Oh yeah, totally worked on these all morning before the next seal team gear turn in that afternoon…shit sucked. Anyways, for all of you newbies this is a holographic sight the seals get issued to use on their Mk17’s or M4’s or whatever they want really.
That’s not the 553. Is there a SOPMOD Block III with a XP series? Or are they specifically ordered a la “whatever they want really”? Or can you not talk about it?
andwhydowefall, it is the EXPS3-0, military designation SU-231a. It is a new item on the SOPMOD block II program. Due to the MK17 breaking the 553, SU231, Eotech made the EXPS3-0 for NSW. It uses only one CR123 battery, the battery housing is horizontal ( to withstand the MK17 violent recoil and to solve the battery connection issues that apparently plagued various 553s), and takes less rail space than the previous 553 so the operator can mount a magnifier behind it. So the SU231a is lighter, more durable ( for the mk17), smaller, and has a better attachment lever (in house eotech throw lever compared to the 553 A.R.M.S. mount) than the previous generation at the only cost of a little more than half the battery life.