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Old 06-10-2019, 2:53 PM
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Default Best 1-8 First Focal Plane Scope

Looking for a 1-8 LPVO.

Must fill below requirements:
-Day time bright illumination for Red Color(I have heard the greens are weak)
-Generous Eye Box (would prefer that the eye relief not change between magnification levels)
-Non busy reticle, I kinda like horseshoe such as ACSS
-Under $2000, but would prefer around $1200


I have been looking at the Primary Arms Platinum and the Trijicon Accupower. The Accupower has really come down in price, I have seen as low as $1k.

Let me know if you see any better options or what you think of the 2 I'm looking at.

Will be mounting on 18" AR for possible competition use.
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Been very satisfied with the Trijicon
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Been very satisfied with the Trijicon
Were you able to compare it to any other similar scopes? What things did you like about it?
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https://www.nightforceoptics.com/nx8/nx8-1-8x24-f1

Seems the Nightforce 1x8 checks most of the boxes.
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Were you able to compare it to any other similar scopes? What things did you like about it?

Pretty close to true 1X. Can act like a red dot. Clear and bright image.
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https://www.nightforceoptics.com/nx8/nx8-1-8x24-f1

Seems the Nightforce 1x8 checks most of the boxes.
I don't know if I like the reticle on the NX8. I also like the turrets on the Accupower more. Also the Nightforce is on the higher end for the feature compared to the other options.


I think the lead contenders are the Accupower, the Burris XRII or the PA Platinum.
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I don't have any of the above but I can speak towards the PA Platinum I do have which is the 6-30x56. It's built like a tank, glass is clear and sharp, and I have no doubts about recommending the Platinum Series.
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In this price range, I'd take a Burris XTR II 1-8x over the others listed except the Nightforce, but you're not getting an NX8 for less than $1600.
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The NX8 is the only FFP LPVO under $2,000 with true daytime brightness close to an Aimpoint and the Burris XTRII FFP 1-8 is bright enough for most conditions.
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