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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 9/6/2010 11:23:46 AM EST
So i'm looking for scopes for my AR, and i've seen a few that i like. However i'm curious about the fixed vs variable debate. can i get a few opinoins on say 2x, 4x and like 3-9x? is it worth it to spend the xtra money on variable powers? or is it based upon the intended use of the rifle?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 11:50:06 AM EST
Based on intended use.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:21:43 PM EST
In general terms a fixed scope is usually cheaper and a little more rugged than a variable. Less parts and fewer things to go wrong. Variables are more flexable in use. Intended use will influence what power you should select. My Wife runs a 1X4X24 in 3 Gun. 1X for close, fast stuff and 4X for longer targets. I use a 3X12X44 for long range shooting on my varmint AR. I use a fixed power, 1X Aimpoint, if you will, on my 3 Gun AR. Most fixed power scopes I've seen are in the 2 to 4X range. 3 or 4X would be a little hard to use for close, fast stuff IMHO and not quite enough for beyond 250 yards or so.
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