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TheDoc
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Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15

Got rid of my eotech 553 and looking for a scope.

Price point is probably $300-$400


hypnos
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
If you cant get an ACOG get an AIMPoint. AIMpoints are currently selling in your price range and their battery life is minimum 5 yrs. If you cant get an AIMpoint get a Vortex Strike Fire.


RATeamWannabe
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
Look up nutnfancy best ar scopes on YouTube. Many, many options


TheDoc
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Look up nutnfancy best ar scopes on YouTube. Many, many options


I looked at that video. And many others they've done. Love that channel.

Anyone have any recommendations?


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TheDoc
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
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If you cant get an ACOG get an AIMPoint. AIMpoints are currently selling in your price range and their battery life is minimum 5 yrs. If you cant get an AIMpoint get a Vortex Strike Fire.


Not looking for a holographic red dot


bulldog95
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
I bought a pa red dot and a strike force and a 3x magnifier.

I like the look and feel just need some range time.


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kengel2
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
Vortex PST 1-4 used or a Burris 1-4 used.

I always buy used now, most people dont even scratch there stuff anymore.


hypnos
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Not looking for a holographic red dot


Ok My bad I should have asked what are you going to use it for. Before I switched to a Reddot I used a 5x33 ATN with an Illuminated reticle. Nikon makes a setup just for AR's that I looked at hard. Vortex does make a line of precision optics that are becomming increasingly popular with competition shooters. Theres just too many great products out there for me to recommend one.


Yat27
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Vortex PST 1-4


I was going to suggest saving a little more and going this route (new)...used would probably put it in your budget. Vortex makes great products and has an incredible warranty. I will have a Vortex Razor HD on one of my AR-15s one day.


kengel2
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I will have a Vortex Razor HD on one of my AR-15s one day.


Yup, that 1-6x Razor HD is the shite. I want one bad.


Ice Cream Sammich
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Vortex are great but heavy. Leupold makes the same thing, but much lighter.

Leupold VX Patrol 1x4.


Capt ST
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
What happened to iron sights? Not to hijack, but how do you keep a scope sighted in after beating the crap out of it?


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Bull11
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
Nikon m-223 seems to be a very good scope about in your price range. BDC reticle is really nice and scopes are well made. I just purchased the m-308 for my AR-10 and I love it. But there are many options to choose from in all price ranges. Good luck though, some are hard to find right now.


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kengel2
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Leupold VX Patrol 1x4.


Not first focal plane and had a mil reticle with moa adjustments. Also not a true 1x.

The glass may be good and it may be a good scope, but Id rather FFP, matching reticle and adjustments, and a true 1x.


Ice Cream Sammich
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
This Leupold

1.25 is true and very close. I have heard that the Vortex is not a true 1x either.

No Mil reticle. Does not matter what the MOA adjustments are.

Yes, SFP.


I have a buddy with the scope above. Opinions on it? And how easy would it be to adjust for my 300 BLK supersonic to subsonic?


bapple
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
I suggest Redfield. It's a good price point and they're made by Leupold. I love mine.



hypnos
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
Bap doesnt that bipod get in the way of your foregrip?


kengel2
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I have a buddy with the scope above. Opinions on it?


They are good scopes. Most of the stuff I talk about will never be used by 99% of shooters.

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And how easy would it be to adjust for my 300 BLK supersonic to subsonic?


It should be easy. What i would do is chrono both loads and work up a range card for both loads. Then I would find their impacts at 100 and see what the difference is. Use that and the proper range card for your drops and wind calls for the proper load.


Rize
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re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15
Can't go wrong with Nikon m223. I will be putting one of these my ar when I get out the poor house.


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