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So I got my Ruger American 300 blackout.  I am trying to find the best scope for it.  Help me out with ideas.

I want a slightly compact scope.  3-9xish is a good fit.  Mil based reticle with 10 mil or more for holdover.  25ish mils or more of adjustment.  30mm tube.  I have a 20 moa base on order for it.

Under $1000 is my budget. 

As of right now, my top choice is the

Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x32 mil/mil config.  It is slightly compact with 10 mils holdover and 25 mils adjustment

Other options I have considered.

Leupold VXR patrol.  I have this on my AR 300 BLK but it is limited so 17 mils of adjustment total, which is pretty lacking, other than that I really like it.

SWFA SS 3-9x.  It doesn't have quite as much adjustment as I would like, and is a little larger than I want.

SWFA SS 3-15x.  Has pretty much everything I want, but its big.

SWFA SS 1-6x.  Everything I want except I would like a bit more than 6x on the top end.

IOR 2.5-10x.  I have owned this scope before.  Great scope, but tunnels at the bottom end and is a little long.  Plus over what I want to spend. 

What other good options are there?


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Is the plan to shoot subs or supers - or both?

I had the IOR 2.5-10 on a blackout and it was my favorite.  Yes, it tunnels, so is actually about a 4-10; however, if I recall correctly, it has 15 mils on the vertical for drop, which is awesome for a subsonic 300.

My 300 (AR, 16" barrel, adjustable gas) wears a Swaro 3-10 with christmas tree reticle.  I spent a day at the range getting the aiming points mapped out, now all is good.  I wish my reticle has an actual mil scale on it, but I love the glass so I make do.

The feature set you want doesn't fit well into a smaller scope.  
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I think 90% of this rifle will be subs. 

So you are talking the BRX or BRH reticle in the Swaro?
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BRX on mine.

I would take an MP8 over it any day.
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That IOR is the older model, not the one I had.  It might be awesome, I don't know, but there is a newer model with the larger elevation.

Internally, I don't know what, if anything, changed.

Awesome scope, and a good price for it, if all is as it should be.
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