I looked and didn't see what I was looking for. I have a Bushmaster A-2 fixed carry handle with a red dot attached. I want to install a scope to try my hand at prairie dogs. The question is should I get a flattop upper or install the scope on the carry handle? Next is there a particular scope made for the AR or not? I would like a 10-20X 50 scope if possible. Thanks Mac
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December 9, 2009, 10:34 PM
The only issue I had was that my cheek was not resting on the rifle when I fired, which was really annoying.
I wish I would have bought a flattop upper...
December 9, 2009, 11:06 PM
Especially for a scope of that magnitude (10-20x50mm), I would bite the bullet and invest in a flat-top upper. It is the only good solution IMO. Leupold has a series of optics dedicated to the AR (the AR series), but I don't believe they have that high of magnification, and I don't know how good they are (doubt the glass is very good due to the price point). Are you sure that you want a scope that big, heavy, and high magnification?
December 9, 2009, 11:44 PM
Price out a swap out for a flattop upper at your local gunshop...if you have someone who works on ARs in your area. Here's a Bravo Company USA (excellent brand) stripped upper for $80. http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Upper-Receiver-stripped-M4-Flat-Top-p/flat%20top%20-upper%20-m4%202%20stripped.htm
It'll cost a little bit but you will be much happier.