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You guys have helped me out before so figured I would return for some more advice:

I am finishing my current AR15 build in 5.56. It is a flat top with fixed front sight post and flip-up rear sight. Purpose will be general target practice and some varmint hunting.
 
I am looking at the following scopes:
Optisan Mamba 1-4x24 w/S.A.L.T.
Vortex 2-7x35 BDC Diamondback
 
Any other suggestions and/or comments?
 
 
Current scope ownership experience:
Savage 110FP .223 w/Simmons (can't remember model)
Savage 10FP .308 w/BSA 4-16 Ill Mil-Dot
AR15 5.56 SBR w/EOTech
AR15 6.8 SPC w/Viper Vortex 2-7x35 BDC (on closeout wish I'd bought two but did not have this AR planned at the time)
Stevens 200 Custom 6.5x47 Lapua w/Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x50 BDC soon to be mounted when rifle returns from gunsmith)
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Update:
 
I may look into getting one of the following:
 
Leupold VX-II 2-7x33 LRP
Redfield 2-7x33 Accu Plex
 
Never owned a Leupod product....so hmm...
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I have a Colt 16" flat top carbine with the same iron sight configuration you describe, and most of the time I've owned it I had a Meopta Meostar R1 1-4x22 K-dot on it.  I used it in a carbine class that involved both static shooting out to 300y and CQB stuff, and it worked very well for me.  I ended up replacing that scope on that carbine with an Aimpoint micro, just because I'm seeing that carbine as more of a short range weapon where magnification wasn't really needed and wanted to shed weight.  I'm putting the Meopta scope on a .308,though, because it is a very good scope.  If you don't like the K-dot reticle, it also comes in #4 and duplex (Meopta calls it "Z-Plex II").  Anyway, I'm pleased with the scope and don't hesitate to recommend it.
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Those scopes are nice I am sure. However, I forgot to mention my price range. I am looking to spend less than 300. I may save up and go up some more. However the Meopta R1 starts at 679.95 (3.5-10x50) which is way above my price range.
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  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 1/4 MOA
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I use a Weaver 5-20x44 on my AR however its used for target shooting at 100 yards plus.
If general plinking/target something like the Redfield revolution 2-7x33 is a clear quality scope
I have one mounted on a mini-30 holds zero without problems.
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Originally posted by mikeintx mikeintx wrote:

Those scopes are nice I am sure. However, I forgot to mention my price range. I am looking to spend less than 300. I may save up and go up some more. However the Meopta R1 starts at 679.95 (3.5-10x50) which is way above my price range.
 
In your price range, you might also look at the Bushnell Elite line.  I don't have any personal experience there, but have heard good things.
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You could also check out the Meopta MeoPro line (3-9x42, 4-12x50 or 6-18x50) with ballistic EXT reticles.
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Well guys I purchased a Nitrex 3-9x40 w/ballistic plex reticle. Found a good deal on one. The other reviews I could find on the TR1 was that the glass was considered to be on par with the Weaver Grand Slam. So that will go on this AR.
 
Got the scope in today and checked it out. It looks good and eye relief seems to be right on what is listed. About 3.5" at 3x. So time will tell how well it will hold up...
 
Getting a new bolt action Tikka T3 this week too....now gotta decide what glass to put on it..it will be for hunting deer etc. Hmm...decisions decisions...
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