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Old 10-22-2013, 9:59 AM
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Default Recommend a good 18x+ variable scope and quick release mount

Looking to spend $500 or under for a scope and quick release mount for my AR15. I am wanting a variable high magnification scope 18x or higher zoom and a high quality mount. Preferably a one piece mount unless recommended otherwise. Can you offer any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:01 AM
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LaRue mount for sure.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:04 AM
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What are you actually trying to do with it?
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:09 AM
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Does it have to be 18x?

I've got the Nikon M-223 matched with a Harris P.E.P.R Mount and I couldn't be happier.


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I have an eotech exps2-0 and the 3x mag setup. May sound like over kill but I want to shoot at our 200 and 600 yard range and see a paper target if possible.
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High quality QD mounts are $200 and up. Larue would probably be my last choice. At the $200 mark your best bet is Bobro.

That leaves you with $300 for an optic.

At $300, I'd stay south of 4x in magnification if it was me... maybe 8x at the most. When you get an 18x magnification scope at $300... all it's doing is magnifying the 4x image to 18x...

In other words, you are not getting any more resolution, quality, sharpness, detail than you would with a 4x scope.
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Does it have to be 18x?

I've got the Nikon M-223 matched with a Harris P.E.P.R Mount and I couldn't be happier.


This is a great combo for around $500. I was always amazed by quality of my old Nikon M-223 2-8x scope.
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What's the purpose of shooting? Such high magnification makes it seem like you are punching paper at the $300 scope range (with $200 QD). I'd consider an SWFA SS 16x fixed if you can handle the mirage and dimmer light but want the magnification. Not a variable but don't expect any clear magnification on cheaper scopes with high magnification either.
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