What kind of scope for AR fixed handle??


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Encoreman
December 9, 2009, 10:27 PM
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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Bojo
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...

Maverick223
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?

:)

Avenger29
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.

762minigun
December 9, 2009, 11:46 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y51/762minigun/DSC04302.jpg

If you decide to mount on a carry handle these work very well

highorder
December 10, 2009, 01:14 PM
I wouldn't buy anything from ARMS.

They are currently suing everyone and their mother instead of designing new products.

briansmithwins
December 10, 2009, 01:41 PM
ACOG!

Works very nicely. BSW

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/briansmithwins/IMG_4751Medium-1.jpg

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