Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Optics & Mounts > Scopes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-26-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Default 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

__________________
CountryAssMutha is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-26-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Default

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 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 10:51 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Default

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

__________________
CountryAssMutha is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 11:26 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,954
Liked 694 Times on 475 Posts
Likes Given: 709

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CountryAssMutha View Post
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??
__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Default

Like the recoil comment!!!: 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!

__________________
CountryAssMutha is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 04:06 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
swampcrawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tulsa,Oklahoma
Posts: 18
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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.

__________________

Last edited by swampcrawler; 01-27-2010 at 04:08 PM. Reason: add. info
swampcrawler is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 05:41 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7
Default

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

__________________
CountryAssMutha is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 06:23 PM   #9
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,352
Liked 5451 Times on 2845 Posts
Likes Given: 350

Default

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.

__________________
JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 11:18 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonM View Post
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.
__________________
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
scopes azurevirus AK & SKS Discussion 14 09-27-2011 03:44 AM
Bsa red dot scopes patriotjoe Firearm Accessories & Gear 8 06-13-2010 12:50 AM
Scopes Jac78 Optics & Mounts 4 01-20-2009 04:57 AM
Scopes? maddog General Rifle Discussion 4 09-10-2007 11:12 PM



Newest Threads