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Model 553™

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Available Models About Reticles
553.A65
Available Colors
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$749.00 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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Description

Model 553™ was created in conjunction with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). It is designed to be the most rugged and battle-proven holographic weapon sight ever developed. It also offers features required by U.S. Special Forces to meet the stringent requirements of our elite fighting forces.

(*Note: Certain commercial variants of the MIL-STD-1913 rail specification may not be compatible with the Model 553 mounting assembly)


Product Details

Length/Width/Height:
4.9” x 2.2” x 2.8” (124 x 55.8 x 71 mm)

Weight:
12.3 oz (349 g)

Waterproof:
Submersible to 66 ft (20 m) depth

Mount:
Dual quick-release throw levers Picatinny MIL-STD-1913

Return to Zero:
Repeatable to within 1 MOA after re-mounting

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

Power Source:
Two 123 lithium batteries

Battery Life:
1,100 continuous hours at nominal setting 12


Controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); may not be exported without proper authorization by the U.S. Department of State.

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LOVE IT!!!! Matthew Guerrero  |  October 10, 2014
I was in the military, attached to a Spec ops unit and as support we got issued the Eotech 553. It took me a bit to understand how to get it zeroed but after that it was all 5.56 mm fun. I was able to hit a target at 700 meters with this model (no magnifier.) Now honestly this model was meant for 300 meters but we like to push it and to see how far it will go. Durability is great because one halo jump (High altitude Low oxygen) a soldiers weapon sling broke and the rifle fell 30,000 ft to the earth. When we found it the rifle's buttstock was broken the barrel was slightly bent and the rail system was cracked but to our amazement the EOTech 553 only had slight scratches!! The quick mount lever system makes it easy to attach and detach it to a picatinny rail. The night vision capability works great if you're going to attach a night vision sight or adapter along with it. I could say that the only downside is the EOTech 553 is that it shuts off after 8 hours by itself, not too good if you are doing long-term operations and missions or leaving it on overnight for home protection. People could say that the buttons on the back for turning the 553 on and off or making the reticle bright or dim is kind of awkward if you have a magnifier on the back but honestly I never engage anything over 300 meters and was mostly in an urban environment house to house clearing. Now if you do need something that will engage targets above 300 meters Eotech has more options to choose from like the EXPS2 and EXPS3 with the magnifier with all of the controls on the side of the holographic red dot sight and also you have a quick mount system or a screw into place system. I would have to say the EOTech 553 is the one for me and that I have it on my IWI Tavor but i can't wait to mount it on the new Desert Tech MDR that's coming out in mid 2015!
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