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    I've been looking at holographic sights for my bushmaster. I really like the eotech holographics but they are rather pricey. I have found a Bushnell holographic at a local shop that someone ordered and didn't pick up. I can get for $150. Does anyone have any experience with these sights? i already have a three rail mount that attatches to the carry handle and has a channel so you can also use your iron sights in case of electronic failure.
    mike

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    Originally posted by firemanphob View Post
    I've been looking at holographic sights for my bushmaster. I really like the eotech holographics but they are rather pricey. I have found a Bushnell holographic at a local shop that someone ordered and didn't pick up. I can get for $150. Does anyone have any experience with these sights? i already have a three rail mount that attatches to the carry handle and has a channel so you can also use your iron sights in case of electronic failure.
    mike
    I really like the Bushnell model. It is a lot cheaper than the Eotech and a lot smaller (a big plus). It has received some excellent reviews from some of the Internet gun gurus. Burris is also a nice choice. I have one Burris that I can switch from the AR to the 1911 to the shotgun. It is the SpeedBead.

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    • #3
      what are the model #? What is thier reliability?
      The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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      • #4
        Bushnell HOLO Sight Generation 2 510023 is the model that is getting outstanding reviews. Not what you expect from Bushnell.

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        • #5
          Holo

          I have an EOTech on my AR and the $40 sportman's guide Holosight on my Mini-14. They Both work perfectly. My guess is the Bushnell will do you just fine.

          The big thing about the EOTech is the protective shroud and durability as well as the 1100 hour battery life. These thigs are tough. I could beat you to death with it and it would keep it's zero.

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          • #6
            Wow...this is wierd....our posts keep disapearing.......this thread was 9 replies long yesterday.....
            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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            • #7
              Sportsmansguide Holo sight?

              Mungo, I'm thinking of geting a Holo for my 10-22, what is your opinion of the $40.00 sight, what's battery life like, would you buy another?
              The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mungo View Post
                I could beat you to death with it and it would keep it's zero.
                My vote for best metaphoric endorsement of '09.....:D
                "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                • #9
                  Great thread. It would appear that if you are not only going to use your Holo to shoot with, but to also beat people to death, then the EO is the way to go. Other sights may not hold up as well against flesh and bone.

                  My two cents... buy the most sight you can afford; with optics you really do get what you pay for. Find out who is holding the nearest three-gun match and go watch and talk to the shooters about their set-ups; most will have high end sights, but most of them will give a professional opinion with the technical knowledge to back it up. You will also get to see some variety.

                  I have an ACOG, with fiber optics and tritium, a $1400 dollar sight that cost more than the rifle it is mounted on; I do not own a Holo. I have been shooting ACOGs since 2003 and I am very comfortable with hitting the 5 meter target and the 400 meter target consistently, and everything in between. That will not be same for everyone; shooting takes time & practice, and shooting well takes far more of each.

                  One other note. Before you even put an optic sight on your firearm, become proficient with its iron sights. Murphy is always following us around and what can go wrong will.
                  Take care,

                  LH

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Long_Hunter View Post
                    Great thread. It would appear that if you are not only going to use your Holo to shoot with, but to also beat people to death, then the EO is the way to go. Other sights may not hold up as well against flesh and bone.

                    My two cents... buy the most sight you can afford; with optics you really do get what you pay for. Find out who is holding the nearest three-gun match and go watch and talk to the shooters about their set-ups; most will have high end sights, but most of them will give a professional opinion with the technical knowledge to back it up. You will also get to see some variety.

                    I have an ACOG, with fiber optics and tritium, a $1400 dollar sight that cost more than the rifle it is mounted on; I do not own a Holo. I have been shooting ACOGs since 2003 and I am very comfortable with hitting the 5 meter target and the 400 meter target consistently, and everything in between. That will not be same for everyone; shooting takes time & practice, and shooting well takes far more of each.

                    One other note. Before you even put an optic sight on your firearm, become proficient with its iron sights. Murphy is always following us around and what can go wrong will.
                    Take care,

                    LH
                    Awesome perspective....

                    I'm a bit more lenient on optics, though....my experience: they all point downrange, and all can be zeroed....biggest difference is durability....I can't pummel someone to death with mine and expect to use it again, but that's what stocks are for :D
                    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                    • #11
                      Kenno,

                      I would and did buy another. 4 of them as back ups. I haven't shot enough to run the battery out yet. Maybe 20 total hours in the on position, which if you think about it, is quite a bit for one gun considering I keep 9 guns in active practice rotation. For $40, you can't go wrong, just don't bang that one around.

                      I also have 12 back up batteries.

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                      • #12
                        The holosight by bushnell is made in the same place as the Eotech branded sight.

                        It is a perfectly acceptable product for light use but doesn't have the hardening features of the Eotech or the NV compatability of some of the Eotech models. The Eotech has the protective shield, is waterproof, and passes the military drop tests.

                        other than the those features, the bushnell can be a great light duty sight, but I would only
                        trust an Eotech for serious social situations if I wanted a holographic weapon sight.

                        Be careful of fakes. Its hard to tell.
                        My weapon can kill, it isn't limited to mere assault

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                        • #13
                          I have an inexpensive "brand X" holo on one of my AR's, and for the most part it functions well enough. However, I intend to purchase a EOTech 557 for the AR that I am currently building, along with the 4x magnifier. I am satisfied that the purchase is a sound one, and once I have made the purchase, I will be more than happy to share my thoughts on it. :)

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                          • #14
                            I'm partial to the Tri-power by Trijicon....



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kenno View Post
                              Mungo, I'm thinking of geting a Holo for my 10-22, what is your opinion of the $40.00 sight, what's battery life like, would you buy another?
                              I have not reached the battery life yet on the $40 . It works well enough I would buy another. But for me, a 10/22 is not an assault weapon, which , in my opinion is what holos guts are for. In a survival situation, your 10/22 will be the meat gun for bunnies and squirrels and such. Put a nice 1-4 power scope on it and get you some dinner.

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