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Old 01-13-2018, 02:39 PM   #1
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Not looking for brands or anything, but how do most of you have your ARs set up? Im thinking that this will be used mainly for predators out to about 100 yards, and maybe some deer hunting.

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Old 01-13-2018, 02:57 PM   #2
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1-6 of some sort ought to fit your bill perfectly


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Old 01-13-2018, 02:59 PM   #3
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1-8 minimum
I would go with more magnification 3-18 or 5-25ish

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Old 01-13-2018, 03:31 PM   #4
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Hunting 3-9 or 2.5-10

Home Def. 1-4 or Red Dot
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
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When I was young with steady nerves and good eyes a 4x Weaver was fine. Now Im old and use a 4.5 x12
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:48 PM   #6
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1-6 of some sort ought to fit your bill perfectly


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Yep.


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Old 01-13-2018, 03:51 PM   #7
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When I was young with steady nerves and good eyes a 4x Weaver was fine. Now Im old and use a 4.5 x12
Glad to hear I am not the only one......LOL
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:55 PM   #8
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1-6 of some sort ought to fit your bill perfectly


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This.

Are most of yall blind?
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:05 PM   #9
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Let's see, the house gun (5.56) has a red dot, the daytime pig/coyote gun (6.8) has a 2.5x10, the nightime pig/coyote gun (6.8) has an ATN NV 4x, the .450 Bushmaster has a 2x7 shotgun scope, and the soon-to-be-mine AR pistol will wear a Trijicon RMR. There is one more in the safe, (5.56) that wears a 3x9 scope. Different optics for different purposes.

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:55 PM   #10
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Thanks yall. The 1-6 option sounds like it would fit the bill. I have a high power one on my 22-250 for long range varmint work.


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Old 01-13-2018, 08:14 PM   #11
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Another vote for 1-6x


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Old 01-13-2018, 08:48 PM   #12
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1-6 or 1-8 is plenty. But wouldnt go past 2-10


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Old 01-13-2018, 08:51 PM   #13
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Theres not much difference in price between 1-6 and 1-8 at least in budget optics. Id go 1-8.


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Old 01-14-2018, 03:47 PM   #14
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Problem with the 1-6 and 1-8 optics is the small objectives. I didn't like the light gathering ability for hunting.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:16 PM   #15
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Problem with the 1-6 and 1-8 optics is the small objectives. I didn't like the light gathering ability for hunting.


Most 1-6 scopes have a 24mm objective so you still have a 4mm exit pupil.

1-8 will have a 3mm exit pupil. Not preferred but a lot better than a lot of these high magnification scopes that people go nuts over.


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Old 01-14-2018, 07:28 PM   #16
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100 yards just use flip ups
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:52 PM   #17
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100 yards just use flip ups
I can't shoot nearly as late with the irons on my 45-70 as I can the 3-9x40 on my AR.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:30 PM   #18
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2-7
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:33 PM   #19
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3-9 or 2-10
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:35 PM   #20
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I love my 1-4x Viper PST on one of my AR15s. That particular gun has killed deer and a bobcat at 100ish yards, a raccoon at 350 and multiple hogs at night up to 75 yards.

I was able to identify the hogs further out but I prefer to stalk up closer since Im shooting freehand at night.


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Old 01-15-2018, 10:39 PM   #21
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I will most likely scope mine with a 3-9. Leaning towards the Bushnell AR series. They have several models suited for Ar platforms.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:46 PM   #22
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6.8. 3-9x40 vortex
5.56 has a red dot

I prefer the scope for hunting. But spraying pigs, red dot gets used
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