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AR-15 BS Thread

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by BulletToothTony, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Feb 18, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    I like the PSTs,,,, I have a couple in 5-25. That said, the Strike Eagles are good too, if the PST is over budget. I haven't tried any of the 1- powered, but the 5-25 have glass close to PST,, the turrets are mushier, but decent. Not a deal if you're not a PRS shooter or another discipline you're having to dial quickly and accurately.
     
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  2. Feb 18, 2021 at 10:51 AM
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    Beretta4x4 What makes the green grass grow? TTC#0114

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    You can find reman PSTs for under $500 that carry the vortex warranty
     
  3. Feb 18, 2021 at 10:54 AM
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    That'd be a deal,,, they're out there! I just bought my 2nd PST gen 2 5-25 locally with the matched rings (alleged to be made by Seekins) for $700
     
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  4. Feb 18, 2021 at 10:55 AM
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    Beretta4x4 What makes the green grass grow? TTC#0114

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    That's a good score. What reticle?
     
  5. Feb 18, 2021 at 11:01 AM
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    It's the older EBR-2C,, but that's the same reticle in my Razor HD gen 2 4.4-27 so that's nice. I can't afford the latest greatest,,ha ha gotta buy the leftovers
    Both MIL
     
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  6. Feb 18, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    Cool. That's the one I would get, too.

    I'm running a PA SLx 4-14x44 with the R-grid reticle on my Grendel.
    pa4-14xffp-r-grid__3.jpg
     
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  7. Feb 18, 2021 at 12:15 PM
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    All good choices.

    I'll add the Nikon P-TACTICAL .223 - 1.5-4.5x20mm.

    Nikon is out of the scope business now, but there may still be some out there.
     
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  9. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:16 PM
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    Beretta4x4 What makes the green grass grow? TTC#0114

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    I have the Burris MTAC 1-4x24, but IMO the scopes I mentioned have considerably better glass than the MTAC and Strike Eagle.

    Nikon is sadly out of the scope business, although they will continue to honor the warranty of their scopes.
     
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  10. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    As a very inexpensive combo I like my Primary Arms SFP 1-6 SLx in an Aero Ultralight Extended mount.
     
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    Thanks! Is the scope and mount combo line up with your eye with a good cheek weld?
     
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    If you are looking for Vortex products it is absolutely worth watching some of the Demo/Refurb sellers. AAoptics and EuroOptic are twi I've used in the past with great success (Steiner T5XI for sub $800). Currently I see: Vortex Viper PST Gen II 1-6x24 VMR-2 MRAD Like New Demo Scope PST-1607 | SHIPS FREE! - EuroOptic.com for $500. The most 'use' I've ever seen on a refurb is a scuffed box. (EDIT: I guess the $500 isn't really that much of a deal. Probably better to find someone who can throw in rings or something)
     
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    I don't know what I'm looking for at the moment. Just hearing opinions of what yall got. I mainly shoot irons and I don't want to have to change my cheek weld position to have to see through a scope. Not even sure what kind of mount I would need to make this happen.
     
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    1.5" will be basically identical to iron sights cheek weld. Get a cantilever mount if you put your nose to the charging handle or find yourself close to the charging handle.
     
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    Good info! I don't touch my nose to the charging handle though.
     
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    You can figure out what mount you need if you know the eye relief of the scope and how far from your eye the back of the scope needs to be.
     
  18. Feb 18, 2021 at 8:28 PM
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    I agree with the viper 1-6. The mrad is MY preference but it’s hard to teach your kid something if you have to learn yourself if your not familiar with how to use that type of math. I think the industry standard for LPVO’s is the Razor 1-10, so the PST is on the lower end of middle of the road.
     
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  19. Feb 18, 2021 at 8:30 PM
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    The industry standard is the Viper 1-8x24

    The 1-10 is a $2k optic. Nothing standard about that price.
     
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    The price is not the standard but sure.

    Industry standard is minimal requirements in a given industry.

    The razor 1-10 and the nightforce are the fielded optics under a practical standard from the military...there are no standards for the other optics. My I think was because the nightforce has been fielded longer..thus I think. Most of us that make our living behind an optic do so behind a $2000-3000 optic.
     
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