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Posted: 12/3/2002 6:40:48 PM EDT
I've gone through about 4 pages reading every topic on scopes and the more I read, the more I'm confused...was looking for some advice.

Recently picked up a Bushmaster M4A2 16" carbine and quickly realized I needed a scope.

Most of my shooting will be at 100yds, some 50, some 200 - but 90% at 100yds. No need for CQB as it won't be used for defense, the pistols fill that job quite well.

As vain as it sounds, of course looks are also important. I'm thinking I want a variable scope, like 3-9x and medium price/quality. Was looking at the ATN 3-9x55 as I can get one for a good price (mid 200's) but it is longer than I think I want. I would think ideally for this rifle something 6-8" would 'fit' well, and the ATN is over 12" long.

Basically looking for something in the $2-300 range that isn't too long, and something that 'looks' like it belongs on this rifle (I know, probably shouldn't be my primary concern but this rifle is for target shooting and my own personal enjoyment).

Any help is greatly appreciated....
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 7:04:38 PM EDT
Here's a good place to start looking [url]www.swfa.com[/url] for a good variable scope. I would recommend a Leupold VX-II in 1-4X or 2-7X. Good quality and optics without adding alot of weight.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 6:30:16 AM EDT
Thanks, I was out there for a few hours yesterday before I posted. Some good info, but my scope knowledge is limited...trying to learn quickly though!
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 7:19:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2002 7:20:06 AM EDT by truthzhr]
Stay away from ATN if you like looks. They are cheap looking, blocky and bulky. And a little too heavy. Just plain UGLY! I've done a little research on Leatherwood and they seem to be pretty good. Haven't actually looked through one but, if the military uses them sometimes then they have to be a little good. http://www.leatherwoodoptics.com/ SWFA carries them. The distinguished,ART2 or Sharpshooter seems to be the ones to look at.
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