Originally Posted by CaseyChadwell
I love the looks of a rifle scope with no front bell, even though they don't gather much light..
Originally Posted by Anna_Purna
Please don't remind me...
At one time I also had this Leupold VX-3 scope that came without a bell and their lens coating still allows quite a bit of light to come through.
Apparently their cost has gone up somewhat since I bought mine though!
As far as buffer tube diameter goes, I will say that when I went to the gun shop to find a black Magpul CTR mil. spec. stock, they didn't have one but did have plenty of black commercial sized ones.
When I enquired as to why that was, I was told that they rarely sell them in mil. spec. size.
Of course they could have just been pulling my leg, but...
I do not consider tube diameter to be much of a factor in determining a rifle's quality either as they both perform equally well IMO.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your AR Anna_Purna.