I am looking for a good holo sight, I have not had much to do with them sinve I have been out of the Army. Can anyone give me some info on a good (cheap) sight that has good target aquisition, and good line of fire???
The only true Holo Sight out there is the EOTech made by Bushnell, all the other s are Red Dot sights. Both sights have there good and bad points. Trying both types your self will alow you to come to a conclution as to what those are. There are very expensive sights out there and there are very cheap sights out there and depends on your budget how good of a sight you end up with. Target aquisition is something aquired by the shooter not the sight. Both the Red Dots and the Holo sights have zero magnification although there are new 3-4x magnification scopes that can now be co-witnessed with them. There are also 1-4x Red Dot Scopes out threre that might interest you.
Question #1 - What is this optic going on?
Question #2 - What is your budget?
Question #3 - What is your objective ie. what will you be useing the weapon for primarily?
Aimpoints are reflex sights or red dot.
EOTechs are holographic. They give the impression that the reticle is floating out in front of you and stay on target even if the weapon is moved or you move your head slightly.
They are both solid reliable sights but my personal favorite is the EOTech.
Very fast on target and you can keep both eyes open so you stay focused on whats around you and not just your target.
I like EOTechs best in terms of their "user experience", and I think they work best on ARs. I prefer Kobras or Aimpoint H-1/T-1 Micros for AKs. If you use the highly desireable UltiMak gas tube rail to mount an optic on your Kalashnikov-pattern long gun, make sure it can stand the intense heat, Aimpoints are thermally robust (and so are the Kobras with the Weaver rail mount, I'm told, although the batteries may not be), but these have been reports of problems with EOTechs on AKs getting cooked after heavy fire.
For battery life, Aimpoint, mine is supposed to do 50,000 hrs on setting 7 of 10. EoTech and Bushnell Holosight are the same thing, just the EoTech has a rubber frame around it. Both are tough as nails and will function even when cracked. The only reason I like the Aimpoint over the EoTech / Holosight is battery life.