EoTech 512.A65 Holographic Weapon Sight

The first video I made; this was actually a demonstration back when I was still in the firearms industry.  Although it was shot in standard definition, and pretty rough by today’s standards, the information contained within is still very much accurate/relevant.

EoTech 512.A65 Holograhic Weapon Sight

L3 produces some of the most respected and sought-after optics in the firearms industry.  With contracts to supply some of the worlds most elite military and law enforcement groups, it’s not hard to understand why.  While it’s safe to say that none of L3’s EoTech line of holographic weapon sights really falls into the ‘budget’ category, the 512.A65 represents the most affordable model they currently produce (other than those designed exclusively for 22’s).  In short, if you’re looking to dip your toes in the water of premium firearms optics without remortgaging the house, this is as shallow as the pool is going to get.

Aside from an attractive price point, the 512 also boasts a number of other features.  For starters, it’s quite manageable as far as size, weight and mounting space.  The integrated picatinny mount will fit all but the smallest rifles; I’ve mounted these on everything from 22 tactical rifles like Remington’s 597VTR all the way up to high-recoil firearms such as the Kel-Tec KSG 12 gauge shotgun.  As with other EoTech product line entrants, the 512 can be counted on to hold zero and function flawlessly under the most brutal conditions modern firearms have to offer.

Power is supplied via a pair of AA batteries in a separate, top-accessible housing.  This is excellent since it means they can be swapped out quickly and without the need to remove/remount the optic, preserving zero and reducing maintenance time.  Those two humble AA’s provide the user with a razor-sharp, red circle-dot reticle.  This style of reticle continues to dominate the tactical optics market, and with good reason.  It’s a fantastic compromise between quick-acquisition and precision aiming capabilities, yielding excellent performance under a multitude of conditions.  As with any premium optic, the reticle offers a host of adjustments including standard windage and elevation, as well as variable intensity.  This is a critical feature in any powered-optic, as nothing ruins a day on the range faster than dead batteries and no backup sight.

Though probably overkill for the backyard-plinker, the 512 arguably represents the best value for dollar for serious hobbyists or competitive shooters who want to take their range performance to the next level without losing their shirt.

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