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Optic for 6.8 AR for hogs at night #5548201 01/17/15 03:31 PM
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Looking for suggestions on something that would work well out to 200 in good light and have good low light performance for shooting at night with a green light. I know large objective lenses are good, but most of the lower magnification scopes have small objective lenses-what is a good setup for quick shots in low light? Was thinking 1.5x4, 2x7, or a fixed 4x. Cost is important- under $300 is where i would need to stay.

Re: Optic for 6.8 AR for hogs at night [Re: jdh78] #5548248 01/17/15 04:03 PM
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look at swfa fixed... some nice optics or swfa 1x4 I have the 12x fixed and love how clear the glass is

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Re: Optic for 6.8 AR for hogs at night [Re: jdh78] #5548282 01/17/15 04:29 PM
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1-4 imo is the best thing on a ar platform unless it's a target/lr gun.


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1-4x24 or the 1-6 I've also used a 2.5-10 with no issues.

Re: Optic for 6.8 AR for hogs at night [Re: jdh78] #5549844 01/18/15 07:25 PM
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For shooting single pigs over a feeder, 5-6x is about right. For trying to bag 2 or 3 over the feeder, it's better to drop down to 2-3x. If you're moving around and likely to scatter them at close range, then definitely around 1-2.5x. For shooting over 150 yards, I find 6x much easier than lower magnification. I think the new S&B 1-8x is about ideal, if you don't mind dropping $3k for a scope, lol. More realistically, one of the 1.5-6x models is about perfect.


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Re: Optic for 6.8 AR for hogs at night [Re: jdh78] #5550656 01/19/15 01:44 AM
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If you are going to use a light it doesn't matter than much frankly
I hunt pigs with a 6.8 and have ran a LOT of different optics
I run a 1.5-6x42 S&B and think the magnification range is about perfect
Not a whole lot of options for that magnification range though.
2-7x33 is a great choice, you give up a little on the low end for fast and close shooting but you get better low light with the bigger objective

A lot of less expensive scopes have crappy illumination for actual low light use.
Something with a bold #4 is and decent glass is better.

I am selling a Trijicon Accupount 3-9x40 in the classified for 500 if you could swing it would be a good choice.


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