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Hawaiianjuggernaunt's EOTech replica review

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I pretty much have had the exact same experience as you. Josh has been fantastic to deal with. I ordered a 552 from him and received it very speedily. Unfortunately it had ghosting, parallax, and unevenly illuminated reticule (one side was brighter than the other) issues. The reticule was also tilted ever so slightly to the right.

 

I'm thinking the manufacturer is having QC issues (maybe they just hired a new guy for QC :unsure: )

 

Josh has offered to replace it free of change (ex-shipping) and I will be returning mine in hopefully in the next few days when work gets a bit less hectic. Fingers crossed the 2nd one will be much improved :D

 

update - i sent the sight back to the factory for a replacement. finally got my hands on a new one, shipped directly from Josh along with some extra goodies to make up for the long wait time. the new sight is much better and I am very happy with the product. Josh has been outstanding to deal with throughout the whole process as well. +1 !

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Have you tried pm'ing him?

 

His thread says he doesn't sell these anymore, due to trouble with customs and Eotech clamping down hard, on replicas of their product.

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Yes, I sent him a PM quite a few days with no reply yet. Actually it looks like he hasn't even read it yet. However, his signature mentions that he still has some 552's to clear out. That's what actually made me wonder if he's still in business.

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Well I used mine on Sunday for the "2nd" time only and bugger me in the first game of the day the Frikin lens got shot out, proper gutted. Not sure if you can pop the front lens out? The hol still lights up but front lens is smashed to hell now  :no:

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Unfortunately nothing can be don't about that :/ Sorry xrayhead

 

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk 4

 

Oh well - better it a BB than a 7.62 round  :D

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Sent me a ton of scary C&D orders explaining how I was violating trade dress. Essentially, they have numerous patents on the external appearance, and it doesn't matter if you're trying to sell sights without trade. They're more worried about people getting them confused with real eotechs, and then the rep of EoTech being damaged because these sights aren't as high quality.

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That does look like a valid concern. I wonder if it would have helped if they would be out in the open websites (there's still sites selling these from Element etc) with very explicit notifications that these should never be used on real firearms etc.

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They're more worried about them getting passed around and then ending up on a service member's rifle, failing, and then endangering them. I will admit its a very valid point. However, if you sell the sights with no EoTech marks, youd think there would be no problem? Oh well. There's always ebairsoft and all the HK sites for purchasing your repro sights lol. From my knowledge they don't care about a guy owning one or two. Its not worth their time to track them down and send them scary letters too. They only care about the people selling lots of them.

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