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Sidewaysammy
11-02-2009, 3:41 PM
I bought my first AR15.
I love it.

Anyway, it only has iron sights.

Looking to pick up a scope.

I dont even know where to begin, or what to look for.

Any suggestions would be very help.

Links, or articles to read would be welcomed.

Thanks in advance.

supermario
11-02-2009, 3:45 PM
There are soo many and different types. What type of sight do you want, a real scope that has fixed or variable power or red dot sights like Aimpoints, or holographic sights like the Eotech. If your talking regular scope. I think Leopold are really good but a bit more pricey, Burris Scopes are really nice and very affordable. I have a Burris and I love it.

1988
11-02-2009, 3:47 PM
I dont even know where to begin, or what to look for.



1. What's the purpose of the rifle ?
2. What target range ?
3. Budget ?
4. How well can you range your target ?

Sidewaysammy
11-02-2009, 3:52 PM
1. What's the purpose of the rifle ?
2. What target range ?
3. Budget ?
4. How well can you range your target ?

Target shooting is all.
Looking for something with a range of <300 yards
$400 budget

4) Dont understand the question

thanks

SlowArrow
11-02-2009, 3:55 PM
Target shooting is all.
Looking for something with a range of <300 yards
$400 budget

4) Dont understand the question

thanks

I think in question #4, he was asking if you would be able to know the distance to your target while using the rifle with the scope......

supermario
11-02-2009, 3:56 PM
If you want the best damm sight and your gonna shoot at close ranges in the 100yd range. I would buy this Aimpoint M4. http://www.botachtactical.com/aico.html This company sells them for $571 which is good price. This red dot sight can last i think 7years (left on) on one AA battery and the sights are the tuffest available. I have an early model red dot by aimpoint and it still works perfect. I had one of their first models and i think i had it since 1987.

This is also a nice scope. http://www.ustacticalsupply.com/leupoldprismatic1x14illuminatedcircle.aspx

If you have $400 to spend on a scope, you may as well spend $100 more and get the best quality. You wotn be dissapointed. If you go cheap, you will regret it in the future..

evollep3
11-02-2009, 3:59 PM
Nikon or Bushnell Elite for the best bang for the buck but if its me i would probaly get the Nikon Monarch.

dwa
11-02-2009, 4:07 PM
Target shooting is all.
Looking for something with a range of <300 yards
$400 budget

4) Dont understand the question

thanks

hes asking how competent you are at estimating the range of your target, this would be important in utalizing some of the features on some optics.

your optics are going to be divided into several basic groups

red dot/holograpic non magnified like aim point/eotech and a host of others

fixed magnification like an acog (which is out of your stated price range but is a good example)

varible magnification such as the accupoint (same situation as above but good example of the group)

any of these types will fill your needs the questions you would need to answer are do you want magnification? if so do you want varible (can turn it up and down to an extent.

optics will be described for example 4x40 meaning it has 4x magnification and a 40 mm objective lense which is the end of the scope more toward the muzzle when mounted on the rifle the bnigger the objective lense the wider field of view you have. a 3-9x40 would have varible settings of magnification between 3 and 9 times with an objective lense of 40mm

eye relief is something you should look at also, for example if an optic has an eye relief of 3 in, you eye must be that far fromj the optic in order to see through it properly.

hope i could help, for 400 you can get a good optic.

supermario
11-02-2009, 4:11 PM
http://swfa.com/Burris-2-7x35-Fullfield-II-Rifle-Scope-P5972.aspx
check out burris, they have a wide variety of scopes for decent price..

1988
11-02-2009, 4:26 PM
Target shooting is all.
Looking for something with a range of <300 yards
$400 budget

4) Dont understand the question

thanks

I'd suggest an ACOG, but it's over your budget. You can look at the Burris AR-332 (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0072433713319a&type=product&cmCat=froogle&cm_ven=data_feed&cm_cat=froogle&cm_pla=1710401&cm_ite=0072433713319a&_requestid=144040). It's a budget alternative to ACOG, or an IOR M2 which being for sale HERE. (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=220078)

There are quite a few more, but basically, you'd need 3-4x magnification with range finder and bullet drop calibration. Variable magnification is more versatile, but it costs more.

DREADNOUGHT78
11-02-2009, 4:29 PM
Millet DMS-1

http://www.millettsights.com/controller.php/cat09/dms_reddot

Black Majik
11-02-2009, 4:35 PM
Buy a Leupold Mark AR duplex from either Mike at CS Tactical or Scott at Libert Optics. No need for Mildots for your application, so you can save $50.

$300 from both vendors. :)

freonr22
11-02-2009, 4:38 PM
www.opticstalk.com (http://www.opticstalk.com)

www.libertyoptics.com (http://www.libertyoptics.com) (Calguns Forum Vendor)

http://www.cstactical.com (Calguns Forum Vendor)

www.thesamplelist.com (http://www.thesamplelist.com)