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I need a scope for an AR that I'll be cutting my teeth on for mid range shooting matches (600yds and less). 
I've been looking at the Viper PST, I like the idea of the MOA adjustment with the MOA dot set up, instead of the MIL MIL set up but I'd go either way.  FFP is not a requirement and neither is illumination of any kind. Not sure on magnification. 

So what's out there other than the Viper? I have no experience with Viper's stuff so any input good or bad is also appreciated. Got to keep it around $800. 

Thanks.
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You can purchase this package and turn around and sell the 6x and rings to someone else and be pretty close.
SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 5-20x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SSHD520X50MQBF
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • HD Model
  • Locking Ocular Adjustment
  • 0.1 Mrad Elevation & Windage
  • 10 Mils Per Revolution
  • 30 Mils Of Total Travel
  • Side Focus
  • BLACK FRIDAY SALE
  • SALE ends @ Midnight November 28th
$1,299.95 


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If you can live with a 3-9 this is the best choice.
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
  • Matte
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 


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Leupold 4.5-14x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope Duplex Leupold 4.5-14x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU56140
$754.95 
Leupold 4.5-14x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope Mil-Dot Leupold 4.5-14x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU56130
$879.95 


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Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope #4 Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - ZEI5214909904
  • Matte
  • #4
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
  • Upgrade to a Kenton Custom BDC Knob for only $29.99
$849.95 


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IOR 2.5-10x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope MP-8 IOR 2.5-10x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 251142
  • Matte
  • MP-8
  • 30mm
$879.95 


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Urimaginaryfrnd,
what do you think has the best optical view out of the scopes you posed?  Would it be the IOR?
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

If you can live with a 3-9 this is the best choice.
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
  • Matte
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
 
Winner in my opinion.


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i have the ss3-9 and the leupold 4.5-14 lr/t, and prefer the leupold. but it's more $$.
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