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I've been searching the internet for a while trying to figure out what to get.

I have a Colt LE6920 that I would like to put a scope on to do some groundhog hunting and probably target shooting.  Would like to be able to reach out 300 to maybe 400 yards.  Not real sure what I could pull off but that seems reasonable.  16" barrel.

I picked up a used LaRue 1" mount so I'm gonna go with a 1" scope.  I'd like to keep the price $500 or under but if need be I can go more.  Just want to get a good scope.

I'm really considering the Leupold Mark AR.  I stopped by a store and looked through some scopes today.  He pulled out some Weavers that were interesting.  I think they may have been the super slams.

What are some suggestions?  I think I want something that will help me reach out and be a little tactical at the same time.  Thinking mil dots or something like that.  Not just cross hairs.  Or maybe just cross hairs! Whacko

I could honestly probably buy a cheap scope and it would work but I want something pretty good.

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I have this scope on my bolt 223 with a plex reticle but have also had it with the EBX.  liked it ok the eyebox isn't a forgiving as some but my mount limitations with talley's cause more issues than the scope
SPL16284 Nitrex 3-15x42 TR Two Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 94525, Matte, EBX, 1"
$439.95
 
Here is another great scope
SPL15892 Sightron 3-12x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope DEMO-B
Click to view SIIB31242MD, Matte, Mil-Dot, 1"
$479.95
 
Those are both off www.samplelist.com  Great site for demo/used optics in great shape for less than new.
 
 
These next couple are all new.
 
Vortex 4-12x40 Viper Rifle Scope Dead-Hold BDC Vortex 4-12x40 Viper Rifle Scope
Stock # - VPRM04BDC
  • Matte
  • Dead-Hold BDC
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
$399.95 
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Nikon 4-16x42 Monarch Riflescope Mil-Dot Nikon 4-16x42 Monarch Riflescope
Stock # - NIK8423
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Comes with Mil-Dot Master (Mail-In Coupon)
$459.95 
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Somany choices...lol

Mark AR, Nikon M223, Vortex Diamondback, Bushnell Elite, Weaver, etc

At those ranges, I would go with a 3-9 or 2-7


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Originally posted by EAGLE EAGLE wrote:

Somany choices...lol

Mark AR, Nikon M223, Vortex Diamondback, Bushnell Elite, Weaver, etc

At those ranges, I would go with a 3-9 or 2-7


Eagle

Way too many choices.
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The Nitrex TR Two 3-15X42mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish Etched EBX Reticle that SVT pointed out from the sample list is a good buy for the money.



You will have close-long range, side focus, ok glass, etc.


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Any opinions on the Weaver Tactical Grand Slam 3-10x40.  Guess SWFA doesn't carry it.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/598484/weaver-tactical-grand-slam-rifle-scope-3-10x-40mm-1-10-mil-adjustments-mil-dot-reticle-matte?cm_cat=Cart&cm_pla=ProductDesc
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Originally posted by Double3 Double3 wrote:

Any opinions on the Weaver Tactical Grand Slam 3-10x40.  Guess SWFA doesn't carry it.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/598484/weaver-tactical-grand-slam-rifle-scope-3-10x-40mm-1-10-mil-adjustments-mil-dot-reticle-matte?cm_cat=Cart&cm_pla=ProductDesc

Oh I guess it is just a midway exclusive scope.
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Weaver Grand Slam, Mil dot on sample list:

http://www.samplelist.com/Weaver-3-10x40-Tactical-Grand-Slam-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-B-P58454.aspx

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Originally posted by EAGLE EAGLE wrote:

Weaver Grand Slam, Mil dot on sample list:

http://www.samplelist.com/Weaver-3-10x40-Tactical-Grand-Slam-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-B-P58454.aspx

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I saw that but it is 299 at Midway right now.
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SWFA has 110% price match, great CS, fast ship, etc and of coarse, a great forum for us to use.

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I didn't realize they did that on sample list stuff.
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I put a 3-9 x 40 Rapid Z600 Zeiss Conquest on my 6.5 Grendel. It works wonderfully.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

I put a 3-9 x 40 Rapid Z600 Zeiss Conquest on my 6.5 Grendel. It works wonderfully.

This?
http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P8665.aspx

I see they have a $100 rebate.  Interesting.
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Originally posted by Double3 Double3 wrote:

Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

I put a 3-9 x 40 Rapid Z600 Zeiss Conquest on my 6.5 Grendel. It works wonderfully.

This?
http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P8665.aspx

I see they have a $100 rebate.  Interesting.


Yes. It's # ZEI5214609971 and the rebate is for real. It's a very nice scope BTW.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by Double3 Double3 wrote:

Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

I put a 3-9 x 40 Rapid Z600 Zeiss Conquest on my 6.5 Grendel. It works wonderfully.

This?
http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P8665.aspx

I see they have a $100 rebate.  Interesting.


Yes. It's # ZEI5214609971 and the rebate is for real. It's a very nice scope BTW.


And the Zeiss is a couple of steps above the Weaver.
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http://opticstalk.com/swfa-ss-39x42_topic34023.html

Great AR scope and excellent seller. I have had stellar dealings with this man.  
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

http://opticstalk.com/swfa-ss-39x42_topic34023.html

Great AR scope and excellent seller. I have had stellar dealings with this man.  

That would be awesome if my LaRue mount had 30mm rings...
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Not trying to push my scope on you, but you can get 30 mm rings for you Larue mount without buying a new mount, I had to do that in the past.  They don't list them on the website, you will have to call them.

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Originally posted by Double3 Double3 wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

http://opticstalk.com/swfa-ss-39x42_topic34023.html

Great AR scope and excellent seller. I have had stellar dealings with this man.  

That would be awesome if my LaRue mount had 30mm rings...

I'm sorry. I didn't see where you already had a 1" mount. 

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Originally posted by cpwomack cpwomack wrote:

Not trying to push my scope on you, but you can get 30 mm rings for you Larue mount without buying a new mount, I had to do that in the past.  They don't list them on the website, you will have to call them.

Yeah I inquired about that.

Think I deleted the email but I believe was like $40 plus shipping.

I got a decent deal on the mount kinda hate to delete the savings by buying different rings.  Guess I could try to sell the 1" rings.
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By the way, welcome to Optics Talk, lot's of good folks here, I sure have certainly learned alot here.
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Originally posted by Double3 Double3 wrote:

Originally posted by cpwomack cpwomack wrote:

Not trying to push my scope on you, but you can get 30 mm rings for you Larue mount without buying a new mount, I had to do that in the past.  They don't list them on the website, you will have to call them.

Yeah I inquired about that.

Think I deleted the email but I believe was like $40 plus shipping.

I got a decent deal on the mount kinda hate to delete the savings by buying different rings.  Guess I could try to sell the 1" rings.

I'd do whatever I needed to to get the SS 3-9x, IMO. This is a EXCELLENT buy and a no lose deal for you. 

Whatever you decide is OK though. 
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In my opinion this would be the correct 1 inch tube scope to try to shoot that distance although a 16 in barrel might not be ideal.  I might consider eventually owning a second upper like one of the White Oak Armory varmit uppers if you get serious about this.  Anyway this is the correct scope.  A guy could probably get away with a 4.5-14 but the 6.5-20 with the Varmit reticle would be the best choice.
SPL16825 Zeiss 6.5-20x50 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214509975, Matte, Rapid Z Varmint, 1"
$799.95


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If you get the 30mm rings from La Rue you also probably get the free bottle of steak seasoning Bandito good stuff.
Nice thing about La Rue mounts is you can run multiple different optics and they return to Zero when you switch back to the other optic.
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Thats a great looking rifle setup!
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