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Prc329
02-20-2007, 10:52 PM
2 questions here. After shooting last weekend after getting everything sighted in I fell in love deeper and want to shoot longer then 100 yards. I just finished an upper that I took out last weekend and got sighted in. In the process I found out I do not like the scope on the bad boy. It is a cheap Baraska I got off AR15.com for a dirt cheap price. I plan on sticking it on my little brothers 22 since he won't know the difference for now. I have a leupold knock off I got for my 18" build and the thing is very good. I would buy another but I want to see what else I can get for the distance I plan on using.

Question 1. What is the maximum distance from a 16" barrel with a 1-8 twist using 75 grain hornaby ammo can reliable do accuratly (assuming I do my part).

Question 2. What is a good scope for getting a decent view of a target at 300 to 500 yards in the $300 range, what magnification to get a good look? it must be variable power.

I also plan on getting a match trigger to go in this bad boy, but I want something a little nicer then my RRA two stage. I like that trigger but I am thinking of moving it to my 16" and upgrading the 18".

Weather withstanding I plan on hitting Angeles this weekend and seeing if I can get to the steel at 300 yards o.k.

randy
02-21-2007, 2:06 AM
With the setups you describe you should be able to hit steel at 500 yds with Iron sites at Angeles. That doesn't mean you will hear it or see it move unless you've got a spotter.

I have a 17" and an 18" that shoot 400 yds all day long with 55 grain.

These 2 rifle's both use Trijicon Accupoint 1.25 to 4 power.

I hate to say it but I bought some Wolf 62grain ammo I'm going to be trying at Angeles this weekend. I'd rather not shoot it but ammo is getting real expensive and this stuff is cheap.

Good luck maybe I'll see you there.

Jicko
02-21-2007, 6:21 AM
Get a REAL Leupold!!!

3-9x will give let u shoot 300-600 no problem....

MicronuT
02-21-2007, 8:26 PM
Get a REAL Leupold!!!

3-9x will give let u shoot 300-600 no problem....

+87
for variables like this, leupold is probably the cheapest you should ever get, it may be out of your $300 range, just save up

Prc329
02-21-2007, 8:30 PM
I found a VX2 that I like.

xenophobe
02-22-2007, 12:46 AM
+87
for variables like this, leupold is probably the cheapest you should ever get, it may be out of your $300 range, just save up

Not really. You can get a VX-2 3-9 for about $350. Add about $150 to it and you can upgrade to the VX-3 3.5-10x40. There aren't many scopes on the market that can touch the VX-3 3.5-10x40, even if you double the $500-$550 cost of it.

And if you have to save up an extra month, you really won't be disappointed. When people say that VX-3 Gold Ring scopes are pretty much the standard to beat, they're not kidding.