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Old 09-16-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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Question Scope Recommendations?

Looking for recommendations on a scope for an AR10. It will be used for deer/pig hunting with max distance out to 200 yards.

Iím looking for something nice but one that wonít break the bank (did that when I bought the Sig Saur 716).

Help?
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:45 PM   #2
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What is break the bank price?
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:46 PM   #3
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just about any decent 3-9x40 would suffice.. that size can be had pretty easy
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:51 PM   #4
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Leupold VX3i, 3.5-10 with 1 inch tube. Without googling too much, found it for $319.99 at Cabelas.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:51 PM   #5
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Leupold VX 1 3-9 has my vote, can find them for under $200
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:53 PM   #6
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What is break the bank price?
Probably $500 or less?
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:57 PM   #7
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Leupold VX3i, 3.5-10 with 1 inch tube. Without googling too much, found it for $319.99 at Cabelas.
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Leupold VX 1 3-9 has my vote, can find them for under $200
I have a brand new Leupold VX-3, 3.5x10x40mm on my Browning BAR .30-06. Iíve been thinking itís not enough scope for that rifle. Is that the same one yíall are recommending (ish)? If so, I could easily take it off and put it on the AR10, then upgrade to a better one for the .30-06.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:12 PM   #8
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I have a brand new Leupold VX-3, 3.5x10x40mm on my Browning BAR .30-06. Iíve been thinking itís not enough scope for that rifle. Is that the same one yíall are recommending (ish)? If so, I could easily take it off and put it on the AR10, then upgrade to a better one for the .30-06.
VX-3i has been out for several years so it may be the one on your 30-06. They also offer a 4.5-14 that can be easily had for under $500. 4.5-14 is what I have on my 30-06, maybe the scope swap would kill two birds with one stone.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:15 PM   #9
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VX-3i has been out for several years so it may be the one on your 30-06. They also offer a 4.5-14 that can be easily had for under $500. 4.5-14 is what I have on my 30-06, maybe the scope swap would kill two birds with one stone.
You’re right. This one was built in ‘16. I guess I meant brand new as in I have hardly used it.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:20 PM   #10
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With a max distance of 200 yards a 3-9 would work fine, the VX-3I you have would be great.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:25 PM   #11
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Youíre right. This one was built in Ď16. I guess I meant brand new as in I have hardly used it.
If you do go with the scope swap just make sure the tube on the replacement scope is the same size as your rings (i.e. 1Ē or 30 mm) so you can reuse your rings, also pay attention to ring height. (low, med, or high).

Good luck Sir!
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:27 AM   #12
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I have been very happy with the 2 leupold vx3i 4.5-14 scopes that I have. Great scopes for the money and work well for just about any situation, one rides on my primary predator rifle and the other rides on my primary deer rifle.

Bass pro has the 50mm objective on sale right now for $460. Would be great for the late evening and night time pig hunts.

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/leup...3i-rifle-scope


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Old 09-17-2018, 12:36 AM   #13
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Vortex Ranger, 1-4x24 is perfect for hog hunting, especially from the ground or still hunting. Very quick target acquisition.

Vortex Strike Eagle is $399 and its a 1-6x24

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Old 09-17-2018, 07:32 AM   #14
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Iím building anAR10 creed and I think Iím going to go with this athlon.


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Old 09-17-2018, 06:38 PM   #15
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Selling a swfa 3-15 for that price.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:57 PM   #16
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I have a brand new Leupold VX-3, 3.5x10x40mm on my Browning BAR .30-06. Iíve been thinking itís not enough scope for that rifle. Is that the same one yíall are recommending (ish)? If so, I could easily take it off and put it on the AR10, then upgrade to a better one for the .30-06.
This would be my suggestion if you are considering upgrading the glass on the BAR.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:00 PM   #17
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Burris RT6. You’ll have money left for a mount, too.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:00 AM   #18
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Selling a swfa 3-15 for that price.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:22 AM   #19
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Get this one

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=706018
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:36 PM   #20
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What a deal! Haha . Though, it is definitely a good scope and worked great for the 100, 200, 300 yards that I had it set up for.

I'd even ship it to you at no additional cost (I'm in a good mood right now).
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:51 PM   #21
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Vortex strike eagle 1-8

Got hits with mine to 600
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:12 PM   #22
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I have a nice Vortex for sale and below anything online for the model

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