L-3 EOTech: EXPS2 Holographic Red Dot Sight Review

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:07 pm
I've always been a fan of EOTechs and the new model EXPS2 definitely raises the bar over earlier models.

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http://www.eotech-inc.com/products/sights/exps2

Offering true 2 eyes open shooting, a transversly mounted lithium 123 battery, and 7 mm raised base offering iron sight access, the new EXPS2 features easy to adjust side buttons and an adjustable, locking, quick detach lever for easy attachment and removal.

EXPS2 Features

■ Reticle is a 65MOA circle with 1 MOA aiming dot
■ Single transverse 123 battery to reduce sight length
■ Shortened base only requires at most 2 3/4 inch of rail space
■ Battery cap and latch are eliminated and replaced with a simple O-ring, tethered cap; better sealing is achieved
■ Battery compartment is now separated from the base to allow it to hover over the delta ring of the rifle
■ Average battery life at brightness level 12 is roughly 600 hours
■ Side buttons with an adjustable, locking, quick detach lever for easy attachment and removal

Reticle Options

■ EXPS2-0 - 65 MOA Ring w/ single 1 MOA Dot
■ EXPS2-2 - 65 MOA Ring w/ 2 MOA Dots

Operation

Optics: Transmission holography - parallax free
Magnification: 1x
Eye Relief: Unlimited
Length/Width/Height: 3.5"x2.4"x2.8" (91.4X 60.9x71mm)
Weight: 11.2 oz (317grams)
Temperature: -40 to 150 F
Waterproof: Submersible to 10 ft depth
Sealing: Fogproof internal optics
Adjustment (per click): 0.5 MOA (1/2" at 100 yds)
Adjustment Range: +/- 40 MOA travel
Mount: 1" Weaver or (MIL-STD-1913) rail. Adjustable for width variation
Return to Zero: Repeatable to within 2 MOA after re-mounting

Heads-Up-Display Window

Optical Surfaces: Anti-glare coating
Window Dimensions: 1.20" x 0.85" (30 x 23mm)
Front Window Material: 1/8" solid glass
Rear Window Material: Shatter resistant laminate (3/16" thick)
Field of View (100 yds): 30 yds (28m) at a 4" eye relief

Electrical

Brightness Adjustment Range: 146,000:1 brightest to lowest
Night Vision Brightness Range: 1280:1 with NV switch engaged
Power Source: (1) 123 lithium battery
Battery Life: 600 continuous hours at nominal setting 12
Brightness Settings: 20 settings with scrolling feature
Auto Battery Check Indicator: Flashing reticle upon start-up
Auto Shut-down: At 8 hrs- programmable to 4 hrs
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:09 pm
I've had my 'Limited Edition' OPMOD (Optics Planet MODification) EXPS2-0 for a while now. I'm still not sure what Optics Planet changed other than adding their name to the side if the housing, but I couldn't ask for a better holographic red dot sight.

Here a couple pics of mine before mounting...

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... and mounted on its host, my Spike's carbine...

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The 7mm raised based allows for a perfect lower 1/3 co-witness with my BUIS and the 1 MOA dot is exceptionally clear. It makes a huge difference down range when the dot is only covering the bull instead of the entire target like larger 3 or 4 MOA dots. With no magnification, the EXPS2 exceeds all my expectations and allows me to put up groups that rival those made with my 3x power scopes.

I put 30 rounds of 55 gr. Federal XM193 into this target at 100yds...

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I normally prefer less expensive options when it comes to optics, but for EOTech I make an exception. This EXPS2 is definitely worth the money. It's a great option for anyone looking to upgrade to a top notch holographic red dot sight.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:59 am
Now that's the way a evaluation of a product should be written...thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and analysis !!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:12 am
Thank you Sir, and it's my pleasure. I love doing these reviews. It gives me a chance to go out and shoot more!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:57 am
those are nice
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