Scope for AR15/M4

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by Tater1985, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Tater1985

    Tater1985 Active Member

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    I am kicking around the idea of having a buddy build me an AR15/M4 type rifle. This will be mostly for plinking and shooting coyotes and ground hogs. I will not shooting far, by LRH standards, but maybe out to 400-500 yards, with 95% shooting done at 200-300 yards. I'm looking for scope recommendations to fit these needs. I don't want to break the bank, so I will probably have to settle for less than Leupold or better quality. I would prefer the scope to be fairly short in overall length. Also the option to mount a red dot or holo sight atop of the scope would be a great feature. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. WI_HUNTER

    WI_HUNTER Member

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    Im in the same boat, I just bought a daniel defense. I've been wondering if i should go with a red dot or a 1-4x scope. There are some nice leupolds, i think the ar series, and some nice burris's. There are also some good nikons out there also. I still dont have my mind made up because there's so many choices. I have the front a post sight so i'd only be able to use 4x and up if i dont want to see the front sight. Im going to be looking at getting a quad rail or free float tube and a low profile gas port to get rid of the front sight.

    What kind of upper are you looking at? Or is your friend going to do a complete custom build?
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the DD rifle. That's a teir 1 weapon. I am running
    An aimpoint r1 on my wifes light weight DD. on my mrp I have a
    1-4 hours talOn scope. Vortex viper is a good choice as well.
    If u go eotech make sure it's from the new xps line.
     
  4. WI_HUNTER

    WI_HUNTER Member

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    Thank you, i really like it. I cant make up my mind if i want to have it set up for hunting or home protection. How do you like your horus? Im a senior in highschool and looking at enlisting pretty soon in the reserves before i go to college. I might just keep iron sights on until I get out of basic and ait. I've looked at eotechs and aimpoints, i just need to decided how much i want to save for the right optic.
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I love the scope
     
  6. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    My 3-gun AR uses a Burris TAC 30, my Yote AR uses a Burris FF2 Ballistic plex they both work out well I shoot out to 400 Meters with both
     
  7. mt Al

    mt Al Member

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    for the same use as you posted, other than replacing prairie dogs with ground hogs, and not wanting to break the bank I bought a Bushnell Legend 5 x 15. Definitely not real high dollar but it works great. Has dots so I can do better at range, keep in on 5x for 90% of coyote shooting and put it up to 15X for 90% of prairie dog shooting.

    There are better options but that's what worked for my budget.

    You'll have fun with your AR!
     
  8. Buccaneerfan

    Buccaneerfan Active Member

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    I had a BSA red dot on my AR for about all of ten seconds. It would be great if you were looking at urban combat but crappy for any hunting purposes. I couldn't see the target well enough to get a consistent group. Stay away from that unless it has at least 4x magnification.