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What Scope for 100yd AR-15 22lr

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GreySmoke2, Jan 9, 2010.

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  1. GreySmoke2

    GreySmoke2 Member

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    I am assembling an AR-15 .22lr and I want a tactical looking scope that can magnify a target at 100yrds like its 5-10 ft away. I'd like to keep it the $100-200 range. Has anyone had success with one in particular?
     
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    Millet DMS 1-4x20
     
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    Mueller manufactures some good quality reasonably priced optics which is popular with many folks over on the rimfirecentral forum boards.
     
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    I've always had good luck with Weaver Classic scopes. They aren't Leupolds, but very good quality for their low cost.
     
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    I was going to recommend the Weaver classics. One of my favorites for the money also. I kinda figured they wouldn't be tacticool though.
     
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    Theoretically, if you want a scope to make a 100 yard target(300 feet) look like it is only 10 feet away you would need 30x magnification, though in reality it is probably a little more. To make it look 5 feet away you are going to need roughly 60x magnification.

    Most tactical scopes aren't much above 10x, and certainly not 30-60x. They tend to not need to see a person so close that they appear only 5 to 10 feet away. They also don't need to know which pair of threads they are going to be placing thing bullet between.

    So do you want an image that looks 5-10 feet away, or do you want a large field of view and moderately quick target acquisition? Two different beasts.
     
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    I love mine. Works way too good on a La Rue LT-1 Scope mount, too. Always returns to zero no matter how much I remove and reinstall it.
     
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    for tactical looking I have no idea, but for a good cheap scope, that gives good magnification, I have several of the Tasco Varmint series scopes, in 6x24 power, and they have been quite fine. you could try millet or super sniper i suppose, they usually have a tactical look to them.
     
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    Dangit.. ya beat me to it :)!

    I was going to suggest one of these. I put one of these on a 10/22 Archangel setup I gave my nephew for Christmas.

    http://www.archangelmanufacturing.com/Product_Information.html

    He loves it! I had him doing "range splits" against old soup cans in no time :). He go so good at that I started rolling clay pidgeons across his FOV/FOF for him to snap shoot at.

    BTW: he's 11 yrs old.

    Fair warning about that scope though.. first thing you do is dismantle the base and lock time the hell out of it!
     
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