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Phelenwolf 10-12-2012 01:23 AM

In the market for a new optic for my AR
 
I am in the market for a new optic for my AR. Going to get an A3 flat top with a 16 or 20 in barrel, not sure which one yet.

So I am asking all of you to please post pictures of your scopes, red dot, etc. and why you got them. I live in a small town and the closest gun shop that has any scopes/sights is 2hrs away.

Currently I have an Eotech 552 mounted on my DPMS Carbine.
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bige91603 10-12-2012 01:33 AM

What is your budget and use for the optic?

Phelenwolf 10-12-2012 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by bige91603 (Post 973563)
What is your budget and use for the optic?

My budget is enough I could get a high end Nightforce or Leupold if I chose. But not all good scopes or sights have to cost you an arm and a leg.

Looking to use it for mid-range shooting (bench rest or coyote calling) or 3 gun matches. With the quick detach mounts that are on the market today that return to zero when you re-mount your sight give me the flexibility to get a 3x9 scope and/or a red dot if I chose.

Looking to see what people have and why. Typical shooting distance where I live is up to 2,000 meters LOS or less the 30 meters in some areas.

Merican45 10-12-2012 06:23 PM

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I have the vortex strike fire red dot on my saiga, comes with a two piece magnification that screws right into the sight. Its meant to be used on ARs bevause it comes with high moint rings. Can use both eyes when shooting. PSA even has an offer where it comes with one of their carbines. Got it on amazon for about $160 too.

Merican45 10-12-2012 06:32 PM

Comes with a 2x magnification piece*

jamesb 10-12-2012 06:34 PM

Aimpoint T1 - Mine is a 2MOA and I really like it. I haven't shot it as much as I wanted to, but I have ultimate faith in the zero and sight after watching the Daniel Defense video.

*Note that these photos show the Primary Arms Micro Dot which I had before I got the Aimpoint. The Aimpoint is the same size, better battery life, more settings, NVG capable, better built, etc. Mine sits on a LaRue mount.

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treehugger49 10-12-2012 07:45 PM

I have a TA31F ACOG on an A.R.M.S. QD mount on my RRA 5.56, and a Trijicon 3-9x40 AccuPoint TR-20-2G on a LaRue LT104 mount, which comes with either QD mounts or VFZ mounts which I have, since I don't remove that scope. The AccuPoint is on a dedicated hunting AR in 6.8 SPC.

I've been enormously pleased with both products and mounts. Crystal clear glass, Bindon Aiming Concept in the case of the ACOG, tritium and fiber optic illumination, and they're both built like tanks.

jjfuller1 10-12-2012 09:51 PM

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have a nikon prostaff 3x9. its works wonderful. farthest this setup has gone is 100 yards. but it does great at that and closer. sometime i'll see how it does longer

Phelenwolf 10-16-2012 08:11 PM

I was at the local Big 5 Sports and saw a reflex sight made by BSA. I was wondering who has tried them.

Phelenwolf 10-16-2012 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by jjfuller1 (Post 974492)
have a nikon prostaff 3x9. its works wonderful. farthest this setup has gone is 100 yards. but it does great at that and closer. sometime i'll see how it does longer

I like the scope. Around here where I live I can take shots out to 1200 meters easily. What did you pay for the Nikon? By the way how do you like the Magpul grip? I ordered one to try it and am excited to go to the range.


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