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Old 01-14-2018, 12:53 AM   #1
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Whatcha run and for home defense rifle? Just curious what everyone runs?

I have a Vortex strike Eagle 1-6x and itís primary purpose is home defense. It sits on 1x when at home but also like to reach out there some at the range, and thatís much easier with a scope. Iíve been thinking lately about switching to a red dot though but curious how well they work for 100+ yards.


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Old 01-14-2018, 12:55 AM   #2
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100 yards you'll be okay. wont have a super tight group but it'll be decent
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:58 AM   #3
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I have a MRO on a CZ scorpion . You can shoot minute of body at 100 pretty easy.

1-4 Vortex PST on a La Rue will hold MOA at 100 but it is a struggle so swapping it to a 1-8 Strike Eagle

RMR on a 10mm and can shoot a minute of body off a rest


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Old 01-14-2018, 02:14 AM   #4
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Started with a red dot and just didnít like it. Now have a 1-6 strike eagle.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:15 AM   #5
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1-6 or 1-8 is plenty with proper shoot techniques.

How far past 100 are you talking?


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Old 01-14-2018, 09:47 AM   #6
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100 yds is no longer home defense IMHO.

I use red dots for Home Defense.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:15 AM   #7
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1-6 millett dms-2
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:05 PM   #8
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I started with an eotech on mine and its awesome, 50yds and in and really awesome at 15yds! I took two pigs with it at 120ish yds, both accurate shots with a solid rest out of my deer stand and it worked well. I've upped my magnification to a 4x12 leupold vx r because I use my AR mostly as a truck gun and pig hunting and long shots are a norm so I got rid of the eotech.. I'd get another in a sec if home defense was the priority or actually just some iron sights would work too. I keep a glock 19 bedside for that purpose

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Old 01-14-2018, 01:08 PM   #9
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1-4 Vortex Viper PST on a Larue mount on my work rifle, 1-4 Leupold on my PWS Diablo, irons on my PWS that stays in my Mule.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:08 PM   #10
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good question, I love eotechs, despite the haters, but I also used them for 3 gun for several years so I got a lot of practice. On a defense gun, I personally donít want to have to turn the sight on. Currently I have a vortex spitfire on one. The reticle is etched, so itís good even if I donít turn it on or the batteries die. Also have a vortex 1-6 on another.


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Old 01-14-2018, 02:19 PM   #11
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I’ve been doing a lot of researching on this exact subject I am really leaning towards getting the Burris MTac 1.5-6.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:27 PM   #12
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Aimpoint Comp M3 on the 5.56....vx6 2-12 on the blackout hunting rig.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:43 PM   #13
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Aimpoint micro t1
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:00 PM   #14
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Sig Romeo on one. Strikefire2 on another.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:11 PM   #15
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Aimpoint micro t1
Micro T1 w/ 3x multiplier on the SBR, Vortex Razor 1-6 on the 18".
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