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Posted: 9/5/2010 7:51:52 PM EDT
I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on the Aimpoint M4 with the Larue mount combo, but i may be needing more than 3X mag on my setup. I just finished building (i know, it doesn't end) my SAM-R, and i am now on the search for optics. The gun is my go to weapon but i also like to engage paper at 600yd.

The reason im going with the M4 and not with a low-power variable it's because the "build-like-a-tank" design and the battery. Also the ability to flip the Mag, and have a true 1X red dot, which to me is great.
I know that the AP is not the right optic for shooting tight groups, and even though that i have the weapon to go that route, im more interested on "minute-of-man" accuracy than anything else.

Im open to all suggestions.

As always, thanks guys.

J
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:56:50 PM EDT
I'd say for a SAM-R, get a more traditional scope, and maybe a ring-mounted or angle mounted MRDS.

And what's a magnificator? Magnifier?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:59:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TCBA_Joe:
I'd say for a SAM-R, get a more traditional scope, and maybe a ring-mounted or angle mounted MRDS.

And what's a magnificator? Magnifier?


LOL got it, Magnifier . Still i would like to hear the suggestion on a more powerful magnifier.

Thanks

J
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:32:51 PM EDT
EOTech made a 4X mag, maybe they still do, don't know. I've not heard of a higher mag than that.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:58:12 PM EDT
Aimpoint is really really hard to beat for shooting under 100 yards. Under 25-15 yards a 1x will be so much faster it'll leave everything else behind. At 100 yards if you're a compitent shooter you'll be able to hold 2 MOA with good ammo no problem. With a 3-4x magnifier you should have no issues banging 12x12 steel at 500 yards every time. PA makes a budget 5x magnifier if you're on a budget too.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=453382&light=
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 10:58:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 10:59:49 PM EDT by F22_RaptoR]
Forget the magnifier altogether and get a quick release scope, like a Leupold 2.5-8 (or a 1.5-5) or something like that?

Since you're already getting a LaRue mount on your Aimpoint M4 then it would seem to make sense, just keep it in an extra pouch or something when you go out. Im sure the Leupold is gonna be a little more expensive than a magnifier, but if you get the Aimpoint you can always grab the scope and a LaRue QR mount for it later


ETA

the above post is good advice too
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