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I am buying my first scope that will be dedicated to my three gun AR. I'm trying to keep the costs low as I don't go out of my immediate area for three gun. (It's fun, but it's not an obsession.)

Most shooters use either a 1-4 or a 2-7 optic. I'm currently considering the following two which I will link below. But I am open to suggestions.


Nikon ProStaff 2-7 x 32 Black Matte Riflescope

This is the one that is used by most of my friends. Their selling point is cost.

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 2-7x32 Rifle Scope, Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

This is priced similarly to the Nikon Prostaff and I like the BDC recticle.


So what are your thougths on these optics? Also, what mounts would you suggest for these? I've found mounts priced from $15 all the way up to $250 and I'm not too sure what the difference is on them.
 

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The ACOG is a decent combat optic for a certain role but, it's definitely not optimal for the 3-gun role. Something variable powered like a 1-4 or 1-6 would be best. I've been using the MK6 1-6 and really like it.
 

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VORTEX Strike Eagle 1-6x24. Price is right about $330. A good mount will set you back anywhere from $85-$225 depending on whether or not you want quick disconnect. Aero Precision makes some really nice lightweight mounts that are not QD. American Defense 30mm RECON is a very nice QD mount. I use these on a few of my ARs. Here is one in particular with a VORTEX Strike Eagle in a VORTEX American Defense 30mm RECON-X mount.



Mounts.

http://www.primaryarms.com/Brand+Aero-Precision/MCategories+Scope-Mounts

http://www.primaryarms.com/Brand+American-Defense/MCategories+Scope-Mounts

http://www.larue.com/larue-tactical-spr-m4-scope-mount-qd-lt-104

http://www.larue.com/larue-tactical-spr-e-lt-139
 
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vortex just released the gen 2 viper pst in 1-6x. Going to be a more affordable alternative to the Razor HD 1-6.
You are looking at about $700 for the VORTEX Viper PST 1-6x24. The Viper PST scopes are really nice. I have the VIPER PST 1-4x24 TMCQ MOA scope (w/ tactical turrets) on one of my builds and I love it. The Viper PST 1-6x24 is a good option of it is within your budget, otherwise the Strike Eagle 1-6x24 would be better.
 

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The new PST 1-6 MSRP is $999, same as the 2.5-10x32 FFP PST. Vortex is smoking crack IMO to MSRP a 1-6 in the same class as a PST FFP scope with a larger mag range. It should street at most for $600.

It looks like the ops budget is on the lower end price wise. For well under $300 you can get the 1-6 from Primary Arms with the ACSS reticle. The PA 1-6 doesn't have as good of a warrenty as the Strike Eagle but it has a better reticle and is made in the same factory.

For a mount I'd get one from Aero Precison or Warne. The Aero is around $90, the Warne is around $110.
 

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The new PST 1-6 MSRP is $999, same as the 2.5-10x32 FFP PST. Vortex is smoking crack IMO to MSRP a 1-6 in the same class as a PST FFP scope with a larger mag range. It should street at most for $600.

It looks like the ops budget is on the lower end price wise. For well under $300 you can get the 1-6 from Primary Arms with the ACSS reticle. The PA 1-6 doesn't have as good of a warrenty as the Strike Eagle but it has a better reticle and is made in the same factory.

For a mount I'd get one from Aero Precison or Warne. The Aero is around $90, the Warne is around $110.
You can get them for around $700 for the Viper PST 1-6x24 like I said.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-...dium=PLA&utm_term=&utm_campaign=1100003159972
 

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I am firmly in the Vortex camp. To me their no-problem warranty is worth the extra cost. While I agree that the PST II 1-6 is priced too high for the OPs budget, the Strike Eagle is under 3 bills at Optics Planet.
Whether the PST II is over priced is hard to say. This is a scope that is at the entry portion of the premium market.
 
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I use a 1.5 x 6 Zeiss. Reticle is very important.
Oh wow, it costs more than my rifle... How many of my own teeth do I need to pull before the GT family will buy me one of those.

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Aero Precision is running a sale on their mounts, but it is for today only!

(Yeah, six hours left in this sale.)

On that note, I don't know if I should get a standard, extended (1" forward), or SPR (2" forward) mount.

When it comes down to it, it adds to the eye relief. Even though I can find the eye relief online, I still don't know which mount would be best for me.

Half tempted to pick up the Extended/1" because I can move it forward or backward as needed.
 

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I am buying my first scope that will be dedicated to my three gun AR. I'm trying to keep the costs low as I don't go out of my immediate area for three gun. (It's fun, but it's not an obsession.)

Most shooters use either a 1-4 or a 2-7 optic. I'm currently considering the following two which I will link below. But I am open to suggestions.


Nikon ProStaff 2-7 x 32 Black Matte Riflescope

This is the one that is used by most of my friends. Their selling point is cost.

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 2-7x32 Rifle Scope, Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

This is priced similarly to the Nikon Prostaff and I like the BDC recticle.


So what are your thougths on these optics? Also, what mounts would you suggest for these? I've found mounts priced from $15 all the way up to $250 and I'm not too sure what the difference is on them.
As others have implied, I'd go with a 1x - 4-6x.

As opposed to a few years ago, there a several reasonably priced, good, 1-6x options. A 1x is almost** as quick as a Aimpoint PRO or EOtech. Shooting both eyes open, with quick alignment, and target transitions isn't going to be as easy with a 2x.

**RDS's and holographics don't have eye relief and are very forgiving on eye/sight alignment. A scope isn't going to be as forgiving; but at 1x, alignment can be very quick with some practice.
 
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