EOTech NV Series Holographic Sight

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EOTech Night Vision Series Holographic Sight

The EOTech NV series has a range of NV-friendly wavelengths to keep your eyes from getting "burned." This particular EOTech sight is extremely rugged and durable, and should survive the worst of conditions for years.

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EOTech is the world’s leading maker of holographic sights, and its customers include countless military and law-enforcement agencies across the globe.

The EOTech Night Vision series is one of EOTech’s many night-vision compatible holographic sights.

eotech nv 3The problem with using other sights with NV-goggles is that the light of the reticle will “burn” onto the goggles, potentially blinding the shooter.

The EOTech NV series has a range of NV-friendly wavelengths to keep your eyes from getting “burned.” This particular EOTech sight is extremely rugged and durable, and should survive the worst of conditions for years.

However, unless you have nightvision goggles, there’s really no need to purchase an EOTech NV series sight. A cheaper, non-NV EOTech holographic sight should meet all your tactical shooting needs and will cost significantly less.

On the other hand, if you do have nightvision goggles and plan on shooting at night, there’s no better NV-compatible holographic sight on the civilian market.

Printed on the side is a nice little decal that reads, “For Law Enforcement/Military Use.” The EOTech Night Vision series is not just for police and military personnel anymore, but the steep price tag, $600, is enough to make all but the most hardcore civilians think twice about this sight.

The EOTech NV is a lot more compact than the EOTech 512.A65: it is just 3.5 inches long and 2.4 inches wide, which makes it suitable for mounting on different rifles including the AK and AR platforms with the right rails.

The field of view offered by the optic is 30 yards for targets at a distance of 100 yards. Both lenses have an anti-glare coating: the front objective lens is made of 1/8″ of solid glass; the rear is made of a 3/16″ shatterproof laminate.

eotech nv 2The reticle is a red target-acquisition circle (65 MOA) with an aiming dot (1 MOA) in the center. The reticle has 30 brightness settings, 10 of which are set aside for nightvision use.

The point of impact adjusts in 1/2 MOA clicks. As with all holographic and red dot sights, parallax, or the apparent movement of the reticle relative to the shooter’s perspective, is eliminated only when acquiring targets at the sighted-in distance.

The entire assembly weighs 3/4 of a pound. The casing is It’s heavy, but you won’t break it if you drop it. You won’t even break it if you submerge it in water–up to 33 feet.

The EOTech Night Vision is powered by one CR123 3v lithium battery, which accounts for much of its compact size, but also shorter battery life. The anticipated battery life is 600 hours at medium settings.

The sight also features an auto-shutdown feature that engages after 4 to 8 hours, so if you forget to turn off the EOTech NV after some long nighttime operations you won’t kill the battery.

The mounting system is compatible with Weaver and Picatinny rails, and is width adjustable for non-standard rails.

In sum, if you’re very serious about holographic optics, have a need for nightvision capability, and are willing to spend $600 on a single sight, the EOTech NV series is the one for you. Unless you have these very specific needs, you might as well buy a new gun.

If this sight is out of your price point you should check out our list of inexpensive red dots which won’t break the bank but still provide an upgrade over iron sights.

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