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AR optic

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by wolf19r, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. wolf19r

    wolf19r Problem Solved!

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    What would be a good AR optic. I was looking at the Nikon M223 s, Trijicon acog (way out of my budget) or that style, etc. Ideally something that does not look like it belongs on a hunting rifle. Any info or input is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. BBJones

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    What is your budget? Do you need a mount too? total budget? What magnification, fixed, variable?

    Another poster just started a thread about Vortex Viper PST's. For the money you get alot with that scope. In a ADM, LaRue, or Bobro mount and you are set.
     


  3. wolf19r

    wolf19r Problem Solved!

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    I'll look into that step up more. I was thinking $350 range with variable magnification.
     
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  4. Hedo1

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    Nikon 2-7 X Variable scope. Burriss rings. The combo will set you back about $200. Nikon makes great glass. The M-223 has more reticle features however.
     
  5. i like my Millett DMS 1-4x in a burris PEPR mount. i got the combo from SWFA and with expedited shipping, it was less than $300 total. the PEPR mount now had a QD version that wasnt availible when i got mine. ive made plenty of good hits out to 400 with my setup before i free floated it. havent been since ive installed the new handguards.

    ETA: here is the link to their current combo. http://swfa.com/Millett-1-4x24-DMS-SWFA-SSALT-Combo-P42148.aspx
    looks like they are now using their own Super Sniper mount.
     
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  6. surf

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    What type of shooting do you do? Why are you opposed to the "hunting rifle" optic.
     
  7. conch27

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    I have the Nikon M223 and love it. the 1-4 is a great 3 gun scope.
     
  8. Alaskapopo

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    Try the Burris Tac 30 its a 1-4 power variable with an illuminated reticle that has a bullet drop calibrated for 62 grain 5.56 loads. Cost is $300 to $350.
    Pat
     
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  9. TheBelly

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    As others have stated, it's very difficult to steer you into something you have a higher probability of liking if we don't know the intended purpose.

    For the tactical side, I'd pick an ACOG, or an aimpoint if you want just a dot.

    For the 3-gun type, I'd pick an Trijicon Accupoint 1-4x.

    If money were not a concern, I'd probably use a short dot or cqbss.

    It all depends on price point and intended purpose.

    Look through a LOT of different glass to find one that you like, then hustle and do what needs to be done to get it.
     
  10. Alaskapopo

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    For the tactical side I would say a Swarovski Z6i BRT 1-6x optic or a TA 11 or TA33 ACOG with a T1 Aimpoint in a off set mount or a S&B 1-4 Short Dot.
    For three gun the Swarovski again.
    If money is no object the Swarovski. I love mine.
    Pat
     
  11. wolf19r

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    At the local range I can currently use you can only bench rest rifles and I'm having a hard time seeing the target at any distance 20 to 100 yards. I'd like to get more out of the rifle and a friend recommended and optic. Ideally it would be able to be used at distance 20 to 100 yards and be able to be used for 3 gun type shooting.