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Old 02-09-2014, 11:36 PM   #11
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I found this. My gf dad has one and it looked good. I like the fact it has unlighted as well as lighted reticle a.
How does this compare to the others?
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When it comes to optics you do get what you pay for and a good scope will last a lifetime!
I would suggest you look into the Nikon scopes if you want top quality for the least cost for the quality. They have great glass! Which is important and no parallax! Which the less expensive scopes sometimes have too much! And Nikon seems to always have some on sale somewhere at their dealers. Also do not forget you are probably going to need a forward offset scope mount to get the proper eye relief with a scope. And not just the picatinny rail on your flat top. You can see some on various websites like the Rock River website. Others make them also! People forget about this fact when they first consider putting a scope on their rifles. Here is one of mine with a RRA Scout Rail on it. I like them better than the standard forward offset scope mount because it gives me total adjustment and I can use normal scope rings.

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When it comes to optics you do get what you pay for and a good scope will last a lifetime!
I would suggest you look into the Nikon scopes if you want top quality for the least cost for the quality. They have great glass! Which is important and no parallax! Which the less expensive scopes sometimes have too much! And Nikon seems to always have some on sale somewhere at their dealers. Also do not forget you are probably going to need a forward offset scope mount to get the proper eye relief with a scope. And not just the picatinny rail on your flat top. You can see some on various websites like the Rock River website. Others make them also! People forget about this fact when they first consider putting a scope on their rifles. Here is one of mine with a RRA Scout Rail on it. I like them better than the standard forward offset scope mount because it gives me total adjustment and I can use normal scope rings.

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That looks awesome! I had not considered the addition of a scope mount until after I started this. I would want something where I would be able to use my backup iron sights as well. My Vortex cowitnesses perfectly with my Mbus and I am going to get another set of those for my new upper, which this new scope will go on.
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I don't do reviews well and all I can say is I have shot some of the affordable priced AR scopes from leupold , mueller, nicon and vortex ar type scopes over the last couple years and this is a good scope and compare's well to me. Other well say its junk or not being a true one power it won't co-witness to sights. I don't care. I also most bought a 2.5-10 to put on it.

So heres a couple more links, if it don't help , oh well.
http://www.weaveroptics.com/optics/riflescopes/kaspa/
http://www.shootingillustrated.com/index.php/25470/ar-optics-on-a-budget/
http://tacticalgunreview.com/blog/2013/09/staff-review-budget-optics-weaver-kaspa-1-5-6x32-scope/#more-18893

http://www.amazon.com/Weaver-849843-Tactical-Zombie-Scope/dp/B0094PP9CQ
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/weaver-kaspa-1-5-6-x-32-riflescope/pid-591259?N=6841400+4294950999

I sometimes sit out and scan a niebghbors fields for deer right at dark. I'll spot them with some good binos and then check my scopes to see how how well they work in the dark. I watch a group of 11 deer last night about 120 yards off and I can tell you at 8:15 last night shooting those deer would have been easy at a power setting of 4x. Could not tell if any had horns but the deer was sharp enough to place a bullet. Horns should be off now anyhow. That 30mm tube helps out there.
Wow! Thanks for all the great info! I'm also looking at a Primary Arms. I will make a decision soon.
I am kind of Leary about buying gimmicky products that look like they try to market their product through popular designs. Are all these zombie labels more gimmick or do they still perform well. I own a French restaurant and we have green beans but if we call them by their French name which is Haricot verts I can sell them for two dollars more.
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Leupold also does the zombie thang , just pant on the out side - http://www.midwayusa.com/product/873359/leupold-vx-r-zombie-rifle-scope-30mm-tube-125-4x-20mm-illuminated-zombie-green-dot-spr-reticle-matte
Weaver has one with no zombie anything for the same price . I gave you the part numbers for both models days back so I'm done. You can figure it out.
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Leupold also does the zombie thang , just pant on the out side - http://www.midwayusa.com/product/873359/leupold-vx-r-zombie-rifle-scope-30mm-tube-125-4x-20mm-illuminated-zombie-green-dot-spr-reticle-matte

Weaver has one with no zombie anything for the same price . I gave you the part numbers for both models days back so I'm done. You can figure it out.

I got it bro. I saw both. I was just wondering about the zombie stuff in general because you see it on all kinds of products.
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Ok I have decided.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to help me out and answer so many questions. Special thanks to hardluk1 for hooking me up with some links I couldn't find! I have decided to go with the Primary Arms 1-4x. Since this is my first real experience with a scope and what its overall intended use will be as well the features I may want when I finally do bite the bullet and buy an expensive one this scope kind of made since.
It is inexpensive and does have good reviews based on the price. I figure it is a good inexpensive way to learn more before I jump into a bigger purchase and at the very least I will learn what I DONT want out of scope and a point of reference as to what is bad and what is good. It will also allow me to learn the differences between a good scope and a less expensive one. I figure it will be an inexpensive learning tool. Maybe I can pass it down or loan it to someone who has the same questions as I did one day. Thanks to everyone! I have learned a ton of stuff here.
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