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12/6/2019 7:27:02 PM
Posted: 3/17/2005 6:00:42 AM EST
I am building a home/property defense rifle I want a combination of being able to get on target fast and also be accurate. Since i love to plink i wouldn't mind having a combo that i could shoot out to 500 meters

The only optics i have used have been the M68 CCO by aimpoint works good but i have heard good stuff about the acog line.

What do you guys recommend, i would also like something that if it gets knocked around it will still work.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 6:04:47 AM EST
I'm going to get an eotech for my m4 i'm building. That should work well enough for plinking, home defense(with a light) and other needs out to 200-300yds. I've also seen a couple of AR's with scopes mounted on the handguard rails, just flip the gun sidways and line up your 500 yard shot.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 6:07:29 AM EST
I think it is USA optics that makes a 1-4 illuminated reticle scope.
Would be about the closest you could hope for, as you are asking for two very different things.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 6:09:18 AM EST
Eotech.

Link Posted: 3/17/2005 6:15:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2005 6:31:35 AM EST by General_Tso]
A lot of people who know better than I are advocating iron sights (read through that thread, good stuff). If you're thinking about low powered variables like Leisure_Shoot mentioned, here's a comparison site from comments and images on AR15.com: CQB-Intermediate Range, Illuminated Variables.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 7:06:18 AM EST
Is 500 meters a little long for the legs of an M4? I was under the impression that's a 200 meter weapon.

I have a DPMS shorty that I have an OKO reflex on a scout mount for closer-type stuff, and the irons are completely unimpeded. Pretty nice and basic set-up, got it from Dillon Precision. The OKO was $199 and the Scout mount was $65. If you use the scout mount you WILL have to fabricate a screwdriver ("L" shaped at the tip) to adjust the elevation screw. (cheap small screwdriver, a propane torch and a vise)
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 7:11:43 AM EST
maybe i should just keep irons less stuff to go wrong.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 7:16:51 AM EST
Just stay with the irons. Less to go wrong.
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