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RobotPuncher 05-18-2013 09:45 PM

AR 15 Scope
 
Hey guys I have a AR 15, flat top, with a 16.5 inch barrel. Im wanting to get a scope for it but I know nothing about them. Im willing to spend 250 for a quality scope. The range I want to be shooting is 300 yards(if the gun can even do 300 yards with that short of a barrel, personally I haven't tried it). If anyone could help me in finding a scope it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys/gals

Jagermeister 05-18-2013 10:04 PM

Leupold has an Mark AR scope 3-9x40 for around 300. Just 50 dollars more. Opticsplanet. You will have to buy picatinny rings (I am assuming the flat top has picatinny rails) for your scope. There are cheaper ones, and then there are quick detachable ones that will cost a bit more. Opticsplanet also sells various rings. Good luck. I am in the market for a scope myself, but looking for a company to send overseas. Scopes over here are very expensive. My Eotech holographic is fine for up to 100 meters, but after that, my eyes have problems picking up target acquisition via the sights. :o

kryptar19 05-18-2013 10:42 PM

Nikon P223 3-9x40. Should retail for about $200 or so. One of the best out there for the money. That leaves you $50 for the P-series rings too. Fantastic set up, all you will need after that is the SpotOn app for your phone.

RobotPuncher 05-18-2013 10:51 PM

Oh I forgot to mention it has a fixed A-2 front sight!

RobotPuncher 05-18-2013 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Jagermeister (Post 1250869)
Leupold has an Mark AR scope 3-9x40 for around 300. Just 50 dollars more. Opticsplanet. You will have to buy picatinny rings (I am assuming the flat top has picatinny rails) for your scope. There are cheaper ones, and then there are quick detachable ones that will cost a bit more. Opticsplanet also sells various rings. Good luck. I am in the market for a scope myself, but looking for a company to send overseas. Scopes over here are very expensive. My Eotech holographic is fine for up to 100 meters, but after that, my eyes have problems picking up target acquisition via the sights. :o

That's exactly what I have on mine right now an Eotech perfect for 100 meters. I have been seeing some of those carbine Scopes, 3x power made for Ar 15s, but do you think 3x power will be enough to see out to 300?

RobotPuncher 05-18-2013 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by kryptar19 (Post 1250899)
Nikon P223 3-9x40. Should retail for about $200 or so. One of the best out there for the money. That leaves you $50 for the P-series rings too. Fantastic set up, all you will need after that is the SpotOn app for your phone.

Yeah! Thats the one ive been looking at on Amazon for 150! Will it work with my A-2 fixed front sight?

Jagermeister 05-18-2013 11:17 PM

I would go with 9x at 300 yards if you want surgical placement. Anything past 300 yards I would want a 4-12x scope. Still, I want to see exactly where the projectile is going and to verify after the shot. I feel you will be happier with the stronger magnification. The lower magnifying AR scopes, eotechs and aimpoints are good for quick target acquisition, and center mass shots during CQC. I would go for a scope with max of 9x or 12x for hunting, competing or medium to longer range protection. This is my personal preference though. My own opinion.

Jagermeister 05-18-2013 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by RobotPuncher (Post 1250915)
Yeah! Thats the one ive been looking at on Amazon for 150! Will it work with my A-2 fixed front sight?

Get extra high rings.

RobotPuncher 05-18-2013 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Jagermeister (Post 1250928)
I would go with 9x at 300 yards if you want surgical placement. Anything past 300 yards I would want a 4-12x scope. Still, I want to see exactly where the projectile is going and to verify after the shot. I feel you will be happier with the stronger magnification. The lower magnifying AR scopes, eotechs and aimpoints are good for quick target acquisition, and center mass shots during CQC. I would go for a scope with max of 9x or 12x for hunting, competing or medium to longer range protection. This is my personal preference though. My own opinion.

Thanks for the input man, you saved me a lot of money!

kryptar19 05-19-2013 01:17 AM

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Yeah! Thats the one ive been looking at on Amazon for 150! Will it work with my A-2 fixed front sight?

Works perfectly!

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I highly suggest the P-series rings tho...like the one I have.


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