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Posted: 11/20/2012 4:27:03 PM EST
I'm a newcomer to this board and the AR hobby as well. So whats the best scope for longer range 200-800 yards?
I'm liking the Aimpoint T1 or Leatherwood or Nikon. I plan on using buis on 45 degree offsets or maybe the scope on the offsets. What are good offsets?
My issue is shooting right handed but left dominant eyed. I'm going to have to raise the scope or offset it. Or shoot left handed and get the spray in my face?
Oh core15 556/223 gun but I need a buttstock and buffer and such, 6 feet tall so would the adjustable stocks be fully out?
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Posted: 11/20/2012 6:25:48 PM EST
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Scopes are like AR's, there are tons of them. The aimpoint is just a red dot so scrap that. Personally Id never buy a red dot and think they are a waste of money when I can do the same thing with iron sights. 200-800 yards is a pretty big range. If I was shooting those varying distances Id pick up a variable scope from 3-9 to a 4-16 power.
If most of your shots are going to be under 500 with the occasional 800 yarder than just get a good 1-4. 1-4 scopes are my favorite for an AR15. You can pick up a pretty decent one like a Millet,Nikon,Burris for around $250-$350. I used to have a Leupold VXR Patrol 1.25-4 on my 20" A4 and absolutely loved it but it cost almost $600.
You just need to go down to a store like Cabelas, Bass Pro, Sportsmans Warehouse..etc and look through a bunch.

Personally I wouldnt put anything bigger than a 3-9 on an AR but thats just me. If I want to bang out to 800 Im grabbing my 308. There isnt a wrong answer though. Just whatever you like is the right answer, just dont by a chinese made scope (some are ok but most arent). Vortex puts out great scopes for the cost. Throw a 3-9 Vortex diamondback on it (its like $200)

But for all around use from quick up close to way out there, you cant beat a 1-4 in my opinion.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 7:23:42 PM EST
Might be better off in the optics forum the the a2 forum..
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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:00:18 PM EST
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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:10:29 AM EST
thanks for the good advice. Yeah I just saw the optics forum after I posted this.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 4:23:30 AM EST
What is your budget?
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Posted: 12/20/2012 8:39:54 AM EST
Also, what is the size of the target and/or the accuracy needed?
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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:32:20 PM EST
Not sure what gun your optics are gong on but this lonely rifle is waiting for a scope...
I am thinking a Millet 6-25 or 4-16. I heart good things about them and they are in a price range I can save for...

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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:34:34 PM EST
Lets try that pic again...

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Posted: 12/20/2012 1:52:55 PM EST
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Don't waste your money on a millet.

ETA: Since no one has stated a budget yet I'm going to throw out a mid priced suggestion: Look at the SWFA SS 3-9x42 mil/mil.
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Posted: 12/20/2012 2:12:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By spec3:
Also, what is the size of the target and/or the accuracy needed?


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