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Old 03-18-2017, 01:14 AM   #1
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I have no luck in finding an issue 4x scope for the M16 for anything reasonable.
I have adapters that bolt through the handle, and though I found someone going to sell me an issue one.
I want as many features as possible in a light compact scope, with perhaps enough tube to clamp on a laser for less than a reasonable price.
On reason for the AR15later M1 is weight. I have a large variable quality scope but it is just too big and makes the gun somewhat top heavy without the full magazine.
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I have no luck in finding an issue 4x scope for the M16 for anything reasonable.
I have adapters that bolt through the handle, and though I found someone going to sell me an issue one.
I want as many features as possible in a light compact scope, with perhaps enough tube to clamp on a laser for less than a reasonable price.
On reason for the AR15later M1 is weight. I have a large variable quality scope but it is just too big and makes the gun somewhat top heavy without the full magazine.
Suggestions or leads, adds etc.
there are plenty of scopes on the market made specifically for the AR.

Nikon, Leupold, Bushnell, Burris, Millett, Vortex, plus many others.
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I like Nikon, but I HATE their AR scope. The Exposed adjustment knobs,

I just hope I can get lucky, and trade it to somebody for another scope,

or maybe a used was of gum...
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just curious Mr. Tinbucket, but is yours a select fire weapon? because if not, it's not an M16, but an AR15.

there is huge difference between the two, regardless of the similar appearances of them.
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AR A1 and AR A2 some of the first. I like the idea of just a lever and secure scope and 4x is plenty but 800.00 for GI is just too too much.

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AR A1 and AR A2 some of the first. I like the idea of just a lever and secure scope and 4x is plenty but 800.00 for GI is just too too much.
well an AR15 is not an M16 and vice versa. not only is there a huge difference in operation, but an extreme difference of price of about $20K.
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First mattel guns were full auto AR 15s. Mine don't have the hole.
And you could buy some Semi auto only M16s.
I examined two but the money was too much, about 15 years ago.
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First mattel guns were full auto AR 15s. Mine don't have the hole.
And you could buy some Semi auto only M16s.
I examined two but the money was too much, about 15 years ago.

the first AR-15 rifles were Armalites, and sold to Colt who continued the model designation. but when they were officially adopted by the military, they were designated M-16 and subsequent variants.

the first Armalite and Colt AR-15 rifles were select fire, and was simply a company model number, not the official military model number.

and from what i have read, Colt and other licensed manufacturers have produced over 120 variants of the M-16 since it's inception for use by our military, as well as foreign contracts, as some experimental variants that were never mass produced, and no one that i read was ever a semi-auto.

but if you have proof to the contrary, i'd sure like to see it.
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