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AR15 carbine & scope selection for 3 gun match

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Splat Shot, Nov 26, 2004.

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  1. Splat Shot

    Splat Shot Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    I have a desire to enter a 3 gun match using a AR15 16" carbine but am wondering about what scope to mount. I prefer some kind of magnification with a reticle and not a red dot so I have been looking at the Nikon Monarch Gold 1.5 - 6 x42 scope which has a 30mm tube.

    Question is: is that too much scope for a carbine or should I stay with the 32 & 36 mm objectives with a 1" tube? Also, if I go with a 1.75 or 2.5 power setting on the low side as in some of the Leupolds, does that eliminate shooting with both eyes open?

    Any advice from you 3 gun guys out there is appreciated.
  2. RH45

    RH45 Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    I think the scope you want to use will be just fine.
    I run a 1-4 Leoupold on mine, and usually have it at about 2 power anyway.
    The "pros" I've talked to, usually keep a higher power scope, in mounts with them to switch to for the really long range stuff, if needed.
  3. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Potomac, Maryland - Behind enemy lines!!
    Some scopes that I have seen while shooting multigun include:
    Leupold VX-II 1-4x and VX-III 1.5-5x.
    IOR-Valdada 1.1-4x CRT, also the 4x M2.
    Trijicon Accupoint 1.25-4x.
    All kinds of Trijicon ACOGs.

    Any of these will work well.

    - Chris
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