EOTech announced at SHOT Show 2016 their introduction of a new line of riflescopes. The TFB team was able to check out the Vudu riflescopes in person last winter. Although the general public knew about these scopes all year they have not been available until recently. EOTech updated their website to show off the new riflescopes. If you missed this announcement from the previous SHOT Show, here is a basic rundown of the 3 models available for consumers.
Vudu 1-6x24mm FFP
This is a first focal plane scope meaning as you increase the magnification your reticle stays the same size. Its compact size and reticle options make it perfect for 3-Gun competitors and hunters. It has a 30mm tube (keep in mind when buying rings) and has a lit reticle using a common CR2032 battery. The lit reticle feature has a constant run time of 500 hours and will shut off after 2 hours of inactivity. Between your 3 reticle choices you have 2 styles of windage/elevation turrets. The 7.62mm and 5.56mm BDC reticles offer 0.5 MOA adjustment. The 3rd reticle choice, an “SR-1” reticle, has 0.2 Mil adjustments.
Vudu 2.5-10x44mm FFP
This model is a first focal plane scope as well. It similarly has a lit reticle, CR2032 battery configuration, 30mm tube, and black anodized finish. The mid-range magnification of this scope makes it suitable for a wider range of uses. While the EOTech website does not give pictures of the reticle offerings at this time (“Available Soon” is listed) they do have them named. If you choose an MD1 or H59 model, your turrets will have 0.1 Mil adjustments. The 3rd option of an MD2 gives you 1/4 MOA adjustments. This scope, including the other two, has an EOTech Advantage Warranty behind it as well. This translates to a limited lifetime warranty covering materials and workmanship for the original owner or the 10th owner.
Vudu 3.5-18x50mm FFP
The 3rd installment in the Vudu line of precision riflescopes is a big boy! This scope weighs in at 33.6 ounces, sports a 50mm objective, and a less common 34mm tube when mounting it. The first focal plane ability is more valuable than ever since you have the ability to crank it up to 18x magnification. Nobody likes staring at a deer, steel target, or prairie dog and your reticle covers 50% of what you are looking at. The combination of a 50mm objective and 34mm tube should provide for a lot more light gathering ability as well. Similar to the Vudu 2.5-10x44mm FFP, you can choose an MD1 or H59 reticle with 0.1 Mil adjustments or an MD2 with 1/4 MOA adjustments.
The MSRP of these scopes puts them into a more narrow market, but the quality on paper looks to be there. When TFB shot them at SHOT Show they were very clear and crisp according to Thomas Gomez as well.
You can check them out HERE on EOTech’s website.