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    AR optics options??

    What optics do people have on there AR's?

    I have a 2-7x33 leupy on my 6.8 upper that is well suited to hunting

    Looking for something on my 223 upper? would prefer something in 3-9x40 or 4-12

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    Leupold mark AR 3-9x40 P5 duplex is $489 in the reloaders magazine

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    On my AR's Uppers I have two Bushnell AR Optics scopes
    3-12x40 BDC
    4.5-18x40 BDC

    And a Burris Fullfield 2 3-9x40

    All them seem to work well ,your welcome have a looksy through them all, next time we catch up ,Good view from my houses topstory balcony into the paddocks , to have a good look through ...

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    Have two ARs

    NF NXS 5.5-22 x 56 on 20 inch barreled upper ( only fired 10 rounds thru this one )

    Burris Sig Select 1.5-6 x 40. On 16 inch barreled one, (Most used )

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    I allowed myself to be talked into a Sightron S-Tac 2.5-27.5x56 IRMOA scope.
    Its HUGE, but this is a varmint AR (even the manufacturers description says so!) and it is AMAZING.

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    Z6i 1-6 on a 12" 300blk
    Z5 5-25 on a 22" .223
    Vx3 2.5-8 on a 16" .223
    Nf 1-4 on a 12" 9mm
    Vx3 4-12 on a 16" 6.8spc
    Vx3 2-7 on a 8"(permently attached can) .22

    Had a few others,acog' sand red dots etc but that's what I run now.

    The z6i is by far the best and if I could justify the $$$$ they would all have one.
    The z5 is so so good in the varmint rifle-a extra ten min over the monarch it replaced
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    Falcon 1.5-5 IRT on my 16", TA31 ACOG on my 20"

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    Running a VX2 3-9x40 on my 16', but going to put a fixed 3 or 4 for Service Class shoots.
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    It really depends what you want to do. I like the ACOGs a lot, currently have ACOG TA01NSN and an Elcan SpecterDR 1/4x, would also look at a Leupold Mk6 1-6x. I don't like big/heavy ARs or long barrels or large heavy optics. Dot sights are great for up-close and personal fast shooting of larger stuff, but not great for most of what I or most hunters would do with an AR. I like irons too.

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    Agree with gimp, red dots only work up close-eg well within subsonic .22 range at bunnys. And that's not really what a AR is for. Well,it's not what I have them for anyway.

    For what it's worth I feel that good glass beats magnification any day.

    The more practice you get the less magnification you need as well. That said scopes keep but skill takes upkeep.

    Buy the best you can-it's the most important part of the rifle after the nut behind the but.
    O, and after you work out what you can afford,save for another few pays while you find something better second hand
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    For what it's worth I feel that good glass beats magnification any day.


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    NF 5.5-22x50 MOAR on 22" JP .223 tack driver
    NF 2.5-10x24 MilDot on 16" 300BLK plaything
    ELCAN SPECTRE OS4 on 20" DPMS A3 5.56 Service Rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishoot10s View Post
    NF 5.5-22x50 MOAR on 22" JP .223 tack driver
    NF 2.5-10x24 MilDot on 16" 300BLK plaything
    ELCAN SPECTRE OS4 on 20" DPMS A3 5.56 Service Rifle.
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