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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/12/2005 at 12:28
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I just recieved an AR15 varmint rifle in a trade for a 1911. It has a Krieger 24" bull upper on a Badger Ordnance stabilizer handguard. I took it to my outdoor range the other day and I shot one 10 shot group that was about an inch. Really impressed with it since Im such a newbie at rifle shooting. Right now I have Leupold vari-x II 3-9 x 40mm with a duplex reticle mounted to a B square mount. I want to buy better glass for this rifle. At the 9x power the 100 yard target looked a little fuzzy. I think that is  referred to as parallex? I plan on taking this rifle out to the 200 and 300 yard ranges for benchrest shooting and maybe enter a tactical shooting match one day. I was thinking of the Super sniper 10x power or the Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x power scope for a variable option. At 100 yards I only use the 9x power but will a 10x fixed power scope be enough magnification at 200 or 300 yards? I ask b/c it seems like the 9x was perfect at 100 yards and make be lacking at greater distances. What is the best scope to fit my needs that is under $500?

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/14/2005 at 15:46
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I feel 10x can be managed out to 1000 yards. It's really up to the skill of the shooter to determine the power they are most comfortable shooting at. Different powers for different shooters. Take your 9X out and view it at 200 and 300 yards. Determine whether you can shoot at those distances with only 9x. If so the SS would be ideal.
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10x is more than adequate for 1000 yds though you may need more elevation adjustment for that cartridge. I've never tried to shoot a 5.56 @ anything that far away. For the 200 - 300 yds ranges you described you'll be in the 10 ring.


The SS is an excellent choice for an optic (compares to much more expensive ones) and well with in your price range. Use the left over $ on ammo and have fun.




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