Optics ??

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by tenntyrant, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    Want to get a optic for my m6a2, I would like something that will work for up close as well as at a distance what should I get?
     
  2. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    A true 1x to 4x wil do cqb and intermiate nicely. A rds with a magnifier sont have a good reticle for diatnce use, but be faster to pickup cqb. Surprisings both weight about the same.

    If you just won the lotto look for 1 - 8x optics. If not don't bother you may have a coronary from the sticker shock.
     
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  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How much do you want to spend? $150 to $$$$$ I have a Bushnell Trophy XLT 1-4X24 with 4A reticle and a 1moa red dot. A little over $200 with mount.
     
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  4. fmj

    fmj New Member

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  5. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    What does that run? No price is listed, and how does it hold up to abuse? What's your opinion on it?
     
  6. Todd_

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    Check out Primary Arms. Their Micro dot plus mount is around $100, and it's a great RDS that can take a beating. It just doesn't had the five year battery life of the Aimpoint. Grab the 6x magnifier on a swivel mount and you are set for CQB and intermediate distances (magnifier is also primary arms). They stand behind their products, good company.
     
  7. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    I am thinking $180 new from Midwayusa.com.

    I picked mine up off craigslist for $60. Found out after the fact the reticle was busted. So, i called NcStar. They said fill out the online warrant form, print it out and send it to them. I asked about the shipping charge. (customary $10) The cat on the other end of the line said, "put shipping comp.ed by Matt, I HATE to hear when my scopes malfunction, a mans reticle should NOT be spinning in the tube. We'll take care of you right away. That particular model is on back order but our warranty claims get first dibs on any that come in."

    Just got my tracking number yesterday, its been a little over a month. They have been on back order and the shipping container got held up in customs....still not complaining. A new scope for $60 is a new scope for $60...month wait or not.

    We'll see how it holds up soon enough. I dont know what kind of abuse it took from the previous owner.

    I have a feeling i will be doing a range trip Friday. Benn kind of antsy to see how my M-4 performs with optics, considering i can hardly see the target at 50 w/ iron sights. Plus, i want to do some 100 yd work and DEFINITELY cant see a target at 100 with iron sights .....will file a report then.
     
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  8. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Thanks FMJ. I look forward to it.
     
  9. billt

    billt New Member

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    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/582858/leupold-mark-ar-rifle-scope-15-4x-20mm-duplex-matte

    You could check around and see if anyone could beat the $247.00 price. Presently they are showing "Out Of Stock". Restock not until July 23rd. SWFA or places like that might have them in stock and cheaper. A nice scope that will fit your needs without spending a fortune.
     
  10. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    I have been pondering this same thought. I just recently picked up a M6 SPR and I happen to love this rifle. I have been pondering the optics route but when I was in the Army, I hated the aimpoint sight and prefered to shoot with my iron sights instead and shot well with them. I always qualified expert and often 40/40, I guess I have fallen victim to group think.
     
  11. billt

    billt New Member

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    One of the things you have to remember, and that few black rifle shooters will admit to, is that most civilian AR-15 rifles are shot at paper more than anything else. In that regard, ACOG's, Aimpoints, and EO-Tech's do not provide the best option. That is because they are designed as battle sights, not target sights. Sure, you can use them as such, but that is not what they were designed to do.

    A good scope with quality optics will serve the average AR-15 shooter much better. Most of these battle sights sell on their "tacticool" appeal that goes along with the rifle they are being mounted on. While there is nothing really "wrong" with that, tying up big money in a battle sight to shoot at paper most of the time is a sort of a waste of money, simply because the money could be much better applied.

    This is especially true of many of these ACOGS which can run into more money than the gun they are mounted on. For the $1,200.00+ cost of many of these, your gun could be wearing a Leupold Mark IV. For shooting at long range the results obtained with the latter are going to be far more satisfying.

    I've never understood the argument of wanting a 1 in 7" twist barrel because of it's ability to shoot heavy, long range bullets, then reducing the ability of the rifle by putting what is basically a short range battle optic on it. Yes, you can use an ACOG or an Aimpoint at long range, but you will achieve much better, more accurate results with a good quality rifle scope in the same price range.
     
  12. Snakedriver

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    There's a big difference between shooting man-size targets inside of 200 yards with an AR and trying to shoot prairie dogs or coyotes at 300 yards.

    I use a small light 2-7X32 power scope on my AR that offers some of the best of both worlds. On 2-power it's excellent at very close ranges and yet when set to 7-power it can reach out very accuartely at longer ranges out to 300 yards. I must say that I don't shoot prairie dogs or coyotes, just paper, but with the accuracy I get I feel confident that I could if I wanted to.
     
  13. purehavoc

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    I have a 3-9 X 40 on my AR and it works well right now we dont have as much range as we would like 200 yards max unless I drive a hr which isnt always convenient , but were working on being able to shoot 300 at another place close, We just need to buy more
    1/2" plate so we can shoot some 18X24 targets out that far . Sucks dragging plate targets around from place to place
    I keep telling myself I want a 6-24 X 50 for it but I keep backing off because I know they arent a precision shooting rifle , I have other guns to do that with so I am currently content with the 3-9X for now
     
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  14. pfev1980

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    Haha...don't forget most military rifles are shot at paper more than anything else as well. Did I mention I'm posting from the pits at the range?
     

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