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Hello all,
  New to the forum here. I have an AR and I want to get a Good rubber coated scope for it. I want a Nikon or Leupold but they don`t make one that is rubber coated that I can find. I want to get a 3-9x40 or 4-10x40. I can find cheapos that have the rubber coat but not a name brand. I need to not go much for than 300 on the price. Anyone know of any?
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Why does it have to be rubber coated?  You aren't going to find many (I can't think of one off the top of my head) good scopes that are rubber coated because it is not necessary.  For that money buy a Super Sniper 10x and enjoy, you will have a tough time breaking it.
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Yeah that is true. I am just hard on my stuff and I like the rubber coated thing but its no big deal. The super sniper 10x is it ajustable from like 3x up to 10x or is it only 10x?
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The SS is not a variable.
As already stated, you won't find much for rubber coatings on scopes.
Do you have a flat top receiver or an older A2 type with the carry handle?
Also, what do you want the scope for, target, hunting or some other reasons?

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I recommended the SS 10x because they are pretty much indestructable and have a good warranty if they do break.  Some guy ran his over with his truck and it did not lose zero, search around here to find the thread.  That said they fixed 10x are mainly good for target and varmint type shooting.  I have heard people hunting deer with them but not sure you will be doing that with a 5.56 anyways.  They are pretty large scopes, especially with the sunshade so they may not look too good on a carbine length AR.

For $300 variables looks at either the Nikon Team Primos, Bushnell Elite 4200 or Zeiss Conquest.  All 3-9x40 and increasing price in that order browse through www.SWFA.com  



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Get a Bushnell 4200 3-9x40.  That is what we put on my dads AR and it works great.  Good glass, very durable and looks good.  
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Originally posted by donlipa donlipa wrote:

I recommended the SS 10x because they are pretty much indestructable and have a good warranty if they do break.  Some guy ran his over with his truck and it did not lose zero, search around here to find the thread.  That said they fixed 10x are mainly good for target and varmint type shooting.  I have heard people hunting deer with them but not sure you will be doing that with a 5.56 anyways.  They are pretty large scopes, especially with the sunshade so they may not look too good on a carbine length AR.

For $300 variables looks at either the Nikon Team Primos, Bushnell Elite 4200 or Zeiss Conquest.  All 3-9x40 and increasing price in that order browse through www.SWFA.com  

 
I just got the rifle for Christmas and it has the A2 upper with carry handle so it will have a carry handle mount. That S.S. sounds like a great scope but I need something that I can zoom in and out. I will be hunting for the most part with alittle bit of target shooting. I have killed several deer with 5.56 and never had any problems at all with it not having enough power to put the deer down. I always use HP`s or HP-BT`s. Besides deer hunting I will be doing a bit of varmit and predator hunting as well. I have been looking at the Nikon Team Primos real hard and I really like the looks of this scope. I will give the Bushnell Elite 4200, zeiss and conquest a look as well. I have also looked at the Leupold Rifleman but it has 1/2 MOA ajustments and I am wanting 1/4 MOA ajustments. Thanks for all the help so far everyone! Also thank you for the welcome!
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:



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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Get a Bushnell 4200 3-9x40.  That is what we put on my dads AR and it works great.  Good glass, very durable and looks good.  
 
I really like this! GREAT looking rifle!
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