Optics recommendation

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Squawk, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    These are the specs:

    1. $400 or less
    2. Target shooting and coyote hunting
    3. AR-15 CHF 16" Barrel with Free float Quad Rail
    4. 200-500 yds.
    5. .223 55 gr
    6. Table and prone
    7. Lightweight is primary concern
    8. Good eye relief is secondary concern

    Recommendations please?
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2013
  2. ajhaag19

    ajhaag19 New Member

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    Can't remember the exact price

    But id go with the Nikon 223 scope. Good glass. Good magnification. Good price
    Else there's plenty of other options our there
     

  3. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I don't like the BDC 600 reticle. I owned a 3-12 and it is too heavy
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Look at the Nikon Monarch 3 in 2-10. A little under $400

    www.swfa.com
     
  5. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Still a little heavy. I prefer less than 15 ounces. What about a Mark AR from Leupold? Around same price point.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can't go wrong with Leupold.
     
  7. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I have a new Gen III Lucid HD7 coming as soon as they hit Lucids shop , nothing but praise from everyone out there that owns one " lots of research time by myself " . Lifetime warranty AAA battery that lasts several thousands of hrs. Auto brightness so if you transition from bright light to a dim lighted building it will dim its self , this also has a over ride , auto shut off in 2 hrs and NV compatible , if your looking for lighter weight you might check out the new M7 Lucid with the options M7 riser in their accessories

    http://mylucidgear.com/reddotsights.php

    They also carry a very very nice scope , its a little bit heavier than what you want and a tad more money .
    http://mylucidgear.com/riflescope.php
     
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  8. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I thought so but have read a lot of complaints about their quality not being what it used to be. I am really leaning towards the Mark AR 1.5-4 with the Firedot SPR reticle.
     
  9. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I was in a LGS and was checking this out:

    Leupold 1.5-4x20mm Leupold Mark AR Mod 1 Riflescope, FireDot SPR Reticle

    It runs $399. There is a $299 version without the FireDot. It is a green reticle in he crosshairs. The fireDot is a cool option it's a hybrid scope . I think. I'm getting this next. It has great reviews.