Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
WiseOutdoor, ksantibanez95, Lildeerman, CapTX, CajunTexan
63292 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 85097
stxranchman 52212
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44341
bill oxner 43805
BOBO the Clown 43129
BMD 40667
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35066
SnakeWrangler 32663
facebook
Forum Stats
63292 Members
45 Forums
446577 Topics
6154603 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6526452 - 11/03/16 09:59 PM Multipurpose scope for AR
MReed73 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 8
I recently picked up an AR to use for a lot of applications. Mostly hogs and targets out to 500yds. From what I've researched, I don't really think a tactical scope is what I want. My deer rifle is a 3x9 and I sometimes have trouble seeing details at 9x. So a 1x4 or 1x6 probably isn't a good fit. My budget is in the 3-400 range. I've looked at the Vortex Crossfire II and several others in that range (there's really too much to choose from in that range). What about the Burris MTAC? It's a little more but is there a big difference? What do you suggest?

Top
#6526466 - 11/03/16 10:11 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
jeepercreeper Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 3935
Loc: DFW
Actually I think a 1-4x or 1-6x is the perfect scope for an AR. I run a 1-4x Trijicon Accupoint and only thing Id replace it with is a 1-6x

Top
#6526468 - 11/03/16 10:13 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
Tff caribou Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 3799
Loc: Watauga, TX
Probably not if we wants to shoot out to 500 yards. I know it can be done, but it's not ideal. I'd go with a 3-15 if I was you.
_________________________
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington

Top
#6526488 - 11/03/16 10:28 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
MReed73 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 8
Thanks for the replies! Is it hard to pick up targets when rapid firing at full zoom? I've done it with open sights at 200 & 300 yds but that was 20 plus years ago in the Corps. I still shoot open sight 30-30 but only within 100yds. Getting old sucks, especially when you have to start squinting.

Top
#6526617 - 11/04/16 06:59 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 23316
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Burris XTR II 3-15X
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#6526637 - 11/04/16 07:20 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
Brother in-law Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 27062
Leupold vxr in 3x9 patrol or a 4x12 with cds

Top
#6526740 - 11/04/16 08:40 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8489
Loc: Lubbock, TX
You can get a DEMO SWFA 3-15 SFP in your budget range, usually $399. Yes, it's tactical, but if you're going to 500 yards on small targets, you're gonna need it. Get on their sample email list and watch for one.

SWFA 3-15
_________________________

Top
#6526832 - 11/04/16 09:36 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
Eyesofahunter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 602
Loc: Hill Country of Texas
I run an MTAC on and AR and it is a great scope. However, if you are looking to regularly shoot 300 plus you will find it lacking. If you turn on illumination and keep at 1x it is almost as fast as a red dot sub 50, where it really shines is 50 to 300 IMO. If you are looking for 300 plus the XTR II FiremanJG suggested would be a great choice. The XTR II series is a solid performer.

Top
#6526861 - 11/04/16 09:53 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
booradley Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 2068
Loc: Justin, TX
I'm happy with my VX-R 2-7x33. I don't do any target shooting though, I just hunt.
_________________________
Championship Breeder: Belgian Airheads and Appalachian Pisshounds
Denton Chapter President - Peter Tork Fan Club

Top
#6527472 - 11/04/16 06:38 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
MReed73 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 8
FiremanJG, that XTR looks awesome. I'll have to save up for awhile. Took a look at your website. I'm going to contact you in the spring for a class.

Top
#6527540 - 11/04/16 07:58 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 23316
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Review I wrote on the XTR II

http://tacticalgunreview.com/burris-xtr-ii-3-15x/


Let me know, and we can schedule a day.
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#6546474 - 11/16/16 01:16 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
TX0303 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 171
Vortex Viper 4-12x40 or Burris AR 4.5-14 is right in your price range.

Top
#6548473 - 11/17/16 07:15 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
TX_Diver Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 311
I've got a Leupold Mark AR 4-12x40 somewhere that I haven't been using if that's something you're interested in.

Shoot me a PM if you're interested and it would fit what you're looking for. Nothing wrong with it but I replaced it with a FFP scope as I got a great price on one.

If you do go the more tactical route Primary Arms might have some good offerings. They don't compete with Swarovski or US Optics but they have great stuff for the price and you can get FFP at a reasonable price range also.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide