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Old 10-18-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I am picking up a Model 2 Stag in a couple weeks, looking for cheap glass.

This is my first long gun, I currently own a revolver and semi-auto handguns.

Found some attractive looking stuff for the price with a brand called Aim Sports. Obviously, as priced I don't expect this stuff to be anything close to top-notch glass, but at these prices I can get a little experience with a scope on this firearm and maybe get a year or two out of it before I feel a need to move up, if that actually occurs. For my casual application, they may be perfectly acceptable.

So I would appreciate hearing the opinions of the people who have had experience with this brand.

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:16 AM   #2
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Take a look at this;

Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire Rifle Scope

with this mount;

Burris-AR-PEPR-1" Scope Mount

It lives on my 458SOCOM.
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Would that exact set-up work with a Model 2 Stag?

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I'm 80 rounds into my $30 Tasco scope on my .308 and it seems to be holding up fine. The clarity is almost embarassing but I've so far gotten it to shoot about 2MOA with cheap Monarch ammo, and I'm not all that good :P . I stole it off my .22 just so I could get out shooting, but so far it is working well enough that it's allowing me to take my time choosing a more permanent optics solution.

However, I am more of a "set it and forget it" kind of guy when it comes to windage and elevation adjustments, so I can't say whether or not the adjustments are precise or accurate.
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If its a flat-top like the Stag below you should be GTG.
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If its a flat-top like the Stag below you should be GTG.
I think it has what is referred to as a post front site and the rear sight folds or removes for scope attachment, otherwise seems to look like that.

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I think it has what is referred to as a post front site and the rear sight folds or removes for scope attachment, otherwise seems to look like that.

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blue, check out Rock River Arms, they have a high rise scope mount made for flat tops with the front sight. i am not sure about your budget for a scope, but look at the Swift scopes. i have two of them and am very pleased with them. one was about $225 and the other one was about $250. they are nice scopes IMO. the RRA mounts range from $50-60. good luck.
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OP,
That's some cheap glass for sure. Over the years I've learned a few things about optics.
Buy once, cry once
You only get what you pay for
Low end optics tend to fail precipitously and at the least convenient time
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OP,
That's some cheap glass for sure. Over the years I've learned a few things about optics.
Buy once, cry once
You only get what you pay for
Low end optics tend to fail precipitously and at the least convenient time
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so nicky what is your idea of cheap glass? just curious.
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That's some cheap glass for sure. Over the years I've learned a few things about optics.
Buy once, cry once
You only get what you pay for
Low end optics tend to fail precipitously and at the least convenient time
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I hear ya, I'm a long gun noob, those features temporarily blinded me , but I am currently looking at a Leupold 3-9x40 which comes with AR mounts and lens covers for a little less than $400 to my door.

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