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    AR15 Scope woes

    So I have my shiny AR15.
    I can make nice little sub one-inch groups at the range with the scope thats on it.

    However, the FOV even at 4.5x is TINY! I have to search for what I'm looking for.

    Any recommendations on a scope for hunting - but can wind up a bit for targets?

    Current scope is a 4.5-14x50 Leupold VXIII Long range jobbie, with saddle parallax and illumination.
    Will go swapsies or trade...

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    I like these.

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    I have one on mine and dialing it actually works pretty good

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    Nikon M223, the above, Burris MTAC, Vortex PST then the sky is the limit.

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    Again tho, whats the field of view like?
    Reason I'm asking is that we flushed a goat yesterday, and as it was bouncing its way up the hillside, I was struggling to keep it in picture.
    Distance of maybe 100-150meters and I couldn't get my eye on it.

    Not a problem I've had with other rifles, but this scope has had the same effect when I had it on my HMR chasing hares.....

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    With x4.5? You should see it piece of piss with that zoom and 50mm lense
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    FOV on my PST is ok

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    Red dot?

    That's what I use when shooting out of the machine or on farm shoots. Makes for very quick target acquisition and no parallax error, plus there are no limits on eye relief, so if you have to shoot quickly it doesn't matter how you're holding it or where your head ends up on the stock, as you'll still see the dot appear on the target.



    I used to have an aimpoint on it (still got it) but just use a tasco propoint now as I like them better.

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    I just have a VX2 3-9 x 40 on mine (was on my .22) and its fine.
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    got a vx3 2.5-8x36 and it works great on my ar

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    I'm a bit shy on Leupold at the moment - grabbed a VX1 and VX2 2-7x33 and checked them out - compared to the Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35, the Vortex kicked their ass when it came to FoV.

    See Sightron have a 1-7, seems to get good reviews.
    Had to fiddle when no one in NZ can afford to keep a range of scopes on the shelf to handle and play with.
    Aside from Gun City - but their prices make me shudder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbs View Post
    I'm a bit shy on Leupold at the moment - grabbed a VX1 and VX2 2-7x33 and checked them out - compared to the Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35, the Vortex kicked their ass when it came to FoV.

    See Sightron have a 1-7, seems to get good reviews.
    Had to fiddle when no one in NZ can afford to keep a range of scopes on the shelf to handle and play with.
    Aside from Gun City - but their prices make me shudder.
    Yeah, I have the Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35 Dead Hold BDC reticle on my Vepr AK as well, certainly good value for money, if a little bit more bulky compared to others.

    Welcome to Sako club.

 

 

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