I would like to get a scope for the AR15 that would work for small game (varmits, rabbits, and coyotes if I get lucky) and maybe for deer as well just in case times get really hard and I had to use the .223 for deer.
I do not know much about scopes, but I did some reading and learned that more magnification is often worse because it leads to slow target aquesition. So I am thinking that to have a good quality scope with a lower magnification is better than having a little bit lesser quality scope with higher magnification for the same price.
*******EDIT******** Cabellas has a sale on Leopolds. Both of these are $325.
Leopold VXIII scopes
I would like to know which would work better and if there are better options within $200 out there (enough to justify the extra $200). I would really like to stay within the $400 range if I can help it as I will need a good mount for it.
Also, any recommendations on a mount?
I would get all of your mounts through larue.
Like this one would work the best for you. http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=30
I have one on a nightforce NXS 2.5-10X32 and love it.
So you are saying that a 2.5-8 (or 10) would be a better all around scope than the 1.5?