Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   Optics & Mounts (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f65/)
-   -   Scopes (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f65/scopes-22633/)

CountryAssMutha 01-26-2010 02:05 PM

Scopes
 
Looking for some suggestions on a scope for my ar-15 thats made in america and will hold zero. Will not buy unless it's made in america don't care how long it while hold zero if it's not made in america. Shoot me a couple of ideas. Thanks

cpttango30 01-26-2010 02:27 PM

Burris is made in america using Japan glass I think.

Leupold is made in america using Japan glass.

US Optics is 100% made in america. Your going to spend 2 to 4 times the cost of your ar on US Optics.

Right now the best value for your dollar is coming out of Japan. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Even S&B are not making their own glass they order what they want from out side sources.

I think US Optics makes their own glass and Zeiss make their own glass, as well as nikon.

Don't discount Nikon Bushnell or many others just simply because they are not made in america.

CountryAssMutha 01-26-2010 11:50 PM

Thanks,
Defiantly was not knocking Bushnell or the other guys. Was just curious if there was option available because I had looked for weeks for American made. You are right that the American made ones or usually on the high end. I have a bushnell elite 4200 on my 30-06 and never have had an issue. Was just really hoping to find one in America that works as well.

CountryAssMutha 01-26-2010 11:51 PM

By the way the ar-15 is chambered in the 7.62 x 39 so I'm getting more recoil than my other chambered in the 5.56

jpattersonnh 01-27-2010 12:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CountryAssMutha (Post 219204)
By the way the ar-15 is chambered in the 7.62 x 39 so I'm getting more recoil than my other chambered in the 5.56

7.62x39 has recoil? Never noticed. A scope for an AR is pretty broad. I put an old Soviet 3-9x42mm compact on my A2 DCM. Takes Coyotes out to 300 yards without any issues. But, I wanted a hunting scope. What do you want it for??

CountryAssMutha 01-27-2010 02:55 PM

Like the recoil comment!!!::D I will be boar hunting. Took the 5.56 last year wasn't impressed with the stopping power, so have switched to the 7.62 x 39 this year. Just looking for a real good optic at 200 or 300 yards. Guess it was wishful thinking but I really wanted a optic made in america that doesn't cost more than the rifle!

swampcrawler 01-27-2010 05:06 PM

How about the "NEW" Redfield? Seems someone told me it was USA born.

Yea , I know I've only got (1) post on this forum,, but I'm a looooong ways from newbe status.

CountryAssMutha 01-27-2010 06:41 PM

Thanks. Have begun doing research will see what I find out. :)

JonM 01-27-2010 07:23 PM

leupold decent scopes got a few on different rifles i like em. got a nikon shotgun scope that came with the used CZ550 i bought its pretty nice holds zero well even when shooting full bore 458 Lott rounds. got an old colt 4x20 AR15 scope with BDC dial marked by colt but its all made in japan still has really nice optics. most of the crappier scopes are made in america. sad but true.

cpttango30 01-28-2010 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 219649)
leupold decent scopes got a few on different rifles i like em. got a nikon shotgun scope that came with the used CZ550 i bought its pretty nice holds zero well even when shooting full bore 458 Lott rounds. got an old colt 4x20 AR15 scope with BDC dial marked by colt but its all made in japan still has really nice optics. most of the crappier scopes are made in america. sad but true.

That is the biggest load of horse hucky I have ever heard.

That crappiest scopes come from PRC Peoples Republic of China. Where do you think NC Star, BSA, just about any scope that is less that $200 is going to be made there.


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:53 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.