Thanks again for taking the time to respond guys! I appreciate it... A few more things....
I am not very experienced with glass scopes, and really don't do much long distance shooting (at least not yet), mostly under 200 yards. I noticed that many people favor the 1X4 scopes on their 5.56 ARs. Is this because of their function (power/field of view), or their small size/weight? Are they better for close quarters?
I am not totally sold on the EOTech but I was wondering. What is the difference between the larger models and the smaller single battery mounts? Besides overall size/weight, battery life, and ease of swapping batteries is there really any advantage to the larger models?
Looking though the AR galleries (here and on other fourms) I noticed that a larger percentage of guys have the larger EOtech sights on their ARs. Is this because the smaller models are relatively new? Like I said I am not totally sold on the EOTechs, I just noticed their popularity, even with military and LE. Nothing is set in stone, and I appreciate you guys taking the time to offer me some insight. I know that different people have different preferences and are comfortable with different setups, and there isn't one answer to my question. I just like to get as much input and info as possible, especially before making this type of investment. I want to avoid buying something that I won't need/use.
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