View Full Version : Aimpoint Comp M3 4 vs. Eotech 552 Military Sight -- and Cheap Alternatives?
06-20-2009, 01:27 PM
While I wait for my FAL to come (it's back ordered by several months), I'm deciding what red dot sight to mount on it. I'll be using the top cover with the built-in Pickatinny rail.
I've narrowed down to these:
EOtech 552 Military Sight
Aimpoint Comp M3
Aimpoint 9000 SC or L:help2:Which of them would be the best? Figure CQB and medium range shooting. And once we narrow down to the best one -- a cheap alternative to that which will do the job (perhaps offerings from Ultimate Arms???).
06-20-2009, 03:10 PM
I have Burris Speed dot on my M-4 type and used and Aimepoint mount
and it was about half the price of an Aimpoint and I like it alot:thumbup1::thumbup1:
06-22-2009, 03:31 PM
Thank you. I'm going to check it out. What I'm wondering now is generically, which is better: holographic sighting or Aimpoint-type sighting.
06-22-2009, 03:41 PM
Before you buy do your homework..
I recently bought, after market products off the computer, which I saw for 1/2 the price at gun shows.
Shop. Check prices. The money you save may be your own.
06-22-2009, 11:58 PM
Thank you. I will heed that advice.
I got my FAL through Gun Broker -- per a recommendation right here on this site. Paid $1200. That thing retails for nearly $2K. OK, I have to wait a little to get it -- it will probably be around November, but I saved $600 to $800. So, I have plenty of time to work on the optics -- not in any rush.
I know a lot of the usual sources are way over-priced. On the other hand, I'm not going to buy dolled up junk either. $500 for the EOtech and $650 for an Comp M3, kill flash and mount are a bit steep.
I'll keep on looking...
06-23-2009, 10:02 AM
I have an Eotech in the classifieds that I'm only asking $300 for.
07-03-2009, 10:34 AM
Another question about red dot sights in general -- do they need to be bore-sighted and adjusted like a scope does (just went through that with my Mauser), or do you basically slap them on and that's it?
And, if you you do have to bore-sight -- the FAL I'm getting has a 4" flash suppressor on it -- I'm using an SL-100 bore sighter. How would you adjust that thing to fit the flash suppressor -- or do you need to?
07-03-2009, 12:08 PM
They are elevation and windage adjustable. Can you take the flash suppressor off?
07-03-2009, 12:10 PM
Another question about red dot sights in general -- do they need to be bore-sighted and adjusted like a scope does
They do need to be sighted in.
I don't know about bore sighting with that 4" flash hider, you might have to do it the old way and start at a short range and work it out to where your going to shoot at, if the flash hider is removeable then take it off to bore sight it.
07-12-2009, 09:43 PM
Thank you. I might just splurge the $30 and get a chamber-based one rather than fool with the flash suppressor. I saw your other thread on red dot sights and you seemed to indicate a preference for the Aimpoint types over the holographs because of durability reasons. Am I right?
07-12-2009, 10:25 PM
But I'm no expert on the AimPoints, I've messed with a few but don't own any. I have an older Eotech I bought used, a Kobra and some cheap ones. I'd go either Eotech or AimPoint from what I've seen in that price range.
01-13-2010, 09:06 PM
You can't bore site if you can it willbe damn close (extra height w/ piston) , but you could probably laser bore site. I can't remember what scope I tried to one time and couldn't.
03-14-2010, 04:51 PM
I have been using an aim point comp m2 on my M1A for awhile now. It can be mounted lower for co-witness. I also used an aim point in Iraq and it worked flawlessly. took a beating, never had to replace the battery's and held zero.
03-14-2010, 07:00 PM
I have an Eotech 552 mounted on an AR, I also have a few Aimpoint Comp ML2's.
I think all in all I like the Aimpoint much better.
I bought a Burris fastfire and it broke the second time I turned it on....
04-12-2010, 12:08 AM
I went with the Eotec as it had the smallest MOA dot size for longer shots and is still fast with the ring around it.
03-12-2011, 12:21 AM
The EOtech and Aimpoint are both high quality electronic sights. You won't go wrong with either. That being said, I personally carry the EOtech on my patrol rifle because I prefer the reticle (65/1 moa). I find the the 65 moa gives me rapid target aquisition at CQB, and the 1 moa dot is great for longer distances. Additionally, on the M4 platform at least, the built in mount provides an easy co-witness with standard sights. If you want to get really slick, they make them with bullet drop compensators too.