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EOTech Vudu 1-6X 24 mm

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OTech's holographic sights are
some of the most recognizable
firearm optics extant thanks to
widespread adoption by the military and law enforcement agencies
and because of features such as the
distinctive, somewhat boxy, protective
housing and the proprietary Speed
Ring reticle. Beyond their prevalence
among real-world trigger pullers, the
optics are also a staple of many "realistic" military-themed video games,
and the features are often rendered
very accurately. Now, EOTech hopes
to parlay the accuracy and rugged
construction of its 1X holographic
sights into its new Vudu series, a
lineup of precision-driven, variablepower riflescopes.
The Vudu line-which initially
includes 1-6X 24 mm, 2.5-10X 44 mm
and 3.5-18X 50 mm models-blends
features favored by tactical- and
precision-oriented shooters, which
makes sense given EOTech's legacy
and the sights' intended applications.
Within the series, and the topic of
this review, the 1-6X Vudu features

oversize target-style turrets that make
it easy to dial for elevation, durable
anodized aluminum construction that
promises a long service life and a
unique first-focal-plane illuminated
reticle that ties the Vudu to the rest
of EOTech's line, but also helps it
stand out from the crowd.
The first thing you might notice
about the 1-6X Vudu is its shape.
The tubular body is standard, but
the absence of an objective bell, the
heavy-duty turrets and the relatively large eyepiece assembly follow
a pattern that is quickly becoming
the standard for mid-range scopes
designed for use atop AR-style rifles.
In this case, our Vudu uses a 30-mm
main tube, a 24-mm objective lens
and a 3.65"-long eyepiece with a
1.75" diameter. The eyepiece has a
focus ring around the ocular lens that
can be rotated for adjustment and,
at one extreme, extends rearward
0.5". Magnification is also controlled
at the eyepiece-clockwise rotation
of the housing increases the power
setting-and can be monitored by

Focus and magnification controls are incorporated into the scope's eyepiece, and
elevation and windage adjustments are made using the top and right-side turrets,
respectively. Raised buttons (arrow) on the left turret control the illuminated reticle.

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white numerals, etched into the top
of the eyepiece housing, and their
relation to a white dot engraved
on the main tube. Purchase during
focus or magnification adjustments
is aided by blade-like serrations, or a
quick-change lever (included) can be
attached to one of the pre-threaded
holes to facilitate faster magnification adjustments.
The Vudu has three turrets: elevation on top, windage on the right,
and the illuminated reticle's battery
housing and controls on the left.
Windage and elevation adjustments
are made in 0.5-m.o.a. increments,
values that are clearly denoted by
numbers and hashmarks along the
perimeters of the turrets. Changes
are confirmed by very positive tactile
cues, and more subtle, but still
audible, "clicks." As the turrets are
rotated through their adjustment
ranges, additional numbers and lines
are revealed to indicate full rotations of the dials, which should help
prevent users from getting lost in
their adjustments. Also, once the



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