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#6373158 - 07/18/16 12:27 PM Optics for AR-15
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I know it is a broad subject but wanted to get some opinions on type and brand of scopes some of yall prefer on your AR. Mostly I will be doing yote and hog hunting with it. The reason I ask what type is because Im not set on a red dot, holographic, night, thermal, or etc. I appreciate any help!
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#6373186 - 07/18/16 12:48 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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I like a 1-4, but this is more for a universal use scope. For hunting, a 2-10 would be good. I have a 3-9 Super Sniper mil/mil scope on one of my AR's and it does really well for general hunting. I switch back and forth on the optics, also, depending on what my need is.
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#6373210 - 07/18/16 01:07 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I like a 1-4, but this is more for a universal use scope. For hunting, a 2-10 would be good. I have a 3-9 Super Sniper mil/mil scope on one of my AR's and it does really well for general hunting. I switch back and forth on the optics, also, depending on what my need is.


Yep, but I GREATLY prefer the 1-4 or 1-6.
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#6373447 - 07/18/16 03:53 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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My vote goes to a 1-6.

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#6373461 - 07/18/16 04:07 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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I put a Leupold 3X9 with Firedot on my AR for hunting. Fantastic scope for hunting with the AR, and the Firedot is great for low light or night shooting. For plinking, the scope gets a bit cumbersome, I would prefer a red dot type sight, or irons. I guess I am going to have to get another AR, o e to hunt with and another to take out to shoot for fun.

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#6373495 - 07/18/16 04:38 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: Colt W. Knight]
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Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
I guess I am going to have to get another AR, o e to hunt with and another to take out to shoot for fun.


That's why I change my mounts often. They hold zero, also, when switching them.
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#6373646 - 07/18/16 06:05 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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1-6X on mine. It is the perfect optic for the 16" AR.
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#6373723 - 07/18/16 06:48 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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I am currently using an aimpoint micro with a 3X magnifier

For shots under 100 yards in thick forests like I hunt it is perfect. I typically only use the 3X if it is 100 yards or so.

however I am looking hard at the Strike Eagle by Vortex which is a 1-6 power and its under $400 this will be my next purchase for a 6.8 build that I plan on doing

My vote for you is the Vortex 1-6


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#6373951 - 07/18/16 08:56 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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I really like the SWFA SS Classic 1-4 with illuminated reticle.
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#6373992 - 07/18/16 09:18 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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I have the Vortex PST 2.5-10 on mine.
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#6374068 - 07/18/16 10:16 PM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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I only have one AR so it needs to be a jack of all trades. It sports a VX-R 2-7x33 with Firedot 4 Reticle, Vortex Razor RD and BUIS.

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#6374141 - 07/19/16 12:28 AM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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Vortex Eagle 1-6 is a reasonably priced scope. I like mine.
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#6374165 - 07/19/16 04:59 AM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: Big Fitz]
kmon1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
Vortex Eagle 1-6 is a reasonably priced scope. I like mine.


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#6374508 - 07/19/16 10:25 AM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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With the red dot on top of the scope does the position of the stock with position of eyes have a conflict? It would seem if the red dot was at a 45 there wouldn't be a lot of movement to acquire sight picture.

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#6374562 - 07/19/16 10:56 AM Re: Optics for AR-15 [Re: centxhunting]
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1-4 or 1-6 is a good all around AR optic. make and model depends on your budget.
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