When you think tactical, you may think EOTech – it’s a natural segue.
However, the Vudu isn’t a heads-up display red dot, it’s a 3-gun, hunting, and duty-use LPVO rifle scope.
It’s expensive, but it’s an EOTech, and it also earned the NRA’s 2018 Golden Bullseye Award as Optic of the Year.
It’s clear that the Vudu is worth the investment.
As an all-round, high-quality tactical scope that caught the eye of the NRA, it earned a highlight from Target Tamers.
What We Like: Multiple applications
What We Don’t Like: No locking turrets
Best Uses: Big Game Hunting, Small Game Hunting, Varmint Hunting, Target Shooting, Competition, Tactical Use, Patrol/Duty Use, CQ Shooting, Close to Mid-Range, Light to Medium Caliber Rifles, Illumination
- Magnification: 1-6x
- Objective Diameter: 24mm
- Coatings: FMC
- FOV: 102.4-16.7 ft/100 yds
- Eye Relief: 100-82 mm
- Adjustments: ½ MOA
- Dimensions: 10.6”/20.1 oz
Our Verdict: The Vudu 1-6x24 FFP is on par with some of the best tactical alternatives in the market. When you need professional quality for work, doomsday prepping, and life-or-death combat, it’s worth it to pay more for surgically precise accuracy, excellent optics, and performance you can depend on.
Who is the EOTech Vudu 1-6X24 FFP Best Suited to?
For the most part, the Vudu rifle scope from EOTech is best suited to 3-gun competitions and tactical use in security and law enforcement operations. But, for those who know their hunting grounds and typical shooting distances, it can also be used for hunting with your AR-10.
If you’re hovering between the best red dot sights over an LPVO, you may want to scrub up on what’s currently available. After all, EOTech is best known for their famed holographic sights.
How Does the EOTech Vudu 1-6X24 FFP Perform?
As an award-winning scope, you can bet the Vudu has been meticulously looked over from head to toe with the most scrutinous set of eyes. It’s earned its reputation as an Optic of the Year by the leading gun rights organization in the United States. It only makes sense that this scope is given attention for its quality and proven performance.
It’s well-built with a 30mm tube, one-piece eyepiece, 10.6” length, and 20.1 oz aluminum body. Having a compact and lightweight enough frame, tactical features, and all-purpose specs with 1x magnification is pretty much a shoo-in win for 3-gunners and LEOs.
Being able to employ a reticle that allows you to instantly get on target and then have the speed ring entirely disappear at max power for extended range shooting is convenience and situational adaption at its best.
The Vudu 1-6x24 has the “it factor.” If you want brand-name bragging rights, high-end gear, and highly accurate results, EOTech is a go-to brand.
Features & Benefits
The Vudu with its 1-6x24 specs is well in its comfort zone for close to mid-range shooting. It’s excellent for fast employment and can also be used to gain some distance for longer shots. The build quality of the scope offers both precision and dependability for various applications from duty and patrol to deer hunting and 3-gun competitions.
This makes it a very effective and attractive LPVO to buyers to have in the field whether that field be law enforcement, the range, or the mountains.
But it really comes down to the EOTech reticle that makes it what it is. It’s extremely versatile for its close-range reflex ring design proven effective for law enforcement, military applications, and close-quarter shooting. It’s why it’s a top tactical rifle scope in its own right.
The Vudu 1-6x24 scope comes with three reticle options: SR1 in MIL, SR2 calibrated for the 7.62 mm, and the SR3 calibrated for the 5.56 mm (MOA).
The reticles have EOTech’s famous and familiar speed ring. It draws the eye, allows for fast work in close quarters, and it’s illuminated. Because the reticles are all in the FFP (First Focal Plane), subtension remains the same across the entire magnification range as the crosshairs change in size.
The SR1 is a MIL reticle with a tactical-style cross with a dot at the center. Mil hashmarks along the entirety of the windage and elevation crosshairs provide the use with the works – ranging, bullet drop, and wind correction.
The SR2 and SR3 are MOA reticles and feature a center dot with bullet drop and some windage hashmarks. Subtension in both MIL and MOA for this reticle is provided here.
While the reticle is illuminated, the bullet drop crosshair and windage hashmarks are non-illuminated. Because the reticle is glass-etched, it’s extremely durable and is visible with or without illumination.
Speaking of illumination, the Vudu has an interesting push-button design. We’re seeing this a lot more recently, and it’s an interesting feature. Vudu provides a third turret for the illumination control. The turret itself is really just the CR2032 battery compartment, but there are small, black buttons towards the inside of the turret that activate and regulate the illumination.
The middle button is the illumination on/off button. The other two buttons can activate the illumination on, but there is still only one button to turn it off. If you happen to forget to do this, the illumination will auto shut-down after two hours from the last adjustment.
The top and bottom buttons allow you to increase and decrease illumination between 10 intensity settings.
You can’t have a great scope without great glass. The Vudu has that covered. While the lenses themselves may be small, it doesn’t mean they’re not packing. The EOTech is made in Japan and the glass features broadband anti-reflective coatings and XC High-density, low dispersion glass. This ensures bright, edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity.
Whether you’re taking long shots or moving in tight spaces, you’ll see your targets with crisp and clean detail.
Build & Quality
Great glass means nothing if you don’t have a scope that can’t hold it together. We’re talking about erector systems, zero retention, and accurate tracking. Fortunately, this isn’t some bottom-barrel scope since it’s an EOTech - you can trust that turrets are surgically precise, it’s going to hold zero, and you can depend on well-placed point of impacts.
The ¼ MOA or 0.2 MIL turrets feature some desirable traits such as a zero reset and revolution markings. The revolution markings are extremely convenient so that you know exactly where you are and don’t get lost in your adjustments.
The scope itself has been put through the ringer and has been proven to be waterproof and fogproof. It’s made from aircraft-grade aluminum which most scopes are these days. When it comes to recoil, it can handle heavier loads, but it’s a scope made for the AR platform. The SR2 and SR3 reticles corroborate this fact.
Another interesting feature about its build is the way it looks. It looks like an LPVO with the lack of a large objective bell, very tubular body, and large, exposed, tactical elevation turret. In the Vudu’s case, it also has a one-piece eyepiece. This means your focus will be adjusted simultaneously with magnification changes.
No Locking Turrets
For the price and with duty use in mind, the Vudu should really feature locking turrets. With the ability to lock them in place, you can be confident that there have been no accidental changes to turret settings especially when quick reflex shooting is required.
Fortunately, while the turrets are smooth and tactile for adjustments, there are virtually no issues with them turning on their own.
The EOTech Vudu 1-6x24 scope comes with an included throw lever. It’s the thread-in kind and a minute amount of Loctite will help it from unthreading due to recoil.
The EOTech Vudu rifle scope requires a CR2032 battery for operation. It provides up to 500 hours when illumination is set to 5 and is operating in 68-degree F conditions.
The Vudu is available with the SR1 mil-rad reticle that is not caliber-specific. The SR2 is calibrated for the 7.62mm round and is good for the .308 up to 600 yards. The SR3 reticle is calibrated for the 5.56mm (75g) and is good for the 5.56mm and .223 up to 600 yards.
The EOTech Vudu rifle scope is covered under the Advantage Warranty. It is a limited lifetime warranty but is fully transferable. The illumination components are only covered under warranty for a period of two years.
The Vudu scope is a solid, high-quality, all-round scope that is especially efficient for close-range and reflex shooting.
Even though it’s a pricey scope, buyers recommend it over and over again. Besides, EOTech is a brand worth trusting.
If you’re looking for a high-end, versatile LPVO for the field or the hunt, the Vudu answers that call.