View Full Version : Which optics/scopes are you using on your OLL?

12-03-2006, 5:30 PM
Ok after seing a post about an ACOG look like from bushnell, I would like to know what everyone here suggests and are currently using (scope/optics) on their OLL which has not broken your bank or marriage.

12-03-2006, 5:34 PM
Super Sniper 10x42M

12-03-2006, 5:39 PM
ss 10X44 on the .223 24" bull and leupy 3.5 X 10 X 40 mark IV on the .308 24" bbl. and an eotech on the 14.5" .223

12-03-2006, 5:41 PM
I've got a couple Aimpoints, an Eotech, and a ACOG TA31 RCO-A4.

Haven't used the ACOG at the range yet, but it should be hot.

The SoCal Gunner
12-03-2006, 5:45 PM
A cheapie Leapers.

Blacktail 8541
12-03-2006, 5:48 PM
Leupold 4.5x14 Varmit reticule w/ M1 turrets added on my 5.56 SPR.
Leupold 6.5x20 LR target on my 6.5 Grendel that is almost finished.

Will be adding an EOTech to my 16in middy in the future.

12-03-2006, 5:50 PM
It seems that everything I want breaks the bank. I started out with a vx-1 leupold scope at $170 for my varmint rifle because I was out of money. I have since bought a 3-18 illuminated IOR (a lot more money ouch) which is a world of difference. It was six months of saving to afford it.

At this point, I would rather have no optic than something that is not good because it is cheaper to not waste money. So I have 3 oll's with no scope at this point. I put a 4x IOR on another, and an Aimpoint M3 w/larue mount on another. The old 3-9 leupy will be going on another (as soon as my backordered rail comes in) because it is not a bad optic, just limiting in it's recticle type and ease of adjustment. No more optics for a while because I am in saving mode again maybe for a 1-4 Meopa KDot.

If you are willing to compromise, go for good glass like Leupold, in their lower line scopes. Less frills but the glass is sharp and it is made well. Don't skimp on the rings as they are very important. Nikon also has some good glass in their more basic packages. Just don't expect mildots, illumination, 30mm tubes, nitrogin filled, hand adjustable turrets....

12-03-2006, 6:22 PM

12-03-2006, 7:09 PM
Elcan SpecterDr, how much did that set you back? I've never seen anyone have them in stock.

Nightforce 3.5-15X50, no it wasn't cheap :p .


12-03-2006, 7:16 PM
A cheapie Leapers.

T168? That's what I got on my 5.56.

My Grendel sports a Xotic 4x16x56.

The Beowulf has an Eotech.

12-03-2006, 7:21 PM
I was using a cheap red-dot but it would need constant readjustment, I finally picked up an Eotech and wish I'd done it right the first time.

12-03-2006, 7:40 PM
Super Sniper 16X

12-03-2006, 7:57 PM
Aimpoint ML3 w/ARMS 22m68 on a M4 style upper

12-03-2006, 8:12 PM

Is that ML3 nice...? What the diffrence between that and an ML2 ... ? Someone I know has one for sale...and I'm just wondering if I should get it or "step-up" to an ML3....? I was gonna get a Trijicon until I saw the price :eek: ... Thanks....


12-03-2006, 8:16 PM
Jesse, do not quote me on this but I believe you can't use the ML2 with night vision. And the ML3 you can.

12-03-2006, 8:29 PM
TA31DOC, TA01NSN/JP red dot, NF 3.5X15X50, Leupold MK4 3.5X10X40 OD Green, Leupold Mark4 1.5X5X20 SPR, and a 4200 30MM 3.5X10X50 Bushnell Elite.

12-03-2006, 11:19 PM
Jesse, do not quote me on this but I believe you can't use the ML2 with night vision. And the ML3 you can.

The Comp ML2/ML3 does not support NVD. The Comp M2/M3 does support them.

12-03-2006, 11:33 PM
ACOG on a 16" upper. Shoots like a GEM, when I'm shooting correctly.

12-03-2006, 11:35 PM
Super Sniper 10x

12-04-2006, 7:09 AM
Besides the night vision... is the ML2 okay....?

12-04-2006, 7:33 AM
I've got an ML2 and it works perfectly fine for what I need it for, since I know I'm never going to have the funds to put out 3 grand for a pair of PVS-7D's or 14's...

If you think at some point you will have some sort of night vision and want to shoot your OLL with it, then go with the M2. If your like most of us and just punch paper in the day or plink in BLM land, the ML2 is perfect.

The difference in the ML2 and ML3 is the ML2 is 4MOA and the ML3 is 2MOA which just means the ML3 has a smaller, clearer dot.

12-04-2006, 7:39 AM
Mk 1 Mod 0 Eyeball :D :p

12-04-2006, 8:31 AM
Thanks for the replies and must say you all have BANK!:D what do you do for a living?:D

12-04-2006, 9:29 AM
Thanks for the info.... ML2 it is....

12-04-2006, 9:58 AM
If you go with a Aimpoint or EOTECH, you can alwyas save up a few more bucks and get a Aimpoint 3X Mag behind them and you can have almost the best of both worlds..........:D

12-04-2006, 10:15 AM
I have a Russian Sight on my American Rifle :D

12-04-2006, 10:16 AM
fake acog from airsoft store, come to think of it all my stuff is from airsoft store

12-04-2006, 10:24 AM
Eotech 512.

12-04-2006, 6:47 PM
varmint rifle has 6.5-20X40 Vari-X II(I?) that I got second hand for a good price.
My other rifle has iron sites while I save for an acog.
I completely agree with Tzvia - it's worth waiting to buy the right optics.

12-04-2006, 6:55 PM
Pay good money! :-)

My 16" J&T Upper has an Eotech on an RRA dominator mount (so nice!):

Meanwhile, my Fulton Predator varmint upper is sporting a Mueller TAC-II AO 3-10x44 on an Armalite one-piece mount:


12-04-2006, 9:59 PM
I have an Aimpoint M2 on one and a 10X SS on the other.