EOTech’s New Vudu 5-25 Super-Short Scope and Green EXPS2 Holographic Sights

EOTech was showing off two in-stores-for-summer products at NRA last weekend. The first is the latest addition to their Vudu line of scopes, the impressive 5-25×50 Super Short, perfect for mounting on an AR platform rifle. How short is super-short? Try just over 11 inches long. That makes it one of the shortest first focal plane scopes in existence.

In the few minutes we played with it, we noticed the extremely forgiving amount of eye relief, the Vudu has, making it easy to get on target quickly. The scope is available with either an MD3 or Horus reticle and MSRPs at $2099 and $2399, respectively and they’ve just recently hit the stores.

More familiar in the EOTech line is their latest holographic sight, the EXPS2 Green.

EOTech tells us it’s not easy being green. A lot of work went into getting their green holographic sight right, but its finally there. But why green?

Mostly because, according to EOTech, the human eye picks up green about six times easier and faster than it does red. Just playing with it on the convention floor, it certainly seemed impressively easy to pick up.

Their two new models (one with a QD attachment and one with a standard screw-in Pic rail clamp) have a 68 MOA ring surrounding a 1 MOA center dot. And on a true holographic sight (don’t call it a red dot), the reticle appears to be on the target rather than back within the sight. EOTech says that means less time orienting yourself and a quicker first shot.

The standard Pic rail model MSRPs for $639. The QD version is $699. We can’t wait to give one a try.

comments

  1. avatar Nigel the expat says:

    Love green. Definitely faster to pick up (anecdotally) for me when using ACOG Bindon method.

  2. avatar Nanashi says:

    “the human eye picks up green about six times easier and faster than it does red”

    How does this work for people with green cone deficiency? How well does it work in a predominately green environment?

    1. avatar Lucas D. says:

      If your target and surroundings are a luminous enough green to where that becomes an issue, then you might have some much bigger problems going on… Like how to adjust windage when your left hand just melted into a flipper.

      1. avatar Quest says:

        Reminds me of the attempts to weaponize LSD. I wonder if they ever figure out how to aerosolize it. That would make one hell of an effective non-lethal chemical weapon (with long term psychological effects).

        1. avatar Jlo says:

          Chem trails. Jus’ sayin’.

        2. avatar Denny says:

          GOOD 4 BLM, ANTIFA & ILLEAGLE ALIENS !

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “How does this work for people with green cone deficiency?”

      I hope an ophthalmologist could chime in, but I’ll guess probably not as well.

      I’ve heard green is the most dominant color in sunlight, so I’ll wager you see fundamentally different than folks who don’t have that deficiency…

      1. avatar Lucas D. says:

        I’m not an ophthalmologist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, so my recommendation to OP’s objection is thus: refrain from using circuitous mental gymnastics to nitpick every new thing that comes out, and just get one with a red reticle.

    3. avatar Don from CT says:

      It is FAR FAR more common for people to have insensitivity to red light. In fact, almost every male over 40 has decreasing sensitivity to red light.

      Green is going to be more universally visible. And if it doesn’t work for you, buy a red one.

  3. avatar Mike says:

    11 inches is short? Most people don’t say that. Opps we are talking about the scope.

    Nice, wish I had the money

    1. As a Marine grunt who lost hs right eye in 95, I’ve learned a lot about the human eye. Obviously we can’t tailor our reticles for every scenario and a reticle pattern that stands out on a given target is ideal. Humans wear every color in the rainbow. Whichever reticle color stands out on the target of the day is the one the eye is going to obtain the fastest. Example, my EOTechs have bright red standard EOTech reticles. If my target happens to be red, I’m going to be a bit slower acquiring the proper placement on target. Therefore I’d use my low tech iron sights instead. Speaking from experience, never rely solely on a electronic aiming device whatever the reticle color is. I agree, green is easy on the eyes, but whatever your reticle color is, have a low tech backup and train, train and train. Semper Fi

  4. avatar Cloud says:

    A lot of great optics out there. Really love Eotechs though despite their flaws.

    1. They tell me they’ve really changed the way they work since all of that. Literally every unit is now individually tested. That wasn’t always the case.

      1. avatar Cloud says:

        I personally never had any issues with my older 512 model. I picked up an EXPS2-2 a couple years ago. It’s awesome. Ima have to look into getting one of these green ones.

  5. avatar Ed Schrade says:

    I have a brand new 512.A65. E otech says they use pixels to create the image. To me ,it’s a grainey piece of crap. Wasted a pile of money. The 79 dollar Sightmark looks better.

    1. avatar Cloud says:

      Lol it’s your eyes. Not he optic. Mine looks just fine.

      A parallax free optic is hardly a “piece of crap”

      1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

        Have shown it to 6 other people and they say the same thing. Looked at one in the gun shop and it was great. Bought this one and it not so. Sent it back to E O tech and it came back the same way.

    2. avatar Huch says:

      Check out the Holosun 510c (holographic sight) or the Sig Romeo 4H (aimpoint micro clone). I don’t like EOTech’s for that same reason and always used red dots. Then I looked through those and loved them. The reticles are crystal clear, smooth and don’t pulse like EOTech’s always did for me. Not sure what they do differently, but it’s a big improvement (also a big improvement in battery life over the EOTech).

  6. avatar PaulD says:

    “…the human eye picks up green about six times easier and faster than it does red.”

    Let’s see…during my decades as a truck driver, I saw much faster response when the traffic light turned green than I ever saw when the light turned red. Yeah, EOTech may be on to something here.

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