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Posted: 11/21/2012 5:38:47 AM EST
I know you can spend lots of money on optics, but I am not ready to do that yet, so I am looking for a recommendation on optics on an AR15 that will help these old eyes................................................
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:44:03 AM EST

An honest answer is if this is your first firearm learn the sights then save up some an get a good red dot or 1 to 4 scope for most shooting. Serious target shooting requires a higher power scope.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:45:18 AM EST
aimpoint pro
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:46:35 AM EST
I shot iron sights for two years..now I am getting into the optics... 1-4x Primary Arms to start it off....
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:53:13 AM EST
Primary Arms RDS
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:57:57 AM EST
If you're not getting a quality optic, you should just use the irons. Or you can buy and cry...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:58:04 AM EST
My old eyes like my Eotech 512..as for a scope I use a Millet TRS.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:58:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 5:59:00 AM EST by OlKev]

Originally Posted By PFran42:
Primary Arms RDS
Lots of people swear by Primary Arms red dot sights as a budget optic and according to many the customer service can't be beat.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:07:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By OlKev:

Originally Posted By PFran42:
Primary Arms RDS
Lots of people swear by Primary Arms red dot sights as a budget optic and according to many the customer service can't be beat.


THIS above or Aimpoint PRO...I have both and like the Aimpoint better however The Primary arms RDS are great for budget
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:17:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By sunshineman68:
I know you can spend lots of money on optics, but I am not ready to do that yet, so I am looking for a recommendation on optics on an AR15 that will help these old eyes................................................



First off, what type of optic are you specifically looking for and what is your budget? It would help narrow down the choices if we knew exactly what your application was going to be.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:22:44 AM EST
There are more and more .223 scopes with bullet drop compensator designed for the AR ranging from $150 on up hitting the market. check some of the bigger sporting goods stores like Cabella's and Scheels. I went against what the crowd suggested and bought an NcStar 3x9 (ya, the rubber coated one with the built in lazer) and have had very good luck with it. I can hit a coyote at 175 yards and it has held zero for over 1,000 rounds. I may be the exception, but for about $100 I'm liking it. Eventually I will move up to something different.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:40:57 AM EST
Aimpoint Comp M2.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:42:06 AM EST
Nothing wrong with a good old 2-7 or 3-9 variable.

Leupold, Redfield, Nikon, Burris, Zeiss, Swarovski, etc, etc, etc. Scopes from low cost to high.

Many of the scopes I see guys hang on AR's leave me scratching my head. The guns are fairly accurate and fairly flat shooting. So why many seem to limit themselves to shortrange type scopes I do not know.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:18:15 AM EST
Hooray for you, EVR! I go very much in the direction of varminting, so my scope is the Nikon 6~18 Buckmasters. You can put it in the Burris PEPR mount for a total investment of about $450. With that mount, you have the quick option of removing the scope, and using BUIS. If you don't need all that magnification, the Nikon 4~12 is a lot cheaper, and still middle of the road quality. With the size of type he used, it looks to me that an aimpoint or 4x would be wanting.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:41:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 8:41:25 AM EST by Eric802]
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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:15:52 PM EST
I went and got a S&W M&P 15 OR today, and had them put a Nikon M-223 2-8X32 on, so I guess I don't need any suggestions. I am still new at this, so any information is always appreciated............................................
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:22:45 AM EST
Im also considering an optic for my rifle. i am on a budget and saw this thread. wha about the green reflex gen II optic found on the primary arms link listed above? would it be as good as the red dot sight on the top row in the middle?
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