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Howdy, I just stepped up to a new DPMS AR-10. Needed the larger .308 due to the thick brush where I am hunting. My .223 AR just wasn't getting it done in the area. I would like a few suggestions on a good scope for the AR-10 but I don't have a huge budget. I am concerned that the action of the Heavier bolt for the .308 will eat scopes. Any suggestions or advice is much appreciated.
 
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Max $ ?

Typical distances?

Hunting style? Stalk, stand?

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Welcome to the OT!
 
As above,need lots more info............
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If thick brush, that usually means:

1.  Shorter distances
2.  Lower light.


If these are both true, I'd look for a decent 1-6 or maybe 3-9.  The 3-9 will be cheaper and will give you more top-end magnification in case shots stretch beyond a few hundred yards.

A clarification on distances and uses would help, as would a list of "wants" and "needs" (illuminated reticle, capped turrets, etc.)
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I put an SS 3-9 on a .308 AR (MATEN with integrated rail and a CTR stock) using Seekins low rings. I was astounded at how good and natural the cheek weld. Better than any setup I've ever had. A rifle like that which will just swing right to the eye is great for quick shots in dense cover.
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First off your doing it wrong.  An Ar is really the wrong choice for a hunting rifle they are big bulky heavy and hold way more ammo than you need or are allowed to have in the rifle while hunting. Ok I will admit that some people do it but personally I dont see the point.  If I cant kill it with the first shot out of a 300 WSM or 300 WM guns  that only hold three cartridges,  then shame on me. I cant imagine having to hump an AR10 all day long through brush that is what they make lever action 45-70s for and slug gun shotguns but what do I know Im a bow hunter.  As for a scope if you can afford a rifle that cost twice what a good hunting rifle cost then pony up for a decent scope buy a 1-4 Trijicon Accupoint thats a great brush hunting scope. Or at least buy a heavy duplex Leupold.  
PS since when did Missouri annex Toledo Ohio?????
Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
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Leupold 2.5x20 FX-II Ultralight Riflescope Heavy Duplex Leupold 2.5x20 FX-II Ultralight Riflescope
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That is why I like a lightweight 6.8 :)
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Wes, you can build a .308 AR that will come in around 7 lbs. And there are short mags. But I'm happier with a light bolt-action that only holds four rounds.
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Boy would I love to have a 4th round Id feel like Id gone HI CAP.   Imagine the joy of having one more round to drop in the dirt behind some running coyote.
I've had AR -10s but dont have any now, Thinkingdoes that mean I need one?
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I like to have that 4th round so I can fill four tags without reloading during the season! Big Smile
 
FYI, the rifle I'm referring to means having one in the chamber to get that many in. The only time I do that is during a stalk. FWIW, I found the AR didn't do much for me other than the perfect cheek weld. I sold it and am happier with Tikka. One thing I disliked is that .308 AR bolts tend not to include forward assist, so there's no way to quietly chamber a round...not so great when you're hunting.
Although some interesting research has been done (http://fwp.mt.gov/mtoutdoors/HTML/articles/2013/AlertStudy.htm) that suggests most animals within a mile or less are aware of your presence. Trying to be stealthy can even tip them off more. I know a guy who used to get an elk every year when he lived up in the hills. He'd notice they were never bothered by hay trucks going by. So he'd pile a few bales in his truck and go "ranchin'" every fall. I still think it pays to keep a low profile...kinda the "fly casual" advice offered by Han Solo.
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

One thing I disliked is that .308 AR bolts tend not to include forward assist, so there's no way to quietly chamber a round...not so great when you're hunting.


I guess I never considered this, but it's worth asking. I've done very little hunting of animals with an AR, so keep that in mind.  
You don't lock, load and engage safety before heading into the field? Is this a safety procedure with you personally, or a state regulation? 

I love the Hans Solo reference. Skeet Shooter



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