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Rob R
06-03-2012, 3:17 PM
I have an AR my very first build M&P lower with a 20 in bull barreled upper in .556 1 in 8 twist. I would like to use it out to 600 yards or further. What should I use for a scope. I'm not rich but I'm not afraid to spend money on quality.

Daytripper63
06-03-2012, 7:37 PM
http://www.sportoptics.com/leupold-mark-ar-rifle-scope-67405C.aspx

Thordo
06-04-2012, 11:42 AM
+1 on the Leopold. There's lots of others to choose from. At that range you're looking to shoot at, spend the good money for the good stuff.

Thordo

Arnelcheeze
06-04-2012, 3:07 PM
i have a Mark AR 1-4 works just fine for me out to about 400, the 3-9X model might meet your needs, i dont think you need anything more than a 3-9X
im also running a Nikon P-223 3-9X on my 5.56 Bolt action for the price its awesome, might also want to look at the M-223 line-up also...
too bad i just sold my Leupy Mark AR 3-9X 40 below
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/osg/IMG_0517.jpg

here is a pic of my Nikon P-223 3-9X40
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/osg/Buzzards/IMAG1301.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/osg/Buzzards/IMAG1305.jpg

here is a Leupy Mark AR 1-4X 20
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/osg/Buzzards/IMAG1058.jpg

thebloodsonthewall
06-04-2012, 3:12 PM
Do it right, get an ACOG.

milotrain
06-04-2012, 3:18 PM
Depends on what you want to shoot.

ACOG is fine to 600 yards if you are trying to hit mansized targets, anything smaller and even irons are better.

Phil3
06-04-2012, 6:29 PM
I guess I am not like the others here, but if shooting off a bench, I want as much light, magnification, and clarity as I can get for a reasonable price. I use a 6 - 24 x 50 Bushnell tactical and Vortex Viper PST 6 - 24 x 50, and use those at 100 yards to 300. Even at 100, I will use 20x. I am trying to print tiny groups and high magnification helps. At 24X, I can see how my breathing is moving the point of aim, and I shoot at the best time in my breathing cycle. 24X was still OK at 300 yards, but can understand why benchrest shooters have as much as 45X at 1000 yards.

The high magnification means you can't locate something right away, is more subject to mirage, shooter shake (which is there whether you see it or not), higher cost, dimmer view (unless big objective), small exit pupil, extra weight if a big objective, and potentially higher mounting (big objective).

Really all depends on what you are trying to shoot, how accurately, how far, and what your expectations are. I could never print tiny groups with a red dot sight. But you may need tiny groups.

Phil

Long Rifle
06-04-2012, 7:17 PM
Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x mil-dot FTW!

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af341/_longrifle_/IMG_8571.jpg

Mr_Fastbucks
06-04-2012, 10:26 PM
Trijicon TR24 red with LaRue LT104 mount.

ExtremeX
06-04-2012, 11:47 PM
I'm not rich but I'm not afraid to spend money on quality.

Well you have the right attitude. Plenty of good optics out there if you just do your research.

Sounds like you want to gear it out to be a target shooting rig.

Some good brands that deliver a good bang for the buck is Vortex PST and SWFA SS line. If you don't mind a fixed mag scope you can get one hell of a scope from SWFA an entry price of around $300-400.

If you want a 5-20 and a 1-6 scope, SWFA has real sweet deal going on right now.

The Trijicon scopes are pretty nice but the only one I would pick for your applicaion is the TR23-2.

I would look for something that has matching turrets in mil/mil or moa/moa and side parallax adjustment.

If you are really on a budget the Millet TRS-1 hasn't let me down. It was my first tactical scope with raised turrets.

Rob R
06-06-2012, 12:21 PM
Thanks to everyone for the advise I think I am leaning to the Vortex line. Thanks again

RT13
06-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Vortex Viper scopes. I have Leupolds, Nikons, Bushnells and Burris, and I love the Vortex the best for overall clarity, reliability and price.

NissanPreRunner
06-06-2012, 11:42 PM
Vortex Viper scopes. I have Leupolds, Nikons, Bushnells and Burris, and I love the Vortex the best for overall clarity, reliability and price.

x2 on the Vortex Optics, I have their Strikefire RDS and I am very happy with it.

MTG Firearms
06-07-2012, 6:58 AM
CS Tactical has the Vortex Viper PST's in stock. They are great scopes for the money.

AC89
06-07-2012, 7:49 AM
VX-R patrol 1.25-4 leupold. Not a bad looking optic for the money, about A$600.

ExtremeX
06-07-2012, 8:27 AM
VX-R patrol 1.25-4 leupold. Not a bad looking optic for the money, about A$600.

Not bad but I think the Vortex PST 1-4x is a better optic or better value for less money.

VX-R is not a true 1x scope and that is something I look for.

Its probably not a deal killer but I prefer the raiser turrets on the PST and the reticle just seems a lot more refined to me.

Get the Vortex 1-4, it became one of my favorite scopes real fast... I did end up selling it for a SWFA SS 1-6x FFP but unless you are gonig to spend more than $500, thats one of the best values I was able to find.

Barbarossa
06-07-2012, 9:07 AM
Vortex Viper scopes. I have Leupolds, Nikons, Bushnells and Burris, and I love the Vortex the best for overall clarity, reliability and price.

Thanks to everyone for the advise I think I am leaning to the Vortex line. Thanks again

I really like my Vortex Viper and ADM Mount.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iaI-RLVPwLM/TDkqfXL4soI/AAAAAAAACG4/DjKgFMST41Y/s800/photo.jpg