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Old 12-05-2012, 03:19 AM   #1
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I have a found a couple that I like and I am looking for your experience/input. I am looking to stay under 200. I dont shoot a lot and I dont know intended distance yet. First one is a Barska. I know a lot of people dont like them.

http://www.barska.com/Sniper_Scope-BARSKA_6-24x40_IR_3G_Point_Black_.223_B.D.C..html

Next is a primary arms

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_4_16X44_Illuminated_Mil_Dot_Scope_p/pa416x.htm
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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You get what you pay for.

Buy quality, and buy once!

Buy cheap........................
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What distance for most ar a 10x is more than enough. I would save up to around $300 go with a good name brand I have several cheap scopes and I regret ever buying them.
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What distance for most ar a 10x is more than enough. I would save up to around $300 go with a good name brand I have several cheap scopes and I regret ever buying them.


I've had about a dozen "el cheapos" over the years, and I regretted every one of them.
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I don't have any experience with scopes other than my made in china 3-9x40 that came on my 17hmr so I have no real expectations
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I don't have any experience with scopes other than my made in china 3-9x40 that came on my 17hmr so I have no real expectations
Expect to spend over $300 for a decent scope and over $500 for a "good" ascope.
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You have a different set of circumstances on an AR and a Mini 14 with scopes. If you put a scope on a bolt gun and fire it, you have one recoil. Most lower cost scopes are made to take recoil in only that direction. When you go to an AR or Mini 14, you have recoil in 2 directons, back then front when the bolt slams shut. Cheap scopes are not built to take the recoil of the bolt coming shut, and you will simply gut them in a few hundred rounds. By the time you screw around with them, might as well have done your homework and bought a scope that was designed for the AR, such as that new Leupold AR scope. About $400.
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Decent quality air rifle scope should work fine; they are designed for the two way recoil and most are warrantied for that. tk
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Check out the Nikon p223 scope. It can be has for around $200 and gets excellent reviews. BDC reticle and turret adjustments means you get all the bang of the more expensive scope without busting your wallet.
http://m.opticsplanet.com/nikon-p-223-3-9x40-bdc-600-rifle-scope.html
Look around a little and you can find this on sale.
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I went with a 30mm Bushnell Trophy XLT 1-4X24 with 4A reticle. It has an illuminated 1 MOA red dot built in. Scope functions normally without power so you still have a scope if the battery goes dead. I caught mine on sale for less than $200. They normally sell for about $230. Used a forward off set mount to get the proper eye relief.
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