need scope

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by stone2, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. stone2

    stone2 New Member

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    I just got a stag AR 15 looking for the best scope for long and short range shooting around $200.00 can anyone help
     
  2. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Could you swing by INTRODUCTIONS and introduce yourself to the forum.

    This scope should do you fine in your price range, I had one earlier on and it worked fine for me when I was starting out. YMMV.

    There are lots of other brand choices and more expensive glass out there to choose from that will have better optics, but this is a good midrange scope.

    Nikon ProStaff Waterproof 3-9x40 Riflescopes Rifle scope 6320 6311 6310 3-9x40mm

    Jack
     

  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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  4. stone2

    stone2 New Member

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    thanks for the help
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Define long range and short range.
     
  6. canebrake

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  7. stone2

    stone2 New Member

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    about 50 to 300 yards
     
  8. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    actually that Nikon Team Primos scope w/ free jacket is really a very good deal...considering they are putting in a Nikon Monarch scope for under $200, normally quite a bit more, and you get that free camo jacket (assuming you can wear an XL). 3-9x, should cover most of what you are looking at pretty well.

    Oh...and like cane said, the deal is available from SWFA

    ;)
     
  9. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    That deal no longer shows up on the link Cane gave us...?

    I was looking at it myself yesterday....and I couldn't see anything that said "Monarch."
     
  10. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    I think he was refering to this $99 Vortex on the left hand side of the page. Here is a direct link Lon.

    Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire Rifle Scope

    Jack
     
  11. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Nikon 3-9x40 Team Primos Riflescope

    Or maybe I got it from the customer review?
     
  12. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Just finished this one, this afternoon. What do you think?

    Built on an old Bushmaster Lower, DSA 1:7 M4 Upper, with Magpul MOE handguards, MOE grip, Magpul P-Mag, Bushnell 1-4 x 24 in a RRA scope mount. (Jury is still out on the mount though, unless I go with an extended scope rail, there is no room for BUIS), Magpul CTR stock is waiting on the bench, thought I'd try an A2 stock on it first, to see how the family likes it. If not, then the CTR stock will be on.

    To the OP, that could be another option for you. I found that scope on Optics Planet. Here's the link:

    Bushnell Trophy Series 1-4x24 Black Matte with Illuminated Dot 30mm Tube Riflescope 731424M FREE S&H 731424M. Bushnell Trophy Riflescopes, Bushnell Riflescopes.

    I'm not sure if it is a TRUE 1x, but the 1-4x power makes it ideal for close to medium range. Also the illuminated center dot makes it ideal for low light conditions. It is a 30mm tube, so if you get one, make sure you get the right size rings or scope mount, for a 30mm. $139.95 plus FREE shipping. :eek:

    All in all, I'm pretty pleased with it so far.
     
  13. stone2

    stone2 New Member

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    what all will i need to mount a scope on my AR that dont come with a scope
     
  14. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Stone,

    First, what kind of upper receiver do you have? Is it a Flat top or A2 with built-in handle?

    If you have the flat top receiver, then all you will need is:

    1) the scope of your choice
    2) rings that match the tube diameter of your scope (either 1" or 30mm for most scopes out there)
    3) if you don't want to go with just rings, then you could go with a scope mount.

    Check out the following links for ideas:

    SWFA Mounts, Rings and Bases Burris Mounts

    Riflescope Rings, Mounts, & Rifle Scope Bases SALE on Red Dot Sight Rifle scopes Accessories

    If you look through those sites, they also have just about any scope you might want, at some very good prices, too.

    Good luck, and anymore questions, feel free to ask. This is a very good group with lots of experience and info to share. Some even good, at times ;)

    Slo
     
  15. stone2

    stone2 New Member

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    is rings ok or should i go with a mount its a flat top
     
  16. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Rings are fine. What gas block do you have on the front? Is it the A2 style, like in my pics there, or do you have flip up front sights?

    The reason I ask, you want to make sure you get the right height rings for your scope, to be able to clear anything mounted on the front of your rifle, and also to give you a good cheek weld when you are sighting whatever it is you are aiming at. Typically, that will be either High or Extra high rings. But that could change with your scope and set up.

    Slo
     
  17. stone2

    stone2 New Member

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    it looks like your picture but the sight that is where the scope goes flips up
     
  18. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Ok, so from the sounds of it, you have a flip up REAR sight.

    Some things to keep in mind here:

    1) Do you want to be able to take the scope on and off the gun easily? If so, you'll need some kind of quick-disconnect mounts. Keep in mind, some quick disconnect RINGS, you'll have to Re-Zero your scope if you take it on and off.

    2) Some quick disconnect mounts will hold ZERO, even if you take them on and off. But...they do cost more money. Check out LARUE scope mounts. Note- they aren't just rings, but a complete mounting system.

    3) You could get a rail extension, to move your scope forward enough to CLEAR your rear sights. That way, if your scope fails, or is knocked off zero, or if your target is too close to use your scope, then you can use your front and rear sight. The rail extensions look like this:

    Rail Extensions

    4) OR you go with something like the Burris P.E.P.R. mount, that will move your scope forward, too. Burris AR-P.E.P.R. 1" Scope Mount

    The P.E.P.R. mount is a very good system and will work well to allow you to still be able to use your flip up sights. Of course, that will depend on the length of the scope you buy, too.

    Slo
     
  19. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Nah, when Slo originally posted, the Nikon was there. Now it's gone . :( But I don't think it was a Monarch, I think that's just a name someone threw out in the thread somewheres down there.