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I am looking for a low magnification scope for my AR15.  I have an ARMS #16a carry handle mount and I want to put in a 30mm low magification scope instead of red dot.  The one requirement would be it must have a 2 1/2" space between the power adjustment ring and the turrets.  I'd like something like a 1-4 or similar powered scope.  Thanks for the help.
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How much do you want to spend? 

 

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I would like to keep it under $200
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Karl, I don't think that is possible with a 30mm tube.  Take a look at the 1" tube, 1.75-5x20 Burris FFII for $175.  I don't know if it meets your spacing requirements, but it is a start.

 

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Burris meets that spacing requirement.

 

The only 30mm low range variable in that price range is a Tasco Titan 1.5-4.5x20, but Burris FUllfield II 1.75-5x20 is better in every way imaginable.

 

Weaver V3 1-3x20 is a little cheaper and gives you a true 1x if that is important.  Nikon Monarch 1.5-4.5x20 Leupold VX-II 1-4x20 are a little more expensive, and I still think that Burris is a better glass.  On the Monarch I am going off of someone else's opinion, but with VX-II I compared it side by side with Weaver V3 and Burris 1.75-5x20.  Burris is better.

 

Another option is Bushnell ELite 3200 1.5-4.5x32.  It is optically on par with Leupold VX-II, but not quite as good as Burris.  I've seen it around for just about $200 and it is available with a Firefly reticle for low light visibility.

 

Personally, I'd go with Burris 1.7505x20 with a thicker 3P#4 reticle.

 

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I just found one that would fit my requirements.  I don't know the distance between the magnification ring and the turrets but at $49.99 it is worth a try.  Does anyone know anything about ZOS scopes?  Here is a link to the scope: http://www.competitorinvestments.com/1zipfoildotr.html .  ZOS and REX are the same company and this shows a picture of the reticle http://www.zosusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&p roducts_id=66&zenid=dc5e12c5053e934ec5efa71e2ea0f2e6  .  I think I will order one of these and try it out.  Even if it wont fit in my mount I can always use it on another rifle or get a different mount.

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You get what you pay for.  I am pretty sure that these are the scopes I saw a few weeks back.  The guy selling them seemed to think it was a good thing to say that they were made side by side with BSA scopes.  I am going to go out on a limb here and say chicom crapola.  You can get great optics for a lot of money, you can get good optics for a reasonable amount of money, or you can get garbage optics for $49.99.  I would suggest that you hold onto that money and save up for something of better quality.  You simply cannot get anything of even descent quality at this price.

 

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Originally posted by ranburr ranburr wrote:

You get what you pay for.  I am pretty sure that these are the scopes I saw a few weeks back.  The guy selling them seemed to think it was a good thing to say that they were made side by side with BSA scopes. 

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That pretty much sums it up, ranburr. 

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Bushnell 1.5-4.5x32 Elite 3200

 

 

Will have 2 11/16" of mounting space between the eye and turrets. The only thing it lacks is the 30mm.

 

A 49.99 30mm scope...... sounds like pure junk to me.

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http://www.competitorinvestments.com/1zipfoildotr.html

 

Do you think it would be worth trying out? They have a good return policy and this has a warranty.  The links change if it is a competitor? 

 

 

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Nearly everything has a warranty. I still think you will be wasting your money.

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It looks like the forum autochanges links and names of competitors of swfa.  You can remove the competitor part in the link and put in C D N N.

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The best that I can tell, ZOS/Rex optics are rebadged Leapers scopes which are certified pieces of crap.  Some may be sourced from NcStart due to NCStar's reticle patterns.  But scope types, shapes and descriptions look to be pretty close to Leapers

 

As ranburr said, you get what you pay for.

 

There are some good deals for scopes out there, but cheap chinese scopes are not it.

 

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Check out the S&B Zenith 1.1-4X24.  The only thing $49.95 will get you is a paper weight.

 

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