New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Scope for .308/ AR-10
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Scope for .308/ AR-10

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 11:52
Tmac254 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/11/2013
Location: Waco, Tx
Status: Offline
Points: 2
I was looking for some input on some scopes for a .308. I have been kooking at some scope by SWFA. Most of the scopes are fixed power. The price are around $300 to $400 dollars. I will be doing some hunting with it and maybe a little range shooting. I want to be able to get out to about 500 yrds with no problem. Which power should I go with? The 6x42, 10x42, or the 12x42?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 13:42
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28768

I'd recommend the 6X if you want to stay in that price point.  IF not I'd move up to the 3-9 or just a wee bit more and get the 3-15

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 13:46
BeltFed View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: February/12/2008
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 16102
6x42 if your set on fixed power for hunting.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 13:53
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 14324
Get the SS 3-9X.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 14:17
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28768
SWFA SS 3-15x42 Tactical Rifle Scope SWFA SS 3-15x42 Tactical Rifle Scope
Stock # - SS315X42MQ
  • Matte Finish
  • First Focal Plane
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Side Focus (6m-infinity)
  • OK for .50cal
  • .10 Mrad Turrets
$699.95 
Add SWFA SS 3-15x42 Tactical Rifle Scope to Cart
More Details »

Optional Accessories:




 
 
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 
Add SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope to Cart
More Details »

Optional Accessories:





 http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-9x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50716.aspx
 
SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS6X42MQ
  • Matte Finish
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • .10 Mrad
$299.95 
Add SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope to Cart
More Details »

Optional Accessories:




http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-6x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53711.aspx
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 14:20
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28768
Keep an eye here -
 
You might be able to pick up a used one for a great price!
 
You can sign up for email alerts from them as well and get heads up notice whats been added every time.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 14:42
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20479
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Get the SS 3-9X.

I concur. This scope was made for an AR type platform, but works great on a bolt gun too. 

Welcome to Optics Talk.  
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 16:32
jonoMT View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: November/13/2008
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 4622
I can't believe no one has recommend the SS 3-9 or 3-15 yet. Big Smile

I don't know what stock you have, but with the CTR and Seekins low (.82") rings the cheek weld is just right on. If you don't need a QR mount the rings are super solid and really light.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 16:41
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 14324
Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I can't believe no one has recommend the SS 3-9 or 3-15 yet. Big Smile


I was baffled by that too, Jon!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2013 at 19:46
Urimaginaryfrnd View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Resident Redneck

Joined: June/20/2005
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 13882
I'd stay with the 3-9x42 model.  I do have  the 6x on hunting guns and I have both the mil dot and mil quad reticles and at 6x I prefer the mil dot because it is a tad bolder in appearance while the 6x mil quad is very fine.   With the 3-9 the mil marks are pretty fine at the lower powers with mil quad but at 9x Mil Quad is way better than mil dot. Hope that helps.  Once you get to 9x and above I prefer the Mil Quad reticle which at 16x is a wonderful tool.  A lot of which scope is correct depends on how you hunt because if a guy is doing lots of stalking then a hevy reticle with a low power is needed and if it is from a stand at distance and one has a solid rest I really like 16x to 20x to look at the rack.  One can bet by with even a 6x at long range if one has a spotting scope along to get a closer look. The 10x scopes have for years been the go to choice but the 6x is brighter in low light.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Scope for .308/ AR-10"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Scope for Savage 10 .308 dk1975 Rifle Scopes 11
Scope for AR-10 mdstevens1370 Rifle Scopes 1
Tactical Scope for a 7.62/.308 AR Platform RemuvB4Flt Tactical Scopes 17
Savage 10- FCP-K .308 stoneheaver Rifle Scopes 11
Scope for AR-10 Carbine army_eod Tactical Scopes 1
Will this scope work on an AR-10, 7.62X51 grumpydan Tactical Scopes 15
AR platform .308? Alan Robertson Firearms 14
Optic for AR-10 Jferguso Tactical Scopes 9
Armalite AR-10 SASS Scope Old Glory Tactical Scopes 14
Scope for an AR-10 Hunting Rifle Fishinado Tactical Scopes 4


This page was generated in 0.469 seconds.