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I have been shooting AR-15 platformed rifles for years, but always used EoTechs or Aimpoints.  I am now wanting to expand my knowledge of the 223/556 capabilities.  I have built a bull barreled AR-15 and need an optic.  Something I can easily adjust at different yardage.  Suggestions? 
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Budget?
Range to target?
Needs?
Wants?

For an AR, it's hard to beat the new SS3-9!




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What ranges do you want to shoot at?  What will you be using it for?  What price range are you looking at?

Edited to add:  Dang RC, beat me to the questions again.


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RC, thats a sweet rifle... Im gonna set my new AR up the same way- if you don't mind...  Wink
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Not at all.

The photo is actually of my 6.8 Recon upper (which I will highly recommend from AR15performance.com.)

For anyone considering putting an AR together, invest in a good match trigger group, and the SSALT rig has worked great for me so far.



(Trays, how many jumps?  And when were you there?  Once you've experienced VD Drive, you never forget!)





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5 jump chump, RC. 
Got out not long after the school. 
Should have stayed in but my son was born and 3 weeks out of 4 in the field wasnt what I wanted any more.
Still, it was the most excitement I ever had, with clothes on....  Wink
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3 Hollywood, 2 combat?
2 Hollywood, 2 combat, 1 night?
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Distance = I will spend most of my time at 200 yards, but will practice up to 400 yards. 
Price = A good affordable scope without losing the bank. Something under $500.00
Options = I think side focus would be a nice options other then that, I don't know.  I have not spent much time with scopes in my field.    
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I think some thing with a side focus is going to have higher magnification than you need and more weight than you will want.

I would get a small 1.25-4, 1.5-5, 1.75-6, 2-7...weighing 15 ounces tops.

I don't know if they are getting good reviews or if they already got durability problems but this Burris looks really cool...smart design and pretty low price

http://swfa.com/Burris-3x32-AR-Tactical-Sight-P12619.aspx
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3 Hollywood, 2 Combat...
I was at the school, Benning, in June of 88...
All I remember is the saw dust and sweat.... Wink
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Jg, no need to go overboard with magnification if 200 will be the usual distance.

I'd go with a 3-9, 2-7, or something in that ballpark.
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