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Posted: 1/16/2008 3:54:03 PM EST
I am looking for an entry level scope for my AR.  I will be shooting varmints around 300 yards and targets out to 5-600 yards.  I can have glass up to 50mm with my current rings.  I currently have a cheap Barska 6-20x on it right now.  It is fine for plinking at 200 yards, but the glass is nowhere good enough for the further use on a cloudy day.  I was thinking something along the lines of 10x or 16x fixed due to the lower prices for a fixed.  If I can find a deal on a nice variable that would be ok.  Turret knobs are a must, I will be shooting at dif ranges in the field.  Clarity is my main focus, toss me some ideas.  Thanks  
cmmg
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 4:04:47 PM EST
[#1]
I have a Nikon Monarch I got on special. It is a 6.5-20x44.

It is very clear and the 12" x 12" steel target at the range is as r5ght there @ 311 yards out.

I pd ~$360 but that as a clearance special at Midway.

Bushnell makes some that get good reviews and are in your price range. I think it is the 4500 series but I am not 100% sure.
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 4:28:20 PM EST
[#2]
Natchez has a Browning 8-24x40 on closeout for $239.95. It has an AO and
mil-dot reticle. They are made by Bushnell in Japan, at the place they make
their Elite 3200 and 4200 scopes. They have some other magnifications to
choose from also. I purchased one and the glass it excellent, so I bought another
one, 3-9x40 for a .22.
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 4:30:46 PM EST
[#3]
I have been really impressed with the Burris Fullfield II scopes for the money. Excellent quality for a decent price. You can get them for around $300 or less for 3-9 or 4-14.

Full-Auto
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 5:47:08 PM EST
[#4]
Might want to consider the Millett TRS-1 tactical scope.  Its a 4-16x with a 50mm objective and 30mm tube.  Turret style adjustment knobs, lighted mil-dot reticle and you can get it on sale at Midway for less than $300.

I have it on an AR and I think its fantastic for the money.

They also make a fixed 10x model as well, the TRS-2 if you want that.

http://www.millettsights.com/controller.php/catalog/tactical_trs
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 5:47:13 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/16/2008 7:06:42 PM EST
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Might want to consider the Millett TRS-1 tactical scope.  Its a 4-16x with a 50mm objective and 30mm tube.  Turret style adjustment knobs, lighted mil-dot reticle and you can get it on sale at Midway for less than $300.

I have it on an AR and I think its fantastic for the money.

They also make a fixed 10x model as well, the TRS-2 if you want that.

http://www.millettsights.com/controller.php/catalog/tactical_trs


The TRS-1 is very good. I shoot out to 600yds no problem.
If you don't need the Illuminated reticle, Millet also makes a 6-24x50.
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 7:26:28 PM EST
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I love my Super-Snipers  $299 @ SWFA
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 3:23:21 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/17/2008 3:48:14 AM EST
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Burris Ballplex 4-14x  
RRA15
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 5:44:01 AM EST
[#10]
If you went up to the $350-400 range, you could get one of the 4-16x new Nikon Monarchs or Bushnell 4200s.  The have semi-target turrets that would be great for ranges out to 500 yards.  Anything beyond 250-300 yards on a small target is going to require adjusting the scope or some expert holdover.
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 5:45:17 AM EST
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and the Bushnell 3200 Fixed 10x is nice too...
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 5:53:32 AM EST
[#12]
taggin fer info
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 5:55:08 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/17/2008 9:26:22 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/17/2008 12:09:28 PM EST
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If you can bump up your budget another $100 to $400 you could get a Falcon Menace 4.5-18X56. I just recieved mine in the mail and it is now sitting on top of my ar10. It has target turrets that are 1/4moa. CLICK ME. The click me will bring you to my topic I just posted in the Ar10 forum. It wont say much about the scope but atleast you can see what it looks like. I also shoot NTCH which is why it is so far forward. I bought the scope from RWS two days ago and I recieved it today. I am very happy with it.
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 1:07:57 PM EST
[#16]
Bushnell Elite 3200 10X (Mil dot and target turrets) and have change left over.

Almost half the price of the Super Sniper and gets raves from owners, including me. Only downside it is not threaded for a sun shade.







Link Posted: 1/18/2008 12:42:57 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/18/2008 8:32:08 AM EST
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Just bought the super sniper myself for much the same purposes as you.

$299 + the extreme tactical burris extra high mounts for ~$50.

Swweeeeeet, sweeet setup.

Only thing I don't like at the moment is my YHM irons won't fit under it.  I either have to get smaller ones or forget about irons.
Link Posted: 1/18/2008 9:28:11 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/18/2008 11:01:57 AM EST
[#20]
Wow the super sniper seems to be an affordable favorite.  I read something about getting a military contact.  Is there truth to this idea?  I did some shooting today with my current scope.  It was nailing targets on 16x, I wish it was a little clearer at distances more than 100yds.  How do you guys like your SS 16x on a clear day vs partially cloudy?
Link Posted: 1/18/2008 2:06:48 PM EST
[#21]
What mount set ups are you all using to mount the bushnell 3200 10x to your flat tops?
Link Posted: 1/18/2008 3:32:17 PM EST
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What mount set ups are you all using to mount the bushnell 3200 10x to your flat tops?


I dont know what he is using, but I use Warne high rings.  The rock solid steel and I can mount a 50mm bell on my rifle.  The cheek weld is just right with my 6 pos stock.  
Link Posted: 1/18/2008 4:27:25 PM EST
[#23]

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Wow the super sniper seems to be an affordable favorite.  I read something about getting a military contact.  Is there truth to this idea?  I did some shooting today with my current scope.  It was nailing targets on 16x, I wish it was a little clearer at distances more than 100yds.  How do you guys like your SS 16x on a clear day vs partially cloudy?


Both of mine are 10x.  One is a rear paralax adjustment and the other is a side paralax adjustment.  The side Paralax knob location is generally $100 more than the rear adjustment.  IMHO the handiness and reachability of the side knob is somewhat better than the rear adjustment, but either of the Super-Snipers are awesome, great glass and on-target! (one of my SS's is mounted to my DSA FAL - it WILL reach out and touch someone - in the X-ring )

For the money, the Super-Sniper is an excellent bargain!
Link Posted: 1/18/2008 6:43:37 PM EST
[#24]

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What mount set ups are you all using to mount the bushnell 3200 10x to your flat tops?


Mine is on a bolt action with Burris Xtreme Tactical rings. On a flat top AR I would go with a Armalite mount to get it further out or a LaRue if the budget allows.

Link Posted: 1/19/2008 2:14:54 PM EST
[#25]
I have a Nikon buckmaster mildot in the EE for $225.  4.5-14 x 40mm.  Check it out, they're a good scope for the money.  Nothing against super snipers or bushnells, but for hunting a variable is almost a must have IMHO.
Link Posted: 1/19/2008 2:18:41 PM EST
[#26]
Also, the buckmaster has tactical knobs on it, they are marked with numbers and finger adjustible.  
Link Posted: 1/19/2008 7:52:12 PM EST
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The Bushnell ELITE 3200 5-15x40mm Tactical Mil-Dot are very nice also.  


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Yup. +1 for the Bushnell 3200 Tactical models.

I have a 10x40 (1inch rings) on my AR and was shooting 3/4" groups at 100 yards and kept everything on the paper in the 6ring or better at 500 yards.

Solid performance and a darn good price. I paid like $180 a while back. I think they still go for that now.
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 10:49:58 AM EST
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Super Sniper Line-up at SWFA
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 4:01:47 PM EST
[#30]
Nikon, Burris, Bushnell Elite, Super Sniper. All are good scopes.

Hell I've even got a Bushnell Banner 6-24x40 on a bolt gun...paid 110$ for it and am very happy with it. Its very clear and has held zero well, also has positive adjustments. (just throwing out there for an even lower priced alternative)
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 5:40:21 PM EST
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I have a  Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14X40mm Mildot on my RRA varmint that i use for rockchucks ,bunnies,coyotes,whistlepigs,etc  and it does just fine out to 500 yards.

The Mil dots are very helpful with hold over, even more so if you have a drop chartfor those long shots.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:42:30 PM EST
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I have been really impressed with the Burris Fullfield II scopes for the money. Excellent quality for a decent price. You can get them for around $300 or less for 3-9 or 4-14.

Full-Auto

just mounted the 3-9x w BDC on my flat top and love it! given i only shoot out to 300yds
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