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Old 02-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #11
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thanks alot guys ill start checking these all out. i just need something that reaches out more i was shooting my dads savage bolt action .223 and we were tear up spoons @ 100yards and yes spoons that you eat with lol and to that to me was a good challenge and a blast. My red dot just dont reach out that far and its a p.o.s, it came with my ar so it was free basically

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thanks alot guys ill start checking these all out. i just need something that reaches out more i was shooting my dads savage bolt action .223 and we were tear up spoons @ 100yards and yes spoons that you eat with lol and to that to me was a good challenge and a blast. My red dot just dont reach out that far and its a p.o.s, it came with my ar so it was free basically
Try a quality red dot like an Aimpoint, and you might change your mind.

If you have a friend with an Aimpoint, ask to shoot his rifle.
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The 1X setting is for up close and personal. Easy to use with both eyes open. The 4X will get you out to 300 yards. A long time ago the standard scope was a 4X.

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thanks alot guys ill start checking these all out. i just need something that reaches out more i was shooting my dads savage bolt action .223 and we were tear up spoons @ 100yards and yes spoons that you eat with lol and to that to me was a good challenge and a blast. My red dot just dont reach out that far and its a p.o.s, it came with my ar so it was free basically
You won't be able to see a spoon at 100 yards w/ a typical RDS's 4/2 MOA reticle.
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The 1X setting is for up close and personal. Easy to use with both eyes open. The 4X will get you out to 300 yards. A long time ago the standard scope was a 4X.
You should always keep both eyes open! Otherwise, you severely limit your field of veiw.

If you have trouble shooting with both eyes open, you might hjve a "cross dominance" problem.

Try shooting from the other shoulder.
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i always keep both open..my plan was to find a nice scope for long range and get a laser for close up.. i appreciate all your inputs helps alot

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i always keep both open..my plan was to find a nice scope for long range and get a laser for close up.. i appreciate all your inputs helps alot
Are you going to buy a shark for that laser?
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@ mjkeat..actually yeah a great white.. I found a aimpoint red dot comes w/a ex doubler for $429 but think I'm going to det the 3x mag for $129 that has a a slide to side mount

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There is little doubt about your question. You will not be able to get for example a model 512 EOTech and a Magnifier for $500.00. If you are going to be shooting at distance and for precision a Scope is the answer. But also remember the 5.56/223 round is by far not the best choice for shooting long distance. Yes they will shoot at 600 yards as they do at Camp Perry every year! But the main factor is the effect of the wind on the bullet. That comment comes from experience. I agree with one of the previous posts. Get a Rock River or similar scope mount for your AR that moves the scope forward allowing proper eye relieve! Otherwise you will have a problem with a good scope. Then look at a Nikon Scope. For the money they have good glass and are top quality for under your $500.00 budget.

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@Sniper..by a good mount you mean offset? And i did check out the Nikon m223 model as someone suggested and i may go with that but im just tryn to find something more compact "little shorter" Anybody hear of NcStar? They any good?

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