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Considering the Burris MTAC/SkullTac 1-4x24

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by 2A2Dend, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    One of my ARs needs glass. This is one I considered. Who has one that can share their input?
    Not that I drink the Burris koolaid. I'm figuring a budget of 1k +/- for flexibility.

    Left field of a variable, the Trijicon 556 ACOG 3x35 is also on the plate of considered optics. The glass is phenomenal.
     
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  2. gundog10

    gundog10 Member

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    I have had my MTAC for around 4 years and have put several thousand rounds through my AR-15 with it on. Never have had any issues or complaints and would buy it again. For the money I think it is hard to beat. Check out Opticplanet as they have some pretty good deals and recommendations.
     
  3. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    If you have that budget I'd consider going with a different scope. Or go with the ACOG. Elcan is nice if you can afford it.
     
  4. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Quite the margin, I know. There are too many choices and not enough friends with my menu to try them all. The Elcan is an outstanding piece. They have caught my attention. Maybe some day...dream
     
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    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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  6. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm running a Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12x44 FFP. For the money its pretty good, glass is better than the price you pay IMO. Unless you prefer 1-4.
     
  7. Roop

    Roop La Grande Active Member

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    I have this one that I bought for my 3gun rifle: Burris MTAC

    It's a great scope, better glass than the Fullfield tac30 that costs about $100 less. It has worked great for me on targets from muzzle to ~600yds. I recently put it on my 6.8 coyote gun and am having second thoughts about that. If you plan on having your closest engagements be 50yds or more, I would suggest something with a low power in the 1.5-3 range.
     
  8. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    The Meopta. Quality among the best competitors, ducrider, worthy of consideration.
     
  9. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity. What is the purpose of the scope?
     
  10. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    really?
     
  11. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I'm all for collecting scopes and all, just curious as to what you're needing it for. Hunting, long range shooting, I'm not a mind reader here.
     
  12. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I had acog 4x sold and bought the mtac. Sold it bought a vortex pts Viper 1-4. Sold that and bought a primary arms 1-6x which I use for three gun. Great scope for the money.
     
  13. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Vortex has the 1-6, that looks to be the PA 1-6. I never had the chance to look through either of them.
    Vortex also has the Gen II Razor HD 1-6. I had the chance to look through one at Cabelas. Very nice. I'm not sure how they would be in low light conditions.
     
  14. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Did a night shoot with my PA 1-6 worked fine.
     
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  15. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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  17. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what you mean by new. I've known about it since early last year. Not a red dot sight though.

    Course you could just go with a Vortex Razor HD Gen II.
     
  18. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I know Elcan has been around for quite some time. Your posting the link to that particular model, I have not seen until now. The Elcan prices in general have kept me away.

    Scopes are a tough call for me without hands on. Looking at/through them in the retail is like anything new. It's new. The focal planes are a strong consideration also. I think I want a FFP.
     
  19. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    You're not going to find many FFP scopes in the low variable powers. There's a few but not many. Tbh if I was going for FFP I'd go for a 2-10 at least.
     
  20. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Whoops!! :confused: What I meant to say was 2FP