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Posted: 10/3/2003 6:34:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2003 6:46:46 PM EDT by FREEFALLE6]
Just curious what optics are used on SPR,s the one I saw in afghanistan had a M3 on it. Im building my SPR and im trying to get as close as posible to having the proper optics without having to spend a $1000 plus. any advice/help will be appreciated.
Thanks FREE
Link Posted: 10/3/2003 6:52:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FREEFALLE6: Just curious what optics are used on SPR,s the one I saw in afghanistan had a M3 on it. Im building my SPR and im trying to get as close as posible to having the proper optics without having to spend a $1000 plus. any advice/help will be appreciated. Thanks FREE
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FREE: I think the milspec ones specifically call for a Leupold TS30 which is essentially a M3LR 3x9 Illuminated reticle scope...... MSTN has covered this in one of his SPR threads in the EE IIRC....... He even has a pic of a 100%, or damn close, SPR upper complete with optics. [:P] I'll see if I can find the link. Ed
Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:04:07 PM EDT
Thanks, FREE
Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Originally Posted By FREEFALLE6: Just curious what optics are used on SPR,s the one I saw in afghanistan had a M3 on it. Im building my SPR and im trying to get as close as posible to having the proper optics without having to spend a $1000 plus. any advice/help will be appreciated. Thanks FREE
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FREE: I think the milspec ones specifically call for a Leupold TS30 which is essentially a M3LR 3x9 Illuminated reticle scope...... MSTN has covered this in one of his SPR threads in the EE IIRC....... He even has a pic of a 100%, or damn close, SPR upper complete with optics. [:P] I'll see if I can find the link. Ed
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Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:13:03 PM EDT
[url=http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=134&t=141314&w=searchPop]MSTN Porn[/url] [:p] In the MSTN Industry forum he just posted the spec of each SPR military model. The older ones were TS30's the newer ones are TS30A2's... These are both, neither, civilian models....though they are promising to bring them out. Ed
Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:15:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2003 7:16:25 PM EDT by SHIVAN]
TS30A2 [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=7171[/img] [size=1][i]Photo Courtesy of MSTN[/size=1][/i]
Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:17:51 PM EDT
And how much cash does that beast cost?? THanks, FREE
Originally Posted By SHIVAN: TS30A2 [url]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=7171[/url] [size=1][i]Photo Courtesy of MSTN[/size=1][/i]
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Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:23:13 PM EDT
To the gov't? Probably $4.99.... to us? Probably $800-$900......[whacko] Wes would know for sure....at the moment they are unavailable to us without intent to mount on a gov't weapon, which you may be doing -- but not me. [V]
Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:29:47 PM EDT
Well it looks like a M3 will be in my future for my SPR. thanks FREE
Originally Posted By SHIVAN: To the gov't? Probably $4.99.... to us? Probably $800-$900......[whacko] Wes would know for sure....at the moment they are unavailable to us without intent to mount on a gov't weapon, which you may be doing -- but not me. [V]
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Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:32:51 PM EDT
My bad I was looking duplex.......a new one is around $750..... I found it cheaper than $750, but the site was sketchy......[:D]
Link Posted: 10/3/2003 7:41:47 PM EDT
Well his has the mil-dot which is what I want Im going to research it more really I just want a leopuold scope with mildot,eye relife focus and a decent magnification, there is no way I can build an exact SPR due to the unavalibilty of the scope. But there is one thing all the SPR,s have the ops suppressor but the 2 I saw in Afghanistan used the knights suppresor..oh well as long as mine looks cool i'll be happy it willbe a start.Now if my money will get here so I can start the SPR journey!! FREE
Link Posted: 10/4/2003 1:55:46 AM EDT
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=14087[/img] M3, good enough for me...
Link Posted: 10/4/2003 8:05:40 AM EDT
Early scopes used the 3.5-10X LR M3 Mildot and later scopes were the TS30. I believe both had illuminated reticles.
Link Posted: 10/4/2003 4:28:41 PM EDT
So how much does one cost?? FREE
Originally Posted By AK_Mike: [url]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=14087[/url] M3, good enough for me...
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Link Posted: 10/5/2003 1:12:38 AM EDT
I think I got mine for around $650 give or take, from the EE board. They pop up for sale from time to time...
Link Posted: 10/5/2003 3:32:30 PM EDT
I paid $775 for a regular mildot. About a week later I saw an ad for SWFA and they bumped theirs up about $50 more. Then a month or so later I seen the same ad and the price was back down to $775 for the same scope.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 11:07:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2003 11:08:26 AM EDT by PPD]
Check out the prices at [url]www.premierreticles.com[/url] before ordering. I don't know how they do it, but they have some awesome pricing on Leupolds!
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 5:00:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 7:15:52 AM EDT
Wonder if Nightforce will take a kidney in trade?
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 12:59:18 PM EDT
Well I bought a Leupold M3 LR and im mounting it on a douglas barreled colt upper with the KAC FF RAS Im going to have to get some cheap rings as the scope and upper taped out my $$$ and I need a harris bipod anyone have one cheap??? Thanks everyone FREE
Link Posted: 10/11/2003 12:40:48 AM EDT
Free, no money saving tip here but when you get some more $$$, I recommend you do what I did. I got mine from MSTN, then I had them add the ARMS #32 QD mount, and a Pod Lock. It was a BRM-S as recommended by Wes. I thought it was going to be too short, but it wasn't. The pod lock handle is AWESOME, and I love the QD of the #32.
Link Posted: 10/11/2003 1:02:47 PM EDT
i bought the 3.5 to 15 NXS Nightforce with the 50mm objective this spring. it's overkill on my AR, but it is so sweet. when last spoke to nightforce, they said they were working on a scope for close quaters. it's good to see nightforce developing new products and to know that the boys that need them are getting them first.
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