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Posted: 3/28/2009 5:48:28 PM EST
i am putting together either a 16'' or 18'' ar for precision. shooting groups at 100-200 yds with the ability to plink and maneuver on the lower magnification settings every once in awhile. but shooting for groups is my main objective. would you suggest a 2.5-10ish optic or 3.5-15ish? is 10x enough? is 15x overkill?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:52:41 PM EST
I'd go 3-9 or 2.5-10.At that range you don't need high mag and in fact it may even make small groups harder.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:56:13 PM EST
I have no problem shooting to 200 with a 9 power, I would say you would be fine with a 10 power. It's basically going to boil down to what you are comfortable with. If you feel the 10 is enough and you are grouping to your expectations then great....if not try a higher magnification. I would be more cautious about having good glass rather than the magnification.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:57:17 PM EST
thanks. that'll save about 300 bucks too. why do you say it would make it harder. my muscle movements being magnified by 15x ? don't know if i said that right.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:59:31 PM EST
well my plan was the NF 2.5-10x32 but by the time i'm done building the rifle and saving for the NF i'll be 50 and i'm only 33. expensive stuff but worth it
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:35:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By newyork:
thanks. that'll save about 300 bucks too. why do you say it would make it harder. my muscle movements being magnified by 15x ? don't know if i said that right.


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Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:18:06 AM EST
gotcha. the nightforce is as expensive as i can possibly go. in my spending i'd feel more comfortable with buying the 2.5-10x24. is the 2.5-10x32 really needed for my application seeing that it is a few hundred dollars more? besides nightforce and leupold who else should i be looking at in this price range?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:03:10 AM EST
You might wanna take a look at the new Bushnell 6500 Tactical just coming out. Though I don't know first hand nor have read anything,the Bushy's I do have are SUPER clear and well made.The one I'm referring to is the 2.5-16x50, which is a nice low to high range and should come in about $700 discounted. I am considering mounting one on an SPR build I'm doing....
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