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EOTech 553.A65 Holographic Sight
EOTech 553.A65 Holographic Sight
EOTech 553.A65 Holographic Sight

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List Price: $749.00
Our Price: $699.00

Product Code: EOT.209



EOTech 553.A65 Holographic Sight

After extensive testing of various optical sights, US Special Operations Command has standardized on the HWS as its 1X weapon optic for close quarter, urban combat zones. To meet the stringent requirements set and demanded by our elite fighting forces, L-3 EOTech has developed the SU-231/PEQ (Model 553), modeled after the ever popular, battle proven HWS design.The SU-231/PEQ (Model 553) incorporates many additional features required within the SOPMOD Block 2 program.

Standardized as the weapon sight of choice by America's warrior elite, the US Special Operations Command.

  • All black unit
  • USSOCOM standardized, Type Classified SU-231/PEQ
  • Dual ARMS throw levers with 7mm raised base
  • 66ft. submersion rating
  • CR123 Lithium battery
  • 65MOA ring/1MOA dot reticle pattern

  • Optics: Transmission holography - 100% parallax free
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Length/Width/Height: 4.9"x1.8"x2.8" (124x49x71 mm)
  • Weight: 12.3 oz (349 grams)
  • Temperature: -40 to 150 F
  • Waterproof: Submersible to 66 ft depth
  • Sealing: Fogproof internal optics
  • Color/Finish: Flat Dark Earth (non-reflective black on some small components) or Non reflective black with hard coat finish
  • Adjustment (per click): 0.5 MOA (1/2" at 100 yds)
  • Adjustment Range: +/- 40 MOA travel
  • Mount: USSOCOM requirements dictated dual quick release throw levers designed specifically for the Picatinny (MIL-STD-1913) mounting rail: Certain commercial variants of the MIL-STD-1913 rail specification may not be compatible with the SU-231/PEQ (M553) mounting assembly. The SU-231/PEQ (M553) base consists of (2) ARMS throw levers and is only adaptable to rails that properly accept the ARMS design.
  • Return to Zero: Repeatable to 1 MOA after re-mounting
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  • Optical Surfaces: Anti-glare coating
  • Window Dimensions: 1.20" x 0.85" (30 x 23mm)
  • Front Window Material: 1/8" solid glass
  • Rear Window Material: Shatter resistant laminate (3/16" thick)
  • Field of View (100 yds): 30 yds (28m) at a 4" eye relief
  • Standard Reticle: 65MOA circle with quadrant ticks with 1 MOA aiming dot

  • Brightness Adjustment Range: 110,000:1 brightest to lowest
  • Night Vision Brightness Range: 1000:1 with NV switch engaged
  • Power Source: 2 x 123 lithium batteries
  • Battery Life: 1100 continuous hours at nominal setting 12
  • Brightness Settings: 30 settings with scrolling feature (10 settings for NV use)
  • Auto Battery Check Indicator: Flashing reticle upon start-up
  • Auto Shut-down: At 8 hrs- programmable to 4 hrs

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  0 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from LAS VEGAS , NV United States  

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Absolutely simplifies target acquisition! June 15, 2011
Reviewer: John T from CA United States  
I had the chance to update my rifle with this unit. I was hesitant due to the pricey nature and the fact I was hitting 500yd targets with my iron sights. However, once I started going after multiple targets at ranges of 50-300 yds staggered, I was just simply impressed. With the holographic reticle essentially "floating" on it's own plane, you could be off-angle in a rush, yet still place rounds on target based on the sight.

I am now a believer.

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  1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Works great, a bit heavy. February 19, 2011
Reviewer: Norbert from San Francisco, CA United States  
The Good: Very sharp reticle image - and easy to acquire, more so than a single dot IMO. Great "both eyes open" visibility through the large shallow window area. Controls are easily accessible and give good tactile feedback. Instant-On to a medium brightness setting is really nice. Low profile design doesn't protrude much from rifle and has nothing to snag on.

The Bad: The 553 is a bit heavy. I would hesitate to chose the 553 for any kind of deployment that required lots of marching/hiking. The ARMS levers worked well on my Daniel Defense upper but were very difficult to close and open on my LWRC and they don't have any type of adjustment to compensate for slightly out of spec rails.

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Good, but not the best January 3, 2011
Reviewer: Lars Reichenbach from San Jose, CA United States  
The SU231/PEQ is a decent optic, but in my opinion isn't as good as the M68 it replaced, and definitely not as capable as AN/PVQ-31 ACOG. The battery life is no where near as comparable as the M68, though it does use the more common CR123 batteries which are compatible with Surefire/Insight weaponlights as well as the PEQ-15 ATPIAL. The reticle is better in my opinion than the Aimpoint, though. The 1 MOA dot is much better for precise shots at longer ranges (the Aimpoint's 4 MOA dot obscures at target at 300m), and the 65 MOA ring is great for reflexive fire. The EOTech 553 also had issues with the battery contacts; L3 has fixed these in newer models, but earlier models may still have this problem unless they have been serviced by L3. The controls for the 553 are also hard to manipulate if you are using a BUIS - the side located controls of the EOTech 557 are much more ergonomic.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
The Best Red Dot Sight I Have Found! January 25, 2010
Reviewer: Drygulcher from Scottsdale, AZ United States  
I switched from my trusted Aimpoint M2 optics to this EOTech product and am super impressed. It still gives me night vision capability with my PVS-14 and has a much lower and smoother profile than the Aimpoint. The reviewer below seems to think 12 oz. is heavy (The Aimpoint is 7.1 oz.) but I feel no perceivable difference. The A.R.M.S. mount is arguably the best on the market for recapturing the weapons zero and easy on-off capability. I have never used an optical sight that allows quicker, accurate target acquisition - period!

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