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#5742559 - 05/13/15 04:12 PM What power scope do I want for .223?
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Don't need a 23x100 or anything crazy but I want a dedicated high power scope for my AR.

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#5742734 - 05/13/15 05:42 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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What's high power?

How far do you want to shoot?

What's your budget?
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#5742976 - 05/13/15 07:36 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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#5743127 - 05/13/15 08:53 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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14,15,18 x is about right

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#5743128 - 05/13/15 08:54 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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AR a 2x10 or 12 is aight

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#5743161 - 05/13/15 09:20 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What's high power?

How far do you want to shoot?

What's your budget?


Whatever the max effective range is (550?), and about a grand.

I like Leupold scopes and already use a couple VX3's.

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#5743208 - 05/13/15 09:43 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Forget Leupold then. To hit accurately and consistenly that far is well over $1k.

Bushy Elite

SS

Vortex Viper PST

Those are quickly what comes to mind in that price range, Mil/ Mil FFP. . Many are under budget.
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#5743473 - 05/14/15 08:38 AM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Do you want to shoot very small targets at 500 or steel plates?
If the latter you don't need but a good 1-4.
What about close range shooting fast?

Basically, what are you going to use the rifle for?


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#5743476 - 05/14/15 08:43 AM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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#5743478 - 05/14/15 08:44 AM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I had a 12 on a savage model 12 .223 that really fit it well
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#5743586 - 05/14/15 09:55 AM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I have a 1-4 Burris XTR and a SS 3-9 mil/mil on my AR's. I like them both. The 1-4 is more for competition, and the 3-9 is for basic shooting and hunting.
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#5744024 - 05/14/15 03:04 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: ccoker]
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Originally Posted By: ccoker
Do you want to shoot very small targets at 500 or steel plates?
If the latter you don't need but a good 1-4.
What about close range shooting fast?

Basically, what are you going to use the rifle for?


I want to squeeze every bit of accuracy out of this rifle. I have an Aimpoint already for close up. I'd like to be able to take head shots on pigs far away.

I've been using a 2.5x8 scope between this and my 6.8.

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#5744442 - 05/14/15 07:56 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I don't want to sound like a jackass. But here it goes.

Medium range(4-700 yards) head shots on a pig with a 223 ar15 sounds like a recipe for failure. Add in the want for high magnification sounds even worse.

I recommend a reasonable magnification scope around 12 power. I also recommend lots of range time on 1/2 moa steel out to all ranges you plan on hunting. You will gain an appreciation for how hard of a shot that is.


Edited by 6.5x47Lapua (05/14/15 07:57 PM)

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#5744568 - 05/14/15 09:34 PM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Long range head shots do sound a bit much. BUT...if that's what you want to do, or try to do, you will need a scope capable of real precision. The long range guys on the forum can point you in the right direction for a turreted FFP scope. Bring money. Gonna cost you big. And the high dollar range finder will be needed. And a really good flashlight for tracking would be a good addition too. Gonna need that.

And then there are the needed upgrades to your rifle, and I hope you reload.

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#5744721 - 05/15/15 12:33 AM Re: What power scope do I want for .223? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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The rifle will do it and I want a scope that allow it. I'm not saying I know I can right now since I haven't tried. The farthest I've taken game is about 175 from the kneeling. I don't think a longer spot from an actual rest or sticks is out of the realm of possibility.

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