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Scope choice for AR or maybe AK

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MechAg94, Oct 2, 2005.

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  1. MechAg94

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    What is a good brand for a 1.5-6X scope for an AR flattop? I was trying to avoid a fixed power scope if I had a choice. Actually, I was thinking of trying it on my VEPR to see what I could do. It would likely end up swapping for the EOTech on my AR.

    I was looking at www.riflescopes.com and it looks like the Leopolds in that category are up there in price, and I don't have any idea of what other brands would be dependable. I have heard of the ACOGs but what I have seen of them are very expensive. I don't think my wallet is in that category right now. I notice the basic 3-9X's are cheaper so that is an option I guess. Anyone have any thoughts on a good choice?
     
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    I have a Bushnell Trophey 1.75-4x on my Saiga, was only $99 at Cabela's. Works fine so far! plenty of magnification for most things and low enough power to get a wide picture.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I'll look at those later on. (sites are blocked at work)

    My Dad has used Simmons and thinks they are decent enough. Not sure if I would trust it or not. I would rather look at others first.
     
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    I too was skeptical of simmons but this one was recommended by Benny Hill and other 3gunners on the enos forums. I figured it is only $50 and it could be a good back up scope. Cannot tell the difference between the quality of this (construction and lens) to any ~$200-400 scopes I have used. It is my primary optic until the Mueller CQB comes out and then it will be my backup.
     
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    boofus, I appreciate the thought, but that one is way outside my price range right now. If I had that cash, I would probably just buy a RRA AR.

    That Simmons may be worth a try to get started. The price is hardly a blip on the radar. The bushnell is not much more.
     
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    Leupold makes a 1-4x shotgun scope that you can get into for around $200-300. It also makes a very handy AR scope if you can get it mounted far enough forward to use the long eye-relief.
     
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    I have a Leupold 1.5x5 on one of my Armalites. Works great.

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    The NXS 1x-4x/24 looks awfully nice - what's an estimated price on that puppy?
     
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    I run the Simmons Pro Diamond on my Clark Gator. It bumped off my Holosight and it won't come off for anything less than the ACOG.
     
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