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#7159994 - 05/04/18 09:46 AM AR scope?
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What type of scope/sights do you recommend for a Bushmaster AR-15? I don't want open sights and don't plan on making any long distance shots. Something for hog hunting.

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#7160004 - 05/04/18 09:51 AM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I like my eotech EXPS2 for hog hunting.

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#7160015 - 05/04/18 09:57 AM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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What's your budget? Hard to make a recommendation if you don't provide a ballpark range. Big difference in performance between a sightmark red dot and an ACOG, but also big difference in price.
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#7160018 - 05/04/18 09:58 AM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I prefer a 1-4 or 1-6 power scope for an AR. I like the 1x for close in shots for quick target acquisition. But having some magnification for hunting is nice. 4x is plenty for me. I think most people over power their optics anyway, especially for an AR.
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#7160533 - 05/04/18 05:29 PM Re: AR scope? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I prefer a 1-4 or 1-6 power scope for an AR. I like the 1x for close in shots for quick target acquisition. But having some magnification for hunting is nice. 4x is plenty for me. I think most people over power their optics anyway, especially for an AR.


I agree. I’ve got a 1-4x24 Trijicon Accupoint on my 6.8 and I love it.

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#7160536 - 05/04/18 05:33 PM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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1-4 or 1-6. I prefer a simple Aimpoint PRO
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#7160552 - 05/04/18 05:47 PM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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#7160609 - 05/04/18 06:49 PM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I have a VX-R 2-7x33 on mine that I really like.
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#7160747 - 05/04/18 09:04 PM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I have an Aimpoint Micro T2 on one and a Vortex HD II 1-6 on the other. They get swapped back and forth based on what I'm shooting

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#7160826 - 05/04/18 10:36 PM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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well, depends on use of course..
red dot or low power variable for me for 5.56

I run a red dot, Trijicon MRO on my 14.5 and a Steiner 1-5 on my 18.

Other caliber ARs for differnet uses have varying optics..





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#7160866 - 05/05/18 12:33 AM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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4x16x50 Trijicon accupoint on all of mine

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#7160928 - 05/05/18 07:45 AM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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Budget ?

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#7160949 - 05/05/18 08:11 AM Re: AR scope? [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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