If you are looking for one of the best scopes around for precision shooting in an AR 15 platform, the EOTech Vudu 1-6 is absolutely worth the investment.
This scope is, simply put, going to deliver the results you need. Whether you are sniping prairie dogs or trying to win a 3-gun competition, this is the scope you want.
The ability to make adjustments from shot to shot in the field sets this scope high above most of the competition.
Is the EOTech Vudu 1-6 Worth Buying?
The EOTech Vudu 1-6 is 100% worth buying if you are interested in driving tacks at 100 yards. The better question is: are you and your gun capable of meeting the performance this scope delivers?
Whether you hunt varmints or hogs or shoot competitions, the Vudu will not let you down. This scope is ideal for people who take 3-gun competitions seriously. The EOTech Vudu price is reasonable for what this scope offers.
Let’s dive into the Eotech vudu review to see why it is a great value.
Features of the EOTech Vudu 1-6
This EOTech Vudu 1-6 review takes a look at why the Vudu is such an awesome scope. Briefly, it has the features precision shooters look for and packs this into a compact scope that is perfect for CQB and competitive shooting.
1. First Focal Plane
In general, I am not a fan of First Focal Plane scopes. I like my reticle to stay the same size. FFP means as you zoom in, the reticle also gets bigger.
However, the Vudu is an exception. The reticle starts out small. As you zoom in, it enlarges. This works very well in the Vudu.
The enlarged reticle means you can more precisely place it on target. If you need to adjust for elevation or windage without adjusting the tactical turrets, you can.
If you have a need for speed, such as in a 3-gun competition, you will quickly appreciate this feature.
On the other side, if you can set up and make knob adjustments, the enlarged reticle will show you minute changes in position. This is important when you are reaching out 200 yards or more.
With 3 reticle choices, you are sure to find one that meetings your shooting needs. All are illuminated which makes shooting in low light conditions easier.
All three come in your choice of red or green illumination.
The Vudu series has .2 MRAD (milliradians) clicks in the turret knobs. Each complete turn delivers 15 MRADs. Each click gives you about 3/4s of an inch adjustment at 100 yards.
You get 29 MRAD of elevation. That works out to 90 inches at 100 yards.
It has 23 MRAD of windage right at 83 inches.
The SR1 reticle is the simplest to use in the series. It is an elevation and windage line hash marked. Combined with the fingertip adjustments on the knobs, you should be able to dial in to 500 yards pretty easily.
As the zoom makes the reticle bigger, you get on target quickly.
If precision shooting at a distance is your requirement, this is the reticle to choose.
SR2 and SR3
These reticles are the same except the SR 2 is calibrated for for the 7.62 round, either a .308 or the 7.62×39. The SR3 is calibrated for the .223/5.56 NATO. All other features are the same.
The SR2 7.62 is calibrated for shots out to 600 yards. This means you sight in at 100 yards and as you zoom in, watch for the number hash marks. They are set for 400, 500 and 600 yards.
You only need to watch the wind to know if you should hold left or right.
The SR3 is also calibrated for shots to 600 yards, using a .5.56 with a 75 grain BTHP pill.
You tell the difference between the 2 in two ways. The SR2 is a full circle at when you zoom on. The numbers are also in a straight line.
The SR3 has a gap in the bottom of the circle. The number 4 is offset to the right.
At 1x power, both start with a hash marked out circle. As you zoom in, that disappears and the inner circle enlarges.
3. Field of View
Your Field of View (FOV) 102-16.7 feet at 100 yards depending on how much you zoom in. That 16.7 feet is tight at 100 yards.
In the hands of someone who knows how to shoot, hitting a deer sized target even at 600 yards with this magnification is quite doable.
What Is the EOTech Vudu 1-6’s Performance Like?
The EOTech Vudu 1-6’s performance is at the top for AR 15 and combat-style rifles. You get superior accuracy, fast target acquisition and reliability.
If you take care of this scope, it will last longer than several barrels on your chosen rifle.
If you hunt in brush country where your typical shots are 100 yards and less, this scope will make you happy. If you hunt in places where a 200+ yard shot presents itself every few years, again, this scope will make you happy.
It is perfect for the 3-gun competition shooter. If you do your part, this scope can put you in the winner’s circle.
Pros and Cons of the EOTech Vudu
- Japanese-made: The Vudu is made in Japan. Japanese made optics are miles ahead of Chinese made products. They are not quite as good as top-end European optics.
- 30mm tube: This tube lets the scope gather more light than a 1-inch tube. Handy in low light conditions.
- 10.63 inches: Not exactly compact, but it is not long either. This is a good length for an AR platform gun.
- Battery: It uses a long-lasting CR2032 battery. These are cheap, and I’d recommend changing the battery every year.
- Nitrogen-purged: The scope is purged with nitrogen, which is very good. Still, it’s not as good as argon.
- Throw lever: It comes with a removable throw lever to make the zoom easier to do. If you are doing precision shooting, this is handy. If you are competition or CQB shooting. the lever will get in the way.
- Warranty: You get a lifetime “no BS” warranty from EOTech. If your scope breaks you either get a repair or a new scope.
- Fixed parallax: This makes those really long shots more difficult.
- Water-resistant: Water resistant is not the same thing as waterproof. You will be OK hunting in the rain, but do not let this scope fall into the water.
- Big rifles: The Vudu is not really suited for anything bigger than a .308 Winchester. Besides which, if you are going bigger, you want a scope capable of matching that round’s performance.
The EOTech Vudu waterproof is not waterproof. It is water resistant. It can handle rain, but not being submerged.
The EOTech Vudu 1-6 is not etched. It has wire reticle. Others in the Vudu family are etched.
The difference between FFP and SFP is in the reticle. FFP means the reticle enlarges as you zoom in. SFP means it stays the same size no matter the magnification.
Choosing the better between MRAD v. MOA is all up to the shooter. Both are just ways to measure. Practically, there is no difference.
The EOTech Vudu 1-6 is the scope for the serious CQB shooter or 3-gun shooter. If I shot either one of these more than I do, this is the scope that would ride on my AR 15.
I have a similar scope on one of my 5.56 hog rifles. If it ever dies, the Vudu will be a top replacement contender.
I always recommend changing the battery every year. Batteries are cheap. It also gives you an excuse to take your gun out and clean it.