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Im looking for a new scope for my m1a, im a poor college student, so my price range is around 700. I was looking at either the Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44 and the Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24 x 50mm. Which one is better? Any other suggestions would be helpfull too.
 
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First, what mount will you be using?  M1As are notoriously difficult to glass.  It is possible, but i'd work out the "how" before i address the specific "what."

Be ready to mount a cheek piece also.

lastly, I wouldn't get the 6-24, too much magnification, not god enough glass to make it worth while.  An M1A isn't a 1,000 yard gun, so no need for 20X magnification.

At what ranges will you realistically be shooting?
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

First, what mount will you be using?  M1As are notoriously difficult to glass.  It is possible, but i'd work out the "how" before i address the specific "what."

Be ready to mount a cheek piece also.

lastly, I wouldn't get the 6-24, too much magnification, not god enough glass to make it worth while.  An M1A isn't a 1,000 yard gun, so no need for 20X magnification.

At what ranges will you realistically be shooting?
i have a sadlak m1a tactical mount. I also have the JAE 100 G2 stock on it, so it has adjustable cheek rest. My buddy has the same set up as me, but with a nightforce scope on it, and he has taken it out to about 1,000 yrds before. My maximum range will be about 800 yrds or so...
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