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AR Scope
« on: August 01, 2011, 10:40:56 AM »
Need some suggestions for an AR-15 scope that won't break the bank but is reliable :)
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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 10:45:53 AM »
Always a hot idea for suggestions!
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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 10:55:25 AM »
What kind of magnification and other features are you looking for?

If you're looking for a budget long range scope, I seen lots of good reviews for the Tasco Super Sniper 10x and Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x fixed power entry-level scopes. And they are pretty cheap. SWFA had a sale on the Bushnells for $129 with rings recently. I bought one of those but don't really have anything to mount it on.

Seemed to be built pretty sturdy. No audible clicks on the turrets, but you can feel them click. Tall target turrets you can set to 0 when you got it dialed in. Mildot reticle. Fixed parallax and only 1" tube though. For less than $130 it probably would work just fine on an AR-15 or .308 rifle.

Here's a review from one of the precision rifle forums
http://www.snipercentral.com/bushtact.htm

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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 11:06:24 AM »
Don't need anything for long range, just looking for a red dot with maybe minimal zoom/power.
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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 11:08:53 AM »
Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic is the hottest deal in town for red dots I think. $400 for the package which includes a QD mount.

It's the economy version of the night vision compatible Comp M3. Just has a shorter battery life of like 3 years instead of 5. But pretty much the same thing in every other way. I.E. you could bring it to war and it'll survive.

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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 11:09:04 AM »
I just picked up the Bushnell Trophy red dot acog clone at academy for about 120.00. Its built pretty rugged. I plan on getting a Eotech when money is better. Then its going to be moved from the ar to the ak I'am thinking or sold.

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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 11:12:05 AM »
Put that Trophy through it's paces and let us know how it performs as it does look like a decent starter.
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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 11:14:04 AM »
Put that Trophy through it's paces and let us know how it performs as it does look like a decent starter.

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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 11:23:03 AM »
I have looked at that Trophy optic several times (the one that is shaped similar to an ACOG). If I ever need a low cost optic again, I think I will pick one up.

I REALLY have been thinking of getting a meprolight reflex sight. I FINALLY got to play with one in person this past weekend at the gun show. I like it much more than the Trijicon RX30 reflec sight (I tried one of those on an MSAR I once had when someone let me borrow it).

I would pick up the meprolight optic, but it's for my PS90. And, the XPS eotech I have right now is so short that I can mount a lasermax laser on the optic rail in front of the eotech. The meprolight reflex optic is too long for that.

So, while I would love to have a totally battery free optic - I gotta pass because I'd lose my laser.

But, if you want a daytime and night time optic (with no magnification), check out that meprolight reflex sight.

There are several variants - I ike the one with the bullseye reticle, as it is closest to the eotech reticle. A small dot, and then a larger circle. The circle is smaller than the eotech circle. But, it's still faster to pick up than a regular 1 dot on a standard red dot type optic.
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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 11:30:00 AM »
Take a look at the 1-4 Vortex Viper PST. I have 2 of them now and will begin replacing my red dot/magnifier combos with them. They are lighter than the other combo and the glass is on par with some of the really expensive companies.

Link to the Vortex site-

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-1-4x24-riflescope-with-tmcq-mrad-reticle

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This is quickly becoming one of my favorite otics. The eye relief is great at 1x and having the ability to go to 4x is a benefit when going for the longer shot.
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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 11:39:11 AM »
Nice RCC (like everything you seem to posses lol), especially the Jolly Roger lower with the Parley/Arrgh/Plunder fire control markings.
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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 11:54:17 AM »
I was looking for a scope for awhile too and recently bought a 2-5 variable zoom firefield scope that was pretty cheap.  It works good for me for right now.  I don't think it will be my permanent scope though.

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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2011, 10:51:26 PM »
Im thinking about switching from the aimpoint with magnifier setup to the vortex setup that RCC uses. i like the ability to have 1-4x.

Im only concerned about speed of target acquisition. I like the aimpoint because of how fast i can acquire targets. Also worried about eye relief at 4x.
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Re: AR Scope
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2011, 06:50:48 AM »
You've never mentioned your budget....
You can go cheapo if you don't mind not being able to hold zero, battery life, etc.

For close quarters / fast target acquisition it's just hard to beat Aimpoint or Eotech.

Personally, I love my Eotech.

For CQ, I don't like the feeling of looking down a tube and having to have parallax just right.
That's the only reason I prefer Eotech over Aimpoint.
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