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Im seriously thinking of buying a Bushnell 2.5-16x42 Elite 6500 30mm Rifle Scope for my new AR-15 Bushmaster Predator.. This would be used for Coyotes and Target Shooting.. The only thing is the reticle its called a Fine Multi-X... Are any of you familiar with this reticle? and is it going to be dark enough for low light conditions???


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I had a 4-16x40 Bushnell 4200 on a flat top AR for the last several months. I have had other scopes on them also but by far the most plesant scopes on AR is a Trijicon ACOG.  When you try to pull the charging handle back it is a real pain with a full size scope. I find that the point of the triangle gives me very precise hits even at 300 yds with a 1.5x and I'm sure that a 4x ACOG would be all the scope you would ever need and much more user friendly. I'd recommend that you select a model wiht chevron or triangle reticle that is both fiber optic and tritium illuminated.  I know it's more but you wont regret taking this route.

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Ive never mounted a scope on a AR before so I never thought about this, the scope being in the way of the charging handle...Hmm, they are not cheap! Im going to have to re-think this whole thing. How long will the (fiber optic and tritium last, do you know?

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JF, if you want a "combat" optic then the ACOG is very nice, though for the money you could go with something like one of the various 1-4x optics out there and a good QD mount, like a LaRue so that you could swap optics out depending upon your needs. 
 
My problem with the ACOG is the eye relief - I wear glasses, or when wearing contacts may have sunglasses on - the eye relief on the ACOG is very close and I just don't like it, plus I am not a NTCH (Nose-to-Charging Handle) shooter - I keep my cheek back on the stock quite a bit, so I need a good 3.5" or more of eye relief. 
 
For the shooting you described to me, I still think a quality 3-9x40 or 4-12x50 scope would be good for most applications, and if you though you needed a faster scope then getting a good Aimpoint or dot optic to swap out with a QD mount would do the trick.
 
If weight isn't an issue, you can also get a mini-red dot that mounts onto the scope itself - that way you'd have it all.
 
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Well, I put an ARMS low profile iron sight on back, and a similar Bushmaster brand type on the front, both are flip up...The one on the back, is clear back as far as you can go. It has to be that way for me to see thru it as I keep my cheek back also. I mean my cheek rest is just natually there.. So what Im getting to is the rear site is already somewhat in the way slightly of the charging handle. I have not skinned my knuckes on it or anything, LOL! but you know its there.. Sooo putting the 3x10x42 Swaro I already have would be no big deal. Im not a gun fighter, Im just a guy who likes guns and likes to shoot and buy all this sh*t,,, Ha! Ha! Although I do have 8 30 round mags loaded for it,, whats up with that? OMG maybe Im a criminal and I do not even know it.. I could be in denial!!
Anyway it ought to be a coyote shooting Son of a Gun by the time its done.. Look out My Yote!
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JF - I think sometimes people make too much of a big deal about the charging handle.  Honestly, if you are using good ammo and good mags, then the only time you should be using the charging handle will be the FIRST time you put in a mag and chamber a round - after that you'll be using the bolt release button since the bolt should lock after the last round of each magazine.  You can also get an extended charging handle lever, like the excellent Badger Ordnance Tactical Latch - I have those on all my ARs.
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I just own the one Busmaster AR and its a varmint rifle.. If I had a M4 style carbine then would want a "combat" optic on it..My rifle is very simple and not even a flash hyder. 20" barrel 1 in 8 twist. Its the same rifle as the Bushmaster Varminter but the barrel is 4" shorter to make it a little more handy. Its a great shooter .. I like the idea of the Badger Ordnance Tactical Latch. Ive seen those on the RRA rifles.
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