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SOCOM 2 needs optics!

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by mr11b, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. mr11b

    mr11b Portland, OR Member

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    I have a SOCOM 2, and I finally got my EBR stock! I need some advice on scope mounts, and an inexpensive optic. I'm thinking in the $300 to $400 range for the time being. Eventually I'll upgrade it, and be in the $1000 range if need be, so advice on those would be great too. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    You didn't like the troy chassis? Ebr are nice tho, answer to the question would be a used eotech, then when you get up to spending a grand, look into the leupold tactical mark 4 Mr/t I like the m2s.
     
  3. mr11b

    mr11b Portland, OR Member

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    Good idea, hadn't really consider an eotech. Definitly have a few things I could throw that on when I upgrade. Thanks for the idea.
     
  4. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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    As far as scope mounts go, none of them are inexpensive. I here the best are Sadlack (steel not Alum), Smith Ent., and ARMS. There is also McCann Industries. As far as optics, I'd get a bushnell elite 3200 in 10x w/mil-dot. You can get them for around $225 new.

    wg
     
  5. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Get a burris scout scope and a LaRue qd scope mount, the 104. You
    can upgrade the optics but the mount is top of the line.

    SF-
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a DPMS SASS .308 coming from TX with a Leupold Mark IV 4.5X14 50mm LRT scope with the TMR reticle. It should be here this next week. I'll let you know how I like it.
     
  7. mr11b

    mr11b Portland, OR Member

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    Much appreciated, checking them all out now. Cougfan, let me know how you like it. I'm just happy to finally be getting this project completed. So I can be on to the next :)
     
  8. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Price range: $300-$400.

    What is more important to you?

    A. Will you take a lesser power optic... fairly bare bones as far as features, but with good glass in a good tube with stable controls?

    B. Do you want or need features like
    • 1. adjustable (parallax) objective.
    • 2. illuminated reticle.
    • 3. special reticle like mil-dot or other specific reticle.
    • 4. side-wheel adjustable objective.
    • 5. target turrets or other special turrets.
    • 6. 30 or larger mm tube.
    • 7. specific minimum magnification.
    • 8. variable magnification.
    • 9. broad range diopter adjustment.
    • 10. best eye relief values
    • 11. other specific needs or wants.
    The way optics pricing structures work... is that you can get bells and whistles that you may or may not want for cheap, but the glass quality and control elements will be poor... or you can get good glass in a good tube with good, consistently repeatable controls, but no fancy features, for about the same money.
    Then there are the scopes with decent glass and a few fancy features... scopes that fit the bill for a lot of people who don't need higher end glass for their occasional plinking, but don't want the worst Chinese crap there is either.

    Cheers,
    C
     
  9. mr11b

    mr11b Portland, OR Member

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    Good info creeper. I'm looking more for the basic for now, good glass and a good tube for now. I'll add all the other goodies once I decide to spend the extra cash. Definitly leaning towards the burris scout right now.
     
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    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    An excellent scope for your application mr11b. Light, simple, compact, low mounting, excellent range of eye relief and terrific glass clarity for it's size. A wise choice IMO.

    Cheers,
    C
     
  11. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Do you need magnification? An Aimpoint would be excellent on man sized targets out to 300ish yards. You can get a 1-4x Busnell 4200 for around $450.....real clear glass.