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Ar15 scope suggestion?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by DinhRose, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I had a detached retina back in April. After the surgeries and recovery time I went back to shooting my ar with my eotech mounted on it. Well my vision sucks now and I can't focus on the eotech because my brain is resorting to my left eye more. If I shoot right handed all I see are 2 blurry reticles.

    So my option now is to learn to shoot left handed with my eotech or use a scope with magnification. Anyone have a suggestion? My scope now is a 4x32 scope. It's great and all but far too limited and the objective is too small. What is a good 2x mag scope? I saw truglo made one but it has a 5moa dot! I really want normal crosshairs with 2 times mags
     
  2. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Have you added a magnifier to your eotech? I currently have an 2 Eotechs, a 552.A65 and a 512.A65. Each of them have an Eotech Replica Magnifier mounted behind them with flip-to-side mounts. I have pretty bad eyes myself as I am near sighted with a bad stigmatism. I have a 4x magnifier and a 5x magnifier that I matched to each Eotech and it works perfect for me. Just my $.02
     
  3. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Yeah I do have a magnifier on my eotech but my right eye is bad and with the red dot magnified it's really blurry. I had to resort to a scope because of this. For some reason I can't really use any red dots and scopes are the only optics that works with my bad eye
     
  4. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    I see. How much are you looking to spend? If you're looking for non-red dot then there's plenty of solid choices out there from Redfield and Weaver to Leupold. For the price, i'm a big redfield fan as they are the subsidiary to Leupold. Weaver also has great optics for the money. I, too, have been looking for a non red dot as I have noticed all of my optics are red dots. I always think that if it came down to it and I had no batteries then those sights would be useless but I do have most of them co-witnessed with my rifle sights.
     
  5. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Money is not a factor at this point. I don't want a full on scope either because in all honesty I am only shooting 75 yards or less with my ar so I don't need the magnification. I am forced to use the 4x32 because my vision is super bad. It's really just compensating for the vision rather than a necessity. I'll check out redfield though
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot of 1-4x scopes out on the market right now that might be right up your ally. They are made by most scope companies.

    On one of my AR's I have a Leatherwood CMR and have been very happy with it.

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  7. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    I use a Burris XTR 1-4 and have been very happy with it. It's a true 1x
     
  8. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I love using the holo sights and 1x red dot but I am forced to use a scope. I need the magnification to compensate for my bad eye. I guess it's left handed shooting from now on. Lol
     
  9. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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    I would go with one of the 1-4x scopes like some of the others said.


    wg
     
  10. mccullogh

    mccullogh NW Oregon Member

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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I just took my truglo off my AR.Glass isn't that good and they are a good example of getting what you pay for
     
  12. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    +1 on a shotgun scope. They are tough, to handle the recoil, come designed for shorter ranges and in lower powers, and are affordable although you can spend as much as you want like any other scope. I have one on an AR-15 and it will actually focus well to about 200 yards, but it has a zoom and some don't. Slightly off topic, but I also have one on a .22lr rifle. They are often physically short, maybe because they don't have to "see" at long distance, (??) but they are a great fit.
     
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    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I missed- have you basdically gone cross dominant? Right handed and left eye dominance?

    If so my $0.02 from someone stuck with this!! A GOOD 1-4X usually works pretty good. There's enough of a clear picture to get my right eye to pick it up- Though if it was me and money truly no object I'd look at an ACOG. Should be much easier to pick up and great quality!!
     
  15. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you think this scope well be a permanent addition on your AR I would drive over to Curts Gun Shop (Oakgroove) and look at the Vortex Viper 1-4X24. I have the Nikon M223 in 1-4 and have used Burris and Leupy 1-4's. The Vortex is head and shoulders above any of them. I now regret buying the M223, shoulda-woulda gone with the Vortex.
     
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    mccullogh NW Oregon Member

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    In case anyone wants to try out the Leupold VX1 Shotgun scope I just found it on sale at Cabela's for $149 with free shipping.
     
  17. ShooterMcGavin34

    ShooterMcGavin34 Washington New Member

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    I have a 1-4 Trijicon TR24G that would probably fit the bill but the reticle is a post with the green triangle. Its in the optics section if your interested.
     
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    MBGraphix Salem, Oregon Member

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    I agree with that statement 100% - However some people (just had this conversation with my brother yesterday) just cannot afford or "justify" the 800+ dollars for an ACOG.
    So, I too am reading this thread with much interest. I am looking for a "less than 200 dollar" scope for my Brother's AR.

    Great input thus far !
     
  20. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    Trijicon accupoint series. New 1-4x german reticile are dreamy. Get an older TR21R with red triangle reticle for 500 with a larue spr-e mount, used ofcourse ..if your on a budget they are out there. I used these scopes alot and they are the best scopes for any hunting/sport use rifles imo. U can mount a mini rds like a burris fast fire...mounts onto one of the scope rings...tune it for 15yds maybe. Accupoints are dual luminated tritium retcle with BAC. Binary aiming concept retcles allow for two eyes open type shooting. Its made to sit out away from face like a rds. Once you try one you will fall in love. Assuming your eyes are ok with bac.

    If u want a fast 1x like u have now u might try an aimpoint because they arent holographic. They arent parralax free either but they shouldnt stress your eyes out. Might want to take a look through a standard red dot sight to see