The Eotech XPS2-RF is the first Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) designed for the rimfire and air rifle user.
In order to keep the weight and cost of this rimfire holographic sight down, Eotech have made the XPS-2RF rimfire HWS smaller and lighter than their military/law enforcement/hunting models and done away with the waterproofing, rating the unit ‘water resistant’ instead. The Eotech XPS-2RF retains the fogproofing of the higher spec. models though. Interestingly, Eotech claim that this holographic rimfie sight is designed to take the forward recoil of a spring-powered air rifle making it suitable for a wide range of adult rated air guns. Powered by a single CR123 battery in a transverse compartment for the shortest possible length, the XPS2-RF Eotech rimfire sight only requires 2 3/4″ of dovetail space. It uses a conventional rimfire ‘tip-off’ mount configured for US 3/8″ dovetails. Eotech claim these are the same thing as European 11mm rails on their video, but in truth, whilst US mounts will work after a fashion on Euro rifles and vice-versa, they are not a perfect fit and may not center perfectly. This sight will not fit Picatinny or Weaver rails.
With a non magnifying rimfire holo sight like the XPS2-RF that really doesn’t matter. Eotech further claim a 600 hour battery life at a setting of 12. Strangely, on their own video they show the sight demonstrated on a .22WMR rifle, although the sight is only rated to .22LR or smaller cartridges.
In all honesty, the lack of robustness and waterproofing is a bit of a worry. $399 is still a lot of money to pay for a unity power rimfire optical sight and, whilst unique, I can’t help but feel that users that wanted this technology would want the ruggedness of the milspec units too. Still the SPS-2RF is bound to give a lot of shooters a great deal of pleasure.
Optical: parallax free holographic transmission
Eye Relief: Unlimited
Length/Width/Height: 3.5″x 2″x 2.2″ (88.9×50.86×55.88)
Weight: 7oz (198 grams)
Temp: -40 to 150 F
Click value: 0.5 MOA (1/2″ at 100 yds)
Adj. Range: +/- 40 MOA travel
Mounting system: 3/8″ dovetail tip-off, tightened by two allen bolts
Return to Zero: Eotech claim will repeat to 2 MOA when remounted.
Night Vision Comatibility: No
Surface treatment: Anti-glare coated
Windows: 1.20″ x 0.85″ (30 x 23mm)
Front Window Construction: 1/8″ solid glass
Rear Window Construction: Shatter resistant laminate (3/16″ thick)
FoV (100 yds): 30 yds (28m) when viewed from 4″ eye relief
Brightness Range: 146,000:1 brightest to lowest
Battery: (1) 123 lithium battery
Run time: 600 continuous hours at nominal setting 12
Brightness adjustment: 20 settings with scrolling feature
Battery life remaining: Flashing reticle upon start-up
Automatic shut-off: At 8 hrs- programmable to 4 hrs
This video explains the advantages of Eotech holographic weapon sights:
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