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I recently purchased an LWRC M6A2 which sadly exhausted my budget for a while.Loco  So now I am in the need of a decent quality scope for a good price.  I have read almost every thread on AR optics, etc.  So I here at the mercy of the optic gods.  I am looking at the Nikon UCC 1.5-4.5 or a leupy VX1 in 1-4.  I also have not forgot about the Millet DMS.  I am looking to spend around 500 including the mount.  I have already decided on the mount, Larue SPR, it puts me back around 200.  So I figure those are in my price range.  Plus I have leupold and nikon on my hunting rifles and they are great.  However, I feel the Nikon has better glass.Shocked 
 
So I am in a situation that I am torn between these three scopes.  This gun is a paper puncher and I keep it out beside my bed in case night encroaches upon meBig%20Grin.   However, I do not chase down Zombies, so the scope will not be beat to death.  So any opinions are very well recieved and recommendations are greatly appreciated.
 
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The Nikon is far better than the VX-I. If you want comparable optics in a Leupold you will need to step up to the VX-III. With the UCC or the VX-III you are getting pretty good glass and both should be very reliable.
I have no Millet scope experience.
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I would suggest against the VXI.  I just sold my VXI 1-4X20 last week, and was glad to get rid of it.  I haven't had the chance to look through many scopes, but optically it was one of the poorest I have seen. 
I traded out the VXI with a conquest 1.8-5.5X38 and to my eyes the new scope is awesome.


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unless you have a need to be removing the optic frequently, you don't need the Larue
a small riser with some forward offset like a Yankee Hill and a set of Warne rings will cost you well over a hundred less that can be put towards better glass

if it's mainly range time put on a 3-9 with good glass like a Nikon Monarch or Elite 4200
you could be setup for under 500
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People at my range state that a rail riser and single mounts yeild more areas that can fail.  With a one piece setup it seems to minimize any areas that might be prone to failure or  improper installation. 
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Well if I dont get the removable Larue mount, I will settle upon the JP enterprises mount. 
 
 
 
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I actually love the JP mount, it's light, tough and utterly reliable
it's what I use
I have an extra one like new in 30mm I would swing a deal on


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