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Im looking for a scope in the $350ish range for a paper punching 308 AR10. 

Range: 100-500 Yards
Budget: $400 (i have a few wholesale accounts so can take options up to 450-550 retail)

Options in mind so far:

1. Weaver Grand Slam Tactical - $350


2. Burris MTAC-30 3.5-10x = $300



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Also looked into a Nikon Prostaff 7 2-10x BDC but feel like the two options above might be better value 
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Appreciate the advice. You think its worth doubling the budget to go for the 3-9X HD SWFA?
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I have no experience with the Weaver or the Burris, but do have lots with the SS3-9.  In point of fact, I have a DMR-like rifle that wears an SS3-9 and like the setup immensely.

Someone with intimate knowledge of the 2 listed maybe can chime in.

For what you plan to do, the SS might be overkill price-wise, but I have yet to hear anyone complain that their scope was too good, too much resolution, too good tracking.  


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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

I have no experience with the Weaver or the Burris, but do have lots with the SS3-9.  In point of fact, I have a DMR-like rifle that wears an SS3-9 and like the setup immensely.

Someone with intimate knowledge of the 2 listed maybe can chime in.

For what you plan to do, the SS might be overkill price-wise, but I have yet to hear anyone complain that their scope was too good, too much resolution, too good tracking.  


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The SS 3-9x42 was designed for DMR application, so fi you can swing it, it is a really good way to go.

If you are planning to run the turrets a lot, I definitely recommend the SS.  In its price range, it is likely the best option available.

Otherwise, both the Burris and the Weaver are decent options.  The Grand Slam Tactical, if I remember correctly, is only avialable from one retailer since it made especially for them and it is a version of the previous generation Grand Slam which was a very respectable scope.  

The MTAC30 3.5-10x40 has been discontinued, so I am not sure where you found it.  Optically, the Grand Slam is a touch better, but I prefer the G2B reticle in the MTAC30 to the standard MilDot in the Weaver.  Mechanically, both are decent.

That having said, the SS 3-9x42 is better than the other two scopes mentioned here both optically and mechanically, and has a better reticle IMO.  Reticle choice is sorta personal though.

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Appreciate all the advice. Just picked up the Sig Optics Tango 4 3-12x for $500. Thought it was a good price for a FFP scope

I own a bunch of the other stuff (Romeo 4M, 4B, 5 and Bravo 4) and have been thrilled with the quality of the red dots and the bravo combat optic. 

A little worried about the weight but will report in once i have a chance to play with it. 
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