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I'm looking for a low power relatively short and light  sc ope for my RRA flat top. I'm not an operator, not on a team, but need something with an aiming point and magnification for my tired old eyes. I'm thinking 1-4 or similar. I'd like an IOR 1-4 tactical or Burris Extreme, but am on a budget. Shoud I do a Leupold Mark AR, a Nikon or ???. Thanks
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What did you have in mind budget wise?
I'd go with the Burris.


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731424M Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                                 Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • 4A w/ Illuminated Dot
  • 30mm
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My budget is pretty small. probably $250 max.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

  
731424M Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                                 Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy 30mm Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • 4A w/ Illuminated Dot
  • 30mm
SWFA: $144.95
More Info... Buy Now
10322 Badger Ordnance Max-50 30650, Matte finish, 30mm, Ultra High 1.450", 6 screw top, all steel, used condition   $139.95
 
We have a Winner this should be ideal for you.
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That will work pretty well. The Trophy isn't a great scope, but no dog either. I have yet to have a Bushnell fail on me.
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what are your intended uses?
I have used a bunch of 1-4s on my ARs


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Originally posted by Mtwoodson Mtwoodson wrote:

I'm looking for a low power relatively short and light  scope for my RRA flat top. I'm not an operator, not on a team, but need something with an aiming point and magnification for my tired old eyes. I'm thinking 1-4 or similar. I'd like an IOR 1-4 tactical or Burris Extreme, but am on a budget. Shoud I do a Leupold Mark AR, a Nikon or ???. Thanks
I bought the Burris Xtreme 1-4x24 and stuck it in a LaRue mount. Great combination. I'm still waiting (7+months) for the upper but the scope is ideal for the purpose.

Burris 1-4x24 Xtreme Tactical XTR 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                      Burris 1-4x24 Xtreme Tactical XTR 30mm Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Illuminated Ballistic 5.56
  • 30mm
SWFA: $659.95
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I also picked up a Bushnell 4200 1.25-4x24 for another project. I've been waiting just as long for that upper but I've been comparing the two scopes and while it's good I really wish I'd saved up for a second Burris. FWIW I had been considering a Leupold VX3 which is a step up from the Mark AR when I bought the Bushnell. Leupold tends to fudge it's magnification range numbers and the Bushy's low end is a lot closer to the ideal 1x.
Bushnell 1.25-4x24 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope                                                                               Bushnell 1.25-4x24 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • 4A w/ Illuminated Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rainguard
SWFA: $459.95
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One that's caught my eye but that I haven't laid eyes on yet is the Nikon Monarch African 1-4x20. It's not illuminated but Monarchs tend to have excellent glass and 95% light transmission.
Nikon 1-4x20 Monarch African Riflescope                                                                                 Nikon 1-4x20 Monarch African Riflescope
  • Matte
  • German #4
  • 1"
  • Free Lens Covers
SWFA: $279.95
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The budget option might be the Millett DMS 1-4x24 illuminated circle dot. I doubt that it will have the low light performance of any of the others that I listed but I'm intrigued. What they are not is compact. At almost a foot long they are the largest of those I've listed. I haven't used this or the Bushnell Trophy but they both have a following with the budget minded.
Millett 1-4x24 DMS Tactical 30mm Riflescope                                                                             Millett 1-4x24 DMS Tactical 30mm Riflescope
  • Designated Marksman Scope
  • Matte
  • Illuminated Donut-Dot
  • 30mm
SWFA: $199.95
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One thing to keep in mind with illuminated scopes is that internal light scatter will cause a small amount of that illumination to be visible from the front. Probably not enough to be an issue but there is a tiny bit.




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I would look hard at the new Nikon Monarch African  1-4 with the 1" tube
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i put a vortex diamondback 1.75-5x w/ bdc reticle on my Ar, short, light, clear good optics. $175...
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