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I read a rule of thumb that you should spend as much on optics as you do on the rifle. I have a SS 10x42 which I am happy with but what would be the next logical upgrade for a custom AR15 for long range varmint? How much do you have to spend to get a noticeable difference in a fixed scope? I just can't see myself spending $1500 on a piece of glass. (no offense to those who do) I wish I had that kind of money.   
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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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You will have to spend considerably more money to get better than the SS. How much would you consider spending, I'll see what I come up with.
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To me the next logical upgrade is to a variable scope but you have to decide what features you need,  possibly one of these:
251421 IOR 2.5-10x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                                 IOR 2.5-10x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope
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5214559943 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope                                                                                    Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope
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  • Side Focus
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TR22 Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                          Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
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SIIB41642MD New Sightron 4-16x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope                                                                             New Sightron 4-16x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope
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  • Adjustable Objective
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When I started reading the internet about guns in 1996 there was no WWW, but there were smart guys that told me to stop fooling with cheap scopes and buy Leupold.
I thought they cost too much.

I have since learned to buy expensive:
scopes
barrels
bullets
brass
dies
press
sling
range finder
shoes
tires
hunting clothes
lathes
mills
welders
boats
ect

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/05/2009 at 21:44
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You can buy expensive or buy smart its up to you.  And just because something is expensive does not mean it's the best or even good.  If I were upgrading from a SS and had the cash for it I would skip over Leupold and go with an IOR tactical.  For less money but still definitely an upgrade I would look at the Bushnell Elite 4200 tactical scope.  I do like the 10x Leupold mk4 though.
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