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Hey guys.  Living in CA, you can easily go from a city environment to hills/small mountains and to the desert.

I'm trying to decide on a all purpose scope for a SHTF situation, desert shooting and range plinking.

 

I'm narrowing it down to the SWFA 1-6x and the NF 2.5-10x with an offset RMR.

 

I would really appreciate your thoughts and another solution recommendations.

 

As background, the scope will be on a SCAR 17s.  I have some flexibility in terms of $$$.  But I don't want to spend $3.5K+ on a 1-8x S&B or Leupold.

 

Thank you.

 

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Since it's going on a .308, here's a few to consider.
 
 
 
 
The IORs have great glass and are tough as tanks. their downside is they weigh like tanks.
The second Eliminator is dual focal plane, and sounds interesting.
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ss 3-9 with an rmr

that will get you from 0-800yards if YOU can shoot that far. and it's a lot cheaper than the nightforce.
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I'd recommend the Leupold MK6 1-6x with TMR-D.  I've seen every 1-6 on the market minus the SS that's barely shipping with a huge back log.  The MK6 is the nicest 1-6 I've seen and would be fantastic on a SCAR 17.  Also a scope that would be great is the USO SR8.

If those cost too much, the NF would be a good option.  As would the Leupold 1-6x multigun.
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Thank you sir. The TMR-D reticle looks great.
Seems like a great do it all with great FOV!

I have not seen anything in that reticle yet, just the CMR's.
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I can't see a SHTF rifle with anything other than a 1X scope at the bottom end, at least for me.

The SS1-4 or 1-6 would be good options, but they do burn batteries fast (on the illuminated reticle versions), but the reticle works fine without illumination too.
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SHTF means one thing to me (and I live in California too): redundancy.

1) make sure you have properly set-up iron sights
2) choose a versatile scope that is fast on the low end and precise on the high end.  Fast on the low end is more important.  Something like a good 1-6x or a good 1-4x in a good QD mount will do.
3) have a backup scope in a good QD mount.  The backup scope does not have to be particualrly fancy, but it has to be light small and reliable.

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Thanks for your feedback.

 
Does the the SS 1-6x also burn batteries as quickly as the 1-4X?
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How about : Leupold Mark 4 HAMR Riflescope
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I like the 1-6 idea but will throw out some other options.  Personally I use a Compact ACOG 1.5x
U.S. Optics 1.8-10x37 MR-10 30mm Riflescope U.S. Optics 1.8-10x37 MR-10 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOMR8MIL
  • Parallax Control: T-Pal Left Side Parallax/Focus
  • Tube: 30mm Standard
  • Color: Matte Black Type III Hard Anodizing
  • Eyepiece: Lo Profile - Rapid Focus
  • Includes: USO Flip Open Covers
  • Reticle: Mil-Scale GAP (MIL)
  • Digital Push Button Illumination (Red)
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  • Parallax Control: FIXED
  • Tube: 30mm Standard
  • Color: Matte Black Type III Hard Anodizing
  • Eyepiece: Lo Profile - Rapid Focus
  • Includes USO Flip Open Covers
  • Reticle: C2 (MIL)
  • Digital Push Button Illumination (Red)
  • Knob - Elevation: US#1 2/10 MIL Slimline
  • Knob - Windage: US#1 2/10 MIL Slimline
$1,894.95 
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Trijicon 2x20 Compact Acog Rifle Scope Red Crosshair Trijicon 2x20 Compact Acog Rifle Scope
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  • Free Lens Cleaning Pen w/ Purchase
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Trijicon 1.5x24 Compact Acog Rifle Scope Red Crosshair Trijicon 1.5x24 Compact Acog Rifle Scope
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