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Optics help

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by zmoore1991, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. zmoore1991

    zmoore1991 New Member

    Jan 28, 2013
    Central Texas
    I recently purchased an MSAR STG-556 from another individual on THR and I'm now looking to get some optics for it.

    I'm a college student on a budget, so I'm not looking at Eotechs or anything that high-end. Seems about $100 is where I'm comfortable. I know I'm not going to get the perfect sight for that, but I'm sure I could find something good enough for me.

    I know I want some back up iron sights, and found these 45* offset sights for pretty cheap.

    As far as actual optics though, I'm sort of torn. I like the idea of a reflex/dot sight, but would also like to be able to go longer distance without guessing exactly what I'm aiming at.
    A friend recommended this Konus that seems promising, but then I came across a couple of UTG? scopes on Amazon. One is a 3-12x44, and the other is a 3-9x32 "CQB". They both have pretty good reviews and both seem like they'd let me hit at least 100 yards with no real issues, but I was looking to see if anyone has had any experience with them on here? (Well, any experience with any of these sights, really.)

    On this sort of rifle, could I get away with a scope on top for longer-range stuff and the BUIS off on the side for closer-range stuff?

    Any input and advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. greyling22

    greyling22 Senior Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    East Texas
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2013
  3. YZ

    YZ member

    Nov 10, 2012
    You may find even 7x too much for your bullpup. Unless you plan on bench resting it, go 1-4x. That would cover you for fast off hand shots and as much magnification as you want unsupported. The MSAR /AUG wasn't built for distance precision. You can have a red dot in the crosshairs (trijicon and leupold make those, I own a leupold). Your rifle naturally wants smaller, lighter optics.

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