Sometimes optics come down to personal preference. Our two red dot choices for carbines are the Aimpoint T2 (or M5) and Eotech series. The Eotech has the clearer glass of the two options, which becomes particularly useful when engaging at longer distances.
The EXPS3 sits at a lower 1/3 co-witness height. Back up ironsights can be seen inside the window, but in the lower 1/3 of the optic. Buttons on the left side allow you to toggle through the 20 daylight brightness settings, and the NV button switches to a dim mode for use with night vision. The optic can be seen in NV mode by either running a PVS-14 mounted to the rail behind the Eotech, or by getting a cheekweld while running bino NODs.
Runs on a single CR123A (1 included).
|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 NVG settings|
|Power Source:||One CR123 lithium battery|
|Battery Life:||600 continuous hours at nominal setting 12 at room temp.|