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I've budgeted about $300 for a scope and about $100 for a scope mount for my .223 AR-15. Judging by what I have seen this Leupold Mark AR tactical rifle scope runs for around $380 with a SWFA S.S.A.L.T. Scope Mount. I was wondering whether or not this would be decent scope for the price and if I could have any other rifle scope and mount combination that would be better. I will be shooting at targets 50-100 yards away until I find another range around the area. I would like to be able to shoot up to 300-400 yards away. Also, I have looked at the SS 6x40 scope and found it appealing to me. Any thoughts or advise would be appreciated.

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I would NOT try to talk you out of the SWFA 6x42SS. My suspicion is that many folks think the 6x doesn't have enough magnification, but I think otherwise. I've shot with mine to 1000 yards and could see 30cal impacts in dry dirt at that distance.

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Both are good scope for your M4.
 
But for target shooting, I'd have to say the SS would suite the best. The mil-quad is exceptional easy to use. And will make DOPEing your target a more pleasuable experience, b/c the turrets match the reticle.
 
I'd read Duece's(CF II) post on how to sight in a mil/mil scope.
 
 
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100yds is easy in your price range and for your budget a Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x40 would be a nice choice. For 300yds you'll probably want more magnification and you could do a lot worse at than a Weaver Classic V16 4-16x42. What it does not have are target turrets. I've used the Weaver V series and like them but I don't own the Buckmasters so I can't say how they compare. These are all hunting scopes rather than target scopes but that's what you get for $300.

The Burris P.E.P.R. mount is no LaRue Tactical but the QD version is pretty decent and has the quick disconnect system. I have no idea how repeatable it is when removed and replaced however.

Weaver 3-10x40 Grand Slam Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 3-10x40 Grand Slam Rifle Scope
Stock # - 800473
$287.95
Weaver 4-16x42 Classic V Rifle Scope .223 Ballistic X Weaver 4-16x42 Classic V Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849414WEA
  • Matte
  • .223 Ballistic X
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
$329.95
Weaver 4-16x42 Classic V Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 4-16x42 Classic V Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849408
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
$294.95
Nikon 4.5-14x40 Buckmaster Riflescope Mil-Dot Nikon 4.5-14x40 Buckmaster Riflescope
Stock # - NIK6469
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Free Mil-Dot Master w/ Purchase (Mail-In Coupon)
$319.95
Nikon 6-18x40 Buckmaster Riflescope BDC Nikon 6-18x40 Buckmaster Riflescope
Stock # - NIK6473
  • Matte
  • BDC
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
  • Comes with 4" shade, and extra set of exposed knobs
  • 1"
  • $30 Mail-in Rebate Expires 10/06/2012
$319.95
Burris AR-P.E.P.R. QD 1
Burris AR-P.E.P.R. QD 1" Scope Mount
Stock # - BUR410344
  • Matte
  • Picatinny Tops
  • Quick Detachable
$89.95







Edited by sholling - September/05/2012 at 16:41
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Leupold Mark AR would have been a wonderful two hundred dollar scope. 

For $300, you should be looking at 6x42 or 10x42 SS.

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Should I purchase a 6x magnification or the 10x42 SS scope to see the bullet holes at 100 yards? 
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Originally posted by NoTearsOnyDreams NoTearsOnyDreams wrote:

Should I purchase a 6x magnification or the 10x42 SS scope to see the bullet holes at 100 yards? 


30cal holes are visible with the 6x, but you'll need more x to see 22cal.
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I purchased the 10x42 MRAD SS scope and the Burris P.E.P.R mount. Just waiting for it to arrive now.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Leupold Mark AR would have been a wonderful two hundred dollar scope. 

For $300, you should be looking at 6x42 or 10x42 SS.

ILya


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I have no experience with the dismounting of a removable carry handle and the internet seems to be of no use to me. Can anyone help so I can mount on my scope tomorrow?
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Disregard previous post. I will have a photo of my Rifle with my new scope mounted soon.
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