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BikerRN
September 1, 2011, 01:43 PM
I'm considering two "new-fangled" scopes for my .300 WM build and wanted to get some input before I plunk down my hard earned money.

To start with, I really like my EO Tech on my AR, and favor Red Dot sights. With that said I was looking at the Leupold VX R in 4-12 x 40 or 4-12 x 50 and the Trijicon Accupoint in either a 3-9 x 40 or a 5-20 x 50.

My shooting distance will be 200 - 700 Yards on game and I'm looking for one scope to put on this build to last the life of the gun. Right now I'm using a 4-12 x 40, but not an illuminated reticule or red dot type. I'm leaning towards the Trijicon because it has the post and triangle over the crosshairs. It seems a much more less complex arrangement and I often find myself getting lost in the scope.

Thank you in advance for your help and I look forward to what input you have.

BikerRN

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Luchtaine
September 1, 2011, 02:14 PM
I don't know a lot about optics, but I do have a Trijicon ACOG. I'll say my experience with the ACOG is top notch. I'd actually been considering the Accupoint 5-20x50 for when I get enough money to work on my rem 700.

TonyAngel
September 1, 2011, 02:27 PM
I'm not wild about Leupolds. I've seen more than a few have tracking problems.

Trijicon does make some pretty tough equipment and their use of fiber optics and tritium works out pretty well. Still, for the price, you may be able to find something that will work better for you.

My biggest gripe about the larger Trijicons is that the reticle is based on mils, but the turrets are based on MOA. It makes dialing for distance a bit of a PITA. If you get a model with the post reticle, this won't be much of a problem, but the post reticle makes it really difficult to "hold over" as many do in hunting situations. To cap it all off, the glass is mediocre to good at best. If I were going to opt for a Trijicon, I'd go for the plain jane reticle with illuminated dot.

Considering the price of the Trijicon, I'd take a good look at the likes of a 3-15X from either Sightron or Vortex (PST).

Although I do like Trijicon's ACOG line, I've never really liked their conventional scopes, with the exception of their 1-4X.

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