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Old 02-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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im thinking of getting an AR with a varmint 18" barrel and a flat upper reciever. i want to practice at sniping what would be a good scope to use?

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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What are you going to be Sniping and at what distances? The type of reticle may depend on the prey. Animal or Paper. What is your budget range?

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What are you going to be Sniping and at what distances? The type of reticle may depend on the prey. Animal or Paper. What is your budget range?

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sniping at paper around 4-5 hundred yards. my budget 1800 with gun
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What is sniping?

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What is sniping?
I think that is the other term used for snipe hunting. (you know, the brown bag in the woods).
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What is sniping?
Sniping is a verb that is done by qualified H.O.G.'s - Hunters of Gunmen. They are professionally trained snipers and they make the battlefield a living hell for the enemy.

In Vietnam they averaged a kill ratio of 1:7 - that is one kill for every 7 rounds fired by US forces in Vietnam.

Basically it is what every long range shooter wishes they could do. A cold bore, long range, on target hit.

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For the record please refrain from using the term SNIPER or SNIPING. You are not a trained sniper so you don't own nor can you own a sniper rifle.

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QUOTED FOR TRUTH!!

We have no H.O.G.'s on this forum, with the possible exception of two guys I know through PM and postings. A "sniper" is a specialized skillset that is owned by probably 1/100th of the people on line who claim it.

I know as much about combat/military sniping as anyone out there through a library the size of a standard bedroom, but I am FAR from even being a P.I.G., let alone a H.O.G.

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Gutter Snipe are my favorite.

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ok i guess sniping is the wrong term. what want to do is practice long range accuracy

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Tango gave you some great options. Don't be afraid of a big scope, you can't hit what you can't see. I topped my recently completed AR with a 6-24x50 on top of a 20" bull barrel and I couldn't be happier. It's heavy but accurate.

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I certainly second what spittinfire stated and advised. We always told the students the first day of OS class. You can not shoot what you can not see! Followed by telling them most people have it all wrong! If you did it correctly. You need to get the best glass (Scope) you can afford and save the rest for the rifle. Anyway, do not forget that with a nice scope you will need like a Scout Rail that Rock River makes or some other company's Scope Ring Adapter to be able to mount the scope farther forward on the flat top for correct eye relief on the AR. Otherwise you may have a real problem since without, the top elevation turret on the scope strikes the rear of the front scope ring and will keep you from getting the proper eye relief you need and cheek weld when shooting.
For the optimal position of the scope the Eye Piece should be exactly even with the rear edge of the Charging Handle. The 20" Varmint would be the optimum for Long Range accuracy. But if you are going to be doing some timely walking with the rifle the 18 would serve the need. Good Luck with your choice. 03

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