|June 25, 2007, 17:08||#1|
FALaholic #: 18576
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Central Texas
EOTech & Energizer
EOTech reccomends Energizer batteries be used with their sights, because the recoil of the firearm tends to damage batteries, and Energizer is one of the sturdier batteries in their opinion.
Sounded good to me. After my first couple of range sessions the industrial Energizer batteries that came with the scope died. "No big deal" sez I, "the batteries that come with electrical gizmos are usually the cheapest avialable."
I replaced the dead batteries with some Energizer E2 batteries, that were designed to be used with high tech electronics. A good range session later, I cleaned the trusty 50 Beowulf and put it back in the safe. The next time I tried to use the rifle, the sight would not light up. I opened the battery compartment and discovered a real gooey mess of corrosion and battery goo. I remembered the small print on the back of the battery package and read it again. It said that if your electronic device was damaged by Energizer batteries the company would repair or replace it. So, expecting the usual corporate run around, I packaged up the otherwise useless sight and sent it and a short note off to Energizer.
Today' less than two weeks after mailing the sight to Energizer I recieved a check for $365.00 to cover the sight, a coupon for $5.00 off of any package of Energizer batteries, and a short letter apologizing for the damage done to my sight by the batteries.
The moral of the story: A. Energizer seems to have a solid no BS gurantee. They backed their product 100% in this instance. B. If you're going to use an EOTech sight on anything that has a lot of recoil replace the batteries every time you fire the weapon. And, don't store any EOTech equipped weapon with batteries in the sight that were on the weapon when you fired it.
|June 25, 2007, 17:36||#2|
FALaholic #: 6893
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Peoples Republic of Maryland
I have an EOTech 552 on one of my FAL's, and it's a Para on a DSA mount and never had a problem with batteries taking a shit due to recoil.
I also have a non night vision version EOTech, I think it's a 550 on my Remington 870 slug gun that has a lot more recoil than generated by my FAL and again never had a problem.
The only new battery that I purchased and had a problem with was a Duracell 9v battery and it was caused by a bad batch of batteries. Duracell was on the hook for almost $1600 worth of Gossen Ultra Pro light meters. The batteries were brand new and installed less than a week when I discovered that both light meters would not function.
The batteries swelled up and puked in the battery compartment and due to the design of the compartment required sending the meters to Gossen for disassembly and recalibration.
Duracell paid me for a new Minolta meter to use for the shoot that I was doing that weekend and the disassembly and calibration by Gossen.
I would rather not receive a check for replacement of a damaged item if it's still in current production. Frequently the price has gone up since you purchased item and you are on the hook for the difference in price plus shipping.
Sorry to hear that you had a problem with your sight but that Energizer did honor the battery warranty.
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