Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15 | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
TheDoc
LSU Fan
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


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

Price point is probably $300-$400







Back to top
Share:
hypnos
Texas Fan
Member since Dec 2009
2224 posts

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.





Back to top
RATeamWannabe
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
15088 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


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





Back to top
TheDoc
LSU Fan
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


quote:

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?






Back to top
  Replies (0)
TheDoc
LSU Fan
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


quote:

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






Back to top
LSUBrad5277
LSU Fan
North Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
12557 posts

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.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
5600 posts

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.






Back to top
hypnos
Texas Fan
Member since Dec 2009
2224 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


quote:

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.






Back to top
Yat27
New Orleans Saints Fan
Austin
Member since Nov 2010
3272 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


quote:

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.






Back to top
kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
5600 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


quote:

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.






Back to top
Ice Cream Sammich
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
6912 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


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

Leupold VX Patrol 1x4.






Back to top
Capt ST
LSU Fan
Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
6345 posts
 Online 

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?





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Bull11
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Feb 2006
126 posts

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.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
5600 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


quote:

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.






Back to top
Ice Cream Sammich
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
6912 posts

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?






Back to top
bapple
LSU Fan
Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
7143 posts

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.







Back to top
hypnos
Texas Fan
Member since Dec 2009
2224 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


Bap doesnt that bipod get in the way of your foregrip?





Back to top
kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
5600 posts

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


quote:

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.

quote:

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.






Back to top
Rize
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
1721 posts

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.





Back to top
DrTyger
LSU Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Oct 2009
21442 posts
 Online 

re: Looking for scope recommendations for an AR15


I've got this one.

It's solid.






Back to top


Back to top