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I tried posting this in the Varmint forum but have had only one response, maybe you guys could help...

 

I just took delivery of my first AR... A Rock River Arms 20" Varmint...  I am looking for a scope now... I would like to use one I already have, let me know if any of these are good options...  In the order I think I prefer...

 

Nikon Monarch UCC 4x12x40 (I have two of them)

Leupold VX-II 3x9x40

Bushnell 3200 3x9x40

Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40 (probably to be put on my next centerfire rifle)

B & L 3000 Elite 1.5x4.5x44

Simmons Aetec 3x9x40

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i beleave it was me that posted, and i think i suggested a SS10X42, but how about a burris, with the ballistic mildot reticle. non of the scopes you mention would be my choice for a long range varmint gun.

 

cory

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I have a 20X on a colt ar15 with a custom 24 inch flat top.  works perfect.  Best $300 I have ever spent.
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of the scopes you listed I would use the Nikon.  It has the greater power if you want to shoot at little ground hogs a few hundred yrds out.  In reality they all would work fine considering the fact that a .223 isnt really a long range gun.  I know you can load them up to shoot out there a ways but lets face it, unless you are truley one of those dedidcated enthusiasts you wont be shooting it that far.  I wouldnt put the Simmons on when you have much better scopes in your armory.  The B&L 3000 I think would better serve a .17 or .22.  I have a friend who works the Armory for the AF academy in CO.  He uses Tasco on all of his AR's and even though I dont agree with his practice...they are shooters..every one of them. Mil dots would be prove to be an advantage, but after shooting it a while you will learn how to effectively guesstimate where to hold using the recticle of your scope in comparision to the range.  For example, a scope I own has a center dot and is 1 m.o.a so I know how that my dot will cover 2 m.o.a or two inches at 200yrds.  That is a fairly easy example but you can learn, and guess using the width of your cross hair reticle.   I have a model 70 with a Leu 3x9x40 on it and I can do alright with it.  I cant shoot it as well as my AR with a 3.5x10x50 with a range finder and mil dots though.  good luck, let us know what you did and how it does...I love AR's
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223 not a long range caliber...WHAT????? i kill groundhogs out to 700 yardw tih mine just fine, it doesnt have super flat trajectory, but it more than certainly gets the job done, and i use 77gr bullets.

 

cory

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Cory,

 

I said,

 "I know you can load them up to shoot out there a ways but lets face it, unless you are truley one of those dedidcated enthusiasts you wont be shooting it that far."

 

so you are one of us.....good, I already like you.  Face it though not everyone takes the time to become proficient in this and be honest you dont hit em every time at 700yds. thats out there.

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