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Folks,
 
I'm fairly new to this and am looking for some expertise from you. 

I need to purchase a scope for my new Bushmaster 450 AR rifle that has a flat top and Picatinny rail.  Will also need risers.  I plan to use it to shoot wild pigs at a maximum distance of 250/300 yards and it’s not important for me to spend a lot of money or buy an overpriced name.  Please keep in mind that I'm willing to spend more money if it's justified.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hog hunting ehhh.... you looking for illumination or not?
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Check out Seekins rings if you want something less than "AR" high mount. 
 
450 BM is good to 300? 

Seems to me you'd want like a 1.5-6 or something in that range and shoot out to about 200 yards, but if really going 300 I really like the Trijicon 3-9 I finally got on my AR.  Get one with Mil dots and you'll have some reference for those longer shots...
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Could take a look at the new SS 1-6.  With the current coupon code, you can get a smoking deal on the scope.  It is illuminated so you could hunt at night no problem.  I have a 1-4 in a SWFA Bobro mount, and I think that is one of the best ways to mount a scope on a flattop AR.
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I used a SS 1-4 on my 450 for a while and tried a few others.  Out to about 250 is really stretching it for it being effective enought to put down a pig of much size.  Really want to get a scope you can dial in with as the bullet drops, allot.  I found that for the max range I used, 200, 1-4 was fine.  A good 1-6 Like the SS would be great on a 450.

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Welcome to the OT!
 
My son has a SWFA SS3-9 on his 450BM & shoots out to 300.He is very happy with this combo.He also got a great deal with a coupon 6 months ago!
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I have placed an order for the ss 1-6x24 scope and 30mm mount as suggested.  Thanks for your help! 
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Do you think the ss 1-6x24 will ever make it to the marketplace?  Is there another alternative you might recommend?

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Soon, very soon............
Mine will go on a 458 socom
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There are several others that can fill the billet but are 3x the amount of money.are planning on spending that kind of doe?Can't say though they will be much better than the SS,only time will tell.
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Originally posted by Deere Deere wrote:

Do you think the ss 1-6x24 will ever make it to the marketplace?  Is there another alternative you might recommend?

It will eventually make it and be worth the wait if you really need that type of optic.
There are always other choices.
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
  • Matte
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
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Vortex 2.5-10x44 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 2.5-10x44 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - PST210S1M
  • Matte
  • EBR-1 Mil Reticle
  • 30mm
  • .10 Mil Adjustments
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IOR 2.5-10x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope Illuminated MP-8 Dot IOR 2.5-10x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 254210
  • Matte
  • Illuminated MP-8 Dot
  • 1/2MOA Adjustments
  • Second Focal Plane
  • 30mm
$979.95 < id="ctl00_wpm_CategoryGrid_ctl04_ProductList_ctl11_Price_VS" name="ctl00$wpm$CategoryGrid$ctl04$ProductList$ctl11$Price$VS" value="eP5fL/c6UVf3mOU1P+fX2lPKRgpJKwZf/sbRcAz+IBsyinwatjhmauKbx5Yzi5R+" ="">
US Optics 1.8-10x44 SN-3 30mm Riflescope US Optics 1.8-10x44 SN-3 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOSN3I
  • Matte Black Type III hard Anodizing
  • Illuminated Mil-Scale GAP Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Low Profile - Rapid Focus Eyepiece
  • 11 Pos Rheostat (Red) Illumination
  • EREK 1/10 MIL Elevation Knob
  • US#3 M40 Style 1/10 MIL Windage Knob
  • ERGO Upgrade Parallax Control
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US Optics 1.5-6x28 SN-4 30mm Riflescope US Optics 1.5-6x28 SN-4 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOSN4B
  • Matte Black Type III hard Anodizing
  • Illuminated JNG MIL Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Low Profile - Rapid Focus Eyepiece
  • 11 Pos Rheostat (Red) Illumination
  • US#1 1/10 MIL Slimline Elevation Knob
  • US#1 1/10 MIL Slimline Windage Knob
  • Fixed Parallax Control
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Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR24R
  • Matte
  • Red Triangle
  • 30mm
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For the 450, The SS 1-4 is a good fit as well
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I agree, I think a 1-4 would suffice. I ran one on a .50 Beo for a while and loved it. There is also some DEMO-B's on the samplelist at good prices right now, both capped and exposed.
 
SPL17354 SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view SSHD14X24T, Illuminated T, Exposed
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SPL17355 SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view SSHD14X24TC, Illuminated T, Capped, 30mm
$699.95
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Would someone please tell me their thoughts regarding capped versus exposed turrets.

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and thanks for all the replays!!
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if you do much dialing the exposed is nice, if your a set it and forget it guy that uses a bit of kentucky windage to hold over, go capped.  for the bushmaster round, i'd go capped with a 150 yd zero
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