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Hey guys,

 

I'm new to airsoft and after a holographic sight? Are these any good? I've just bought a vfc hk416 CQB and it's awesome and the iron sights are pretty good too so still debating the holographic sight and whether it's worth it?

 

Do I go for a G&P 553 or a cheap Chinese copy like the eotech 553?

 

Cheers,

Jon

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G&P ones are nothing special, I'd go for a clone.

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As above, they are pretty much all the same. Get the cheapest

 

edit: 553 probably looks best though

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They all do the same thing. I've used real holographic's in the military and cheap £30 ones aren't that different. Just made out of cheap metal and have a green sight rather than a night vision function.

 

Both Chinese replicas and G&P replicas do the same basic red/ green dot function with a few brightness settings. Obviously G&P will use slightly better materials though.

 

As you probably know different Holo sights take different batteries so really you want to ask the question 551, 552 or 553? It's all depending on what batteries are more/ easier available to you.

 

I personally wouldn't buy a G&P Holo and rather buy a cheap Chinese one along with an EOTech x3 magnifier.

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Obviously G&P will use slightly better materials though.

You'd be surprised. I'm a big g&p fan but their optics are awful, probably just re-branded clones to be honest.

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You'd be surprised. I'm a big g&p fan but their optics are awful, probably just re-branded clones to be honest.

Hm, would of expected them to use better materials after seeing how well built most of their guns are? Guy in my squad has had a G&P AimPoint since the beginning of time.

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If you decide to buy a protector for it (which is probably a good idea) then go for the flashkill type rather then the plastic lens cover.

 

I've had two of the plastic ones and they were both shit, badly warps whatever you're looking at, the metal mesh flash kill however is rather nice.

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I'm not a 'down site' person to be honest, I keep my head high and use the stream of BBs to guide me, although now the idea of accuracy is being pointed out, I want to try a sight or two, test the water y'know; I reckon I'll like it.

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I've used a clone 551 for about 6 months now and I've never had an issue with it.

It's been used in dim light and in the rain and never seems to faultier. However when it rains it can be temperamental, as in turning in of randomly but it's fine once dry.

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i have got a g&p one and a clone and to be honest there is no differance i could see apart from the markings and the g&p came with better battries the build looks the same to the point that it looks like they were built in the same factory

Edited by almurry

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I have a G&P aimpoint (you can read my review in the reviews section) and its pretty low quality. I highly doubt their eotech clones are anything special either.

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Pretty much yeah, I've also had a couple of G&p aim points. They're shit.

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Hi, my clone 552 came today.

It is full metal and i have to say im very impressed with the build quality, its a heavy sturdy piece of kit very pleased with it.

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Anyone got a link to a cheap eotech? I'm struggling to find them

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Cheesy im guessing you have either used one or own one. How do they compare to clone airsoft one?

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cheap real EOTechs don't exist, cheap chinese clones can be found on ebay.

That's what I mean,

 

I don't want a real eotech on a BB gun....

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http://m.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=551+airsoft&isNewKw=1&_sop=12&_pgn=1&epp=24&itemId=&fads=1&mfs=GOCLK&acimp=0&sqp=551+airsoft&trksid=p2053742.m2428.l1313.TR0.TRC0.X551+airsoft

 

Just change the number for the model of EOTech you're after, 552 and 553 are probably your best options as they take easy to get batteries (AA & AAA).

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I bought mine for £27 on ebay, it was called UK 552.

Its the exact same as the branded ones so u save £20...

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