rifle scope for ar-15 instead of burris 556 fixed 3x sight

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by randy420, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    I'm considering buying a legitimate rifle scope for my sundevils ar15. The Burris sight I currently have on the gun is ok but the eye relief blows. I looked at the tasco .22 3-9x scope and liked it. I would like advice on rings that will fit a picitiny rail and advice on other extremely low budget scopes. Thanks.
     
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  4. ClemsonSCJ

    ClemsonSCJ New Member

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    I got the Nikon M-223 2-8x32 600BDC and I absolutely LOVE it!

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    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    No more than $100 before sales tax (7%)
     
  7. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. $100 dont get much these days.
     
  8. cblowe13

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    Look into centerpoint 4-16x40 at wal mart for $70!! It's a great scope put it on my ar will hold up well no doubt! Seen them hold up for a .308 and no complaints so far.
     
  9. purehavoc

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    Bushnell Banner in a 3-9X40 is in your price range and should leave you enough left over for a set of extra tall scope mounts . Very affordable and it will handle the abusive bolt slamming of a AR
     
  10. Triumphman

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    Bushnell bought out Tasco some time back. I still think Bushnell is better within the same price comparison of the 3-9x40 Scopes.
    With these, is also the Center Point 3-9x40, or the $20 bump in price to the 4-12x40 Scope which also gives you A/O.
    Another OK scope to look at would be the BSA Sweet 17(3-12x40A/O) which is calibrated for the 17HMR(longer distance over 22LR), but this going on an AR, should give you good Elevation adjustments for what you could use. Has exposed Elevation Turret and is resettable. I've seen prices from $90 to $125. Got one on a Marlin VRX 17HMR for Squirrel. Decent Glass and tough.
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  11. ClemsonSCJ

    ClemsonSCJ New Member

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    Not sure what you want to use your AR primarily for, but even if it's long range shooting, 9x zoom is the most you should need. I got the 2-8x32 because 2x zoom is great for close range shooting (if they're too close for 2x zoom, I can probably just eyeball the shot) and 8x is plenty for the ranges I'll be shooting it at.
     
  12. randy420

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    I plan to use it for coyotes and other varmints / predators.
     
  13. ClemsonSCJ

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    The only problem with your cheaper optics with hunting predators like that is usually they're sundown or evening type animals. Your cheaper optics just don't do well with very little light. But even for that I wouldn't worry about more than a 9x zoom. 16x is what I have on my .308 and I think even for that its almost overkill.
     
  14. cblowe13

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    And the centerpoint has the red and green illuminate works great at night
     
  15. ClemsonSCJ

    ClemsonSCJ New Member

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    I was referring to being able to see the target, not the reticle.
     
  16. cblowe13

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    Gotcha great to have a fellow tiger on here! I live in Anderson
     
  17. ClemsonSCJ

    ClemsonSCJ New Member

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    I'm in Anderson as well...born and raised.
     
  18. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    That's crazy! Never find to many people around me on here! You're not the one with the Rock are you? Lol
     
  19. ClemsonSCJ

    ClemsonSCJ New Member

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    Lol no not me. Wish I knew who it was though. Could use that reward.