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What Scope to use?!?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by varmintman, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. varmintman

    varmintman Oregon City Member

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    So I just invested in a R-25 (ar10 .308) and im trying to figure out what scope I should use... I feel like all I really need is a 3x9x50 but im also thinking what if I want to shoot over 400 yrds... Somone Push me over the edge and give me your feedback of what you think would be good so I can stop overthinking and just pick one. haha THANKS GUYS!
     
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    varmintman Oregon City Member

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  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Trijicon accupoint 3x9x40

    Leupold VX 2 3x9x40
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    The 3-9 is tried and true for sure.

    I end up running most of my guns at 10x since it is where mil marks actually work. This means going to something like a 3-12 or a 4-14. While I dont turn the power down often it is nice to have the ability to so I dont go with fixed 10x.
     
  5. varmintman

    varmintman Oregon City Member

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    So let me put it this way and get a majority vote. If it was your gun what would you put on it. I will probably go with a 3x9 but am still curious
     
  6. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    4x12 for the longer shots:thumbup:
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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  8. varmintman

    varmintman Oregon City Member

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    Ok. Now I have to find a scope and brand that fits my needs. Performance and budget :D
     
  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I understand. It seems like I have really good glass on the guns that get used most and for serious use. Or really cheep ~$150 on everything else. Trust me if I could afford it I would have glass like this on everything because it DOES make a difference. The scope in the pic replaced a ~$200 scope that was on it for several years. It was hard the first time I spent that much money on a scope but once you have you will know the difference.
     
  10. varmintman

    varmintman Oregon City Member

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    Yea I'm 23 and single with a son. I dont have that much money for a scope :p I wish I did because its true you get what you pay for. Im gonna look into leupold and Nikon.
     
  11. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Didnt mean that to sound snooty if it did. I was just commenting in general.
     
  12. varmintman

    varmintman Oregon City Member

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    Oh no. Not at all. If I could afford one I would be all over it :D I do appreciate the feedback :)
     
  13. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

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    what is your budget?
     
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  14. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    bushnell has pretty good glass in there elite line.
     
  15. FortRock

    FortRock Bend/Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Check out Opticsplanet.com, enter your price range and cruise. There is some great glass out there. Burris, Nikon, and Vortex (among others) give you a lot for your money. Burris has some interesting new products.
     
  16. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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  17. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Doubt if you can tell any difference in a quality scope between 50 and 40mm objective lenses with a 1in tube. Only so much light can get thru....Advantages: alot more compact, lower rings required =better cheek 'weld', less reflection from the front, when you may not want to be seen. 30 mm tube, another story.
     
  18. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    For the .308/7.62 AR platform, 400 yd shooting is really just mid range. These platforms, no matter what brand, tend to be tack drivers out to 800yds with little custom work done.

    I have used a few of the $400-600 Nikons and was not that impressed. Comparing them to the Mueller 3-10X44 TAC II I have been using on my M1A for several years, they had zero improvement in clarity, in fact the $400 model was not as clear as the Mueller that cost me $270, ($310 list)

    SWFA Mueller Riflescopes Mueller Tac II Riflescopes


    Another really good medium cost scope is the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 PA. I have been using one for about six months now and it's the best $400 I have spent on a scope. You can get the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 PA for even less.

    Vortex Optics - Viper 6.5-20x50 PA Dead-Hold BDC
     
  19. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

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    if i'm not mistaken the tube size does very little for light transmission. zeiss and leica scopes have an amazing amount of light transmission with 1" tubes and have for years. the objective size does more for light transmission than the tube size.
     
  20. varmintman

    varmintman Oregon City Member

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    I will look at all of these! I was looking anywhere from 300 to 500 within reason. I have heard good things from Vortex.