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2.5-10x56 trijicon accupoint on AR?

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Topic: 2.5-10x56 trijicon accupoint on AR?
Posted By: shooter2440
Subject: 2.5-10x56 trijicon accupoint on AR?
Date Posted: September/29/2016 at 15:15

I have been hoping to get some thoughts from users in this forum. I am completing my AR build and have kicked around the idea of going after the trijicon 2.5-10x56 accupoint to put on my rifle. I plan on using this gun for coyote and hog.

I became attracted to the 2.5-10 because of the large objective lens, giving me large field of view. I intend to zero it at 50 yards (so it shoots at flat again at around 200yds again, and only slightly high at 100), since I will not plan on making shots exceeding 250 yards.

My only question is: has anyone experienced any issues with a 56mm, or similarly large, objective? Since it sits higher from the barrel, can i anticipate issues with shots somewhere between 25 and 250 yards?

I am interested in the 2.5-10 because the low end power is lower than trijicon's 3-9x40, and the objective is larger.

Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: September/29/2016 at 16:19
a larger objective actually has nothing to do with larger FOV. 

It will be brighter in low light at a higher mag than the 3-9x40 scope

But as far as cleaning the objective.  That shouldn't be an issue as long as you use a typical height AR mount. 

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Posted By: shooter2440
Date Posted: September/29/2016 at 16:30
Thank you for correcting me, much appreciated. I'll probably end up throwing it in a Bobro mount. I appreciate the input. I just didn't want to overlook some issue that may come with a large objective.

Posted By: anweis
Date Posted: September/29/2016 at 17:51
Rifles are like violins. They need to fit if you are to play well. Every single time i tried to shoot from field positions a rifle with a large scope representing 1/4 of the total weight of the rifle positioned well over the bore line i found that the rifle had a poor balance and i shot poorly. 
As soon as i switched to a better balanced rifle with a smaller lighter scope i had no problem hitting the gong. 
Just this morning i shot a .375 with a small low mounted scope at 200 yards (seated, kneeling, leaning, and prone). I hit 60 out of 60 times into the 6" gong. When the rifle had a high mounted 50 mm scope (high rings), i hit less often.  
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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: October/11/2016 at 21:35
I have owned both, used both quite a bit in the field. The 3-9 is plenty bright and much smaller, I still have it. The 2.5-10 sat on a 16" barrel AR that was always run suppressed, weight wasn't the primary issue, but it is a large scope for such a small gun, just be aware.

Both are great in low light.

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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: October/12/2016 at 13:41
The 2.5-10x56 is a nice scope if you plan to use it in very low light.  It is a bit heavy and on most ARs, it would not be my choice.  However, if this is for night use, then it is a good way to go.


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Posted By: shooter2440
Date Posted: October/19/2016 at 13:13
Thanks for the feedback.

My rifle has a 16" barrel and a Magpul PRS stock with the adjustable stock.

I intend to use this as a range, hog, and coyote rifle.

I am not too worried about the weight and I should be able to line up behind either scope with the adjustable stock so in that issue, I'm not too worried about the scope sitting a little high off the bore.

The 3-9x40 is a 1in. tube, 12.4in, weighing 13.4oz.

The 2.5-10x56 is 30mm tube, 13.8in., weighing 20.7 oz. 

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