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EOTECH VUDU 1-6X 24 MM

IMPORTER: EOTECH, INC. (DEPT. AR), 1201 E. ELLSWORTH, ANN ARBOR, MI 48108; (888) 368-4656; EOTECHINC.COM
10.63"
30 30

28 26

44 MM

6.25"

30 MM

MAGNIFICATION/OBJECTIVE LENS DIAMETER:
1-6X 24 MM
RETICLE: FIRST-FOCAL-PLANE; SPEED RING
AND BDC
ADJUSTMENT RANGE: 50 M.O.A. ELEVATION;
50 M.O.A. WINDAGE

optic is mated to a host firearm and
sight-in is complete, the outer dials
can be removed from the turrets and
replaced so that "0" is front and
center, thereby giving the user a
baseline from which to make adjustments, and enabling a quick return
to zero. The blade-pattern serrations
are continued on the adjustment
turrets, and the dials are secured by
central caps, which are slotted to
interface with flat-head screws, case
rims, coins or the like.
The final turret houses a single
CR2032 battery, which, according to
the company-provided specifications,
can yield about 500 hours of use at
the middle of nine brightness settings. There are also three ovular, rubberized control buttons: master power
at 12-o'clock; "+" at 3-o'clock, facing
the shooter; and "-" at 9-o'clock. The
The innovative FFP
reticle presents
users with EOTech's
proven Speed Ring
design at 1X (top)
and a BDC apparatus for extendedrange shooting at
6X (bottom).

CLICK VALUE: 0.5 M.O.A.
FIELD OF VIEW @ 100 YDS.: 102.4' (1X) TO
16.7' (6X)
EYE RELIEF: 3.23" TO 3.94"
FINISH: ANODIZED BLACK
BATTERY: ONE CR2032

controls are very easy to use, even
while "in the scope," and require positive pressure to activate, which should
prevent unintended adjustments.
That brings us to what is by far
the most distinctive feature of the
Vudu 1-6X-the reticle. The firstfocal-plane (FFP) reticle is quickly
becoming a favorite among American
shooters, and for good reason. The
primary advantage is that a FFP
reticle's subtensions-the m.o.a.- or
mil-based measurements represented
by stadia lines, dots or other indicators-remain consistent and true
throughout the scope's magnification
range because the reticle proportionally increases in size as the image is
magnified. This allows operators to
use the reticle for holdovers or range
estimation at any power setting, not
just the highest magnification-as
is common with second-focal-plane
optics. EOTech took this FFP configuration a step further and designed a
reticle that is extraordinarily versatile. At the 1X setting, users will see
the familiar Speed Ring reflex reticle
so common to EOTech's holographic
sights-a proven design for closequarters reflex shooting. As magnification is increased, the center dot of
the reticle grows and the outer ring
expands to the edge of the viewing

WEIGHT: 20 OZS.
ACCESSORIES: OWNER'S MANUAL, LENS COVER,
QUICK-CHANGE LEVER, ALLEN WRENCH
MSRP: $1,399

area. At the 6X setting, the outer ring
is gone all together and what remains
is a BDC-style (bullet drop compensating) reticle. The 1-6X Vudu has three
reticle options, though the differences
are only in the BDC reticle: the SR-1
is a crosshair-style reticle with stadia
lines across the vertical and horizontal axes; the SR-2 and SR-3 reticles
feature a modified Speed Ring with
windage and elevation call-offs calibrated for the 7.62x51 mm NATO and
5.56x45 mm NATO cartridges, respectively. It's a really slick design ideally
suited for both short- and extendedrange work.
Testing was happily uneventful:
submersion revealed no leaks; freezing confirmed there was no internal
moisture; and shooting the square
was accomplished with precise,
repeatable adjustments. With a
suggested price of $1,399, perfect
performance was expected, and the
1-6X Vudu delivered. For those planning to purchase a first-focal-plane
riflescope for close- and mid-range
shooting that pairs nicely with an
AR-style rifle in both form and function, the 1-6X Vudu offers excellent
features at a competitive price, and
comes from a company with a long
record of military and law enforcement service.

The American Rifleman has used the phrase "Dope Bag" since at least 1921, when Col. Townsend
Whelen first titled his column with it. Even then, it had been in use for years, referring to a sack used
by target shooters to hold ammunition and accessories on the firing line. "Sight dope" also was a
traditional marksman's term for sight-adjustment information, while judging wind speed and direction
was called "doping the wind."
WARNING: Technical data and information contained herein are intended to provide information based
on the limited experience of individuals under specific conditions and circumstances. They do not detail
the comprehensive training procedures, techniques and safety precautions absolutely necessary to
properly carry on similar activity. Read the notice and disclaimer on the contents page. Always consult
comprehensive reference manuals and bulletins for details of proper training requirements, procedures,
techniques and safety precautions before attempting any similar activity.
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