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ar-15 red dot or scope

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Michael R., Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Michael R.

    Michael R. Well-Known Member

    hello everyone,
    just a quick question about what optics to mount on an ar-15. im going to buy the upper and lower seperately. the upper is a flattop 16 inch with a light contour barrel and the lower is a 6 position collapsable m4 type stock. also, most of my shots will be on coyotes at 50-75 yards at night, because thats when they usually come through my backyard.
  2. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    Now since i have not seen your property I have a few questions. Do you live in an area that allows shooting/ hunting at night? Are there any other homes in the area? Is it legal to discharge a weapon at all on on your property. I would assume you live in a rural area, but we all know what assuming does.

    For that close of a shot I'd go with a red dot or iron sights.
  3. Michael R.

    Michael R. Well-Known Member

    my dad has killed coyotes with his 22 hornet and yes we live in an area that allows shooting and yes it is legal to discharge a weapon on our property as long as it is not at a house and yes there are 4 houses by us but my dad shot his 9mm in our backyard and none of them called
  4. Rubber_Duck

    Rubber_Duck Well-Known Member

    I also recommend a white light so you can see what you can identify your target before you shoot. Can't stress that enough.
  5. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    Whats your budget? Recommendations could be anything from a $29 BSA red-dot to a $1200 ACOG.
  6. Rail Driver

    Rail Driver Well-Known Member

    Well, I use a red dot on mine (which may be better for the short range, quick moving coyotes) though I wouldn't mind having a scope and PEPR mount to swap out now and again.
  7. Michael R.

    Michael R. Well-Known Member

    my budget is around 200 dollars
  8. Rmiller31

    Rmiller31 Well-Known Member

    The report from a 223 will attract much more attention then a 9mm will. Not to say it will cause a problem for you it's just something to be aware of.

    If your worried about waking the neighbors you could use subsonic ammo when shooting at night.

    Are you going to attach a light to aid the night shots? I've not spent much time with anything other then irons at night.

    If your looking at sub 200$ rds I would take a look at the vortex strikefire. It seems to getgood reviews and it has red and green dots.

    HOLY DIVER Well-Known Member

    i 2nd that Rmiller.vortex strike fire along with a white light 2 see what your shooting at.happy hunting!

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