Scope Input Wanted

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  1. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I am going to scope a 16 inch AR15 and would like suggestions on which to use. I have a Hawke 2-7x33 with illuminated mil-dot reticle, a 3-9x33 Leuopold, and a 4-12x40 Leuopold. Use will mainly be plinking and targets but I might use it on our small Hill Country deer, varmints, and hogs. I don't remember how I came to acquire the Hawke scope and know nothing about them other than some reviews by airgun shooters. The Leuopold 3-9 is very light and compact but the 4-12 has that extra zoom.
    Just looking at any pros or cons. I do have AR15's with a Strikefire and an Aimpoint Pro and I just mounted a Millett 1-6 DMS on my new AR10.
    Thanks
     
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  2. The Collector

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    No less than a Trijicon will suffice!!!! I'm kidding of course, but if you did get one I doubt you'd regret it so long as you don't look in the barren wasteland that has become your wallet. I would probably go with the 3x9 Leupold or look into a Primary Arms scope with the ACSS retical.
     
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  3. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

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    4x12x40 leuopold if it were me. 4x is good for mid range and the 12x for reaching out and being able to see well wh8le doing so. 40mm objective more field of view.
     
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    This guy probably knows better than I do.
     
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    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

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    Naw, I know nuthing!:D
     
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    The 40mm will give more light for hog hunting in low light
     
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    Based on what your needs will be I second Firefighter's recommendation. The 4x is great for hunting and the 12x will allow you to look at bullet holes at a 100 yds without a spotting scope.
     
  8. zkovach

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    Leupold for sure, if budget is low Nikon is a good choice
     
  9. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I mounted the Leuopold 4-12. Hope to zero tomorrow.
     
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    I'd go with the 4x12, I just moved the Burris 4x12 compact over to mine.
     
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    give us a range report !
     
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  12. Old Guns

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    As the saying goes you can only shoot as good as you can see, therefore the 4 X 12 is the only answer.
     
  13. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Must admit my bore sighting skills must be pretty poor. I laser bore sighted this scope and thought I should be close at 50 yards. Nope. No holes in any paper I could see. Guy shooting next to me had a roll of butcher paper and I covered the cardboard backer completely. Finally some holes about 15 inches right and a dozen inches high. Finally got it close but not great groups. The trigger is awful and I am having a difficult time finding a rest I am comfortable with.Changing the trigger this weekend to a POF 4.5 lb. BTW, this is a Sionics upper on a JD Machine lower.
     
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  14. zant

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    Sounds like you found one but I'll chime in about scopes on any rifle.It boils down to $$$$$$$$ vs REALITY...how far will you be shooting.I have max yardage on a daily basis of 400yds,a seasonal of 1000(dem ole cotton fields).But 90% of my shooting is 100yds or below-what is my gain from buying a 1500$ Nightforce vs a 300$ optic-none in reality.Of the 2 rifles I kept over .224 caliber-one has a Nightforce I won in a raffle,6.5x.06,groups 3/4@200zero.All others are AR varients,I can hit out to 600(if need be) with a 250$ reddot and scare you with irons.Don't spend money where you can't realistically use the product.I figure for an accurate AR setup,the average shooter(like myself) in a DMR type setup-an optic in the 600$ range is all that reality dictates.
     
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