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Posted: 12/24/2005 5:11:42 PM EDT
Seeing as how the FAQ links are dead... what is the best inexpensive 100+ yard scope for a flatop ar with 20" Barrel?

looking at <$150 range...

Thanks!
SP
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:28:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:54:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:15:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 6:16:19 PM EDT by DukeSnookems]
Get em here:

www.cdnninvestments.com/ar15.html

I got a cheapie 3-9 from them, people that never used it swore it was crap and that it would lose its zero but it's been great. Can't beat CDNN prices.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:40:16 PM EDT
I guess that T-168 is suppose to be really good.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:58:50 AM EDT
Avoid the BSA Platinum scopes from SWFA. I have one 6-24 and it's a POS as it would not hold zero!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:51:23 AM EDT
I have a Leapers 4x scope with MilDot reticle, has Green and Red illumination, holds zero very well, rubberized coating w/flip-open lens caps, got it probably 2 years ago around $60. I'd recommended, I use it on my Bushmaster M4A3 & Colt Match Target Hbar 20"
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:08:01 PM EDT
+1 on the Leapers mildot 4x scope. Just got one from natchez for $29. great cheap scope.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:15:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 8:19:17 PM EDT by TX-Zen]
I use an NcStar 3-9x that I picked up for about 50 dollars, though now I think they are going for 70 or so. This is not a scope I would take to combat, but for varminting or range plinking its done me extremely well and I couldn't be more happy with it. It's been great at return to zero after removing / attaching the cary handle, has very decent glass quality and uses standard 1 inch rings for the flatop or carry handle mount. The only problem with it is the extremely crappy illuminated reticule which casts a heavy red glow inside the tube, but at least the reticule is fine. And for 50 bucks, who cares?






Z



Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:27:06 PM EDT
Biurris Fullfield II series. Best glass in the below 200 market.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 9:04:10 PM EDT
Anyone know anything about this ATN 5x33 illuminated reticle scope? I may be able to pick it up for under $180.00 nib.
Thanks,
Jim
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 11:27:03 AM EDT
The ATN's are OK but I find that these scopes are heavy. But if you are not concerned with weight than go for it. I personally want some thing that has much better clarity in low light.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:32:33 PM EDT
I passed on the ATN after reading a post by a former owner of this scope.
I ordered a Simmons 6x20x40 from Cabelas. They describe it as a Varmint scope and I wanted a high power scope for target and varmint shooting.
Jim
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:35:47 PM EDT
The Leapers T168 is a good scope for the $$.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:50:53 PM EDT
For 100 yards and less, how about the Simmons ProDiamond from CDNN for only $50!!! Do a search on ProDiamond and you'll find some very favorable reviews right here on ARFCOM. Spend another $60 on an Armalite 1-piece mount, and you're set for less than your original budget for just the scope!
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:01:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SigPacker:
Seeing as how the FAQ links are dead... what is the best inexpensive 100+ yard scope for a flatop ar with 20" Barrel?

Ditto on the FAQ links...
I'm considering a similar buy. While browsing the latest CDNN catalog, I'm looking at a BEC Eurolux, ZOS, and Nikko Sterling scopes. Just want something with high magnification to fool around with - not for my primary (or secondary) AR - and to swap around between rifles. Primarily interested in good light transference. Do not like the BSA or NCStar. Simmons is okay. How would you all rank the first three mentioned above? Any other suggestions for <$100. Hope to catch one of these scopes while they're on sale. Thanks in advance...
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:06:47 PM EDT
Thank you for all your advice! I ended up going with a T168 Scope from Clearview investments... so far I really like this scope, I wish the eye relief was a bit longer... oh well... no biggie. Image is nice and sharp, and it looks like its buiit quite well! can't wait to go shoot it.

SP
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