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It is an 18inch that I will use for coyotes and pigs. I am not LE so the acog isn't ness. I want to keep the cost $500 or less. It does have full upper and lower rails. Thanks for the help.
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I'll throw some ideas out and see what appeals to you:
5214259920 Zeiss 2.5-8x32 Conquest Rifle Scope                                                                                     Zeiss 2.5-8x32 Conquest Rifle Scope
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11417 Aimpoint 9000SC 30mm Red Dot Sight                                                                                      Aimpoint 9000SC 30mm Red Dot Sight
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LEU67170 New Leupold 1.5-4x20 Mark AR Riflescope                                                                                 New Leupold 1.5-4x20 Mark AR Riflescope
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LEU67165 Leupold 3-9x40 Mark AR Riflescope                                                                                       Leupold 3-9x40 Mark AR Riflescope
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LEU66820 Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope                                                                                            Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
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First and foremost, consider a larger caliber, pigs are mean and dangerous!
 
 
Next, my .223 (my backup gun when hunting pigs while someone else is on the larger gun) has an Aimpoint.  It is fast on target and good for shooting something moving quickly and in low light.
 
If you do not get an Aimpoint or other red dot, you will want illumination, piggies like darkness.
 
 
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I guess I should have said havalina, not real pigs in az., sorry
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I would get a Leupold Mark AR with crosshairs in 3-9x40. I have the mil-dot version of this scope and I feel that there is nothing as good for an AR in the price range. It is also American-made and has the best warranty, but it could hold its own without these. I compared it to a Bushnell elite 4200 3-9x40 and for my eyes it had a crisper but slightly dimmer image than the bushnell and was definitely better overall.
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Originally posted by seahawk seahawk wrote:

I would get a Leupold Mark AR with crosshairs in 3-9x40. I have the mil-dot version of this scope and I feel that there is nothing as good for an AR in the price range. It is also American-made and has the best warranty, but it could hold its own without these. I compared it to a Bushnell elite 4200 3-9x40 and for my eyes it had a crisper but slightly dimmer image than the bushnell and was definitely better overall.


Seahawk, are you sure it is American Made?  I would double check, if that is important to you.

Either way, regardless of where it is made, I do not think that Leupy Mark 2 is a good scope for the money, but opinions certainly differ.

As far as the scope choice goes, it really depends on how far you need to shoot.  If you intend to shoot fairly far, then a 3-9x40 or something along those lines is a good way to go.  For that, I would look at 3-9x40 Conquest real hard.  Naturally, in that magnification range you have a substantial number of choices from very reputable makers, such as Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40, Vortex Viper 3-9x40 and Sightron S2 Big Sky 3-9x42, just to list my favourites, with the Vortex probably being the best bang for the buck.

If longer range is a bit less of a concern, perhaps something along the lines of a 2-7x32 or similar is a better choice owing to a wider field of view at the low end.  We just had a nice discussion on these scopes:  http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=16901

Finally, if you specifically expect to be in low light conditions a lot, I would perhaps go in one of these two directions:

Option1:  1.5-6x40 is a classic low light configuration.  In your price range you can look at Burris Signature Select and Euro Diamond.  Both are very nice scopes.

Option 2: Extend your price range a bit and get Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40 with Trijicon's excellent illuminated reticle.

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Originally posted by prosthogod prosthogod wrote:

I guess I should have said havalina, not real pigs in az., sorry
 
I opened up on a pack of javelina with a 30 carbine and a couple of 20 round mags when I was about 8 and I had some blood trails pigs running everywhere but didnt recover any of them.  .223 is not know for its extreme energy and if you want to take some of the little porkers home it leaves me thinking .243 or above.  I really like the aimpoint but I just got in a new Leupold  FX3 heavy duplex 6x42 and I think I could live with that optic on an AR since it is really tough and really bright and reasonably priced and low enough power to use relatively close but high enough power to be as much as one might need for that caliber.   The Trijicon Accupoint is the best of both worlds.
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Hmm, I can't find any evidence that the Mark AR is American. I looked all over the packaging and scope itself and all over the Leupold website and there is nothing about origin in either place. The SWFA website says the VX-II is American, and the Mark AR is extremely similar to a VX-II, with the markings, adjustment ring, turrets, and the center piece of the tube being the only parts that are detectably different for me. I compared 3-9X40 versions of each model side-by-side. In my opinion the omission of origin by Leupold is more compelling than the similarities to a VX-II, so it is probably not American, but I would have to email Leupold to be sure.

Since we are talking about hunting Javelina in AZ, I would say the 3-9X40 would be a good configuration, and for $299, I feel that the Mark AR is a good value. It is also calibrated for 223 and it looks great on an AR 15. I like the eye relief and the image on these scopes as well, but among the scopes you mention above I have only compared the Leupold to an Elite 4200. I don't like the 4200 as much as the VX-ii because (at least for my eyes) it was blurry at the edge of the image at high power. The 4200 is brighter though.
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