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Posted: 8/25/2004 6:22:29 AM EDT
I am trying to buy a scope for my AR-15 flat top I will be shooting mostly paper at 100-300 yds .I need at least 20 power to shoot out to 300 yds I can't afford a Leupold VX III my max buget is in the 350 range The scopes I have selected tso far are ...

1.Weaver V24 it is a 6-24x42 mil dot AO TT scope for around $350.00

2.Tasco Super Sniper 20x42 mil dot AO TT scope sells for $300.00

3.SIGHTRON 6-24x42 mil dot AO and TT it sells for $350.00

I would apreciate any input you have about these companies and products.

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:28:35 AM EDT
While it might helpful if your older eye'd like myself, I still shoot out to the 1000 yard line w/ a 4.5x14 Leupy. Power is not necessary to shoot the short ranges your looking to shoot, unless your intending to use your rifle scope for spotting.......

BTW a fixed power 20x scope will be tough to use for anything other than benchrested shooting and while I only know Leupold, the varible scope will be much more user friendly, IMO.

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:29:34 AM EDT
In the price range you are talking about I like the Super Sniper,
I have no experience with the 20X but The 10X I own is a very good scope.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:35:34 AM EDT
I love my Super Sniper!!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:55:35 AM EDT
You should be able to get a Leupold VX2 in your price range (maybe a little more), definitely could get a used one. It would certainly beat the heck out of a Trashco or Sightnon. .

Of the choices you list, the Weaver is the superior glass.

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:58:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 11:58:43 AM EDT by NEtracker]
Sightron gets a lot of good press from shooters on other forums.
I'm looking for a good price for a Sightron SII 4-16x42mm mildot for my RRA 20" Varmint.
Where did you see the 6-24 for $350? I've seen the 4-16 MD for $358-$422.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 1:41:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NEtracker:
Sightron gets a lot of good press from shooters on other forums.
I'm looking for a good price for a Sightron SII 4-16x42mm mildot for my RRA 20" Varmint.
Where did you see the 6-24 for $350? I've seen the 4-16 MD for $358-$422.

I found this place durring a search it is highly recomended midwayusa.com
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:30:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:08:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CSGunWorkscom:
If you are shooting 100 to 350 yards I would not recommend a 20x fixed. I would recommend a variable. If you were going for a fixed I would recommend on more than a 16x at the most.

We can get Weaver, SIGHTRON, and 3-9x40 tactical Leupold for the low $350.00

If we can help just let me know.

Here’s some testimonials about CS GunWorks for AR15 Board
Mike at CS Gunworks is...

Good advice here.

CS Gun Works + Leupold = Winning Combination!

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 10:36:10 PM EDT
I have a 3-9 x40 Leupold VX-I And last time at the range I couldn't see the 8-10 ring at 300 yds (and yes the target was a 100yd target . ) My eyes just would not focas past the 7 ring .That's why I'm gonna go to a more powerful scope .I want to be able to see a crisp x ring and not just guess at where I am shooting.I have looked at some diffrent scopes and the 20+ seems to do well with my sight .If I need less power I can always crank it down .exept the S/S which is why I will likely not get a S/S the Weaver or Sightron will fill my need ok I think .
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 4:43:39 AM EDT
i have the super sniper in 10x and love it only been out to 100yds though but it was a clear 100yds sight
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:10:56 AM EDT
I've used my Tasco SS 10X out to 500 yards with no problems.

I have a Sightron SII 3-9X42 as well which has very clear optics, but very thick duplex lines (the version you are interested in may differ from the one I have) that I wouldn't want to use for target shooting past a couple hundred yards.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 6:25:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 6:36:16 AM EDT by NEtracker]
At first I looked at the Super Sniper 10X, then since most of my shooting will be 100-300 yds at paper with the occasional longer range, I decided on variable. So, I looked at the Burris Fullfield II package deal 4.5-14x with spotter. Then I found info. on the Sightron mil dot with target turrets, etc.
Decisions, decisions. I don't really need another spotting scope, but could sell it.
Will the Sightron SII 4-16x42mm mildot dots or thickness of the reticle obsure the bull at distance?
I have it down to these two scope choices for my RRA 20" Varmint setup (though, won't be doing any varmint shooting around here; no rifle hunting in MA, except blackpowder).
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:37:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 4:45:42 AM EDT by 2-gun]
I looked and looked for a used Burris or any 20 power loopy and found squat. Of course after I ordered a Sightron both a Leupold and aburris that would have fit my need came up on the E.E. That's not the bad part .The prices where almost the exact same as the one I ordered.But now that the scope I ordered is here I'll try it out . Look for me to post a rewiew of it here after I mount it and take it to the range .

I see this morning Midway has Leupold Mk4 for 300.00 off still to high for me but one of you guys might be in the market.www.midwayusa.com/emailshowpage/9012004/100740299
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