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Any Deals Right Now on an AR Hunting Scope?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nalapombu, Mar 1, 2009.

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  1. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Member

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    Hey all,

    My shooting and hunting buddy just got an AR for Coyote hunting. He asked me to help him find a nice scope for it. He is looking for a variable power up to maybe 9X or 10X or so. I know he doesn't want to go over $250.

    Just a couple off the top of my head I wanted to get your thoughts on are Mueller and the Cabelas branded scopes. I have read lots of positive reviews on the Mueller scopes and also have seen several on the Cabelas. I have never personally handled either one of the brands though.

    I haven't been paying much attention lately to any of the sales and deals that are out there on glass. So if you all could give me some recommendations for a decent or good scope to sit atop a flat top AR for Coyote hunting, I would appreciate it.

    Thank you for your time and help.

    BD
     
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    I'd go with a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40. You can pick one up at Wal-Mart for about $150.

    I've been very impressed with the light transmission-- close to that of my Leupold Mark 4 (VX-III lenses). Thusfar the ones that I put on my father's 30-06, my mother's .243, and my nephew's .243 have held zero very good. They've seemed durable enough.

    I figure that it is the best deal going in this price range of optics.

    I plan on putting that one on my 10/22 eventually, and both my father and I are going to put the Nikon 2-7x33 Prostaff Shotgun scopes on our H&R .45-70 Handi-Rifles. The shotgun optic has a tad more eye relief and the parallex is set at 75 yards instead of 100.


    Just something to consider.


    -- John
     
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