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First of all, I have 2 home build AR's.

I have one light weight short range CQB type AR and a second heavier battle rifle which I have built both.

The short range gun has a lightweight red dot and will likely be fitted with an EO Tech sight as soon as possible.

The BR type gun is a bit heavier. It is a 17" A2 profile rifle gas barrel. It currently wears a 1-4x 30mm tube Millet DMS1 scope. Under 300 yards, this is a fine optic, except for weight and magnification.  I'm looking to cut weight and increase magnification.

So, I'm looking to upgrade my Millet DMS-1. . . .My ideal replacement would be:
1 - 2.5x on the low end - 1x being better when/if 25 yd and under shooting is required
8 - 10x on the high end - 10x being better
No target knobs to save weight
BDC reticle to assist reaching out beyond 300 yards
Smaller (<42mm) obj for light weight and low mount height
no fuss, forgiving eye box(easy/quick to get full view)
Matte finish 
Generally a good quality optic under $400 - I don't need a best scope, I need a good usable scope.  Shooting at night, use as a hammer, etc are outside how my scope will be used.

So, I like these choices, but feel free to tell me what to look at:

Burris 1.5-6x40 MTAC

Weaver 2-10X38 Classic V-10 Riflescope Ballistic-X Reticle Matte 

Burris Fullfield E1™ 2-7x35 Riflescope Ballistic Plex E1 Reticle Matte 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/30/2013 at 17:57
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If you want to save weight go with something along the lines of 2-7x35 or 2-7x32 or 2-8x32 or something along those lines.

Since you are on a budget, stay away from ambitious specs like ultra-wide magnification range and things like that.

Personally, I would take a good look at these (in no particular order):


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That Minox 2-10 BDC is a nice option I overlooked. How does it compare to the others in terms of easy to use eye box?

Edited by nksmfamjp - October/01/2013 at 17:28
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