1,000 continuous hours (lithium) at nominal setting 12; 600 continuous with AA alkaline. Fogproof internal optics. Submersible to 33 ft depth. Buttons on left side to work specifically with magnifiers. AA Battery model (supports Lithium or Alkaline). Standard A65 image (65 MOA ring/1 MOA dot reticle). Raised 7MM base.
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Submitted By: Allen W. On 12/29/2013
I did a previous review for this, and I wanted to provide an update. EOTech 517 is a great sight. I sent it in for repair when I initially got it because the reticle looked like motor windings and the MOA was on a post. I shipped it to EOTech on Friday and they fixed it on Monday and shipped it out on Tuesday morning. I had my sight back on Thursday before lunch. EOTech's customer service is outstanding. You also talk to a real person which is nice. So there are no menus or any of that other nonsense. Your support is right here in the US so you are getting an American made product that is supported in the US by Americans. That gets more points in my book as you don't have hassles to go through, let alone the language barriers to work through. I also have to say, there is a lot of fake EOTech sights out there. Keep in mind, you don't get the great support with those as you do with genuine EOTech and the quality isn't there either. The other bad thing with the fakes, you are supporting people in other countries and not ours. Additionally, you are supporting an economy of another country rather than the US. I fought for this country for 10 years and I will buy a product made in the US over any product not made here any day regardless if it costs more. I am giving this review 5 stars based on the customer service received, EOTech being able to have a fast turn around for me so I can have the sight back in time for my trip, and the quality of the product after repair. Between my previous review on initial perception and this one, that should average 4 stars which I feel is an accurate rating.
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Submitted By: Allen W. On 12/13/2013
Hinterland Outfitters did an excellent job getting the product shipped out to me. I also bought a Core 15 TAC M4 Model 6408. Great communication and a simple email confirmation to confirm the upgrade of shipping. UPS delivered the EOTech in great condition to my home. However, EOTech didn't ensure the products reticle was up to par. The reticle looked like motor windings and the dot looked like it was on curved posts. This wasn't pixilation or fuzziness. It was a bunch of short curved lines forming the circle part of the reticle. So despite making adjustments and following the troubleshooting and FAQ in both the owners manual and online, it just wasn't up to spec. So, IAW the shipping and return policy, I contacted EOTech. They recommended sending it in for repair / replacement. Customer service at EOTech is great with fast response times. They were also very considerate and helpful in regards to my coming up holiday schedule and very polite. My only other disappointment is, it is costing me shipping to have this sight fixed when it was defective out of the box. I could see if I owned it for a year but not when I just got it. So now we wait to see how the repaired / replaced product turns out. I have other friends with the EOTech 512 and 552 and those are great. I seen those myself. So I will give EOTech 3 stars based on Customer Service, response time, and my historical knowledge of their other products. I am taking two stars off because of their Quality Assurance of the product could be better and if someone didn't know EOTech products at all, this would of been an epic fail on a new customer with zero knowledge of EOTech.
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