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EOTech XPS: Perfect for the FNH FS2000

mythaeusmythaeus Senior MemberPhiladelphia, PAPosts: 831 Senior Member
I bought the FS2000 a while ago and sold the C-More sight that came with it. I've been looking for a replacement, but wasn't in a hurry because I don't shoot the rifle very often. Last week I came across a good deal on an EOTech XPS 2-0 and bought it even though my astigmatism has caused me to see the reticle somewhat blurry/fiery. I never really got to play with EOTech before and always thought the pre-XPS versions to be too bulky. Still, I wanted to be familiar with one of the most popular holographic sights on the market.

In any case, the XPS 2-0 (non-NV compatible) turns out to be a perfect match for the FS2000 from all aspects, especially the physical dimensions.

First of all, it fits absolutely perfectly. Besides the solidly built housing, the width of the XPS is nearly identical to the width of the FS2000. It took VERY little space on the gun and unlimited eye relief allows for you to mount pretty much anywhere (within reason) on the top rail. While I think it will fit just fine on an AR, I don't think it will look as "fitted".

Secondly, I really like how easy it is to mount and adjust the reticle. All you need is a small coin. No hex wrench, Torx wrench, or screw driver....something I absolutely HATE when mounting/adjusting optics.

Thirdly, when set at a relatively dim level, but still bright enough to acquire the sight quickly, the astigmatism effect is minimal. I was a bit worry that I will hate it, but so far so good.

Here are some shots of how nicely it looks/fits:

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Overall, so far I'm very happy with it. If you're looking for optics for your FS2000, the XPS/EXPS series is definitely worth a consideration.

Al
"In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves." - Siddhartha Gautama

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  • Uncle BSUncle BS Member Marietta, GeorgiaPosts: 380 Member
    Bullpups are SOOO cool.
  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Philadelphia, PAPosts: 831 Senior Member
    Uncle BS wrote: »
    Bullpups are SOOO cool.

    Hahaha...There have been a lot of debates on their awkwardness, especially when it comes to mag change. As I mentioned in the other thread, I'm a home user and a hobbyist so some of the things related to "professional" stuff I don't have much concerns about. Although, it seems quite a few special forces use bullpups.

    Al
    PS: My HD rifle is a PS90.
    "In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves." - Siddhartha Gautama
  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    I got the XP on my Spikes Tacitcal SBR which is my IPSC gun, love the XP and it's 123 battery, it's on a Larue QD mount which maintains zero and raises it so it will do 1/3 cowitness with the irons which works great for that application.
    If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Philadelphia, PAPosts: 831 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    I run the NV capable version of the XPS on my HK416. Like it a lot.

    I was deciding between the NV version (3-0) and this one, but the other was over nearly $100 more and I'm highly doubtful that I will ever have the $ to spend on NV equipment (or need to). Is your the quick detach? I've always wondered how practical the QD mount is if you already co-witnessed the BUIS.
    I've been looking at picking one of those up someday. Ive shot the 512 before and like it, but the compactness and common battery make the xps a winner.

    Btw, care to share how you get the lighting so perfect in your gunporn?

    Yeah, I remember the 557 that I tried out. That thing was a beast! I never understood the need for such a huge housing.

    I always photograph my toys in natural light, but I still have to do it inside the house since we don't have a backyard and the last thing I want is to freak my neighbors out doing it out front :tooth:. Anyway, I found a decent spot in the house with good lighting, but still can be uneven. What I do is post process the photos, taken in RAW format, afterward using Adobe Lightroom (adjust brightness, contrast, etc.)
    bruchi wrote: »
    I got the XP on my Spikes Tacitcal SBR which is my IPSC gun, love the XP and it's 123 battery, it's on a Larue QD mount which maintains zero and raises it so it will do 1/3 cowitness with the irons which works great for that application.

    The CR123 battery is a huge plus since it's the same as a lot of the light/laser attachments while allowing for a much more compact design. By the way, same question as above with the QD mount. How often do you take the sight off to put it on another gun?

    Al
    "In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves." - Siddhartha Gautama
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,556 Senior Member
    Thats a great looking gun Al. I have been checking out the EOTechs for my AR, but have been a little $ shy. I have looked and looked but there does not seem to be a compromise out there. It is either junk or the real thing.
    Great pics too!!
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Pensacola, FLPosts: 10,826 Senior Member
    mythaeus wrote: »
    Hahaha...There have been a lot of debates on their awkwardness, especially when it comes to mag change. As I mentioned in the other thread, I'm a home user and a hobbyist so some of the things related to "professional" stuff I don't have much concerns about. Although, it seems quite a few special forces use bullpups.

    Al
    PS: My HD rifle is a PS90.

    How are the plastic triggers on those FN's. They look like they would feel like a....

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  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Philadelphia, PAPosts: 831 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Thats a great looking gun Al. I have been checking out the EOTechs for my AR, but have been a little $ shy. I have looked and looked but there does not seem to be a compromise out there. It is either junk or the real thing.
    Great pics too!!

    Thanks Diver! I've been very conservative with optics/RD/holo for a long time. I couldn't justify it. Having gone through a bunch of cheapies though, I think spending a bit of extra is worth it. I haven't used this extensively, but just the initial feel is already worth it. I recently grabbed a Leupold Prismatic and an Aimpoint Comp M3 as well. I'll use them more before posting any review, but so far they are super nice as well.
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    How are the plastic triggers on those FN's. They look like they would feel like a....

    thu119_belt_blaster_gun_300.jpg

    Hahaha...they definitely don't feel anything like a typical trigger, but they are not bad at all. As a matter of fact, I haven't paid too much attention to the plastic trigger because these are so fun to shoot. I do recall some slipperyness after someone with sweaty finger shot the PS90. FWIW, the FN triggers are MUCH better than the triggers on the Century bullpup AK and the Bushmaster M17S.

    Al
    "In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves." - Siddhartha Gautama
  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    mythaeus wrote: »
    By the way, same question as above with the QD mount. How often do you take the sight off to put it on another gun? Al

    I don't use it for that purpose, pretty hard to "find" 2 rifles that will zero at the same settings on any scope so the fact that the zero remains dies there, it does stay as long as you do not touch the dials. I have considered putting marks on the dials for each rifle so I can then swap the scope, let's say between the dedicated 22 I use to practice and the SBR I use for IPSCmatches, I'll try that one of this days and see.

    What I use the detachable mount for is to take it off the rifle while it is in transit, the red gods and glass scopes are stored and transported in the protective cases they come with and installed at the range, like to think they will last a lot longer that way, now the mount that comes as part of the Eotechs I understand is made by A.R.M.S. and it stay on zero pretty well, main reason for the Larue Mount is that it moves the do on the scope a third up so the irons are not there making aquiring targets much easier, the rifle I got this on has a BUIS in the real but on front a plain A.!

    Now what someone ought to do is a mount that itself is adjustable and has more than one setting, like the Aristocrat sights for revolvers used in competition, then you could set the same scope on various rifles and "ZERO" the mount on each using one of the available positions on the mount. That is something I would buy in a NY second!
    If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
  • mythaeusmythaeus Senior Member Philadelphia, PAPosts: 831 Senior Member
    bruchi wrote: »
    I don't use it for that purpose, pretty hard to "find" 2 rifles that will zero at the same settings on any scope so the fact that the zero remains dies there, it does stay as long as you do not touch the dials. I have considered putting marks on the dials for each rifle so I can then swap the scope, let's say between the dedicated 22 I use to practice and the SBR I use for IPSCmatches, I'll try that one of this days and see.

    What I use the detachable mount for is to take it off the rifle while it is in transit, the red gods and glass scopes are stored and transported in the protective cases they come with and installed at the range, like to think they will last a lot longer that way, now the mount that comes as part of the Eotechs I understand is made by A.R.M.S. and it stay on zero pretty well, main reason for the Larue Mount is that it moves the do on the scope a third up so the irons are not there making aquiring targets much easier, the rifle I got this on has a BUIS in the real but on front a plain A.!

    Now what someone ought to do is a mount that itself is adjustable and has more than one setting, like the Aristocrat sights for revolvers used in competition, then you could set the same scope on various rifles and "ZERO" the mount on each using one of the available positions on the mount. That is something I would buy in a NY second!

    Thanks for your insights as always, bruchi.

    Interesting idea about the adjustable mount. I would think that it's a rather difficult thing to do given how precise everything has to be to the alignment to be perfect every time. I suppose this is another reason, even if not justified, I wasn't tempted to get one with a QD mount.

    Al
    "In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves." - Siddhartha Gautama
  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    If you have BUIS on the rifle the 1/3 co-witness is not needed, if you have fixed sights it makes a lot of good!

    Your XP2 should stay on zero if you take it and return it to the same rifle, make sure to put it in the same place on the rail. One little bonus on the XP2 is that it is smaller but shipped in the same case the larger ones come, take a bit of the foam off and it fits with the Larue mount on.
    If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
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