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$600.00 Eotech or Meprolight?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Brutus57, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I am considering about $600 as my scope budget for my EBR. It has a 1 in 7 twist so looking to shoot a bit farther down range sometimes. I am thinking what scope gives me biggest bang for buck and allows me to still use std front sight? Say out to 300 yards....

    Brutus Out
     
  2. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Tough order.

    Red dots are primarily about speed and shooting with both eyes open. They can be used to shoot precisely, but are not a precision optic. They shine at about 0-100 yards, and are OK (not great) out to 200ish.

    While it's absolutely doable to range out to 500 yards with irons, the reality is that some degree of magnification is ideal past about 100 yards.

    For a 0-300 yard carbine, I would probably look at a fixed 3x or 4x scope, or just commit to the red dot, and give up a little precision to preserve up close performance.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    A 1-4x scope might be right up your ally. Something to look into.
     
  4. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Thanks folks, much appreciated. Just working part time right now so I can't afford to spend $ on something for the shelf. I'll probably see how I can shoot with irons now as an old man and then look at optics. I like the fact that the Meprolight needs no batteries. Zombie horde or gophers/ coyotes. There in lies the rub.

    Brutus out.