Podcast: EOTech EXPS3 Holographic Sight Impresses


Here’s the manufacturer’s blurb about the optic:

“The “E” is for “Extreme.” The EXPS3 offers true 2-eyes-open shooting and a 7 mm raised base that still allows for iron sight access. It features easy-to-adjust side buttons and an adjustable, locking, quick-detach lever for easy attachment and removal. It is also the optic of choice for the technologically advanced modern rifle hunter. Its night vision-compatibility makes it a versatile choice for day or night hunting.”

Tale Of The Tape:

Night vision compatible: Yes

Length/Width/Height: 3.8” x 2.3” x 2.9” (96.5 x 58.4 x 73.7 mm)

Weight: 11.2 oz (317.5 g)

Water Resistant: Submersible to 33 ft. (10 m) depth

Mount: 1” Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 rail

Brightness: 20 daylight settings, 10 additional settings for Gen I through III+ night vision devices

Power Source: One 123 lithium battery

Battery Life: 600 continuous hours at nominal setting 12 at room temp.

We have two of these optics, hers has one dot whereas mine has two… here are the available reticles:

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    • Not yet but it’s on the list. We’ve just finished buying the guns and the optics, and between all of that it’s close to $5K which is enough in all honesty to spend for a bit.

        • Right now I have a couple of Gen 1 night vision devices (meh) and a digital night vision scope (adequate for close range, 100 yards or less). Next up is one of those FLIR Thermal scopes, that will be interesting. Real night vision will have to wait until funds allow.

          On the “flip down magnifier” I’m going to get one of the Vortex ones to start with because I’ve used one and it was well built and had good optics. I just can’t see paying $550ish for an EOTech one, especially since the designated philosophy of use is a close quarters rifle carbine (100 yards or less) and the magnifier will not be left on the gun. Gotta keep that gun weight down!

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