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Ok guy's what's the best set up. I'm sticking with 16 inch barrel for now. Will upgrade later but I need to reach as far as possible right now. What do you recommend?

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Originally posted by ropemed ropemed wrote:

but I need to reach as far as possible right now. What do you recommend?
 
Welcome to Optics talk.
 
How far is.... "as far as possible"?  Smile
What are you shooting at that range?
How much can you spend? 
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I would like to keep it under a $1000 and 500 to 600 meters if possible.
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My first recommendation would be for a longer barrel.  A 16" tube is not going to impress you at 600 meters. 

Tough to scope it - easy to get too much scope.
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IOR Tactical 2.5-10x42FFP with illuminated MP-8 reticle
Sightron S3 3.5-10x44 with Mil-Dot
Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42 with Mil-Dot
Nikon Monarch X 2.5-10x44 with Mil-Dot

Roughly in that order.

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I think that Ilya has pretty much nailed the scope choices here. I have the Nikon 2.5-10X Monarch X on mine. Very nice scope.
 
The Burris XTR would be an excellent buy as well. Don't be overly concerned about the ballistics, the 5.56, and .308 are very simialar.
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I am sure I fall into the group of overscoping with an SS10x42M for my 16" AR-10 but it has happily led me to consider some longer/target uppers to make my setup all the more versitile.
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Thanks for the info and your right about the barrel. I'm actively looking for a longer setup but pickings are slim right now. I was expecting someone to mention the Trijicon TA01B. Any comments?

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