Scope for AR15 suggestions?

dustycorgill

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I have been looking at the Nikon P223, I have also seen some other ones like [h=1]AC11872 - 1-4x28 IR SWAT-AR Rifle Scope by Barska[/h]
But I am just getting into scopes so I need to know from you guys that know more than I do which way to go. I will say up front I am not trying to spend 4 or 500 dollars on a scope. I have to keep it real and get the most for what I can afford right now.

Thanks for any input as always!
 

grumper

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Do you need to have magnification? How far do you plan on shooting at?

If it's only ~100m there were some killer deals on non-magnified red dots and holo sights lately:

$350 Aimpoint PRO from Palmetto State Armory and $289 EOTech 512 with rebate.
 
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dustycorgill

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I would like to have at least a little magnification. Might take the AR out for a pig hunt. As far as the Barska, I have read some reviews since posting this and they all seem to read the same way......POS. So, right now I am leaning towards the P223.
 

TheDan

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Leupold vx-hog 1-4x20mm; they go for about $230... I have one on my .45-70 and an AR. Excellent quality for the money. I really like the modified German #4 reticle they have, too.

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Charlie

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I would think that Leupold VX-Hog shown in TheDan's post above would be an excellent choice. I've had several Leupold scope (not the vx, though) and can't say enough good things about them (and they have a no B.S. lifetime warranty!).
 

Anger

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I would think that Leupold VX-Hog shown in TheDan's post above would be an excellent choice. I've had several Leupold scope (not the vx, though) and can't say enough good things about them (and they have a no B.S. lifetime warranty!).
If the VS-Hog is like the VX-2 1x4, it's also very light too. Some optics (while nice) are boat anchors. So many choices. That's why everyone needs 4-5 kinds (dear santa...) :tree: . Burris FF Tac is nice but heavy. The Nikon M-223 are awesome. Never tried the P-223.
 

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