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Posted: 4/23/2014 6:02:59 AM EDT
what is the optic of choice for a .308 AR platform? 300 yrd max usage.
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 6:08:41 AM EDT
A quality 1-6x would be my pick for 300 yard max.
The Vortex Razor Gen II or Bushnell SMRS would be my picks.
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 6:23:10 AM EDT
Are you going to use it hunting or just a range gun?
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 6:37:41 AM EDT
Why limit a308 to that short of a distance?
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 6:45:03 AM EDT
What's your budget?
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 8:20:46 AM EDT
NF 2.5-10x42.
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 8:21:34 AM EDT
Many things will help people give suggestions on a scope for you.

Price range?

Intended purpose? ( paper punching, hunting ect)

Do you want mil dot, FFP or SFP?

Link Posted: 4/23/2014 9:17:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ikickhippies:
NF 2.5-10x42.
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Came here to post this but It's a pricey piece of glass...I absolutely love mine though.
Link Posted: 4/23/2014 1:59:56 PM EDT
I have a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP on mine and I like it. I like a lot of times to go out further than 300 yards though.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 4:00:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Why limit a308 to that short of a distance?
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In Georgia, distance limits you.

The NF 2.5-10X42 would be another great choice.
I have the 3.5-15X50 on mine.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 4:29:58 AM EDT
Don't rule out the Nightforce 2.5-10x32. It is a little less money, but granted it does not have the newer Digillum or side parallax adjustment. Nor does it have the 42mm objective, but it is still a great performer.

I personally think that the NF 2.5-10 is a great match for a 7.62 gas gun.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 4:48:28 AM EDT
Another vote for the NF 2.5-10x32mm. I've got one on my JPE LRP-07 in .308. Great combo.

If you can afford the NF, look at the Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44mm. Not nearly the scope the NF is, but it's a good one for the money.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 6:20:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2014 6:21:12 AM EDT by scottpoole]
It's not in the same category as a NF, but I have been well pleased with this scope:

VX-R Patrol

The light gathering is good for hunting and I've shot it out to 300 on an AR with good success.

Scott
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 8:21:03 AM EDT
I have a NF 2.5-10x32 on my 20" Ar-15 and a NF 3.15-15x50 on my AR-10. I bought them both used. I think the 2.5-10x32 is about the perfect size for a "precision" AR setup (5.56 or .308) and max distances under 600 yards. If you watch the EE here and on Snipershide you can find them used in the $1200 range (maybe less for a non ZS).

But if you have the budget definitely go for with the newer NF 2.5-10x42 (especially if you are going to use it for deer hunting). I personally can't justify the cost difference between a new x42 and used x32 unless it's a hunting setup.

I had the Leupold VX-R 1.25-4x20 on my 300 BO but sold it. I liked it for hunting but I hated the 1.25 mag for close (under 50 yd) targets. I'm going to replace it with a true 1-6 scope when I can make up my mind on a model.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 12:54:43 PM EDT
All the choices stated limit usefulness at close ranges. An Eotech or Aimpoint with a 3x magnifier covers all bases out to 500 yards for "sillouette" size targets...
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 7:54:58 PM EDT
I am not a fan of the ad on 3x magnifiers used for the eotech and aimpoint field of view is terrible like looking through a used roll of TP...
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:32:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bushjockey:
All the choices stated limit usefulness at close ranges. An Eotech or Aimpoint with a 3x magnifier covers all bases out to 500 yards for "sillouette" size targets...
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I guess you haven't used a 1-6x or 1-8x with a true 1x?
Try one, you would be shocked how quick they are.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:17:58 AM EDT
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I guess you haven't used a 1-6x or 1-8x with a true 1x?
Try one, you would be shocked how quick they are.
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Originally Posted By mathecb:
Originally Posted By bushjockey:
All the choices stated limit usefulness at close ranges. An Eotech or Aimpoint with a 3x magnifier covers all bases out to 500 yards for "sillouette" size targets...


I guess you haven't used a 1-6x or 1-8x with a true 1x?
Try one, you would be shocked how quick they are.

Not one of the newest 1x6 scopes, no. I ran a Burris 1x4 but there was too much parallax at 1x to use both eyes open. I'm sure the newer scopes are better, but i like my close range stuff unhendered by the tubes. I realize my setup isn't a "sniper" type af arraingment, however and i won't be busting apples at 500 yards, lol. Just throwing out options for the op.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:01:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bushjockey:
All the choices stated limit usefulness at close ranges. An Eotech or Aimpoint with a 3x magnifier covers all bases out to 500 yards for "sillouette" size targets...
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Define usefulness. I run a 3x ACOG (TA33G-H) on my primary AR, and almost beat out Gentlemenxxxx (whatever the numbers are) in a 5 yard speed drill during one of our classes a couple of years ago. I have no problem with the magnification at close range, so long as I remember POA/POI shifts.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 10:48:59 AM EDT
Usefulness was bad word choice. I just like both eyes open for situational awareness. I found that closing one eye to focus down a tube limited that. Again, just options for the op.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 11:11:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bushjockey:
Usefulness was bad word choice. I just like both eyes open for situational awareness. I found that closing one eye to focus down a tube limited that. Again, just options for the op.
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That's the whole point of an ACOG w/BAC - you're supposed to shoot with both eyes open. I do and have no problems running drills in training.

BAC

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