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What optics for my 2 M4's?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by WarEagle32, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. WarEagle32

    WarEagle32

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    I have 3 AR's. 2 M4's and an AR 10 set up as a Sniper type rifle. What I want is opinions on how to set up my 2 M4's on optics. I have a S&W and a Daniel Defense. As of now I have an Aimpoint Pro on my DD, and my Smith has a removable carry handle on it. I have a couple ideas that I'm pondering. One is to buy an Aimpoint Micro, and put it on my DD and slide the PRO unto the S&W. Then, however I would just have two M4's with red dots. My other thought is to get some type of 1x4 or 2x8 style variable scope to put on my smith, I like the Nikon AR series. The Smith rifle would be used for everthing from the range to hunting. I have about a 600 budget. I am at a real dilemma on what to put on it. Thoughts?
     
  2. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Can't go wrong with a Burris TAC30 or MTAC 1-4 in a Burris PERP QD mount.
     


  3. Rodman24

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    If you want to hunt with one of the AR15s I would consider the 1-4x. Otherwise I would go with an 2MOA Micro.
     
  4. ratf51

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    I just recently bought a Nikon M223 2-8x and put it on a 20" build I completed a few weeks ago. Very clean, bright optics; I like it a lot. The M223 2-8x is under $400 which leaves plenty of room for the mount of your choice in your budget.
     
  5. K. Foster

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    Since you already have a good red dot, I would go with a low power variable. I also recommend a one piece mount. Larue, ADM or Burris.
     
  6. MrMurphy

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    Leupold VX-II 2-7X in a LaRue LT104 on the S&W.

    Keep the Aimpoint on the DD for more serious uses.
     
  7. jbglock

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    Nikon M-223 1-4 x 20. Love mine. I use the Nikon mount. At 1 power you can use it both eyes open and it is fast on target. If you need a little more precision then the option of 4x is great. If you get any Nikon scope I suggest you check out Nikon SponOn (if you also have a smart phone) or if you want use the software on their web site for free.
     
  8. TattooedGlock

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    Love my ACOG and really liked the Aimpoint T-1 I use to have.
     
  9. RatDrall

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    Go with a 30mm tube for a low power variable scope, the bigger tube does wonders for light gathering ability.

    I really really like the Vortex Viper PST, it is incredibly sharp and clear.

    If you don't want to spend $500 on the scope, take a look at the Weaver Classic Extreme 1.5-4.5x30mm. It has an iluminated reticle, and costs $280 from Natchezss.com who is the exclusive distributor.

    Burris is nowhere near the quality level of ADM or LaRue.

    I highly recommend the ADM, their QD mechanism doesn't mar your reciever like LaRue are known to.
     
  10. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Installed following the instructions i.e with more than 1/10th a degree of common sense, the LaRue does not mar the receiver.

    Getting some lithium grease on your gun also does not constitue 'marring' either.