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#6526452 - 11/03/16 09:59 PM Multipurpose scope for AR
MReed73 Offline
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Registered: 09/06/12
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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?

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

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#6526468 - 11/03/16 10:13 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
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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.
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#6526488 - 11/03/16 10:28 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
MReed73 Offline
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Registered: 09/06/12
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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.

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#6526617 - 11/04/16 06:59 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
FiremanJG Offline
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Burris XTR II 3-15X
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#6526637 - 11/04/16 07:20 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
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Leupold vxr in 3x9 patrol or a 4x12 with cds

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#6526740 - 11/04/16 08:40 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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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.

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#6526832 - 11/04/16 09:36 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
Eyesofahunter Offline
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Registered: 01/11/15
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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.

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#6526861 - 11/04/16 09:53 AM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
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I'm happy with my VX-R 2-7x33. I don't do any target shooting though, I just hunt.
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#6527472 - 11/04/16 06:38 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
MReed73 Offline
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Registered: 09/06/12
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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.

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#6527540 - 11/04/16 07:58 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
FiremanJG Offline
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Review I wrote on the XTR II

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


Let me know, and we can schedule a day.
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#6546474 - 11/16/16 01:16 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/16
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Vortex Viper 4-12x40 or Burris AR 4.5-14 is right in your price range.

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#6548473 - 11/17/16 07:15 PM Re: Multipurpose scope for AR [Re: MReed73]
TX_Diver Offline
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Registered: 07/15/14
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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.

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