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I'm a scope newbie here - this will be my first new scope purchase.  Been shooting iron sights for years though.

I have an AR-15 chambered in 5.56mm, and am looking to shoot in the 50-300 yard range.  Thinking of a 1-5 power, illuminated.  Definitely want it to be as light as possible. I'd like to keep it at around $650 maximum.

Kinda got it down to either the Leupold 113769 VX-R Patrol FireDot or the Weaver Tactical 1-5 x 24mm Illuminated.  Any suggestions on which is better for my needs?  Did I miss a good option?

Thanks guys.
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The VX-Rs are fine scopes.  I have the 3-9x and like it a lot 
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Welcome to Optics Talk. 

What model AR are you shooting?  
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Thanks guys.  Running a Daniel Defense DDM4V5, 16" barrel in 5.56mm.
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Have a look at the SWFA classic line 1-4x24 SS I run one on my AR and have rung our steel gongs out to 500 yards with it.
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Here's a couple of options that are in your price range.
http://swfa.com/Vortex-1-6x24-Strike-Eagle-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P79101.aspx

http://swfa.com/Vortex-1-4x24-Viper-PST-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P44569.aspx
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Thanks.  What's everyone using for a mount?  Hoping for something light and sturdy, with thumbscrews or a lever to remove.
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American Defense, or Bobro are your best bets for QD mounts at a reasonable price.
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The Bobro mounts look exactly like what I'm looking for.  How would I go about determining which Bobro mount would fit?

Gun make and model: Daniel Defense M4V5
caliber of gun: 5.56mm
name brand of scope: Leupold 111230
tube size of scope: 1.18"
tube mounting length of scope: 5.4"
overall length of scope: 9.5"
Objective Diameter: 1.20"
Eyepiece Diameter: 1.60"
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Get the slightly forward one. That way you can fit a backup iron sight easier. First pic is slighty forward. Second is extended

http://swfa.com/SWFA-Precision-Optic-30mm-Mount-P48134.aspx





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I REALLY like the Steiner T5Xi 1-5
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