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#6031181 - 11/15/15 06:42 PM Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556
cp50948 Offline
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What scope is best for coyote/ deer scope up to 200 yard shot. Looking for best bang for buck. Nikon Luepold etc. thanks for the help.

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#6031302 - 11/15/15 07:32 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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What is your budget?

I would think a 1-4 would work well

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#6031527 - 11/15/15 08:43 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: Cleric]
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
What is your budget?

I would think a 1-4 would work well


+1

Viper PST and SS come to mind.
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#6031698 - 11/15/15 10:10 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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Trying to stay under 300

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#6031960 - 11/16/15 07:45 AM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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Used Leupold 3-9x40 vx2.
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#6031969 - 11/16/15 07:48 AM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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Burris Fulfield II 3 x 9 x 40 $200
Nikon Prostaff 3 x 9 x 40 $180
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#6032493 - 11/16/15 11:23 AM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: GLC]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Used Leupold 3-9x40 vx2.


Originally Posted By: GLC
Burris Fulfield II 3 x 9 x 40 $200
Nikon Prostaff 3 x 9 x 40 $180


Any of those would be good. For just a little more, I went with the Burris 3-9x40 with the illuminated reticle on my 6.8 SPC.
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#6032506 - 11/16/15 11:28 AM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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#6032807 - 11/16/15 01:50 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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I am looking at Ruger AR 556. It comes with iron sights. Problem is from what I've researched its a pain to change front sight/Gas Block because they have theirs mounted differently. Can you mount the scope to were the front iron sight won't be seen in scope?

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#6032826 - 11/16/15 01:59 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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Originally Posted By: cp50948
I am looking at Ruger AR 556. It comes with iron sights. Problem is from what I've researched its a pain to change front sight/Gas Block because they have theirs mounted differently. Can you mount the scope to were the front iron sight won't be seen in scope?


You won't even be able to tell the front sight is there through the scope if you go with a 3-9 power like most have suggested. With a 1-4 set to the lowest power you will see the front sight.

It is relatively simple to change out the fixed front sight for a low profile gas block, but if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself a gunsmith will do it in about 2 minutes for $20 or so (not including the price of the new gas block.)
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#6032985 - 11/16/15 03:19 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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I have changed several gas blocks. What is different on the Ruger AR?
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#6033058 - 11/16/15 03:53 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: Cast]
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I have changed several gas blocks. What is different on the Ruger AR?


The push pins are on top of the barrel, nothing a clamp on block wont fix
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#6033060 - 11/16/15 03:54 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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A hack saw and dremel tool works well also
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#6033132 - 11/16/15 04:24 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: cp50948]
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Easy fix. YHM makes good clamp on blocks. I use them.

Plus, you won't see the front sight. You might even consider a MI flip up on the rear and a QD scope mount so you have BUIS.
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#6033232 - 11/16/15 05:22 PM Re: Need help choosing right scope to put on ar 556 [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Easy fix. YHM makes good clamp on blocks. I use them.

Plus, you won't see the front sight. You might even consider a MI flip up on the rear and a QD scope mount so you have BUIS.



Good advice.
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