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Posted: 12/18/2003 5:44:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2003 3:24:31 PM EDT by Guntoting_Spartan]
recommend me a scope for an ar15 rra varminter, 18inch ss barrel.

vari power, probably 3-9 around 300-400 bucks

any suggestions?

im going to make a super poor mans spr type upper, 18inch varmiter, arms super extended swan, harris bipod, and a scope

ot, does anyone know if the arms swan will clear the height of the ff rra handguards that come with the varmint upper?
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 7:17:51 PM EDT
The best scope in that price range is the Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40. You'd half to pay twice as much to get anything better. www.swfa.com has the best regular price, but natchez has them on sale right now for $300. [url]http://www.natchezss.com/brand.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=BH&prodID=BH422104M&CFID=151394&CFTOKEN=62999800[/url]
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 2:34:12 PM EDT
^btt any other suggestions?
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 3:03:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 5:20:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 8:26:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2003 8:36:33 PM EDT by Guntoting_Spartan]
Leupold Tactical/Target 54096 Description: VX-II 3-9x40mm Tactical Matte 3/4 Mil. Dot Price: $473.56 hmm this one sounds good, anyone have this model or a vari x-ii? wadda ya think about it? oh, and which arms rings #22 would go with this? high? med? low?, im guessing med but not sure. thanks
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 8:38:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2003 8:55:31 PM EDT by hapjack]
-Bushnell Elite 4200 series[url=]http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=424164M[/url] -Tasco Super Sniper[url=]http://www.riflescopes.com/store/departments.asp?dept=264[/url] -Nikon Monarch[url=]http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=6585[/url] -Leupold VXII[url=]http://www.riflescopes.com/store/prodinfo.asp?number=LEU54096[/url]
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 8:55:54 PM EDT
The Leupold VX-2 is a decent scope, but because the glass is not fully multicoated is only has light transmission of 88%. The Vari-XIII is fully multicoated and has light transmission of 92%. The Bushnell 4200 is also fully multicoated and has light transmission of 95%. I have compared the 2.5-10 Bushnell 4200 to the Leupold 3.5-10 Vari-XIII side-by-side, and the Bushnell is both brighter and clearer. It has a wider field of view, more windage and elevation, more range of magnification, finger adjustable windage and elevation, the windage and elevation caps have better threads, it is not as hard to move the power knob, etc. It is just a better scope than the Vari-XIII and cheaper to boot. The only downside to the 4200 is it is a bit heavier and longer. The Nikon Monarch and Weaver Grand Slams have fully multicoated glass that is as good as the Leupold Vari-XIII, and they are both definately better than the VX-2. Leupold is upgrading the Vari-XIII early next year.
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