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Old 12-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Santa was thought I was extra nice this year and brought me a AR-15. Looking to get a scope/sight and wanted some input. Please let me know what you have and the pros and cons. Thanks for your help!
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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All depends on your intended use. Scopes are way more precise at longer distances, reflex/red dots are faster to acquire at close to moderate ranges and moving targets. Also, is your gun a flattop or carry handle model?
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Vortex strikefire.

It good, cheap, and fits the role without breaking the bank



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Old 12-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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Yea we definitely need some more info on your gun and what type of shooting you prefer to do.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
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All depends on your intended use. Scopes are way more precise at longer distances, reflex/red dots are faster to acquire at close to moderate ranges and moving targets. Also, is your gun a flattop or carry handle model?

It is a flat top and I was hoping to get something that had a quick release because I like the mbus rear sites that came with it. Plan on hunting everything from hog, deer, possum, coyote, and anything else that has a heartbeat in the woods!
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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Here is the link to the gun so you can tell what I have.
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...m-carbine.html
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:11 PM   #7
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Alright, what's your budget?
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #8
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Well dont really want to break the bank, but understand you get what you pay for. Really dont want to spend over $300 but would possibly go as high as $500.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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If you want a quick target acquisition then go with a some type of reflex sight with a magnifier behind on a flip away mount. This would be good for rabbit and smaller quick game then flip the magnifier behind it for the more lengthy shots that you can take your time on.
There is also another option. You can get a nice, say 4x, optic on a quick release mount like you want for the longer shots and have a red dot mounted on a 45 degree mount for those quick targets say 100yds and in. I ran this setup in Afghan. Worked quite well.
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If you want a quick target acquisition then go with a some type of reflex sight with a magnifier behind on a flip away mount. This would be good for rabbit and smaller quick game then flip the magnifier behind it for the more lengthy shots that you can take your time on.
There is also another option. You can get a nice, say 4x, optic on a quick release mount like you want for the longer shots and have a red dot mounted on a 45 degree mount for those quick targets say 100yds and in. I ran this setup in Afghan. Worked quite well.
IMO the second paragraph is 100% correct. This would be the best of both worlds.
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A Nikon Prostaff 4X40 on QD mounts is about ideal for what you describe.
Also, lose that collapsible buttstock if you want to hit anything outside of 10 yards.
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A Nikon Prostaff 4X40 on QD mounts is about ideal for what you describe.
Also, lose that collapsible buttstock if you want to hit anything outside of 10 yards.

I have to know what is wrong with an adjustable stock. Help me out here.
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I'm going to try a Vortex Sparc on my wife's AR. For $200 it sure has some good reviews . It should co witness with your mbus too from what I've read. And you're plenty fine with your adjustable stock too, I can hit a 10" steel plate at 200 yards prone, sitting, kneeling, standing with my EOtec.
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Kind of tough - you[ve got a fighting carbine and you want to set it up for hunting. I think you'd be happier picking one purpose and setting it up that way.

If you want magnified optics, you might pop a 1-4x Vortex PST on it with a throw lever base. Alternatively, Leatherwood actually makes a pretty great 1-4x for the price.

Leatherwood
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/725...-reticle-matte

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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/458...-reticle-matte
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Is that an NcStar? How well does it hold zero?
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Is that an NcStar? How well does it hold zero?

Yea it sure looks like it. I have had a couple different ones. All of them were great. They were on different guns. That was the reason for having more than one. I usually take them apart and use some thread locker on all the mounting points. A lot of people try and stay from them. I don't think they are bad. You can't throw any optic around though. You can spend $1k and still knock your zero off.
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Yea it sure looks like it. I have had a couple different ones. All of them were great. They were on different guns. That was the reason for having more than one. I usually take them apart and use some thread locker on all the mounting points. A lot of people try and stay from them. I don't think they are bad. You can't throw any optic around though. You can spend $1k and still knock your zero off.

Yeah I definitely wouldnt be throwing it around. This is why I started the thread to hear what people have tried and if the products were good or bad! Thanks for the advice.
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