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Posted: 10/17/2004 11:12:55 AM EST
I am looking for a magnification scope for my new ar-15. I want great magnification power, want it to be compact and sleek looking, but I do not want to pay more than about $500 for one.

Can anyone make some suggestions please?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:17:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:21:59 AM EST
I got a BSA 6-24X40 Illuminated Mil-Dot for something like $100. And I love it. It holds it zero great. Only recomended as a target scope though. The illuminated reticule is great for shooting at black targets. My .02
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:22:02 AM EST
Thanks for the reply. I don't want that if it is bulky. Do you know anything about the TRIJICON ACOC TAO1NSN 4X32 SCOPE? Is $850 brand new in box a good price?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:28:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:28:21 AM EST
Thanks for the reply. I am looking for something sleek and compact though as opposed to long.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:57:28 AM EST
you can get the super sniper from swfa in side focus for like 399 and then add about another 100 for rings and you got good glass and mounts for right around 500

i have one and feel that it is superior than other scopes in the same price range
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:01:32 PM EST
I got a Burris Mini 4x for $150, it's a good scope, and very compact design. Looks right on an AR, and works good.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:06:38 PM EST
I also have a Burris compact 4x12 with ballistic plex. looks great and feels great on my AR.

Bri
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:06:41 PM EST
Leupold 1.5-5x20
9.3" long
approx 9.7 oz.
Glass is crystal clear compared to the IOR.
Has finger adj. knobs with positive click.
Well within your price range at $350 inc. shipping.


IOR M2 FIXED 4x
Length 8.75 in
Weight 12 oz
Finger adj. knobs with positive click but is harder to zero than the Leupold.
Approx cost $325 + s/h.



Link Posted: 10/17/2004 12:51:45 PM EST
Bushnell 4x16 4200
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 1:01:44 PM EST
How about getting one with a built in camera www.riflescopes.com/departments/65/rifle_scopes/adirondack_optics.htm
Then you can post a pic of what you just shoot Only $1,600!!!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:38:23 PM EST
THANK ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE REPLIES!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:44:26 PM EST
Leupold CQT
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 3:27:00 PM EST
I went with a Burris Fullfield 2 3x9 with a Larue SPR mount. Holds zero perfect, ran me just under $450. Natchez has the Fullfield 2 (ballistic plex) with a free 20x spotting scope for $199 bucks.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 3:29:24 PM EST
Ditto on the IOR M2. Excellent. Mount it with the Armalite 30mm scope mount.
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