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Here are some scopes I am looking at for my 16 inch AR
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Keep in mind that I don't forsee going past 300 meters usually and I zero at 150 m.
 
Meopta 2-8x42 Artemis 2000 30mm Rifle Scope
 

Meopta 3-12x50 Artemis 2100 30mm Rifle Scope ( I know..it is huge)

New Meopta 1.5-6x42 Artemis 2000 30mm Rifle Scope (new means not in stock) Bucky

Leupold 2.5-8x36 Mark 4 MR/T 30mm Riflescope
 

IOR 2.5-10x42 Hunting 30mm Rifle Scope

 
Burris 3.5-10x50 Fullfield TAC 30 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope

New Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield European 30mm Rifle Scope
 

Nikon 1.5-6x42 Monarch Gold 30mm Riflescope

 
Trijicon 3x30 Acog Rifle Scope
 
 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/28/2008 at 19:32
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I'd keep the size and magnification inline with the caliber and prescribed function of a shorter barrelled carbine . I like the Meopta 2-8 and  Mark4 off your list , or maybe a new 4200 Elite 1.24-4 or  Trijicon 1.24-4 Accupoint ....
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As far as your list goes I'm liking the IOR  and the Trijicon ACOG, but I would spend the extra and get the tactical IOR to have knobs that can dial in compensation. The Leupold Mark 4 is probably a better size but there are some better choices as far as IOR tacticals like their 1.5-8  or the 2-12 that are size similar to the Leu MRT Mk4.   As far as the Nikon, Burris, Meopta those are really not in the same class, each has value for certain applications but this isn't it.  Still if I was limited to that list the IOR has my vote.
I'd take a Kahles multizero off samplelist before I would buy some of those.


Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - May/29/2008 at 01:33
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Thanks....I sent you a PM but disregard. 
One thing that is hard for me to ignore is my super discount on Leupolds.  My military discount is about 30% off the prices you normally see.  So I have to lean toward a Leupy MR/T. 
As dumb as it sounds, I also like the Millett DMS-1.  Cheap, ain't I?
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LEU60030 Leupold%203.5-10x40%20Mark%204%20LR/T%2030mm%20Riflescope%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 Leupold 3.5-10x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • 1st Focal Plane Tactical Milling Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • M1 Target Knobs
  • Free Leupold Flip-Open Lens Covers
SWFA: $1,299.95
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I have one of these that I really like and with the FFP your hold over points are always the same at every power.  Typical balistic hold over reticles only work at the highest power this one works at all powers.  If X is 100 and two mils down is say 300 it is two mills down at 3x or 4x or 7x or 9x always the same hold over therefore very fast. I know it's probably a little larger than you would like for a 16 in barrel but I really like this particualr scope.
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If I were to buy another AR scope, this would be the one I would get. 
http://www.swfa.com/pc-10131-292-ior-11-4x26-tactical-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx

I have a fixed 4x IOR on my gun now and just love it.  The 1-4 variable would even be better.  And it has built in bullet drop in the reticle.  It is calibrated for a 20"barrel and 62 FMJ, but it would still be close with the 16 barrel.  Mine is right on out to about 500 yards and then it starts to vary a bit.
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LEU54904 Leupold%201.5-5x20%20VX-III%2030mm%20Riflescope%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 Leupold 1.5-5x20 VX-III 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Illuminated German #4 Dot
  • 30mm
  • Metric
  • Index Matched Lens System
SWFA: $579.95
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Now picture this with M1 tactical knobs from the Custom Shop. ($120. additonal)
Now picture that with Kenton knobs .  http://www.kentonindustries.com/
 
Now that is a scope for an M4


Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - May/30/2008 at 16:25
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Or you could be a test dummy for the rest of us and get a Ellis Optics 1-6x scope.

If you do not feel like being a test dummy, try Bushnell Elite 4200 1.25-4x24.  I am very happy with mine and it is one of the better AR scopes out there (assuming this is not for varminting).

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The Bushnll is a good idea.
 
But where do I find the Ellis?????
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What you gonna do with it?
What is the budget?

The Nightforce NSX 1-4 is a kick-ass scope.  DO you need more than 4X  On a 16" .223?
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Originally posted by army_eod army_eod wrote:

Koshkin
 
The Bushnll is a good idea.
 
But where do I find the Ellis?????


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