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Thread: Ar15 scope swap/sell Leu 4-12ar

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    Ar15 scope swap/sell Leu 4-12ar

    Hey guys

    I'm tossing up trying a new angle of hunting and getting rid of my leupold 4-12 mark ar for maybe a vortex viper pst 1-4 and using that instead.

    So question one - does someone have one for sale?
    Question two - is anyone with one interested in a swap of sorts?
    And lastly I've always had a 3-9 or something high powered. Am I making a dumb move?
    Main targets are fellow at 200m probably tops. And wallabies all at close up to 100m

    Any input is appreciated


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    My personal view, the 1-4 is only good for close bush hunting or 3 Gun.
    For 200m, you will wish you had your 4-12 still.
    When hunting with my AR, I take off my Spitfire x3 Prism (for service rifle) and put on the VX2 3-9 Leupold.
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    I suggest that 4x is a bit limiting especially if you want to take head or neck shots. There are some crack shots out there who will disagree and say 4x is plenty but remember people have used open sights out past 300m so it can be done on 1x but is it ideal? I have shot steel out to 800m and goats out to 200m with 4x because that was what I had on my slr, hard to see bullet strike though. I now use a 2-7 Nikon on my AR which i think is a bit of the best of both worlds (and light). Another option is one of these but you will have to wait:
    Vortex Strike Eagle Scope 1-6x24 AR-BDC Reticle FREE S&H SE-1624-1. Vortex Rifle Scopes.
    Might not gather light as well as a good 3-9 but it will give you close up and a fair amount of magnification. I will probably order one.

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    Ar15 scope swap/sell Leu 4-12ar

    Ohh snap, I like the look of that. ^^

    I have friends passing through the states in about 7 weeks ....back orders don't ship until 7 weeks

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    You would be surprised how much you will be kicking yourself after switching... There realistically is no reason for get lower than 4 power when hunting as even at 50m you would still be spot on! If you really want to have something for up close don't change your scope change mounts and buy something like a Burris pepr mount (comes in 1inch & 30mm) as it has a rail on top which can seat a reflex sight above the higher powered scope.. There are also some other that do this.. mounts are $170 plus a reflex about $150 so about $320 all up and you don't lose you long range capability.

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    I have the PST 1-4, and though I think its a great scope I also have to agree with the comments above, the magnification on mine stays at 4x...
    Grant

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    I have a PST 1-4 on my 450/400 Nitro Express.

    Started life on the 300 BLK but I was after more mag. Now have a 3-12 Bushnell AR on there.

    I agree with the comments above, for my hunting with the 300 BLK (under 200m) it was fine.

    But now that I'm shooting fallow out to 300m I went up to more mag.

    In my opinion the 1-6 range is best for AR15 hunting. The guns are generally not accurate enough (unless its a dedicated varmint rig) past 300m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anderset20 View Post
    Ohh snap, I like the look of that. ^^

    I have friends passing through the states in about 7 weeks ....back orders don't ship until 7 weeks

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    Can he pick mine up for me also

    The 1-2 power will really only excel in action shooting etc (Rifle Golf?) note this scope is not the lightest either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Can he pick mine up for me also
    Can he grab me a stippled Boyds stock too

 

 

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