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Hi
I recently puchased a new dpms 308 AR Rifle. i am needing optics.  Have a budget of 500 max.  I only use the gun to shoot coyotes.   We hunt them out of trucks and are always shooting at running dogs.  I am looking for a scope that has a large view (50 or bigger) doent need alot of power 3 x12 4x14 something like that.  Nothing illuminated and dont want any fast adjustments on it.  It is going to get used fairly hard and need it to hold zero.  I havent taken a shot longer than 150 in the last 5 yrs hunting this way.  the only time it will shoot 300 yards is playing with targets.  I have never had a Nice scope. dont honestly know how to shop for one that well and dont need to get taken by some salesmen.  I curently have a few barska scopes on my 223 and slug gun and they work well but i want some quality on this new rifle.  Open to opinions.  THANKS  
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Several stick out to me as good optics for your purpose.  an all time favorite is the SS 3-9, tough as nails and great glass.  The Samplelist (http://www.samplelist.com/) normally produces them for your price frequently.
or new -
or with an awesome package - (which would be great for you cause of the AR specific mount included)
 
 
 
 


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You really cant beat that deal because the mount alone is over $200. There are other choices that you could consider if you dont want tactical knobs. Of them my suggestions would be 3-9x40 Zeiss Conquest,  the fixed 6x42 Leupold VX3 with the long range duplex, or the 2-7 vortex viper on sale. The 6x42 Super Sniper is also an option but I cant imagine paying $300 for that plus $200 for the mount and being so close to the 3-9 deal and not going with the package deal that would be incredibly stupid as the 3-9 is far better glass and has other very useful features.    I really dont think you need over 9x for what you are talkin about and 42mm is plenty where 50 is going to make a large clumsy rifle more clumsy.  I tend to question the choice of a DPMS .308 as the right choice for coyotes but in the 16 in M4 type AP4 gun it would probably work OK but the one that I have 24 in heavy stainless eaven cut down to 20 in is  still too bulky and clumsy and I'd rather have a lighter caliber to not tear up the fur as much, but if you are not saving the fur the .308 will certainly roll them up in a ball. If you didnt specify that you dont want illumination I would have said go with a Trijicon Accupoint or a compact ACOG which is what I use.
 
Trijicon 3x24 Compact Acog Rifle Scope Red Crosshair Trijicon 3x24 Compact Acog Rifle Scope
Stock # - TA50R4
  • Red Crosshair
  • Free Lens Cleaning Pen w/ Purchase
$945.95
Trijicon 3x24 Compact Acog Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 3x24 Compact Acog Rifle Scope
Stock # - TA50R2
  • Red Triangle
  • Free Lens Cleaning Pen w/ Purchase
$945.95
Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR24R
  • Matte
  • Red Triangle
  • 30mm
$844.95


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here is they type you asked for:

Bushnell 2.5-10x50 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope Multi-X Bushnell 2.5-10x50 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
Stock # - 422105M
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Rainguard
$419.95
Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite Rifle Scope Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUSE4164B
  • Matte
  • DOA 600
  • 1"
  • Rainguard HD
  • Semi-Target Turrets
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Ultra-Wide Band Coating
  • Argon Purging Process
  • Free Rain Suit Coupon
$499.99
Bushnell 4-16x50 Elite Rifle Scope Bushnell 4-16x50 Elite Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUSE4165
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Rainguard HD
  • Semi-Target Turrets
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Ultra-Wide Band Coating
  • Argon Purging Process
  • Free Rain Suit Coupon
$549.99
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Another option with an AR mount included -
Redfield 4-12x40 Revolution Rifle Scope Kit Redfield 4-12x40 Revolution Rifle Scope Kit
Stock # - RED67115KIT
  • Matte
  • Accu-Range
  • 1"
  • Comes with Burris P.E.P.R. 1" Scope Mount
$279.95 
Check this video out for how it works -
 
Watch the video to see what happens when you put a Redfield Revolution with the Accu-Range reticle up against five milk jugs spaced 100 yards apart - with a massive 2400mm lens capturing it all in high definition. Now that's some contrail!
 
 
 


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other good options include Minox,  arguably conquest level glass at a cheaper pricepoint. CFII at SWFA swears by his http://swfa.com/Minox-ZA-5-Riflescopes-C3107.aspx
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Welcome to the OT Mac!
 
+1 on the Bushy elite........
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The SS 3-9 package that SVT recommended would be the best solution. You can't beat a price like that for what you would get.
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     Try looking at the Leatherwood 7x30x56 it is a good buy between 350 and 400 I have been shooting F class matches with it at 600 yards on a 308 Savage tactical and it is working great. Bullet is 175 gr. Sierra Using Varget. I am very pleased with the total package.Sharp Shooter
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I wanted to let everyone know i found a scope.  Local Gander mountain had a few Nikon Scopes on clearance and i Couldnt say No.  Got a nikon prostaff 3x9x50 for 69.99 new in box.  It was nowhere near my max budget and i dont know if it is to the class of some of the scopes you guys reccommended but it was worth a shot for the money.  If i dont like it i am not out much.   I did really like that bushnell elite 2.5x10x50.  But thanks to everyone for there input.  i will continue to try to learn more about scopes.  fairly new to quality optics.  But again THANKS to all
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