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If you must go somewhat traditional look at these with the CDS system :
Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R 30mm Riflescope Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU112194
  • Matte
  • FireDot Duplex
  • 30mm
  • Custom Dial System
  • 1-Button Illumination
  • Vibration Sensor
  • Index Matched Lens Coatings
  • Lead-Free Edge-Blackened Lenses
  • Includes FREE Lens Pen & Alumina Threaded Lens Covers
$529.95 
Leupold 2-7x33 VX-2 Riflescope Leupold 2-7x33 VX-2 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU114402
$349.95
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did you kill any deer with your AR? Hod did it work? I assume its a 223?
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Yes, it's a .223/5.56.  Yes I did kill a couple deer with it.  Took it up to North Dakota last November.  For anything 150 yds and in, (especially coyotes) it did just fine.
 
It was a real tough year to hunt deer in No. Dak. - it was hard to find any deer to shoot at due to 3 consecutive hard winters and ample CRP land for the low number of deer to lay in.  Would actually have to get within feet of beded deer before they'd even get up.  Add to that fact that the rut hadn't started yet, and it made for lots of walking without seeing many deer.
 
I was shooting 60 grain Nosler partitions over 25 grains of H335 as well as 60 grain Hornady V-max's over 25.3 grains of H335.  The V-max's grouped better and were terminal on the coyotes and lethal on one doe.  It's all about shot placement.  The Noslers did ok, but didn't group as well, but also brought down a doe.
 
Lesson learned - this fall I'll be taking my new Savage 10PC .308 for more punch and longer reach, hopefully topped with a new SS variable model, or at least my SS 3-9.
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Thanks everybody for the comments, and I decided to go with this:
 
 
Now, what mount to get? 
 
Has to be QD.  I have the MBUS flip up in the back. 
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I ordered one of those in, about ten years ago - it went back, but who knows you may have better luck and like yours more. Yep  $349.95 for a chinese contraption weighing 25.2 oz. VS   LEU114402 a 2-7  Leupold made in USA with custom dial system weighing 9.9 oz.Whatever   HMMM  if you had a typical scope you would  want to consider a La Rue or BOBRO or GG&G quick detachable mount, but you do not. Take the time to look at what you selected what you need is a riser only and none of it is quick detachable.
  
Weaver AR-15 Aluminum Base Weaver AR-15 Aluminum Base
Stock # - 48321
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$19.95 


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Or if it must be QD ARMS and another company make some that are more expensive.
ARMS #19 Dovetail / Stanag Throw Lever Mount ARMS #19 Dovetail / Stanag Throw Lever Mount
Stock # - ARMS19
  • Universal Mount for M16A1/A2
$149.95 
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I haven't purchased anything yet but that is the one I'm really interested in right now.  The camputer system really sparks my interest cuz you don't have to do any math to range.  I could take the other route and learn the mil dot system.  No Clue  Then get a different scope.  Trying to stay under $700 with mount.
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You do not understand what the CDS  Custom Dial System is do you?  you buy a laser rangefinder push the button it tells you the range. Your CDS knob has  1 2 3 4 5 6  etc the 1 is 100 yds 2 is 200 yds its like Kenton Knobs but low profile so the knob is hunting friendly and does not snag on stuff. The knob is custon engraved to correctly match your caliber and bullet selection so there is very little thought process to this system but it works very very well.
You could learn to mil dot range find and that is not a bad idea but everyone I know uses a laser rangefinder push the button your done.  If you hunt from a blind or stand you rangefind before hand and place known distance markers each hundred yards.
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Sorry, I didn't know the CDS system. I'll have to do some more looking now.
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Leupold 2-7x33 VX-2 Riflescope Leupold 2-7x33 VX-2 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU114402
$349.95
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Why can't I find this scope on Leupold's website?
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Not sure I guess you could call them and ask.
There is more info here:
 
 
 
Also at the Leupold Custom Shop you can build stuff that is one of a kind to your needs changing reticles and knobs ect .
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I would go with the Leupold VX-R 2-7x33 w/ballistic Fire Dot (479.95) you had listed in your original post over the VX2 2-7x33. The VX-R has better glass.
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OK everybody.  I did more looking around and think I have it narrowed down to theses two:

http://swfa.com/Leupold-2-7x33-VX-R-30mm-Riflescope-P48035.aspx

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What is your opinion/choice?
 
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Leupold VX-R 2-7x33 would be my first choice. 
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Of those two I would perfer this one, (lighter more compact and has illumination):
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I agree, it is a better scope then the Vortex, i had one of the HS just like you are looking at and did not like the cross hairs at all, plus you get illumination with the VX-R.
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Thanks guys.  Looks like I will be ordering the VX-R.  I'll keep you posted.
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I also found the VX-R scope from a different website online but I put a request in for the price match through SWFA.  If I get the price match, I'll also be buying the scope mount through SWFA.  Thanks guys.
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I got the price match.  Big Smile  Just ordered the VX-R 2-7 with the GG&G AR15/M16 mount.  Just waiting now...  the RRA upper assembly I got on my AR is guarantied to 3/4 MOA.  Let's see if they are right. Big Grin
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Use good ammo you may be tighter than that most manufacturers that have a accuracy guarantee are a bit conservative you may get 1/2 moa groups.  Match the bullet weight to the twist of the barrel.   If I had to guess I would pick up some 69 gr and some 75 or 77 grain Black Hills ammo and see which shot better.
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The only thing in my area were
75gr match hp from Black Hills. I looked for different rounds but all I found were 55 fmj or lower.
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