View Full Version : AR-10 flat top 7.62X51 Scope Options

04-22-2011, 4:07 PM
I am looking for a tactical scope that will work on my AR-10, 7.62X51 Carbine 16inch barrel.
I want to use it for LE training, target shooting and if need be hunting small pests (coyote, wild dogs, etc..)
I only plan on reaching out to 100 - 300 yards...
I was wanting to purchase the...
Vortex 1-4 x 24 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
but I was told it may not work well on my rifle up to or past 300 yards so my second choices are the...
Leupold 2-7x33 VX-R 30mm Riflescope
also thinking about the
Hawke 4.5-14x38 Sidewinder Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Nikon 2-8x32 M223 Riflescope -I know its geared for 223 but I have read it can be changed for 6.8 not sure about 308.

any other opinions or sugestion would be greatly appreciated.
I'm trying to stay in the $400.00 range.

04-22-2011, 4:11 PM
Why not an Eotech HWS?

With mine.....100-300 yds is no problem and you get quick target acquisition. Isn't that a little short for a 7.62x51 NATO?

04-22-2011, 4:16 PM
My Purpose, training fire and Maneuvering, prone target up to 300yds..etc..
It's for a Carbine, I'm not shooting for maximum effective range which I know can reach out past 300yards it's more for tactical situation training. I also plan on mounting a Fastfire at a 45 degree angle for close up shots if needed, 50-yards.

04-22-2011, 7:28 PM
None of the above........
Save the money and be glad you did.
NF 2.5x10.32 ZS HS -----17oz

04-22-2011, 8:22 PM
Burris XTR 1.5 x 6 !!!!


Hers the 7.62 ballistice reticle.


04-23-2011, 7:27 AM
Thank you for the advice so far but I want to stay under the $400.00 range though, family comes first then shooting.

04-23-2011, 8:16 AM
Redfield Revolution 2-7 x33.Great glass for under $200.

04-23-2011, 8:43 AM
Lucid w/2X Magnifier...you should be able to shoot out to 500yds. The Lucid should just slip right on you flat top rail and co-witness w/your iron sight.

Ghostrider Recon.
04-23-2011, 9:48 AM
I have an AR-10 w/16" Barrel and i run a Eotech 552.XR308 and it has a BDC out to 1200M. It works fine for me. You could always add a magnifier later if needed to.

04-23-2011, 9:57 AM
I've been looking at this one, I really like the reticle.
Has gotten good reviews from users too.