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What optics for my 2 M4's?

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

  1. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    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

    Apr 5, 2008
    Far West, USA
    Can't go wrong with a Burris TAC30 or MTAC 1-4 in a Burris PERP QD mount.

  3. Rodman24


    Jul 6, 2011
    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


    Aug 6, 2010
    NW GA
    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

    K. Foster

    Feb 19, 2002
    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

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

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    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

    jbglock Manos Arriba

    Aug 18, 2012
    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

    TattooedGlock NRA LIFE MEMBER

    Jun 21, 2006
    South Texas
    Love my ACOG and really liked the Aimpoint T-1 I use to have.
  9. RatDrall


    May 23, 2009
    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 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

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    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.