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Scope for new 6.8 #7776876 03/19/20 12:39 AM
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Just picked up a 6.8 SPC. Anyone have any recommendations on what power scope to get? I’m a vortex guy so I was wanting to stay in that family.

Is a tactical scope on an AR necessary?

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You could just get 3-9 or 1-4, 1-6, 1-8 etc.. Don't need high magnification for a 6.8. My 6.8 AR is just wearing a 3x Prism scope right now.





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Yeah you’re probably right. Looking for something for pig hunting. No more than 100 yard shots. Maybe 200 at the very most. I was thinking the Vortex Optics Viper HS 2.5-10×44. Read good things but would like some opinions if anyone has this scope

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I put a Bushnell 1-6.5 BTR on my 6.8.

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My 6.8 wears a Burris FF E1 3-9x40 with the illuminated reticle, and I like it. For some reason I've also been enamored with this one from Burris: https://www.burrisoptics.com/scopes/mtac-riflescopes-series/mtac-riflescope-1.5-6x42mm


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Re: Scope for new 6.8 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #7776986 03/19/20 01:54 AM
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Thanks. I’ll look into it!

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Originally Posted by Tblack032
Yeah you’re probably right. Looking for something for pig hunting. No more than 100 yard shots. Maybe 200 at the very most. I was thinking the Vortex Optics Viper HS 2.5-10×44. Read good things but would like some opinions if anyone has this scope


Since you are in that price and power range, I would highly recommend the Trijicon 3-9. I have 3 and they are great. Not a Vortex but Trijicon makes great optics.


https://www.sportoptics.com/trijicon-accupower-rifle-scopes-3-9.aspx





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the 1-8 is extremely versatile

In my opinion it is a must for a pig hunting AR. a 1 - 6 is OK also but why not get the 8.

Having a 1 magnification for close shots in heavy cover is a good idea when stalking pigs. I hunt on 1 power and only magnify if the pig is 100 yards or more off and I have a shot. But that doesnt happen much in the forest where shots are typically 75 yards or less. For stalking and hunting the forest exclusively a 1x red dot is perfect also.


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I use a Leupold Patrol VX-R 3-9x40 with FireDot TMR reticle on one of my 6.8s. I also have a Vortex Viper PST on another one because I had it laying around. The Leupold is a better hunting scope for me.


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