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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Welp, after shooting my AR for 7 or so months with open sights, I'm starting to think about getting an optic of some kind for my flattop middy. I'd love to convince myself that I need an EOTech, but the reality is that this rifle wont see anything except the range for the foreseeable future, and a little magnification would be a good thing. So, this has me looking at 1-4x variable scopes. In a perfect world, I'd get a Leupold CQ/T, but since I'm still unable to grow my own money tree, spending that much on an optic is a little absurd. The best thing I've found so far is the Leupold VX-II 1-4, and have found em for just under $300. My question to yall is, would this be suitable for an AR? Or if you'd recommend something different, I'd like to hear it...
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
You lost me when you said under $300. I'm dying to replace my 6x Leapers, which works shockingly well out to 500, with an ACOG.
 
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Oh, believe me, I would absolutely love to have an ACOG. Being the poor college student that I am, I dont have $800 to blow on a new gun, much less glass for one I already own.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Get the Bushnell Eotech.



$249.97 @ SportsmansGuide.

This is what Im gonna use on my next AR build. Im going with a flat top this time. I spent $340 on my Aimpoint for my current AR, no need for another mil-spec site. The only real difference between the Eotech branded model is the metal housing(others correct me if im wrong).
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
i believe the real eotech is generally more rugged...gasket on the battery compartment and such
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Pretty solid review.. might end up being a quiet little birthday present to myself.

I'm not sold on the CAA mount, too narrow of a mounting base, but the Armalite bases aren't too expensive and works very well.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Check out the Leupold shotgun scope. They are Gold Rings so they carry the lifetime warranty and I picked mine up new for around $200.00. it goes from 2-7x and is only 32mm eyepiece and objective. I have one on my slug gun and I swear you can use the scope even when you cant use your eyes. Im adding one to my AR when I purchase a second upper.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
A 1-4 is about perfect on an AR if you're looking for magnification. I'm not a Leupold fan, I think you pay way too much for the name, but lots of people who are way smarter than may like them.

I am a big fan of EoTechs for a dot sight.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
That Leopold 1-4x20 was what I used to have on my AR..it worked great but I recently purchased a Bushnell Trophy MP red-dot to try something new. It was cheap ($200) and figured I would try it to see if I like it...I haven't shot it yet but it seems well built and you can change the reticle color from red to green...I'm sure the EOs and Aimpoints are nice but can't justify the money if I only use it once a month for a three-gun.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I have an A4 with a flattop so I just used some high rings with the Weaver base. It was super accurate and, being a shotgun scope, had a pretty good field of view. I kept the magnification on 2 most of the time for upclose and long shots which really were never too long the longest being 50 yards...a very good scope.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
No front sight post to worry about on mine but see there could be a conflict. What do you have??
 
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