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Old 12-27-2009, 10:39 PM
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Slightly different "Which Scope" question.

Not looking for a brand recommendation.

I've got a 24" RRA Varmint A4 that needs some glass.
Have got cabelas points adding up and a new scope is in the future.

Would like to shoot as far as the rifle is able to at small groundhog-sized targets with it.
Also have a 308Win that wears a 4.5-14x (w/Mildots)and is used for groundhogs.

Was thinking of putting a 3.5-10x (w/TMR) on the 308 and switching its 4.5-14x over to the RRA.
Or would you leave the 4.5-14x on the 308 and buy a 6.5-20x (w/TMR) or a second 4.5-14x (w/TMR) for the RRA?

I've got this nagging feeling that there might come a day when I need either of those rifles for something other than groundhogs.
Thats a very broad question but would your choice of scope magnification change?

I initially thought 3.5-10x for the 308 and 4.5-14x for the RRA.
The 4.5-14x on the 308 is eventually going to get upgraded to the TMR at the custom shop.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:43 PM
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Re: Slightly different "Which Scope" question.

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Old 12-30-2009, 02:24 PM
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Re: Slightly different "Which Scope" question.

OK, here are some of (my) thoughts:

1.) What is a RRA?

2.) Magnification depends on the sight picture you are personally comfortable with (or, with which you are personally comfortable--if this is an English test ).

Up to about 16X (variable scope, of course) is adequate and desirable for most shooters, except for perhaps for over 800 yrds, then more magnification is desirable; again, if you feel comfortable with it.
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Re: Slightly different "Which Scope" question.

Hi Lewis, thanks for responding.
Its a Rock River Arms AR15. Rock River Arms: Varmint Rifle A4

Groundhogs or parts of one get small at distance so I wasn't sure which scope to put on each rifle.
May end up with another 4.5-14x for the AR15.
I've got a 6.5-20x on my 243 VLP and like it very much.
For the range of the 223, that might be a bit too much.
Too bad Leupold can't make a 2.5-16x.
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Re: Slightly different "Which Scope" question.

Hello Skinny,

I've had a 6.5-20 on my 220 Swift for a very long time. The 20X is very nice for testing loads on the bench, but I found that it was too much for most of my shooting in the prarie dog towns. Only reason I say too much is that I am usually my own "spotter" and field of view at 20x is too small alot of the times to see my hits or misses when the recoil factor is playing. I usually turn it down somewhere between 12 and 16 for that reason. I've got a 4.5-14 on my AR and it seems to be just right. Also, personally not a fan of a long scope on a short black rifle......just my opinion.? 14X should be plenty for the .223, probably will be able see better than the rifle will shoot.
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Re: Slightly different "Which Scope" question.

Thanks.
I've also got a 6.5-20x on a 22-250 for groundhogs. It works well but sometimes wish it would go down below 6.5x.
The AR isn't a carbine though and I agree about a long scope on a short gun.
It has a 24" barrel so everything should balance out.
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Re: Slightly different "Which Scope" question.

Good Day
Have to admit I am not much of a fan of Leupold glass. That being said, I would opt for something in the 10-12 power as the upper end. As an example, I use an IOR 2.5-10x on my 6mmBR, and it does very well out to about 600 yards or so. I also have no experience with the AR platform as that is a restricted weopon up here in Canada.
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