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datsdabadguy 12-10-2012 07:43 PM

best scope
I just got my first 6940 colt. Whats the best long distance scope for it?

AgentTikki 12-10-2012 07:59 PM

Schmidt and Bender is what most snipers use.

I think US optics come in a close second.

If all else fails you can always go Nightforce or Premier....

You want the best right?

SSGN_Doc 12-10-2012 08:18 PM

What type of distance, and loada re you wanting to use?

The Marine Squad Designated Marksmen use Leupolds.

But as Agent Tikki already said, if you want the BEST scope, US optics, Schmidt and Bender, and Nightforce are all very nice, high end scopes.

locutus 12-10-2012 10:27 PM

IMHO, the best scope for a 6940 is the Trijicon ACOG .

The 6940 is a combat rifle, not a long range sniping weapon. A 4X ACOG is all the power you'll ever need.

And they're less than half the price of a Zeiss/Hensoldt or a Schmidt & Binder.

The Marines like the ACOG a lot.:D

AgentTikki 12-10-2012 11:33 PM

What's the best car?

Your question is too general please try and be a more specific than long range.


what budget are you giving yourself?
What kind of long distance experience do you have?
what kind of gun you run (tell us what kind of barrel you have)?
what kind of ammo u use, that kind of targets you shoot?
and last but not least how far away you want to go?

Some of those scopes I mentioned earlier are well over $3000, but all can be considered some of the best glass money can buy.

datsdabadguy 12-11-2012 01:10 AM

Thanks for your help but you're right I should have been more specific on the budget.
My budget is $400 and like I said, its my first ar-15 and I like to get the most out of my guns and I have not yet have a preference in long range ammo.

Now, what scope and ammo do you suggest?

hoovco 12-11-2012 01:46 AM

Vortex makes really nice AR15 scopes.

2tone0311 12-11-2012 02:16 AM


Originally Posted by datsdabadguy
I just got my first 6940 colt. Whats the best long distance scope for it?

If your on a budget and want a really good quality scope looknat the leatherwood cmr 1x4. Go to and look at their items. Here you will find your optic.

bluez 12-11-2012 02:23 AM

As for Ammo since you have a 1 in 7 rifling some of the best match grade ammo for the money is :
PPU 69 grain Match.

Others are even a bit more "matchier" but for the money it is hard to beat.

Hornady and others are out there and even more accurate, but for most shooters the PPU 69 gr is more accurate than they are.

locutus 12-11-2012 02:25 AM

On that budget look at the Nikon P223

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