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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:26:59 PM EST
Last scope question, I promise. My system is a 14.5 middy. Should I run the Leupold Mark AR MOD 1 1.5-4x20 or the Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24? Thanks.

http://leupold.com/tactical/scopes/mark-ar-riflescopes/mark-ar-mod-1-1-5-4x20mm-p5/

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/razor-hd-gen-2-1-6x24-riflescope-with-jm-1-reticle
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Link Posted: 12/12/2012 5:14:42 PM EST
I'm in the same boat as you. I've contemplated everything from Aimpoint's, to ACOG's, to 1-4's. Sorry I can't help, just looking for inspiration.

Middle rifle for reference....also a 14.5in

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Link Posted: 12/13/2012 4:58:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2012 4:58:33 AM EST by Tod-13]
Neither --run a Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 1.2-5x36.

You get awesome glass with a much better eye box, especially at top magnification.
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Link Posted: 12/13/2012 5:32:21 AM EST
3rd guy here in the same boat... lol

So many options in 1-4 power. Been looking at the MK4, Trijicon, Vortex, NF, Burris MTAC, Meopta and I still cant make up my mind. I'll be watching this thread for suggestions as well.
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Link Posted: 12/13/2012 1:43:25 PM EST
Thanks for the Zeiss recommendation, I'll have to look into that.

Personally I'm leaning towards the Vortex because not only is it a 30mm tube with 4 inches of eye relief, but the magnification goes all the way from non-magnified to 6x! Plus, all that eye relief gives me an excuse to marry it with one of Vortex's awesome cantilever mounts, like this quick-release which boasts 3 inches of offset.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-adr-x-cantilever-ring-mount-for-30mm-riflescope-tube-3-inch-offset

Is there any reason to not go with this optic, something I don't know about or overlooked?

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Link Posted: 12/13/2012 1:49:30 PM EST
See if you can look through one. At 6x, both my girlfriend and I really disliked shooting the Swarovski 1-6x24, since the exit pupil became so small. The Zeiss addresses that, with some tradeoffs.

The Vortex has a better reticle for hold over, which is nice. That's the one thing, other than changing the on/off controls, that I'd change on the Zeiss.
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Link Posted: 12/13/2012 5:53:15 PM EST
I like the NF 1-4 FC2. Between the 2 scopes mentioned I'd go Vortex 1-6.
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Link Posted: 12/13/2012 9:12:24 PM EST
I don't have this particular NF but as a NF owner this one is next on my list. I cannot say enough about this brand.
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Link Posted: 12/14/2012 8:27:33 AM EST
can't go wrong with a 1-4 little bulky for a battle rifle for my tastes but I have a VX R 1-4 on one of my ARs I prefer EoTechs for my battle rifles although I would like to try an aimpoint mirco sometime.
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