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Posted: 5/11/2003 2:22:37 PM EST
Howdy, I'm just now thinking about adding optics to my AR, and I was thinking about something small and preferably inexpensive, to screw into the carry handle. I've seen a few small tubes perched on rifles here and there, but I've no idea what make or model. I'm looking for light magnification, non-illuminated, and if it's an old german-style 3-bar reticle that much the better (though I don't think that's realistic). Anyone have ideas for me?
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 4:42:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/11/2003 4:48:50 PM EST by Duffy]
Well if you must, look for the Colt branded 3x scopes. They show up now and again here at EE, it has a heavy duplex reticle for short range work, there are newer models that have lit reticles too. I got one years ago and then graduated to ACOGs on flat tops. Thought I'd keep it because it's a Colt, but there's no collection value in it so I sold it [brick] Compared to the ACOG and newer scopes, the Colt/Realist is old technology. I just looked through an Armalite 2.75x scope, also made by Realist, the sight picture is yellow, probably because it's so damn old (almost 30 years old)
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 1:30:31 AM EST
If a more traditional designed scope will work for you try the bushnell elite 3200, Leupold vx I or II, burris fullfield, or lastly and certainly not least anything IOR makes.
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 1:38:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2003 1:39:59 AM EST by StykUrHedUp]
its not "small" but i have a simmons Pro50 on top of my 22-250 and it collects ambient light like a champ!! [url]http://store3.yimg.com/I/scopesforless_1733_3325871[/url]
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 5:07:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2003 5:07:56 AM EST by bcochran]
Specialized reticles - contact Premier Reticle of Virginia. Inexpensive scopes - you can probably get a cheap scope for about $30 plus shipping plus a lot of praying that the scope will be acceptable. Scope that you will have for years and not dump the next year - consider one of the compact variable scopes by a NAME manufacturer that will be in business next year. Example, a Leupold 2x7 compact. Or a Burris. Understand that a scope with good coated optics like 4BAC and a low power will achieve two results: light gathering in low light and present you with a wider field of view than a high fixed power scope.
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