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#6059360 - 11/30/15 08:48 PM scope for an AR ?
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I would like to keep the budget around $300 if possible due to the fact that I only plink with my AR. You know the story, possible future family protection, occasional hogs and yotes. I would like something with an adjustable objective and target turrets as I do like to shoot out to 500-600 yds at times. A lighted reticle is not a must but could possibly be a plus. Please fire away with your ideas and a little detail on why that particular scope. Thanks in advance.
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#6059480 - 11/30/15 09:26 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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I have a Luepold just for you. Adjustable objective. Bullet drop turret. 3X9. One small scratch. The old "compact" model that fits and looks good on an AR.
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#6059720 - 11/30/15 11:35 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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Since you mentioned family protection I would opt for a 1-4 or 1-6. I really like the Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6.
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#6059742 - 11/30/15 11:56 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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X2 Vortex strike eagle

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#6059801 - 12/01/15 05:34 AM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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I was considering picking up a Strike Eagle as well
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#6059882 - 12/01/15 07:17 AM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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I really like these 1-4 or 1-6 type scopes as well after getting one for our ar.

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#6060899 - 12/01/15 03:06 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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If you'll step up the money, you could get either the Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44, which has a lighted MRAD reticle and turrets, or it's better sister scope, the 2.5-10x32, which adds FFP and side focus to the mix. Used in excellent condition around $400 for the 44, $600 for the 32.
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#6061287 - 12/01/15 06:09 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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I have the Burris MTAC 1-4x scope with illuminated reticle.

I really like it for close range since it is a true 1x when zoomed out and I shoot it well at longer distances at the range. It is not a precision scope as I think the center dot is 2 MOA but it is accurate and holds zero.

MTAC scope and PEPR mount (When I bought it the scope was mounted backwards):


100 yards:
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#6061309 - 12/01/15 06:21 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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If you are going to use it the way you mentioned, I'd seriously consider the aimpoint patrol optic.

I started out with a Vortex 3.5-12 on mine and it was really not suited for closer range shooting and plinking like I do with the 223/556.

I traded up recently for the aimpoint after trying SapperTitan's and I really liked how quickly you can get on target with both eyes open and also how much lighter it is.

If you shoot at a sounder of hogs with the scope and I have the aimpoint I'm gonna shoot 4 to your one because of keeping both eyes open on moving targets and much quicker target kill zone acquisition. up
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#6061383 - 12/01/15 06:42 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
If you are going to use it the way you mentioned, I'd seriously consider the aimpoint patrol optic.

I started out with a Vortex 3.5-12 on mine and it was really not suited for closer range shooting and plinking like I do with the 223/556.

I traded up recently for the aimpoint after trying SapperTitan's and I really liked how quickly you can get on target with both eyes open and also how much lighter it is.

If you shoot at a sounder of hogs with the scope and I have the aimpoint I'm gonna shoot 4 to your one because of keeping both eyes open on moving targets and much quicker target kill zone acquisition. up
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#6061416 - 12/01/15 06:52 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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This is my group at 100 yds with Aimpoint PRO and no magnification. Im getting a 3x magnifier soon so it should tighten up even more. I like the 1x4s but I couldn't give up my Aimpoint.
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#6064655 - 12/03/15 12:23 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: TexasEd]
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Originally Posted By: TexasEd
I have the Burris MTAC 1-4x scope with illuminated reticle.

I really like it for close range since it is a true 1x when zoomed out and I shoot it well at longer distances at the range. It is not a precision scope as I think the center dot is 2 MOA but it is accurate and holds zero.

MTAC scope and PEPR mount (When I bought it the scope was mounted backwards):


100 yards:
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This. Does everything a red dot does, and then some.
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#6077397 - 12/10/15 05:43 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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Registered: 12/15/04
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I see a lot of people using those type of scopes on their AR's. Anyone here use the reflex or red dots? What are your opinions of those?

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#6077744 - 12/10/15 08:41 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: lcbl75771]
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Originally Posted By: lcbl75771
I see a lot of people using those type of scopes on their AR's. Anyone here use the reflex or red dots? What are your opinions of those?
2 post up. I use Aimpoint red dot and love it
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#6077835 - 12/10/15 09:38 PM Re: scope for an AR ? [Re: 300j]
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I saw Cabela's was running a deal on the Nikon p223 for just over $100.

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