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Posted: 9/17/2004 5:05:12 AM EDT
Following the advice of one of the members here I decided to write up a list of what I am looking for in a scope for my M4. Its not much but here goes....

I want to have a scope that I can acquire targets very quickly ( sorry if this sounds cheesy)
I want some magnification if possible
I would prefer something rugged and durable (able to take a few bumps and dings)
I want something compact
I want to spend less than $500
I would like it to be accurate at at least 100 yards
It needs to be able to mount to a A3 flat top

What would you recommend?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:05:03 AM EDT
Not to be a smart ass but I would suggest you save your money for a TA31 ACOG with the "Donut of Death" recticle. There is a group buy planned for November.


Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:20:05 AM EDT
None taken. I am sure that is a wonderful recommendation given the proper funds, but as I said before I cant spend more than $500 on a scope. ( this is due mainly to the wife) but also I cant see myself spending that much on a scope unless its for a 50 BMG.... Thanks anyway though...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:19:28 AM EDT
Hakko TacPoint
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:47:47 AM EDT
I just checked out that scope, it looks like you can pick one up for about $100 bucks. How good is the quality of something like that?? Do you have one yourself?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:43:04 PM EDT
Given your financial restrictions, I'd give up on magnification and go with an Aimpoint or EOTech. They are more than sufficent in hitting a man size target at 200 yards with old eyes.

PS...I'm old so I can say this.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:25:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 1:25:57 PM EDT by CSGunWorkscom]
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 1:39:33 PM EDT

I think that either an Aimpoint ML2 & EOTech rev F meet and exceed all of your requirements. The only thing they don't have is magnification.

Regarding magnification, you presented your accuracy requirement in the context of 100 yards performance.

I would like it to be accurate at at least 100 yards

At 100 yards and even 200 yards, the two optics I mentioned will be extremely accurate. By the time you are shooting at 300 yards and beyond you will probably want a different optic with more magnification and external, easily-adjusted windage and elevation knobs. But at the same time, at these extended ranges you probably want a rifle rather than an M4 carbine. You will also be wanting to shoot heavier bullets (75 to 80 grain) in a fast twist barrel, as well.

Neither of the optics I mentioned have any magnification but they will do everything you want.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:23:40 PM EDT
Take a look at the Simmons 1.5-5x 20mm turkey or shotgun scope. 80' fov, rugged, diamond reticle fast close-in, xhairs for distance. $90 at Midway.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:58:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 4:58:46 PM EDT by Paul]
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 5:19:18 PM EDT
Aimpoint or EOTech. A 2X Mini ACOG would be great but would sink your budget.
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