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Posted: 10/26/2002 6:26:39 PM EST
I just got a new AR-15 and need to know what scope is good for this gun. It has the handle top not a flat top, 20" barrel. Thanks. CDNN has a sale on now so if you have access to a Shotgun News and see one that will be good, let me know.


Link Posted: 10/27/2002 4:00:59 AM EST
1. What type of shooting will you be doing?
2. What is your total budget for scope and mounting hardware?
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 5:34:42 AM EST
I wondered this myself recently and about the best solution I could arrive at, for a reasonable price, was the Burris compact series. I didn't want a scope that would overhang the handle by a ridiculous amount, but it had to be of good quality.

You should be able to pick one up from Midway for less than $200. Be sure to get a good carry handle mount; there is a lot of crap out there.
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 6:12:44 AM EST
I've got a Colt 4x20 that works great. it doesn't sit too high because the thing mounts right on top of the carry handle, not an inch above it. I like my aimpoint comp m xd better though. even though it has no magnification, you can acquire targets much faster from 0-250 meters.
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 7:09:25 AM EST
You might look at a Leupold VX-II 3-9x40. You can get it with a mildot reticle and matte finish.
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 8:17:19 AM EST
Leupold Tactical VariX-III 3.5-10x40 M3, Illuminated Duplex, Long Range, 30mm, Side Focus, Matte Finish
Comes with .308, 30-06, .300WM, and .223 cams
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 11:12:33 AM EST
ACOG, great scope for the appliaction.but that depends on your budget.

also try IOR M2 and maybe even a Weaver 1.5-4x is a good less expensive alternative.
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 11:23:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 11:37:05 AM EST
Guys, I am a target shooter. I am in the $200 price range for scope and mount. I won't be hunting with this gun or anything like that. I have larger cal. guns I hunt with.


Link Posted: 10/28/2002 4:40:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2002 4:41:32 AM EST by ken_mays]

Burris Compact Scope 4x 20mm Plex Reticle Matte
Our Price: $174.99

Finish: Matte
Reticle type: Plex
Tube diameter: 1 inch
Click value: 1/2 minute of angle
Front objective diameter: 27mm
Rear objective diameter: 35mm
Adjustable objective:
Eye relief: 3.77 to 5 inches
Field of view @ 100 yards: Power 4X= 24 feet

Length: 8.4 inches
Weight: 8 ounces
Recommended ring height: Low
Included accessories: Storm Queen style lens covers
Warranty: Burris Limited Lifetime


Weaver V10 Scope 2-10x 38mm Dual-X Reticle Gloss
Our Price: $135.99 Sale!

Tube diameter: 1 inch
Objective (front) diameter: 46mm
Ocular (rear) diameter: 38mm
Adjustable objective: No
Adjustment click value: 1/4 minute of angle
Eye relief: 3.4 inches
Field of view at 100 yards: 2X= 39 feet, 10X= 9.5 feet
Lens coating: Multi coated lenses
Length: 10.75 inches
Weight: 10.7 ounces
Notes: Shockproof, waterproof, fogproof

Link Posted: 10/28/2002 5:17:12 PM EST
Please don't feed the trolls.
Link Posted: 11/3/2002 7:09:16 PM EST
I bought a Simmons 44 magnum 6.5-20X44mm with target turrets from SWFA for around $100 over a year ago. I shoot almost every Sunday. It has held up well and I hardly ever have to look in my spotting scope to see the hits.
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