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Old 01-09-2011, 09:32 PM
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what scope for long/short range AR-15

I am trying to decide what the best option is for a 16 inch and a 24 inch ar-15.

Is there a perfect combo, that can be used for close range work (1 power red dot) but also have the ability for long range work.

2nd question. what scopeare most of the AR guys using for prederator hunting ?

bdc reticles (like the nikon 223) or????

currently i have an ill reticle 3.5- 10 that i really like. i will be adding the m1 turrets to it soon. i greatly prefer dialing up, rather than a bdc reticle for most purposes but i am wondering if hunting dogs etc, is the exception due to the nature how much they move around etc?


greatly appreciate your thoughts
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:35 PM
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Re: what scope for long/short range AR-15

I am interested in feedback on this thread as well.
I have been looking at the 1-4 Trijicon and the Viper PST 1-4
You might want to look at those. Plenty of magnification for a 223 unless you are talking prairie dogs.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:41 PM
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Re: what scope for long/short range AR-15

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Is there a perfect combo, that can be used for close range work (1 power red dot) but also have the ability for long range work.
Sure, but it'll cost ya. March has a 1-10x or 2.5-25x. USO has a 1.8-10x. Both have good reviews. Premier has (or is coming out with?) a 1.1-8x.

Or you can use a normal scope of your choice of power, and put an Aimpoint in an offset mount.



I have a Nikon BDC 3-9 on my 223 AR, but I don't really use the BDC feature as I don't hunt in open areas with that rifle. It's a "max point blank range" zero setup instead.

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Old 01-09-2011, 10:12 PM
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Re: what scope for long/short range AR-15

Horus vision talon(or their new model)
Nightforce 1-4
S&D Short dot 1-4 or 1-8
Premier recticules 1-8
Leupold 1-4 MK4 or CQBSS
Super sinoer 1-4
Vortex PST 1-4
Trijicon Accupoint

They are all options I am leaning in the direction of the Leupold SPR MR/T scope for my AR but, I was on the Horus Vision site today and saw that have their Talon scopes marked down with the introduction of their new model. I love my HAWK so I have been thinking hard about this one.

Mike at CS Tactical has great price on all this stuff.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:18 PM
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Re: what scope for long/short range AR-15

I like the leupold mark 4 4.5-14x40 mildot or for long range 6.5-20x40
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:33 PM
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Re: what scope for long/short range AR-15

I think the best setup is a quality long-range scope, with a small reflex sight attached. The long-range scope allows you to get some distance, but the reflex sight ensures quick target acquisition if something pops up under 100 yards. The picture below shows one example of what I'm talking about.

I've spent a lot of thought on this. I had so many friends asking me this same question that I finally just wrote a blog post on it. In that post I show about 10 different setups that would work for both long/short range like you are talking about.

Check out the full article here: http://precisionrifleblog.com/2013/03/07/long-range-short-range-hunting-scope-combo-setup/

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:42 PM
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Re: what scope for long/short range AR-15

As stated above scope and red dot or reflex is the only way to get best of both. That is what I use works perfect. I would do the m223 scope by Nikon so you can dial up great scope, then I use 45 degree mount on the right side of scope. That way I can shoot long range and by simply rolling the rifle to the side I still have great check weld and can use the red dot. Have not come up with a better setup yet.
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