GUN What optics should I be looking at for my AR-15?

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  1. hsmith

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    Here is what my AR will be comprised of:
    • POF-USA Lower
    • MagPul PRS Stock
    • Noveski 18'' Barrel
    • VLTOR VIS-2A Upper
    I will be doing a LOT of range shooting, but i will be attempting to do a lot of longer range shooting when i can escape to our farm, 100-300+yd range, hunting ground hogs and shit.

    What should I be looking at? BUIS for range and scope for longer range?
     
  2. P07r0457

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    BUIS is just that... a BACK-UP iron sight... I would only use in the event of scope failure, and practice/drilling of said failure.

    Personally I have an EOTech on my AR and I think it's tits. But my AR is more of a general-purpose fighting rifle... If I were gonna build one for long-range targets I would look at something like a 3-9x40 leupold or something similar.
     
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    Those aren't crazy long shots for a .556. I was going to go EOtech/Aimpoint with BUIS but I made the mistake of looking through an ACOG. Now I've got an ACOG on order and can't wait. IMO at those ranges you can go ACOG if you want to put the money up for one. 4x magnification so you will be okay at shorter distances and proficient out to some of the longer ones.

    My .02

    Oh, I also liked that the ACOG doesn't use batteries so you don't have to worry about it running out or anything.
     
  4. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    The big advantage of an EOTech is the infinite eye relief which is a big plus for a CQB rifle. Otherwise, I'd grab an ACOG in a heartbeat.
     
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    Leupold or Burris old style glass.
     
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    Agreed. But with the 4x magnification of the ACOG it fills the middle ground from CQB and long distance nicely.
     
  7. chakup

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    If you have the $$- ACOG is it.

    If not, keep an eye on; Millet DMS-1, Trijicon Accupoint, EOTech, Aimpoint. With the PRS and build as a whole the rifle would look best with either a 1-4x type scope or ACOG imho
     
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    looks like at least another $800 out the door :o
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    The Leupold CQ/T is neat too as it offers variable magnification (1-3x) as well as an illuminated reticle. I had one but the eye relief was crappy but ymmv.
     
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    the only downside to the acog is it is min $8/900 where i could be spending that on a Baer 1911 :o
     
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    :werd: For the average-joe fighting rifle, the EOTech is clearly the best option.
     
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    EOTech has a 3x unit that you can add if that really bothers you... then when not using it you get the benefit of a doubled field of vision.
     
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    Have you ever looked through one? I did the other day after looking through an EOtech and it's worlds better. Obviously different purposes, but I have no problem spending the $1,150 for the version I want. Get in on one in the OT group buy. He has killer prices on them.
     
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    By the time you buy both the EOTech and the magnifier you're spending close to what an ACOG costs anyhow.

    ACOG also has their Doctor Optic or whatever it's called. Basically a small version of an EOTech that mounts on top of the ACOG. A 1x red dot sight ran off a small battery.

    I'm not saying the EOTech is bad at all. The ACOG just works better for my liking.
     
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    ACOG with Doctor Optic mounted on top. Just for the visual learners.

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    meh, as I said, for 99% of people that have a multi-purpose fighting AR... I think the EOTech is the best choice. I also recommend it sans-magnifier.

    You can pickup an EOTech for $300-400 and they're top-quality. If you don't care about the name or the beefier chassis, then the Bushnell HoloSight is another option for $200-300.
     
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    Fair enough. I wanted a little magnification and durability. Both companies are local to me ironically.
     
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    i hate you fuckers, spending all my monies :mad:
     
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    I'd like to try a s&b short dot, at least if I were spending your money :big grin:
     
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    There are Eotech and Aimpoint clone magnifiers for much cheaper. Why should a simple magnifier cost $400? :hyper:
     
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    im going to buy an aimpoint clone one of these days
     
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    i was pricing some of those.and soon i saw the price,i closed the window
     
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  24. chakup

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    i can check price on the cq/t
     
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    aimpoint or EOTECH and a competent shooter can make repeat hits at 300 yards on mansize targets all day.

    ACOG are the hotness though, I'd love to be given one.
     

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