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Hi all,

Want to purchase a scope for an AR-15 Varminter, heavy barrel, flat top receiver.
Mostly do range bench shooting (100-200 yards) though will be hunting in the future.

Considering:
Leupold VX-II 6-18x40
Burris Signature Select 8-32x44
Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40
Sightron SII Series 6.5-20x42

But far from limited to that list... Would love other recommendations from experience.
Want to spend around $500. Prefer quality and reliability over bells and whistles.
Thanks for the help here!


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I would choose the... Bushy.... from your list and you do not need that much magnification for the ranges you have listed I would go with a 2.5x10x40 or a 4x16 tops if you are to ever go out to say 500/600 yrds.......IMO
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I agree with looney you do not need that much power for 100-200 yd. shots. I would go with a Zeiss Conquest and stick in the 3-9 power range
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just a suggestion on the use of high powers on ar15, they work great, because of the very low recoil impulse it is easy hold the gun down and not loose the sight picture on higher powers of magnification for rapid follow up shots, also the number of rounds you will shoot plinkin will far exceed the amount hunting.
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if your goin to do any hunting with it, FOV you get with  the lower power might be to your adv.
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Greatly appreciate all the responses. Perhaps I am more of a rifle noob than I believed. Baby

Already have a Burris 3x9 on this rifle and have tried a Leupold VXII 3x9 on this gun. Definitely want a higher magnification scope.

I will be going varmint hunting (mostly chucks out west, but coyote in the Northeast as well), and have the ability for quick follow up shots with this AR. This does not hide that fact that 95% of the shots fired through this rifle will likely be at the range which maxes @ 600 yards.
If optics quality is impacted greatly by these higher power scopes over a quality 3x9, please tell me your experience with that.

Thanks for the guidance!
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