Done except for an optic, any ideas for a 100 yard + shooter?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Rob76, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Rob76

    Rob76 New Member

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    Any ideas for an optic? Planned on a med to long range gun so think I'd like an optic w a little more power than a 1-4.
     

  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Yep, a good 3-9x or 2-7x should work well.
     
  3. dwmiller

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    The Nikon 223 is hard to beat for the price. Dot+Magnifier gives a few more options but at a higher pricetag. Just put the Nikon on a quick release mount and add some nice back up irons. ;)

    Sorry about the double post, phone screwing up again...
     
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  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    cheap side nikon p223 is low as i would go. my pref is trijicon and nightforce. i lean trijicon for a lot of stuff other than precision precision shooting. i run a acog 4x on my bcm and got a 1-4 accupoint coming for my scar17. i also use a trijicon 3-9accupoint with mildot on my scar17.
     
  6. nosaj

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    Nikon P223 and Prostaff are both on sale for $149 on many sites right now. Just ordered one yesterday.
     
  7. Rob76

    Rob76 New Member

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    Considering the Leupold AR mod 3x9. Trijivon and night force would great if not so $$$.
     
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    I like the Burris FFII in 3x9 with a Ballistic plex, but it's not so great if you want flip up covers. The whole eyepiece turns and puts the open cover in the path of the charging handle. The Leo has a separate power dial. I've never got sold on Nikons but can't say why other than the big azz knobs on the AR series.
     
  9. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    So mid to long range like 300 yards to 600?
    Is your goal minute of bad guy/12" gong? or sub moa groups?
     
  10. sandog

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    The Leupold mark AR's with Firedot are great for $400 plus. They, like the Nikon 223's are calibrated for 223/5.56mm. I have a Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4x on my AR, and a Nikon 2.5-8x in a scout mount on my Mini. Both great scopes. If you want to spend less, the Redfield Revolution is U.S. made and under $200.
     

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  11. Rob76

    Rob76 New Member

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    Ordered the leupold AR 3-9. Got it, a Leupold mount and some lens caps for $360. For that price I'd just try it out.
     
  12. sandog

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    Good deal, Rob. What reticle did you get ?
     
  13. mdwalkerjr

    mdwalkerjr New Member Supporter

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    I have an Aimpoint H1 on my 5.56. Great out to 100. Have a Trijicon Accupoint 1 - 4 on my AR 10. Like that it doesn't need batteries.
     
  14. Rob76

    Rob76 New Member

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    @sandog, got the mil dot reticle. The ranges I go to close dusk to dawn so didn't think a luminated reticle would be worth the extra $$ for my situation.