I'm a new member, so if this (or something remotely similar) has been covered recently please forgive me and point me in the right direction. I've used the "search" feature and have found http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4578&KW=lo w+power to be helpful, but haven't found (or have over-looked) anything else pertinent. I'm looking for low magnification scope recomendations. Unfortunately I can't afford to be an optics connoiseur, and as much as I would like a (IOR, S&B, USO, NXS, etc.) they are out of the question. I expect to stay under ~ $200, and to date am considering:
Burris FFII 1.75-5 (yes, recently discontinued, but can be found)
(your recommendation here)
The optic will be used on my competition AR at multi-gun and practical rifle matches (year -'round, all weather). I currently use a Bushnell Elite 3200 1.5-4.5 and find the optical clarity (and $$ value) acceptable. Why replace it? Because I purchased it sight unseen, prior to the heavy "Firefly" marketing and expected a standard duplex; I've made due with the heavy post "Firefly" for a while now (it's not bad - I'll use it for an upcoming night match) but would generally prefer a standard duplex (Bushnell doesn't seem to offer this model). I'd prefer not to consider scopes of lesser (relative to the Elite 3200) optical quality.
Thanks for your help,