EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24 Review (2024 Tell-All Report)

EOTech has entered the low variable magnification riflescope space with its Vudu series of scopes.

Here we’ll be talking about the Vudu 1-6x scope which features a compact but fully loaded FFP scope design. While also bearing the reliance and proven quality of EOTech optics. 

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  • XC high density glass with anti-reflective coating
  • Speed ring FFP reticle expands at high magnification
  • Zero stop feature and comes packed in a hard case
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EOTech Vudu 1-6x24

Pros

  • Well built design and very clear glass
  • Magnification ring with serrations for power lever
  • First focal plane illuminated reticle with brightness settings

Cons

  • Lack of parallax adjustment
  • High price and no rings included

EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24 Specs

The EOTech Vudu is a 1-6x scope that comes with an illuminated SR-2 and SR-3 first focal plane reticle. The scope has a good field of view. The brightness of the reticle can be easily adjusted using a dial knob on the left side. 

  • Eye Relief: 3.2 - 4 inches

  • Adjustment Options (Parallax, windage, elevation): W/E - 50 MOA (0.5 MOA clicks). No parallax adjustment

  • Type of Reticle: Illuminated SR

  • Image of Reticle:

  • Magnification: 1-6x

  • Focal Plane: First Focal Plane

  • Objective Lens: 24 mm

  • Field of View: 102.4 - 16.7 feet

Pros 

The EOTech Vudu is a compact, short-range rifle scope that can do everything from hunting critters to complex tactical applications. The scope has an amazingly helpful reticle, low-distortion coating, very clear glass, and a throw lever. 

First Focal Plane Illuminated Reticle With Brightness Settings

The Vudu 1-6x features a simple but sharp SR (Speed Ring) reticle. The SR-2 has been designed to suit 7.62 calibers and the SR-3 to suit 5.56. This is a concentric reticle that changes its size and views as you tone up the magnification. At 6x magnification, the reticle has marks to compensate for windage and elevation. However, at 1x magnification, the reticle looks more like a red dot encircled by a big illuminated circle.

The brightness of the reticle can be adjusted among 9 settings using the dial knob on the left side. The knob also has three push buttons to turn the reticle off. Additionally, the reticle also has an auto-shutoff feature after two hours of inoperation. 

Well Built Design and Very Clear Glass

The EOTech Vudu repays the value for your money in full when it starts projecting crystal clear images through the eyepiece. The XC high-density glass with multi-coating delivers exceptional brightness and clarity in broad daylight or low light conditions

On top of that, the scope also features a very rugged and reliable design. The exterior is hardcoat anodized and the scope itself has been built like a tank. 

Magnification Ring With Serrations For Power Lever

The scope allows you to mount a lever on the magnification ring. This lever helps with quick magnification changes Additionally, all the turrets on the scope have serrated caps that can be removed when needed (after sighting in the scope). 

Cons

The EOTech Vudu is a great effort by the company, and also a very admirable scope. It has been designed to suit the tastes of neophytes and pro shooters alike. However, it is still susceptible to a few drawbacks.

Lack of Parallax Adjustment

It’s viable to some extent that this scope doesn’t have the kind of magnification that absolutely needs a parallax correction. But when you’re paying upwards of $1,000 for a scope. Adding a parallax correction to the scope should be basic decency. 

High Price and Should’ve Come With Rings

The EOTech may seem quite expensive for a 1-6x scope. Especially if you’re not a fan of high-end scopes and brands like EOTech. There are quite a few factors to justify the price of this scope. But it’s still not a good choice for low budget buyers. Additionally, the scope doesn’t come with any accessories and should’ve at least included a mount. 

Best Uses For the EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24

The Best uses for the EOTech Vudu include everything that is possible for a 1-6x rifle scope. This scope is just perfect for hunting as it features an FFP reticle that stays consistent and true to the changes in magnification. This means that you can quickly take an accurate shot for targets visible in different magnification ranges. 

The illuminated reticle also plays a very good part in low light hunting. Plus, the SR reticle is a revolutionary reticle design for both close and short-range. 

The next best use of this 1-6x Vudu scope is tactical applications and competitions. 

The quick acquisition eyepiece coupled with the illuminated reticle creates an ideal internal mechanism. Plus the compact and low profile design is suitable for ergonomically stable operation. 

The SR-2 and SR-3 BDC reticles are calibrated for .223 and .308 loads. Additionally, the optic can also be coupled with a magnifier to increase range. The scope can be modified to use for both short and long-range.

The scope is very easy to use if you understand how an FFP reticle works. There’s nothing fancy about the functioning of this scope since it doesn’t have any fancy features. 

Is the EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24 Compatible With Any Rifle?

The EOTech Vudu is compatible with most rifles you’ll ever be shooting with. The scope in its original state is perfect for semi-auto assault rifles and low or medium caliber bolt action rifles. However, if you plan on adding a magnification enhancer, you may mount it on high caliber long-range rifles. 

The SR-2 and SR-3 reticles have marks calibrated to suit .223 and .308 calibers respectively. So if you are planning to shoot beyond 100 yards and expecting fine accuracy. Stick to the specified caliber. 

What Do I Need to Know About Mounting the EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24?

The Vudu 1-6x has a tube diameter of 30mm and just a tad bigger eyepiece. The scope doesn’t have a big objective bell and it measures only 24 mm on the front. However, you may need a low, medium, or high rise mount depending upon your rifle and preference. 

This scope uses a CR2032 battery and its compartment is located inside the illumination control dial. The power lever can be mounted or dismounted when needed. The turrets are capped and the caps can be unscrewed to make adjustments. Always carry a quarter or any other suitable tool to adjust the turrets. 

What Makes the EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24 Stand Out From the Competition?

The first and foremost factor that differentiates the scope from its competition is the brand name. EOTech is a recognized and trusted brand of optics and has its reputation for being a supplier to the military. The scope itself is technically advanced and has an illuminated FFP reticle. 

The design of the reticle is unique in its class and the ability to mount a magnification enhancer clearly makes it a versatile 1-6x riflescope. This is not just a hunting scope, but can also be used for competitions and LE uses.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24 is a great scope for many different rifles. It has an illuminated FFP reticle and can be used for hunting and competitions. It is a pricey scope but well worth the money. If you are looking for a great scope, then this is it.

People Also Ask

The EOTech Vudu 1-6x is not a cheap scope. Before you spend that kind of money on it, take a minute to check out this FAQ section to clear any doubts you have or may have. 

What Kind of Warranty Does the EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24 Come With?

The Vudu 1-6x24 scope is covered by the EOTech Vudu Advantage Warranty. Which covers all workmanship and materials related defects to the current owner. The warranty however doesn’t cover free of cost replacement for illumination related electronics. 

How Much Does the EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24 Weigh?

The Vudu 1-6x weighs 19.75 ounces or 1.23 pounds or 560 grams. That’s pretty much the common weight for most scopes offering 1-6x magnification. However, you’ll still need to buy a sturdy mount. 

Can You Use EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24 in Low Light?

The answer is both yes and no. The EOTech Vudu 1-6x scope has an objective lens measuring 24mm in diameter. Which makes the term low light a bit subjective. The reticle offers 9 brightness settings and the scope will work in low light to some extent. 

How Long Does the Battery Last on the EOTech Vudu 1-6X-24?

The company claims a battery life of 500 hours for the Vudu 1-6x on continuous use. However, the figure may vary depending upon your brightness settings. The scope also has a two-hour auto shut-off feature for battery conservation. 



Ankit

Ankit Kumar is an engineer turned writer who specializes in topics related to firearms, gun safety and weapon tech. His passion towards enrolling in the Army drifted his interest towards light and heavy firearms. He’s a qualified competitive air rifle shooter and an avid nature lover. His other areas of expertise include survival, prepping and firearms/ammo storage. When he’s not writing, he’s either learning a new skill, trekking or enjoying a long drive.