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Old 03-09-2023, 11:18 AM
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Default AR10 in 308 scope recommendations

I am building a longer distance AR10 308 rifle. I?m having the upper built by CompassLake engineering out of Florida using an aero precision upper and a Krieger barrel.

I?m matching it to a Aero Precision lower. My question is what scopes in the mid/higher price range would you recommend going out to say 600 yards? And why? Oh, I think I?m leaning towards a first focal plane type scope.




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CLE makes some good uppers. Lots of options in the mid to higher price range scopes. Around $700: Vortex Viper PST Gen II, Burris XTR, etc.

I use the Vortex 3-15 on my Aero M5, here on the 600yd line shooting NRA Tactical Rifle division.
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for a 308 you shouldn't need anything over a 10x
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I've been happy with this for many years:
https://www.primaryarms.com/glx-4-16...mr-308-reticle
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for a 308 you shouldn't need anything over a 10x
I love how some associate caliber with magnification.

Caliber has noting to do with it. It's the shooters ability, the size of the target, and the expected level of precision. Sure if you want to stick with 1970's thought process go right ahead. But for me the bare minimum is a 5-25x of a good quality scope. Vortex, Night Force, Leupold.
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Brownells has a great budget scope.

MPO scope

These will get you a solid platform with good magnification. and you can't beat Brownells service.
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I love how some associate caliber with magnification.

Caliber has noting to do with it. It's the shooters ability, the size of the target, and the expected level of precision. Sure if you want to stick with 1970's thought process go right ahead. But for me the bare minimum is a 5-25x of a good quality scope. Vortex, Night Force, Leupold.

Those 3 are my shortlist
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The arguments shouldn't be about magnification or zoom ratios, but about glass quality, and most importantly, the turret reliability/repeatability.

600yds is "midrange", not long-range (at least if we go by NRA competition standards). However, you still have to consider the constant dialing of elevation, whether it's for NRA and PRS competition or casual fun.
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Brownells has a great budget scope.

MPO scope

These will get you a solid platform with good magnification. and you can't beat Brownells service.
I see mixed reviews on the MRO, do you have one and if so has it been reliable?
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What’s your budget, u can get first focal plane scope from vortex diamondback $350 to Tangent theta $5500
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If you insist on spending a lot of money, you can get a Schmidt & Bender PMII for that.

If you're going to use it mostly at the range, an LPVO with a 24mm objective is adequate. Primary Arms has a PL (Platinum) 1-8 FFP for $1500. Those usually have Japanese glass. I have their SL (Silver) 1-6 FFP that has glass from china or Philippines. They go for $400. All the Primary Arms are usually available with various ACSS reticles.
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3k you will be stuck in mid tier scope. take a look of ziess s3, Gen 3 razor, leupold mk5, steiners T6xi, nightforce 25x F1. none of these are using european glass
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3k you will be stuck in mid tier scope. take a look of ziess s3, Gen 3 razor, leupold mk5, steiners T6xi, nightforce 25x F1. none of these are using european glass
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