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    magnifier quality

    I am wondering if anybody has any information, or perhaps it is an opinion at this point, reference the quality in the magnifiers offered by both EOTech and Aimpoint. I have searched the manufactures' sites and this forum and have come up fairly empty handed.

    I am looking for information on glass quality and contruction quality. Does anybody have any experience with both and could offer some help?

    I have shot the Aimpoint 3x but not the EOTech. The Aimpoint seems to be a high quality unit, but even their webiste provides little date. I am think about adding a magnifier and was searching to see if there are any known differences in quality and clarity.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Im in the same boat, but have a "problem" paying 400+ for a magnifier. Im really debating getting a no name magnifier:

    http://www.primaryarms.com/product.s...9&productId=19

    Has anyone used a "no name" magnifier?? (I know, you get what you pay for, but its just the magnifier)

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    I know a few guys who are using the cheaper variants, and they like them.

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    I've owned and used both the Aimpoint and the EOTech magnifiers. I don't know that there is any difference, or much of one. I've seen one of the clone Aimpoint magnifiers and I can say that it fogged when it got wet. Otherwise I think the owner was quite happy with it.

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    I am definitely going in the Eotech or Aimpoint direction. I appreciate m24 having used both and not seeing a difference. If they are comparable, I guess price will be the difference.

    I thought that maybe there would be some information out there as to where they get their glass, or perhaps that they may not build their own magnifiers. I could see an item like that possibly be farmed out.

    But while there is a plethora of information about the actual Aimpoint or Eothech sights, info on the magnifiers is thin.

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    Check my signature line...the Hensoldt-Wetzlar (known as a Panzerfaust 44) from WWII is a 3x that I got from LaRue. It was listed as their "Po-Boy Special". They reconditioned them, removed the tank-finding reticle and replaced that with clear, clean glass.

    I've had it on my M4 behind the EoTech 553 for about 3 years and it works great. I think it was just under $200 when I got it. You see them on GunBroker sometimes....type in Panzerfaust 44 and you may pull up a couple...

    let me check.....and there's one on there now for $79.00...although it's "worn", I'll bet it works pretty good....
    cmoore

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    Burris is making 3x magnifier. I believe it is called the AR-Tripler. I have a couple of their rifle scopes and like them every much.

    http://www.burrisoptics.com/artripler.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tactical assault View Post
    Burris is making 3x magnifier. I believe it is called the AR-Tripler. I have a couple of their rifle scopes and like them every much.

    http://www.burrisoptics.com/artripler.html
    Funny you should mention that.

    I've got mine mounted, it has a nice feature in that you can adjust it to account for slight misalignment to get the dot centered.

    It's not light either.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore View Post
    Check my signature line...the Hensoldt-Wetzlar (known as a Panzerfaust 44) from WWII is a 3x that I got from LaRue. It was listed as their "Po-Boy Special". They reconditioned them, removed the tank-finding reticle and replaced that with clear, clean glass.

    I've had it on my M4 behind the EoTech 553 for about 3 years and it works great. I think it was just under $200 when I got it. You see them on GunBroker sometimes....type in Panzerfaust 44 and you may pull up a couple...

    let me check.....and there's one on there now for $79.00...although it's "worn", I'll bet it works pretty good....


    I didn't think the optical glass was replaced in those, I thought it was the reticle. Either way, the Hensoldt-Wetzlar were/ are a great buy for a quick magnified optic. I had them bookmarked, and was going to pick up a few back when they were dirt cheap.

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    Yeah Stick...they did a really good job swapping out that glass....the only catch was "no warranty", but as inexpensive as they were, I thought I'd give it a shot (so to speak)...there's a couple of us running those atop the M4's with no problems at all....
    cmoore

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    Colt M4, 5.56, EoTech 553, Hensoldt-Wetzlar 3.5 magnifyer, Matech rear flip, Quicksilver suppressor

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