I'm shopping for glass for my 16" 308 chambered AR and I'm curious what ya'll think are good options for a LPVO. I'm mainly interested in LPVO for the same reasons they've increased dramatically in popularity. Why not have a 1x objective with the option of flipping up the magnification if I am so inclined? With that said, the primary application is going to be range duty and maybe a little run and gun for fun every now and then. I've got an SR-762 I'm trying to glass and while it's an accurate rifle it's not a precision benchrest piece of equipment if you know what I mean? I think the piston is fun, though, and I do like shooting it. I was looking around at LPVO mainly 1-6 variety and I came up with a few I put in the poll The Burris is far and away the budget option, but could I get away with spending so little and still have a good optic? TBH I doubt it and I don't really like Burris, but if everyone loves this scope I might be willing to give it a shot for the money. Then we have the other lower range options, like the US Optics and the Vortex Viper PST. I see good reviews for both of these and I'm currently leaning towards the Viper PST to be honest. In particular I've read a TON of positives about the HD-E, as well as quite a few testimonials that the Viper PST is only 5-10% worse for a third to half the price. Naturally I want to consider all my options though. At the upper range we have the Athlon, Leupold, Trijicon Accupoint, and Sig. Of these I think I like the Athlon the best, but I'm really not sure it's any better than the Viper PST... Then, in the realm of luxury, we have the Swarovski, Zeiss, Kahles, Trijicon VCOG, and Vortex HD-E. These are some pretty pricey pieces of glass and tbh I really doubt I want to spend big dollars on a low powered optic. That said, I am sure some of you have tried the full gamut and can offer some really informed opinions. Maybe I should be saving my pennies? Please let me know if I've been led astray with any of the notions I've formed through my research, and make a recommendation so I can put some glass on this thing!