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Thoughts on Leupold ultralight 3x9 for AR in 6.8 rem??? Any other sugestions?


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What are you going to be using it for?  Price range?
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I used a Bushnell  4200 3-9x for quite a while on my 6.8.  I thought it was a good mag range for it.  I got a good deal on a Burris Euro 1.5-6x40 that is on it now.  I like it a little better just because it has the lower bottom end.  The 6.8 is really not a long range round, 300 is pushing it for hunting IMO.  So something along the lines of 6x to 9x would be about perfect for it IMO. 

As far as that scope goes.  Maybe I am wrong on all this, but since it is lighter it would make sense that is is not built as robust.  Semi autos are significantly harder on scopes that bolt gun because they have recoil going both ways back when the round fires, back again when the bolt goes back, and then forward recoil as the bolt slams forward.  Now AR recoil is not to bad, but a 6.8 has significantly more recoil than the .223 version.  I have broke several cheap scopes on .223 ARs.  Not saying the Leupold is a cheap scope, just saying I broke several.  So I would not base your whole choice an light weight in this case, if it comes at the cost of durability.  It may come to back to get you in the end on a semi auto. 
 
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I have also "heard" that that particular Leupold does not hold together aswell as most.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

What are you going to be using it for?  Price range?


Hunting Pds to antelope. I am going to be doing some hiking with it nothing like my bolt rifles. So, ultralight is not needed but not oposed to light weight either and at the same time no need to carry around a boat ancher.

$500-12000 give or take. Something simple.
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I'd look at maybe the Vortex PST 2.5-10 would be a goot fit.  The SS 3-9 would be a great fit as well.  Those two allow for turret twisting,  going for more traditional the Zeiss conquest is a fine scope as well as the trijicon accupoints.
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

What are you going to be using it for?  Price range?


Hunting Pds to antelope. I am going to be doing some hiking with it nothing like my bolt rifles. So, ultralight is not needed but not oposed to light weight either and at the same time no need to carry around a boat ancher.

$500-12000 give or take. Something simple.


$1200.00 ??? LOL.


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If you got that kind of budget, I would get the Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x.  
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The other one I really like is the 1-4x  Accupoint Trijicon this is one with red post on a .223 and it works great but for the AR guns I prefer the ACOG and COMPACT ACOG.
Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR24R
  • Matte
  • Red Triangle
  • 30mm
$844.95 


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A ACOG works good for hunting purposes???
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An Acog would make a fine hunting optic for moderate ranges.
 
To the other point, lighter scopes could theoretically handle recoil better because there is less mass resisting recoil.
 
Some of those dangerous game low power scopes are really light.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

An Acog would make a fine hunting optic for moderate ranges.
 

To the other point, lighter scopes could theoretically handle recoil better because there is less mass resisting recoil.

 

Some of those dangerous game low power scopes are really light.


Out to around 300 yds???
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I regularly shoot 8 inch steel at 300 yards with open sights and/or an Eotech.  So ... yes.
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Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

A ACOG works good for hunting purposes???
Not really the Marine Corp just uses them to lure the enemy in close  so they can use their Knives.
 
These two rifles are set up for hunting coyotes know your trajectory for the first 300 yds you can guestimate pretty good.  With a .223 when I am shooting past 300 yds I want a heavier caliber.  Illumination is more important sometimes than other features. If you want to dial in correction I would choose the Super Sniper 3-9x42 Mil Quad FFP scope. 
 
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 
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:




Originally posted by rustic rustic wrote:

A ACOG works good for hunting purposes???

Not really the Marine Corp just uses them to lure the enemy in close  so they can use their Knives.
 
These two rifles are set up for hunting coyotes know your trajectory for the first 300 yds you can guestimate pretty good.  With a .223 when I am shooting past 300 yds I want a heavier caliber.  Illumination is more important sometimes than other features. If you want to dial in correction I would choose the Super Sniper 3-9x42 Mil Quad FFP scope. 
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Tactical 30mm Riflescope[/COLOR">


Stock # - SS39X42MQ



  • Matte

  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle

  • 30mm

  • OK for .50 cal

  • 0.1 MRAD
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$599.95 
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Funny

I am getting a ar built in a 6.8 spc. I would much prefer a simple plex??
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I think I could hunt something a long way out with one of these:
Trijicon 4x32 Acog Rifle Scope 6.8 Red Horseshoe Trijicon 4x32 Acog Rifle Scope
Stock # - TA31H68
  • 6.8SPC Red Horseshoe
  • Free Lens Cleaning Pen w/ Purchase
  • Free Neoprene Scope Coat w/ Purchase
  • Free Flat Top Adapter w/ Purchase
$1,217.95 
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Simple plex -- how about one with a couple of bonus hold over marks so you can zero at 200 and have hold over for 300 and 400 and 500 where the line goes heavy?
Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Long Range Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66820
$429.95 
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:




Simple plex -- how about one with a couple of bonus hold over marks so you can zero at 200 and have hold over for 300 and 400 and 500 where the line goes heavy?
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Stock # - LEU66820

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That seems to fit the bill... thanks.
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There is no way i would put a fixed 6x on a 6.8ar that is ised for hunting. There are many much better choices than limiting yourself to 6x when hunting. Especially with a short range round.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

There is no way i would put a fixed 6x on a 6.8ar that is ised for hunting. There are many much better choices than limiting yourself to 6x when hunting. Especially with a short range round.


What would you use??
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Just a good variable.  My point was just limiting yourself to a fixed power.  I have the same gripe with ACOGs, great optics, but limited because of that.

Any 1xish on bottom up to 10xish or so on top type or anywhere in between variable in the $300 to $1000 price range would serve you very well IMO. 

My choice for my 6.8 was a 1.5-6x40mm.  I think it is perfect for that caliber and the ranges of that round and personal uses.  The new SS 1-6x would be awesome as well.  The Trijicon 1-4x or 3-9x would be great choices as well.  Leupold VX3 models would work well.  Lots and lots of good choices in your budget. 


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When I had my 6.8, I had a 1.5-6x40mm which was perfect for deer, coyotes, pigs and wild dogs.  In fact, the land I hunt on belongs to a farmer and he liked my rifle so much that he talked me out of it.  He still has the same scope (Sightron) on it and it rides around with him on his tractor wherever he goes.
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