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Hi to everyone. I am looking for opinions on a low powered scope on my AR180B. It has a picatinney rail to mount optics on
and my 'short' list is down to 3 scopes: The Accu-point 1.25-4 x24 with red triangle, The Bushnell 4200 1.5-6 x 36 with
Firefly reticle, and the Bushnell 3200 1.5-4.5 x 32 with Firefly reticle. I want some type of lighted reticle, but no batteries in
the scope(a flashlight for the Firefly is ok). I have looked at all three and like them all. The Accu-point is awsome, but looks
to be a bit less accurate because of the triangle vs a cross hair. Of course the 3200 is MUCH cheaper than either, being
almost 2/3 cheaper than the Accu-point. In any event, any and all comments are welcome. This rifle is for short to medium
ranges, as my Savage FP10 le 308 with the 10x SS on it is for medium to long range. Thanks to all for the help!!
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I think the Accupoint is the way to go if you can swing the cost.  The triangle take a little getting used to but you can shoot with it quite accurately once you get used to it.  No need for batteries or flashlights.  The scope itself is very small and light and seems to be quite durable. 

Acquisition speed with the Accupoint is quire remarkable.  That triangle really stands out in pretty much any lighting conditions and it is big and bright enough to keep both eyes opne on fast shots (Bindon aiming concept).

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Thanks for the reply. I noticed how small and light that scope is, and I really like it's eye relief. The short eye relief is what I
really hate about the ACOG's....it seems way to short for me.
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On a 223 eye relief is not that big a deal, IMO, but that's a matter of personal preference.

I think Accupoint is an excellent design, and would work well for you.

ILya
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I have the 3-9 Accu-point on my 30-06 BAR. I keep it on 3X. When I shoulder the rifle I come on point of aim
very quickly because of the BAC system and because I have the yellow triangle. The yellow is much more
distinctive in all environments except perhaps desert in bright daylight. I really suggest the yellow fiberoptic.
The BAC system must be learned. I suggest you get an instructor familiar with it. The basic drill is to keep
your eyes focused on the target, raise the rifle to your well practiced shouldering position, KEEP YOUR EYES
FOCUSED ON THE TARGET, as the scope comes into the field of your eye you will perceive the color of the
triangle, KEEP YOUR EYES FOCUSED ON THE TARGET, as soon as you perceive the color of the triangle squeeze
the trigger. This is a quick aiming technique for close threats(you have a black rifle, right?) Takes a bunch of
ammo to master, amazing once learned...Otherwise use traditional scope technique for aimed fire.
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I finally decided: I got the Bushnell 3200 1.5-4.5 with the Firefly reticle. The Accupoint was just not to my taste, even though
I loved it's size. Here are 2 pics: The 3200 on my AR180B for short to medium distance, and my Savage with the SS 10 power
scope for medium to long range. The pistol is my CCW sidearm. BTW the Firefly reticle is visible for 2 hours when completly
dark with no moon. And it really only needs a 10 second charge with a good flashlight.
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