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Old 05-19-2013, 01:55 AM   #11
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I have a Nikon 3-9 on a 16" carbine. I tried it out at 300yds and consider that about my max range for coyotes with the accuracy I can get out of that particular rifle, ammo combo and my abilities. I have another match rifle that would stretch that distance, but it just isn't as handy as the carbine.

The Nikon is bright and clear for the price. Good predictable adjustments. Bushnell Elite series scopes are pretty good in that price range also.

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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
i have a 16 in AR with front sight. we have a nikon 3x9x40($150), with a burris mount ($70). and it shoots great. we have not shot it out to 300 yet though. but at 100 it does wonderful. dont worry at all about the front sight. with any scope above 3x you wont be able to see it.. its magic..

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Get extra high rings.
no. you do not need high rings if you have a front sight.



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Works perfectly!

I highly suggest the P-series rings tho...like the one I have.
Oh cool! Whats the farthest you've shot effectively with its 3x power?
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I have a Nikon 3-9 on a 16" carbine. I tried it out at 300yds and consider that about my max range for coyotes with the accuracy I can get out of that particular rifle, ammo combo and my abilities. I have another match rifle that would stretch that distance, but it just isn't as handy as the carbine.

The Nikon is bright and clear for the price. Good predictable adjustments. Bushnell Elite series scopes are pretty good in that price range also.
How difficult is it to hit things at 100yards or so with the 3-9? I guess what im wanting to know if its do able to hit closer targets?
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i have a 16 in AR with front sight. we have a nikon 3x9x40($150), with a burris mount ($70). and it shoots great. we have not shot it out to 300 yet though. but at 100 it does wonderful. dont worry at all about the front sight. with any scope above 3x you wont be able to see it.. its magic..

no. you do not need high rings if you have a front sight.

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I think if I get the P series scope rings it should clear that front sight, thank you for the advice! I couldn't find those extra high rings that other fella was talking about.
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+1 to Jjfuller on post number 12. The scope will see through the front post, and don't need to get high mounts to see over the top. The scope cant magnify on something that close, so it looks right through it.

A 3x9x40 is a great choice for seeing targets way out there. What I don't like about a 4x plus scope is they get to be useless for close range shots, as they need more distance to focus on. if you are in heavy woods or dense brush, a 3x9 is better, and something like a 1.75x whatever is even better. For open range shots, a 4x is great. But a 3x can do pretty much what a 4x can do, except for super far distances and you want to read the made in china stamp!

Here is my 3x9x40 on my AR:

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Oh cool! Whats the farthest you've shot effectively with its 3x power?
Only shot at 200yds (farthest) so far. Tula steel and Monarch brass gave me 1.5 MOA. Would of done way better with my reloads.
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How difficult is it to hit things at 100yards or so with the 3-9? I guess what im wanting to know if its do able to hit closer targets?
No problem. Just a couple inches high. Still good enough for coyotes.
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Only shot at 200yds (farthest) so far. Tula steel and Monarch brass gave me 1.5 MOA. Would of done way better with my reloads.
I need to elaberate a little. The scope on my AR is the 3x32 Nikon, For the shooting you described i suggest the 3-9x40. I picked the 3x32 because it suited my needs.
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This is my ar as it sits now.. Daniel defense upper rock river arms lower.. I have a Nikon m-223 3-9x40 scope on it with a BDC reticle.. Thing is crystal clear.. Also I had a fixed front sight too when I still have my rock river upper.. Even though it looks like it would block it, it doesn't your see right past the sight..

Also I have the Burris PERP sight mount that is sweet.. Looks tactical and is the same cost for nice set of rings..

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