[SHOT 2016 Range Day] EOTech Vudu Precision Rifle Scopes

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EOTech is now offering a line of precision rifle scopes. The brand new Vudu series includes 3 models:

EOTech Vudu 1-6x

The Vudu 1-6x is a First Focal Plane scope. The Vudu 1-6 has a 30mm tube and a 24mm objective lens. It has an illuminated reticle and .5 MOA or .2 MIL adjustments. The model I got to test on range day was interesting because on 6 power it had a red dot as well as a ballistic drop compensator. When the scope was dialed down to 1 power, a very familiar xps3-4 reticle appeared complete with the 65 MOA outer ring. EOTech did not have batteries in their optics so I was not able to assess brightness in regards to being visible in bright sun. The optics were clear and the reticle was crisp. From the literature provided by the representative, the Vudu 1-6x comes with several reticle options. One choice appears to be a BDC reticle and the other a traditional crosshair with MIL hash marks. I would love to test this scope in the near future.

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EOTech Vudu 1-6x

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EOTech Vudu 2.5-10x

The EOTech Vudu 2.5-10x is a first focal plane rifle scope. The EOTech Vudu 2.5-10X has a 30mm tube, illuminated reticle and 44mm objective lens. Adjustments are in .25 MOA or .1 MIL. Reticle choices for the Vudu 2.5×10 include a Horus H59 and EOTech’s MD1-MRAD or MD2-MOA. The Vudu 2.5-10 has zero stops.

EOTech Vudu 3.5-18x

The EOTech Vudu 3.5-18x is a first focal plane rifle scope. The EOTech Vudu 3.5-18X has a 34mm tube, illuminated reticle and 50mm objective lens. Adjustments are in .25 MOA or .1 MIL adjustments. Reticle choices for the Vudu 3.5×18 include a Horus H59 and EOTech’s MD1-MRAD or MD2-MOA. The Vudu 3.5-18 has zero stops.

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I am personally excited for EOTech. I believe this product line is a step in the right direction for the company. When I asked the company representative where the scopes where made, he simply responded “Japan”. They are made extremely well and image quality was excellent. I did not notice chromatic aberration nor parallax issues. The Firearm Blog will definitely be getting one of these to test. EOTech will be at booths, 20153, 20159 and 20259.



Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez currently resides in the mountains of central New Mexico. He has an M.B.A, an Ar-15/M16/M4 armorer certification from Specialized Armament Warehouse as well as a Glock armorer certification. Aside from writing for The Firearm Blog he works as a Clinical Analyst for a large Hospital. He spends his free time farming, ranching, hiking, fly-fishing and hunting in the beautiful forests and prairies of New Mexico. He can be reached at LOADTHATBIPOD@gmail.com


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  • Paladin

    Yes, but what’s the operating temperature range?

    • Thomas Gomez

      It’s not a holographic sight, it’s an etched reticle. Totally different operating mechanisms.

      • Paladin

        I’m well aware, just couldn’t resist the jab.

  • UVB76

    Anyone else suprised EOTECH showed up at SHOT?

    • drambus ambiguous

      No. They’ve more or less done right by their customers. Offering refunds and the like. In the end they just owned up to it. A lot of companies ruin their reputations by trying to save face, only alienating their customers further.

      • Yimmy

        Yes except many, including myself and about 50 officers on the dept I work for have been waiting 2 months to hear about our reimbursement.

    • Thomas Gomez

      They had a pretty impressive booth at SHOT.

      • UVB76

        GTH.Can we get some coverage of said booth – esp. any new RDs/Thermal etc… Thanks.

  • Squirreltakular

    Can’t wait to see the battery life and price tag on the 1-6. Definitely holding off on a VCOG until then.

    • Thomas Gomez

      Vudu 1-6x. MSRP $1,299

      Battery Life 10,000 hours

      • Squirreltakular

        Holy cow. I’m in.

      • Joshua

        ……did you just say…….10,000hrs…………….that’s like……..top of the line battery life on a variable……..like…….

        • Thomas Gomez

          According to the manual, 10,000 hours.

  • Lance

    Easy answer to this BUY TRIJICON!!!!! LOL

    • Thomas Gomez

      Trijicon MRO?

  • Jason Guhl

    Wondering about the price

    • Thomas Gomez

      Hello Jason.

      Looking at the EOTech manual.

      Vudu 1-6x. MSRP $1,299
      Vudu 2.5-10x. MSRP $1,549
      Vudu 3.5-18x. MSRP $1,629

      Hope this finds you well.

      • Joshua

        Thats a pretty impressive price. If and its a big if……if EOtech fixes their mistakes this could be a contender.

      • Jason Guhl

        Yes, thank you. I am digging the 1-6 for my Tavor. Especially since at 1x it has the Eotech reticle. Best of both worlds. Safe to assume street price around $900ish?

  • Joshua

    No surprise since the Military as a whole is looking for a squad common optic that is 1-6x.

    Expect to see a lot more of these.

    • Thomas Gomez

      You are 100% correct.

      • Joshua

        The VCOG has already seen extensive testing in one Batallion and the results have been nothing short of amazing.

        Most are able to accurately make slots out to 800M and within CQB distances quickly and fluidly.

  • sliversimpson

    “We swear there is no zero shift in our scopes.”
    -Eotechnicians

  • Michael Acuna

    Weight and price is what I want to know but I’m pretty sure I can assume both are going to be high.

    • Thomas Gomez

      Vudu 1-6x. 19.75 ounces
      Vudu 2.5 – 10x. 26.8 ounces
      Vudu 3.5-18x 33.23 ounces.

      • Michael Acuna

        Thank you very much

  • Collin Tam

    I’ve yet to get a response to the RMA i submitted.

  • Tierlieb

    So the 1-6x is lighter (19.75ounces), cheaper (at $1,299) and has a longer runtime (10k hours) than the direct competition (Bushnell, Vortex) as well as the more expensive competition (VCOG, Swaro…). And they figured out how to do a FFP model that is usable at 1x.

    Except that the presentation models didn’t have batteries and seem to have been mounted rifles, so neither reticle brightness nor weight could be verified. Did I get that right?