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I just picked up my Bushmaster M4 O.R.C (optics ready carbine) the other day.
I'm sure you all know it's an AR 15.

Looking for a for an optic... Don't know what I should get????
I would like to keep the cost around 100-200 MAX.

This gun is for home protection and lots of target shooting.

Qualities I'm looking for: Accuracy, durability, clarity, range, and room to keep a flip up rear sight on her. (I want to be able to use my sight at night as well)


Your welcome to give me some options... Pros Cons ETC...

(I know this next question does not concern optics; Does "SF' as in Glock 21SF mean Slim Frame OR Short Frame? is there a difference? To me 'short' n 'slim' mean two totally different things. So which is it? )

Thanks for you're time and feedback.
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When I think AR15 for close range this is what comes to mind. Wish I had one while I was in the Corps. Not quite in the price range, but a very nice battle sight!

Aimpoint Micro H-1 Red Dot Sight4 MOAAimpoint Micro H-1 Red Dot Sight
Stock # - AIM11910
  • Matte
  • 4 MOA Dot
  • 30mm
  • Weaver-Style Mount Included
  • Submersible to 15 feet
$539.95
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/17/2010 at 13:29
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Shot a LOT of ammo with my M4 using irons, a 3x scope, and a 6x scope.
 
I would say get something really cheap with 3x magnification and see how it goes.
 
Once you can answer your own question.... then get the $540 optic of your choice.
 
Monday when most of the guys sign on they will have some good suggestions for you.
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SF = Slim Frame  It still feels fairly wide in .45acp the 40 S&W models are more popular and fit the hand better.
You could put a fixed power scope on like a Weaver 4x or 6x or burris 6x.  In the under $200 price range if you want to shoot targets I'd get this used  Bushnell 3200 and some Super Sniper one piece or Burris one piece mount or Warne ultra high rings..
http://swfa.com/Burris-AR-Tactical-Mounts-C1694.aspx
11548 Bushnell 10x40 Elite 3200 321040M, Matte finish, mil dot reticle, 1" tube, target knobs, rainguard, fast focus eye piece, light ring marks $159.95
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There you go, see, these guys are in the "know", well, unless they disagree with me.  Of course I am pretty agreeable person....
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I've decided to wait till later for my G21SF.. Instead I'm going to go ahead and get an AIMPOINT for my AR.

Thanks for the feedback!
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William79  before you jump into aimpoint look at the samplelist Trijicon Compact ACOGS. I have both and much prefer the compact ACOG it is always turned on and needs no battery plus has low power illumination which makes it accurate at greater distance. I have  a 1.5x and a 3x and use the La Rue   RCO mount to attach to flat top.
10829 Trijicon 2x20 Compact Acog TA47-4, Matte finish, Amber cross hair reticle, with carry handle adapter, BAC $599.95
10640 Trijicon 3x24 Compact Acog TA50R4, Matte finish, Red Crosshair reticle, BAC, in store display model $599.95

To buy an item on the list call 1-972-SCOPE-IT (726-7348).



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