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Posted: 6/20/2015 8:47:45 AM EDT
I've got a 14.5 KAC AR that currently sports an Aimpoint H1. I have a Form 1 SBR that should clear soon (submitted via eforms on 04/15) and I will be moving the H1 to a BCM 11.5" ELW upper once that happens. I want a variable optic for my 14.5 and I would prefer something greater than 4x, which leads me to 1-6 optics.



I'm liking the Mk 6 1-6 from what I've read on it. I like the CMR-W reticles but neither one matches well with 55 gr, 62 gr, or mk262 ballistics for a 14.5 barrel, so I'll probably get a TMR reticle.  I'm also looking at an Accupoint 1-6. I looked at the Burris XTR's, but they are 12.5"+ long and seem a bit much for a 14.5, the Vortex Strike Eagle reticle looks a bit busy at 1x for my liking. The Vortex G2 1-6 is a bit heavier than I'd like, and the Kahles is more than a Mark 6.



Any other suggestions for a 1-6 optic? Am I crazy here? My logic: I have an 18" AR w/ a 3-18 scope for long range/precision and will have a 11.5"  w H1 for close range/"cqb" and this would be a great rifle for carbine classes. I'm thinking a 1-6 variable on my 14.5 would bridge the gap between the 18 and 11.5.
Link Posted: 6/20/2015 9:44:02 AM EDT
Get a mark 6 or a vcog.
Link Posted: 6/20/2015 4:42:32 PM EDT
If you have the money get the Kahles. Also check out Meopta.

I personally run a NF 1-4x FC-2 out to 500 with my 14.5". I have no issues hitting a 10" plate at this distance. Scope is small and rugged as hell. Illumination is only good for low light.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 8:47:19 PM EDT
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If you have the money get the Kahles. Also check out Meopta.

I personally run a NF 1-4x FC-2 out to 500 with my 14.5". I have no issues hitting a 10" plate at this distance. Scope is small and rugged as hell. Illumination is only good for low light.
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This, as to the Kahles, which with careful shopping can be had for about $2,100.  It is the only scope under $3,000 with turret tracking that is 100% accurate, out to extreme range and the glass is simply breathtaking.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 10:23:18 PM EDT
I prefer a 16" barrel, but if you already have an 18", I understand the appeal of a 14.5.

In my honest opinion, a 14.5" is an ideal 300 yard rifle. You don't really need a BDC or the like for that kind of work. But magnification will allow for precision work.

Conversely, you would also benefit from a quick reticle.

Based on that, I think a 1-6 Accupoint with triangle BDC (colour in your preference) would ideally fit your needs/requirements.

YMMV
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 11:46:44 PM EDT
I've always liked the GRSC 1-6x.
Link Posted: 6/22/2015 12:21:35 AM EDT
TR25 or VCOG
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:01:55 PM EDT
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I've always liked the GRSC 1-6x.
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I had the 1x4 and it took a while to get used to the reticle. When I did I found I loved it.

The 1x6 WILL be going on my next carbine. As soon as I can save the $$$.
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