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EOTech 557 3X FTS Holographic Weapon Sight HWS - Night Vision Compatible M557 w/ EOTech G23 Gen II FTS 3x Magnifier 557.3XFTS
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Most Helpful Positive Review Pricey but worth it
Facilitates quick transition from close quarters battle to long range with ...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Eotech build quality is lacking
I recenlty purchased my 2nd Eotech and 1st 557 with 3x optics. The first u...
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EOTech 557 and 4X Magnifier

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on November 16, 2010
I am very pleased with the quality and ease of use. I ordered the 557 w/ 3X magnifier, but it was on backorder so they offered the 4X magnifier as an alternative. My only complaint is that the 4X does not come with the flip to side mount, otherwise this is a great product for a great price that is of very high quality compared to other holographic sights I have had in the past.
Pros: easy to use and setup, very high quality
Cons: no flip to side mount...
Would recommend: Yes
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eotech 557 with magnifier

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on October 12, 2010
I wish I could afford to get one for each of my rifles. The flip 3x magnifier gives you the versitility of a magnified scope while retaining the quick acquisition of a holosight.
Pros: excellent design with bullet drop reticle
Cons: price...
Would recommend: Yes
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Works Well

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NM Written on July 31, 2010
Works well and is rugged. Great tactical options!
Pros: Rugged
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
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Problems with Zeroing

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, FL Written on July 23, 2010
Very difficult to zero even for trained marksman! Reticle moving after recoil and will not maintain an accurate zero. Very dissapoined with product considering the cost. Not sure if unit is defective.
Pros: Good Combo and Features
Cons: Very difficult to zero even for trained marksman!...
Would recommend: Yes
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EOTech 557 with EOTech G23 Gen II FTS 3x Magnifier

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, AL Written on June 27, 2010
I mounted this combo on a Sig 556 swat. It was zeroed in in 10 rounds. I can dismount it and remount it on the Sig and the zero remains the same. Speaks great for the rail on the Sig and the mount on the site! For nearly $1K I worry about the exposed optics. I wish there was some sort of inexpensive lens filter for it like you can put on expensive camera lenses.
Pros: Great build quality, easy to acquire site picture, very will designed
Cons: Price...very expensive...
Would recommend: Yes
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Eotech build quality is lacking

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on June 21, 2010
I recenlty purchased my 2nd Eotech and 1st 557 with 3x optics. The first unit that arrived from OpticsPlanet had buttons on the side of the unit that stuck when pushed in. It appeared that the unit was not assembled in a leveled condition at the factory. This caused the three red dot sights to be approximately 4-5 degrees canted to the right in the viewing area. In addition, I found that there was a red halo/glow around the viewing area that does not exist on my other Eotech and is distracting. Because of these problems I returned the unit and received another unit. The second unit was only marginally better than the first unit. While the buttons did not stick on the second unit, the dots were still slightly canted 1-2 degrees.

Because I need the item for my patrol rifle, I have decided to keep it. With respect to the magnification, I am very impressed. It certainly has quality optics. Accordingly, I would certainly recommend the magnifier. However, given the poor quality of the 557, I'd have to recommend against purchasing the 557. I'm very surprised that Eotech allowed the units to leave the factory in the condition that they did because it is clear upon first glance that they are not straight and level. Of course, I cannot blame Optics Planet for the build quality of these items as they came from the factory in a sealed container that way.
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Build quality lacking...
Would recommend: Yes
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Opticsplanet Eotech 557-G23FTS-Kit -A Great Buy!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, GA Written on June 14, 2010
What I liked most about this product was the transaction and the personal phone contact by Opticsplanet (David T.)He helped to resolve an order placed for a product no longer available. David exdplained the situation and offered an alternative the Eotech 557 3X FTS HWS. On top of that he discounted the purchase when I asked if he could match a competetors price! As a result of my experience I recommened Opticplanet to my friend Tom and he also made a purchase as a result of David's professional and helpful demeanor. Great job Opticsplanet and David T.
Pros: Quick and easy setup
Cons: None at this time...
Would recommend: Yes
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3x magnifier

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on June 4, 2010
Difficult setup for co-witnessing, but easy to remove if things go bad
Pros: very versital
Cons: hard to set up for co-witnessing...
Would recommend: Yes
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Excellent, flexible combination

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MN Written on May 31, 2010
This is a really excellent combination for going from CQB to mid range accurately and quickly. Well-made. Side-located brightness buttons are a real advantage for this HWS/Magnifier combo because, as with any HWS, an overly bright dot will affect accuracy, so you'll need to be able to quickly change brightness to suit lighting conditions and background. The BDC reticle on the 557 is marginally useful, and then only with the magnifier.

Only complaint - comes set up to flip to the right. In that position, it's harder for a right-handed shooter to hit the flip release, and on that left side ejected cartridges hit the magnifier (leaves marks - don't know if it will actually damage the magnifier. Mine hasn't yet). The device can be changed easily to flip to the left, optimal for a right-handed shooter, but the magnifier sight base release lever position will force the HWS one notch farther forward on the rail. Not a functional problem, just changes the cosmetics a little.

Overall, I really like this system.
Pros: High quality, accurate, functional
Cons: Magnifier base attachment...
Would recommend: Yes
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OUTSTANDING SIGHT!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CT Written on May 7, 2010
I am ecstatic about my EO Tech 557/G23 sight. I was able to zero the red dot with six rounds. With the 3x magnification it took just three more rounds. I fired on targets as far as 300 meters out; it was extremely accurate. Once zeroed, it is nearly idiot proof. I would highly recommend this sight.
Pros: Once zeroed, anyone can use rifle.
Cons: Although well balanced, sight adds significant weight to the rifle....
Would recommend: Yes
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