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Posted: 11/26/2003 8:42:19 PM EDT
i'm thinking something under $100 i can stick on it every once in awhile.....variable magnification and compactness would be a plus
any recommendations on best bang for my buck?
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:46:28 PM EDT
Check Sportsman's Guide. They have plenty of cheap scope and mount combos for AR's.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:47:10 PM EDT
Why would you put a cheap scope on an AR? That's like putting 20's on a 72 Cadillac. Sounds like some of the "Bling,Bling" ideas to me. Save the money and do the AR some justice.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:50:35 PM EDT
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rebel, think of this too. If it's a recreational rifle that is only gonna go to the range once in awhile, why spend all the dough on a super-tactical milspec "indestructible" aiming device if you are just plinking at targets? (this coming from someone who always buys top of the line equipment... hey, never said I wasn't guilty of it, too.)
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:55:22 PM EDT
I've had pretty good luck with Simmons scopes. Nary a problem on over 1000 rounds in my 25-06, among others. Might wanna give their lineup a try.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:06:06 PM EDT
I've had good luck with a couple of Lepers (China). Hoppy
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:09:37 PM EDT
"Inexpensive" not cheapish. It just sounds, well, cheap. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:10:16 PM EDT
Hey just stick you a Tasco red dot on it for $29.95. Believe it or not they are great at 50 yards.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:11:55 PM EDT
Hey Absolut, will this scope sit atop the ARMS #51A2 you bought from me? Cabelas sells the Bushnell Holo-pro for almost $100 cheaper than an EOTech. They are both paralax free with several brightness adjustments. The Bushnell unit is almost identical to the EOTech. If the scope is for an A3 upper, check the EE for a good deal on a Leupold. Just my $.02!
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:13:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By simmyqux: I've had pretty good luck with Simmons scopes. Nary a problem on over 1000 rounds in my 25-06, among others. Might wanna give their lineup a try.
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Huh??? Someone else has a 25-06 with a Simmons on it? I've got a Rem 700 with a 44Mag on it, and, like you, have had zero problems. She's a groundhog busting bitch....
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:16:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher214: rebel, think of this too. If it's a recreational rifle that is only gonna go to the range once in awhile, why spend all the dough on a super-tactical milspec "indestructible" aiming device if you are just plinking at targets?
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Ok, I can see your point, but I also believe in training on the set up you plan to shoot. The change could make a difference when it really counts. If I had to pick one I'd probably go with the tasco or Simmons. They’ve done a respectable job on my .22's. I just broke the bank and got a real nice Nikon, so I'm a bit spoiled now :)
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:24:00 PM EDT
BSA. I got both a 40mm red dot and a 40mm 3x9 for just over 100 dollars.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:27:13 PM EDT
Get a low end name brand instead of the truely cheap scopes. Glass is important
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:27:25 PM EDT
I've had good luck with a couple of Lepers.
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Nah. Lepers fall apart.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:21:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:34:35 AM EDT
Natchez Shooters Supply had Bushnell Scopechiefs 3X9 40MM for $80.00 Good scope, low price. It has an adjustable objective lens and a quick focus eyepiece. Good optics for the money.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:52:14 AM EDT
A scope on an AR is silly ! The bullet is only effective to about 250m, get you a red dot of some kind. Leave the scopes for the .30 cals. I'm gonna take a beatin for this [BD] But its true [:D]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:02:06 AM EDT
...BSA RD42...
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:09:50 AM EDT
None, Under $100, They all suck.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:30:19 AM EDT
Yeah the best I can tell ya is a Nikon Buckmaster for $199. Held up to a .450 Marlin so far. Nice for the price.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:34:37 AM EDT
Swift scope is the only way to go for a bird scope. cheap,cheap
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:41:00 AM EDT
I bought a Simmons 2.8x10 AETEC on sale at Walmart for $119 including tax. It's a nice scope. It looks good with my Armalite one piece mount. About 400 rounds downrange with no problems. Jim
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:44:01 AM EDT
My general purpose scope for my rifle is a Simmons Whitetail Classic 1.5x5. It comes with their rough, flat finish (granite-or something like that) so it looks well on the rifle. My rifle is the standard A2 upper so I usually leave the scope off. But it has low magnification for quick work and 5 power is enough for all other work but prairie dogs at extreme ranges. I think the scopes run around $125-$150.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:44:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By -Absolut-: i'm thinking something under $100 i can stick on it every once in awhile.....variable magnification and compactness would be a plus any recommendations on best bang for my buck?
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Well it is not $100 or under it's more like $250ish but a leupold 1-4X20. Thats what I have on my AR and I love it. Plinking, hunting, running around like a mad man at the range taking out large quantities of paper BGs. It does it all and does it very well.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:52:07 AM EDT
I have an NCStar lighted reticle 3-9x42 that I bought with the mount on ebay for around $60. It's *slightly* blurry at the low end of the zoom, but crystal clear when zoomed in further. After zeroing in initially, I was extremely surprised to see that the cheap carry handle mount actually returned to zero when I removed it and replaced it. For the price, I wasn't expecting such a luxury. I like the scope and the mount, but I don't think that I'd take the chance with cheap optics again. [url=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campId=5337559805&toolId=10001&customId=j6ka1mgulo00zk8a001ni&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3639843100&category=31714]This is the same setup that I have.[/url]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 6:01:00 AM EDT
While it is true that you "get what you pay for" in a scope, I would suggest a cheap possibility. I use a BSA 40mm Red Dot on my M-Forgery. It was about $40 at a gun show, NIB. It works great. I was shooting it yesterday and it is amazing. If you put the dot on a can and pull the trigger, you have a hit. It is almost too easy. Here it is: [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=20201[/img] And here it is in action: [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=12537[/img]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 6:31:30 AM EDT
I'm going to share one of my secrets! This was told to me by a fellow gunsmith friend of mine who is now deceased. I have never found it to be wrong yet! Cruise the gunshows, and look for people selling used scopes. What you are looking for is Tasco scopes that were MADE IN JAPAN. --NOT-- the ones made in China! The Japanese optics from the 60s and 70s were made quite nicely and are robust. Also, other off brands that were made in Japan. Just be sure to remove the windage/elevation knob covers and make sure the knobs move freely, "click", and are not buggered up. Check for clarity and ensure the variable power adj. ring moves freely. I currently have a Japanese scope from the 60s on my Serbu BFG 50!!! It is a 3x9x42, and has an adjustable objective lens to boot! It came with front and rear lens covers, and was $15. I plan on putting a Nightforce on this gun, but funds don't permit it right now. This is no bullshit advice! Balming
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 6:47:15 AM EDT
Sportsman's Guide has the scope originally meant to go on an AR15(the one you see mounted in some of the early AR15A1 photos). $35.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:01:17 AM EDT
[b]"rebel, think of this too. If it's a recreational rifle that is only gonna go to the range once in awhile, why spend all the dough on a super-tactical milspec "indestructible" aiming device if you are just plinking at targets?"[/b] Hey' it's YOUR rifle after all! ...and so on mine, I bought a Wally World BSA red dot for $39, and 6-800 rounds later, it works great. [i]and I'm following your thread closely, I want a cheap scope that'll be good for a few hundred rounds or so, just to find out if I really need/get-great-benefit-from a scope. If I do, I'll buy a "real" one.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:22:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HighStrung1: Hey Absolut, will this scope sit atop the ARMS #39A2 you bought from me? Cabelas sells the Bushnell Holo-pro for almost $100 cheaper than an EOTech. They are both paralax free with several brightness adjustments. The Bushnell unit is almost identical to the EOTech. If the scope is for an A3 upper, check the EE for a good deal on a Leupold. Just my $.02!
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yup, going on the mount i bought from you [:)] i've got an EOTech already, i'm just looking for something to see if i like using a magnified optic or not on my AR, its not gonna be something i use often or even keep on my AR, just to stick on every once and a while and plink with thanks for the suggestions so far [:)]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:25:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FAL_762: and I'm following your thread closely, I want a cheap scope that'll be good for a few hundred rounds or so, just to find out if I really need/get-great-benefit-from a scope. If I do, I'll buy a "real" one.
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yup, if i wanted a 'real' optic, i would be getting an ACOG [:D]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:36:59 AM EDT
you might want to try one of the russian Kobra red dots with a quick detach weaver mount, runs around 150.00. or go to [url]http://www.freedomoptics.com/comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=97[/url] and look at a PO 3-9x40 Riflescope , runs uner 70.00. plus you get a 5% discount for being an ARFCOM member. i dont own a POSP series scope, but ive heard good things about them. i do own a KObra, and they are GREAT red dots, but they are hard to find right now.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:43:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 7:46:02 AM EDT by Aahhyes68]
I can't see how you can beat this deal.....If you don't need the spotting scope they list for 75 bucks, Off to Ebay... [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=23&t=183146[/url] Check this out too.... good Luck..... [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=174962[/url]
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