely worth considering. EOTech's newer sights even have the red dot intensity buttons on the side, which makes them even more convenient to use with a magnifier or night vision.
I was looking at the other brands like my other friends have
"I'm very impressed with this EOTech sight. I considered other brands that my friends use, but I'm glad I trusted my own judgment. It's nearly spot on and I haven't even calibrated it yet. I especially like that the reticle is larger than most sights, which was my initial attraction to it. But as I discovered, you get what you pay for. I highly recommend going with EOTech because you won't be disappointed. Your life is too important to settle for a subpar sight. That's why you see so many military personnel using EOTech - there's a good reason for it. I also appreciate that it uses AA batteries, which are widely available.
Found my Eotech 558 for sale at mountsplus
I have two EO Tech holographic red dot sights, and they are fantastic pieces of equipment. I have used other red dot sights that either pooped out after a few seasons or would not hold a zero, but the EO Tech is reliable and accurate. I have the versions which run on AA batteries which I can find anywhere and are cheap. Some people don't like the "fuzzy" appearance of the dot and the circle around the dot, but it does not affect accuracy; as a matter of fact, I can keep all shots on a standard playing card at 100 yards with my tired 70-year-old eyes, and my high refractive index lenses which are hard to see through when you tilt your head to shoot (no one can look straight into the optics of a rifle, the head is leaning on the stock). Considering all of this, the Eotech is very forgiving and, even with no magnification, is extremely accurate. Buy one. You won't be sorry. You will have spent your money well.
Great Optic. You won't be disappointed
I previously owned an AGOG TA01NSN-RMR. I really thought this buy was a mistake but quickly realized this was all the scope I needed. The value of the 558 EOTech far exceeds the cost. This one outperforms all in its class and doesn't break the bank. It's also effortless to set up and get on paper. If you're a shooter, this is all you need from 10ft to 200yrds. I mounted this on a Stag Arms Model 3. I have total confidence in this setup for hunting, shooting, and personal protection. Buy it, shoot it, love it.
Love This sight
This is the best sight you could ever install on a turkey gun or close-quarters weapon. The EOTech is easy to operate and is fast on target acquisition. You can't go wrong with this sight. Reliable, durable, not to mention...... very cool looking!
I have to say that the EOTech model 558 sight is well worth it. I have purchased several other views for my AR, ONLY, to return them. I was able to zero in my AR at 50 yards with just a handful of ammo. If you are serious about a high quality, accurate, and dependable sight, the EOTECH 558 is for you.
· 7 years ago Outstanding tactical weapon sight
I recently purchased the Eotech 558 for my AR-15. It was easy to install and very accurate. It is a high-quality optic and well worth the price. It is also compatible with the flip-up rear sight I installed. If the batteries on the Eotech 558go dead while I'm shooting, I can flip up the rear site and still shoot looking through the EOTech lens. I highly recommend the product.
This is my 3rd EOTech sight. I have two with the 123 battery and one with the N battery. The N battery is on my slug barrel, and I feel like I need to replace batteries every couple days during deer season, but the 123 battery on my .44Mag and AR are wonderful. On the AR, I plan to add a magnifier later. I like these sights for shooting with both eyes open and picking up the target quickly. The fact that I have now purchased three should be a testament to my overall satisfaction with the EOTech platform.
The EOTech 558 sight was extremely easy to install and sight in. Out of the box, the sight elevation was correct, and the windage was 4 inches to the left. Following the directions, this change was completed quickly and was extremely accurate.
Big but nice
The EOTech 558 is a little larger then I expected but well built & beautiful and bright! Easy to see in daylight. Nice being able to use AA batteries rather than the more expensive three v ones. Used it for 3 days straight on a shotgun in a competition three-gun match & ran great & still going strong - worth the $$$.