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Old 08-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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New to AR platform and looking for advice on optics. See a lot of different types of scopes, red dots, etc. What do most of you'll use. Will used for plinking and coyotes mostly. 250 to 300 yds. max.

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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I would suggest a low pose 2x-8x power scope, a 1x-4x tatical scope or a decent red dot (not a cheapo).

For example, Nikon M-223 or Leopold, (both have a 1x-4x & 2x-8x power scopes) ,Votex StrikeFire or Lucid HD7

Of course one could always pay top dollar for better scopes or aim-points and eotechs.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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It all works just depends on how you plan to use it.
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I'm a Leupold fan, have them on all my deer rifles. However, I bought this AR from a forum member to set up as a coyote gun last year and this Bushnell came with the gun;

http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Banner-Illuminated-Crosshair-Reticle/dp/B000X7AK3C/ref=sr_1_sc_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1345248890&sr=8-3-spell&keywords=Bushnell+3x9+Luminated
I was planning on replacing it with a higher dollar scope but the more I use it the more I like it. I had never had an illuminated scope but it works great for coyote hunting.

I also love this taller bi-pod for sitting and shooting, it is a Caldwell.
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Ive got a Leupold VX-R on top of my hunting AR. It is 1.5-4x zoom and has an illuminated red dot. Sure is sweet!

If youre on a budget I would just pick up a 3-9x40 scope. Dont need much for plinking and the additional zoom will come in handy if you are shooting at yotes at longer distances.



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You guys are on the Ball, My Buddy Sawman has the Leupold VX-R Firedot 4-10x50 or something like that on his AR in 6.8. That is the best scope I have seen and the features are the best too.
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Thanks for your response. I think I am going with Nikon P-223 or M-223. Hope I can find one locally so I don't have to order online. Would really like to shoot this weekend.
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Nikon has a rebate on the BDC scopes right now.

http://www.nikonpromo.com/bdc.php
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Nikon has a rebate on the BDC scopes right now.

http://www.nikonpromo.com/bdc.php
You know I have come real close to buying a Nikon lately for a few odd rifles I have. I like them and there seem to be some good ones that will not brake the bank.

My son has the camo 10/22 and I have been looking at these to top it off with.

http://www.blackbearsportinggoods.co...K6479&click=12

I don't think you can go wrong.
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Called Scott's in Jay and they quoted me 329 dollars for a Nikon P223, which is configured for the 223 bullet. Went to Academy and bought a P223 for 199 dollars. Also will get a 10 dollar rebate from Nikon. Nikon mounts are 50 dollars for this scope.
Not sure what is going on at Scott's. Recently called them and asked about a SW642 and was quoted 639.00 and went to Mikes a found it for a little over 400 dollars.
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