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Anyone have any experience with or thoughts on this scope?  Use would be on a .308 AR platform, typical distances less than 300 yds, most within 200, target size ranging from hogs to raccoons, primarily at night.  Short shots covered with MRD on angled rail. 
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For your purposes, it is a great scope.  (I had one for several months on an AR10, primarily for hogs at night.)

It is relatively easy to get behind and the mil dot reticle is perfect for night shooting (as just the center dot illuminates, not messing with night time vision and not obscuring too much target.)

Where you might have difficulty - as I did - was with the very close shot, within 50 yards or so.  At that range, your field of view is extremely limited (as it would be for any scope with a bottom power of 5X or more.)

The turrets adjusted true, the illumination is great, the glass is quite good for the price, and the scope was sturdy.

In the end, I sold mine to go with an optic that was 3x the price (because i had it laying around) and a friend wanted to buy the trijicon.

That should say all you need to know: I sold to a fellow hog hunter after he used it, liked it, and wanted one for himself.

The cross hairs are not fine (which is good for hunting, not great for very fine precision work), just FYI.

For a medium -range hog gun, I can think of few scopes (less than $1500+) that would be better.

Any other questions, let me know.






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I have the 2.5-10X56 on an Armalite Ar10. I use it for hog hunting at night and am very happy with it. Its less expensive and possibly better suited for night use with its 56mm obj. 200 yd shots under the full moon are challenging but possible with this scope. 300 hmm, Id sneak in closer. I hit a Jackrabbit in South Texas last year at almost 200 yds, Thats close to racoon size. Its also a bit lighter than the 5-20X50, AR10s are heavy to start with so every ounce counts. They also cost less, so give them a look. I like the Green mil dot reticle.
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I bought one of the first ones that came out  I really love this particular scope.  I will say that I prefer the mil dot version to the post as the lines forming the post looked a bit odd to me probably due to the fiber optic running up the middle however the mil dot version does not look that way.  The only down side to this scope is that it only has 50 moa total of internal adjustment so its is not an ultra long range thousand plus yard optic. On the up side the glass is really nice.Thunbs Up
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All good point.  For an AR10 (not a "precision, long range rifle" by most standards), it is a good fit.

I too had the 2.5-10 and was surprised how close they were in weight.  If I recall correctly, the 2.5-10 was a bit longer as well.  Both are great scopes.  The 2.5-10 will be far better at the close-up shot, but the 5-20 will do better at the 300 yard shot, no question.

The 2.5-10 is cheaper, which is nice, but lacks target turrets (for faster dope changes) and lacks parallax adjustment (which bugs the hell out of me.)
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Simply put, great scope in all respect. I have the standard crosshair w. dot. I prefer simple recticle design and it works. Good glass, strong build, accurate turrets and nice illuminated dot.
For me, the scope is worth the 950$ I paid for it.
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