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Old 04-29-2017, 05:30 PM
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Hey there I am looking to get into target accuracy practice with my ar 15. I will mainly be shooting 100 yards and out to 200 yards. That's as far as my rifle range goes. Anyway I want a good quality scope that won't break the bank and prefer to have something more. Magnification than a 3x9 which works fine at 100 but my eyes its a little harder at 200. I got a budget of up to 600 max any suggestions on what type you like and why you like it. Thanks for your opinions.
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I picked up a used Weaver 6x24 at a local gun show a few months back
for $160 and it seems ok so far at 100yards. Not as sharp as some better scopes but fine for the money. But if you have $600 to spend you might be able to get a Bushnell Elite which is really nice, or check out a new Weaver or Vortex. Used Luepold's are also a good by as they are guaranteed for life I think. My older Luepold Vari X III 6.5x20 is as sharp as anything I have had since. I think for 200 yards you probably need at least 18x on the high end
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:53 PM
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At $600 you have a WHOLE LOT of options. I won't even begin to delve into what you could get in a 3-9 for that price.
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I lied. Get this and spend the other $300 on ammo.

Leupold 114396 VX-2 4-12x40mm 20.4-9.7ft @ 100yds FOV 1" Tube Blk Fine Duplex - TSS Outfitters
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:58 PM
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But seriously, if you do look at a leupold, follow that link and look at that place. They are hard to beat on Leupolds.
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Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8x24: Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8x24mm Riflescope, 30mm Tube SE-1824-1 Up To 21% OFF New Product

In that link they have a bundle with a cantilever mount for $499.

This is a great scope. It fits your desired use, it fits your budget, it's amazingly tough and no one has a better warranty. Best yet, you won't need to use that warranty.

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I know that .22 target shooters almost always go with a Weaver T-36 because there's nothing like a powerful scope for getting a good look at what you're shooting at and they are very good scopes for the money. There are some that claim that shooting long distance the high magnification causes mirage to be a big problem but that's at distances over 500 yards. I have one on a .223 Savage 12 LRPV that I use to shoot 500 yards with no problem at all. Also there is a new version of the T-36 called the T-36 xr. It runs right about $600 and is considered to be one of the best bargains going in target scopes. It is often compared to much more expensive scopes. While it isn't quite on the level of a Nightforce or whatever it also doesn't have the price tag. And it is nearly as good as the more expensive scopes according to every review I've ever read. That's why I have two of them.

These scopes have a well deserved reputation for quality and value. I've seen lists of national competitions where over 75% of the shooters used the T-36. The sponsor I had when I was getting into benchrest .22 shooting not only raved about the T-36 but he gave me one to get me on the right track because he knew it was what I needed to get to the level I needed to be to shoot competitions. That guy set numerous records that can never be broken (shooting perfect scores before anyone else did and doing it repeatedly).

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Weaver T-Series XR 36X40mm Riflescope W/ Sunshade 849946 Up To 22% OFF

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How big is your bank , when it comes to optics you need to have some idea of your price range ....?
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when it comes to optics you need to have some idea of your price range ....?
He said he had $600 max to spend.
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I've had good experience with SWFA scopes. Good value. Vortex also.
If you are only going out to 200yds, you have a lot of options, and for less than 600 bucks, too.
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Thank so for replies. I will check into these I do like leupold and vortex stuff. I just wondering what people liked and had good luck with on there s thanks sounds like I got some window shopping to do at lgs.
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I picked up a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x 44mm on sale, it has served me well so far.
Keep your eye out for sales and you can save a lot of money, mothers day is coming and I've seen a couple vendors already have sales going on.

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If you can try a scope with an adjustable objective it will clear up what you see at 200 even at 10 power or so. Most scopes are set at 100 yards for parallax so they need adjusting for 200 or more.
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Random thoughts to consider...

Well... if 9x isn't enough for 200yds that sounds like you want to do more than just hold center on the target, like be able to see holes in the target? If so, 20x scope. Otherwise, just cranking up the magnification isn't going to yield much in the way of greater accuracy with a standard AR platform and factory ammo if that's what you're using?

200yds is within the distance where higher quality glass isn't required for sunny day shooting. And it's not a distance where you're going to exercise the adjustment mechanism much going between shorter distances and 200 yards. So really, you won't need much of a scope unless you just want to spend $600 on better glass. That said, better glass can make a shooting session more enjoyable cuz it just looks better. I'd put a higher emphasis on a thinner target reticle for target shooting, target turrets are nice to play with and side focus.

ps. Don't overlook fixed magnification scopes. 99% of the time guys just leave their variable magnification scope on the highest setting anyway if all they're doing is paper punching.

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