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I am looking for a scope for my M&P 15.  I am lookin to shoot short range to maybe 500 yards at the maximum. I have about $300.00 to spend. I am looking for the best bang for the buck.  I don't want to put on some giant scope but I would like to find a good short to medium range scope. Target shooting and some varmit hunting.  I am no expert so some sound advice and recomendations would be greatly appreciated.
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-12758-2123-vortex-2-7x32-viper-rifle-scope.aspx


Pretty good for up close, pretty good for further out.

Give a few more details and I can be more specific.  Given your price point, there are few good options.  If you can add $100 or $200, there are far more options.


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 Varmints. You talkin' Raccoons in the backyard or prairie dogs wayyy out there? 
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There are no praire dogs in ohio but we do have ground hogs. 200 to 300 yards would be a practicle shot. I think 500 yards is about as far as I would shoot. Thats the max. of the range at the gun club.  Plus an AR-15 is not realy like a long range rifle.  I am still hoping to keep a scope price around 300 t0 350 but I may be able to find a better scope in the used market or maybe a demo. I was thinking about a millett trs-1 but some reviews I read are not very good in regards to the quality of glass.  I would like a scope thats easy to use and have variable focus for close range shooting.
I am planning on taking a two day training course in target shooting, and they also teach proper scope usage along with shooting skills.
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 Well I know there aren't any prarie dogs in Ohio. (You have to go to THEM!) Camper
 
 
Seriously, a lower powered variable should serve you very well.
A used or demo from SWFA's Sample List would give you the most for your bucks.
 Don't forget to budget a fair amount for rings.
 
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