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Old 12-05-2018, 7:55 PM
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Default Midrange low power optic

I'm thinking about taking off the burris fullfield 3-9x40 and putting something like a 1-6 on. I've looked at Vortex Rt-6 and Leupold Vx-r. I really like the Rt-6, but am not too much of a fan of the reticle. Any suggestions of other optics.
I'm looking for a low magnification scope. 1x is not a necessity.
I plan to shoot out to 300 yards and it will be a sort of a general purpose rifle.
Budget is around $700.

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Old 12-06-2018, 8:10 AM
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What about the RT-6 reticle do you not like?

You want the max magnification to be 6x? or just less than 9x?

Some things to consider

Sightron S-TAC 1-7x

Leupold VX-5HD 1-5x

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Old 12-06-2018, 8:27 AM
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You can save some money by going under budget with a Leupold VX-R 1-4 Patrol. Any 1-4 is plenty for 300 yards really. Or you could go a little over budget with a Trijicon Accupoint 1-6. Those are exceptional scopes. Vortex is good too but heavy.
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Old 12-06-2018, 8:51 AM
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What about the RT-6 reticle do you not like?

You want the max magnification to be 6x? or just less than 9x?

-Matt S.
Right now I all my scopes have either duplex or mildot, so I find it too busy.
I'm not fixed on a certain magnification, but something between 1-2 x on the lower end and 6 + on the high end, but maybe 4x would work fine too.
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Old 12-06-2018, 9:37 AM
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I recommend the Trijicon Accupower 1-4.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:57 AM
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I recommend the Trijicon Accupower 1-4.
Yep. Even the Accupoint 1-4 is pretty affordable now. That's what I run on my DD M4V7.

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If you like the Burris RT-6, try the Nikon M Tactical 1-4... these are lower cost options and really good ones. A Vortex option you could look at is the VIPER PSTII 1-6.
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There was a guy on youtube that did a lot of optic reviews, supersetca. Look him up.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:41 AM
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Best bang for the buck for me has been the CMR1 and CMR4 from Hi-Lux. Only real gripe is the feel on the turrets when making adjustments, not a real definitive “click” but a little mushy. Glass is decent, eye relief is forgiving and it can take some punishment if needed. Illuminated red or green reticle, but it may be a little busy for you.

https://hi-luxoptics.com/products/hi...nt=36901182093

https://hi-luxoptics.com/products/hi...ge-series-cmr1
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Yep. Even the Accupoint 1-4 is pretty affordable now. That's what I run on my DD M4V7.
What’s “affordable” look like? I like the Accupoint a lot, just couldn’t commit to the price.

Sweet shooter, BTW.

Edit: Looks like the Accupoints are starting around $600... good price.

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I'm just happy we have hero's in this country who are out there every day protecting us from the toilet hordes threatening our freedom.
I just Wana say, and I think I speak for all Americans, thank you toilet fighter.
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I just Wana say, and I think I speak for all Americans, thank you toilet fighter.
I’m no hero, but I do what I can.

The real story of how it was earned is a lot better. And I’m not a plumber.
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I've been thinking of trading my 3-15x for a 1-6x and I keep looking at vortex strike eagle but the eye box is pretty small, and they're just as heavy as a 3-15 or 4-16 scope.

There are a couple 2-10x options out there and it sounds like that would be you're perfect set up.

If you really want the best get a Vcog, but you're well over $1k on that set up.
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I've been thinking of trading my 3-15x for a 1-6x and I keep looking at vortex strike eagle but the eye box is pretty small, and they're just as heavy as a 3-15 or 4-16 scope.

There are a couple 2-10x options out there and it sounds like that would be you're perfect set up.

If you really want the best get a Vcog, but you're well over $1k on that set up.
What 2-10 scopes would you recommend?

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Check out the offerings by Athlon and Atibal. They get high praise for the quality of the optics being offered at reasonable prices.
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Atibal has a new 1-10x on pre-order for $650. Reticle looks similar to the trijicon 1-8x. Haven’t seen any reviews but they should be out there soon.
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