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Hi all.
I have an ar15 chambered in 6.8. I plan on using for deer and the like. Conditions: No low light hunting
            Rain or shine hunting
            No stand hunting
            Up 300 or so yardage give or take
The rifle is not overly light so, I guess lighter the better?
QD scope mount is the plan because might need the open sights.

4x fixed good enough?
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4X is doable but most folks opt for a bit more magnification on the upper end for the longer pokes.
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I have a 1.5-6X42 on my AR 6.8, and most of the time, the scope sits on 4X. I use it primarily for hog hunting, and my shot opportunities are typically less than 300 (and more often than not, less than 150 yds). I haven't wished for more magnification yet, but on dedicated hunting rifles, I'm a fan of moderate magnification, more compact sized scopes.
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I also have a 1.5-6x42 on my 6.8.  I really like that mag range for it, it seems like the perfect fit.  I ran a 3-9x for a while and it was a good fit as well. 

A 4x should work well if you are set on a fixed mag scope. 
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a fixed 4x should be fine i am a thinking. if your doing a lot of shooting @ 300M then go with the fixed 6x

i've been playing around with 1-4x for general shooting and so far can't find much it can't do at practical ranges .

don't know if i would shoot hogs @ 300M with it , i could hit one easy at that range i would just want to be a bit closer for a clean kill. and we don't get many 300 yeard shots on hogs in this area. most are like 150-200.

 i am using a 223 with 77 gr hand-loads from a 20" barrel.

lots of good scopes come to mind 2-7x, 2-8x, 1.5-6x,  1-4x ,fixed power 4x and 6x

for 300 yards a lightweight 6x looks about ideal IMHO. closer shots would favor a 4x or a variable.

there is a very interesting 1-7x sightron for sale on the classified section might be worth a look.


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I have a VXR 1.25-4 w/Hog Plex on my 6.8 and it works for hog hunting in the woods and ranges out to 300 yards.

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4x should be be no problem for up to 300...
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Any suggestions?
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Meopta meostar 1.5-6x42

Trijicon accupoint 1-4x

Leupold vx-r 1.25-4x or 2-7x
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I really like the 1-4x form factor for a short to medium range AR. My favorite I've used so far is the Trijicon, but an awesome bang for the buck is the Vortex PST. For an even cheaper option, the Burris MTAC and Tac30's are surprisingly nice 1-4x's. Having the true 1x on the low end is hard to stray from once you've had it.
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