EOTech introduced their new line of conventional rifle scopes during Shot Show 2016. I was told that they have been working on this for the past three years. The new EOTech rifle scopes will be made in Japan and should be available by the August 2016 timeframe.
My focus is mostly on the new EOTech 1-6×24. Size wise, it seems to be inline with other 1-6x scopes. I’m glad that EOTech elected to use a 30mm tube instead of the larger 34mm size used by many other 1-6x scopes. The MSRP for the new EOTech 1-6x24mm model will be $1299 USD.
The scope offers a true 1x at the low end. At this range, it features the EOTech reticle that most are familiar with. Unlike their holographic sight, the scope’s etched reticle on the scope is fully functional even without illumination.
Since it uses a first focal plane design, when zoom out to the mid-range at 3x, the center dot became a small circle-dot while the outter circle became larger. I found this setting to be both useable for close-up and distance. The finished version of the scope will have daylight visible reticle illumination.
At 6x, the outter circle completely disappeared with only the small circle-dot remain. Around that, there are few tracking dots to the sides and a short vertical sub-tension line with BDC at the bottom. There will be two models with separate BDC markings for either the 5.56 or the .308 calibers.