Originally Posted by ALS11
Thanks for the Joe Bob link. I too am looking to mount a scope on my AR. Now..... what scope to buy?
That's a hard question to answer. What range are you going to be shooting most often and what budget do you have? Some scopes go up to $2,500 and beyond just for the scope alone. I'm not sure the average shooter needs anything like that though IMO.
I saw a Nikon Prostaff 2-7X32 today at amazon for $139 with free shipping. That's a good solid scope without going crazy on the price. I like the scopes that have low maginification for most shooting inside 100 yards, but also have some extra magnification for the longer shots. I find that I use 4 to 6 power most often.
The scopes that go to 16 & 24 power are for things like hunting coyotes and stuff at very long ranges. They're kind of big on an AR for my liking.