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#5723591 - 04/30/15 11:16 AM what scope do I get?
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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I got an AR15 in trade and want to get a scope on it. Already has a nice bull barrel on it, Im going to use it for varmints, hogs, the occasional deer, etc. I would think no shots over 300-400. Ive been told all kinds of different things by people. Put a hunting scope on it, put a tactical scope on it, etc... Whats the right direction?

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#5723694 - 04/30/15 12:01 PM Re: what scope do I get? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
FiremanJG Offline
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Standard first question. What's your budget?

Then hopefully what I list is in it.

SS 3-9 Mil/ Mil

Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10 Mil/Mil. They have it in FFP and SFP. You can save some money going SFP, but remember a Mil is only a Mil at 10X. Not a big deal since that's where you'll shoot distance anyway.
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#5723951 - 04/30/15 02:42 PM Re: what scope do I get? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Standard first question. What's your budget?


Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10 Mil/Mil. They have it in FFP and SFP. You can save some money going SFP, but remember a Mil is only a Mil at 10X. Not a big deal since that's where you'll shoot distance anyway.


For this very reason I'm considering the PST 2.5-10x44 (SFP). It's $200-300 less than the 2.5-10x32 FFP.
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#5724426 - 04/30/15 09:06 PM Re: what scope do I get? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
Arrowslinger82 Offline
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forgive me... but what is FFP and SFP?

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#5724435 - 04/30/15 09:10 PM Re: what scope do I get? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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#5724449 - 04/30/15 09:13 PM Re: what scope do I get? [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Bumped a thread for you to see the explanation.
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