Thanks Ballardw, thought about it a little over the weekend. I'm thinking a two optic set up. the first is going to be a 552 AOtech with a Tasco 6-18 mil dot varmint hunter (It was free from my brother). Trying to work with bullet weights (like Horandy) and power types (Western & IMR) powders. Barrel is 1/8 16" heavy SS.
Post by hawsepiper on Apr 16, 2011 18:59:24 GMT -8
I use American Defense Recon mounts. Keeps the scope plenty forward for good eye relief for me and room enough to work charging handle. Their a few dollars and a few c-hairs less than the LaRue's and nearly the same design.
Way cool mount. I can see that it appears to be rock solid. Good advice about the charge handle. Attentiveness to small details makes big differences. Amazes Me how the AR platform is user adaptable. The end user can really customize an AR to his intended purpose alot more than other platforms. Key is knowleadge and understanding to what available.
Agreed I have Burris, Nikon pro hunter with BDC, a Tasco pronghorn that I mount on rifles until I decide to upgrade to better optics. I haven't tried Baraksa and have wondered what they were like. Is the value for the money ok? Last Simmons product was a .44 mag and the last Walmart unit I bought failed after 5 shots from a 30/30.
For varmints I tend to the big numbers. I like 6X18 Nikons with Mild dots. I am doing ling range stuff so a dot does not come in to the equation. That being said on my IPSC rifle I run a 4.5X14X50 Leupold and an Aimpoint out front on the side of the NM round hand guard for close in targets. That might be a hot set up for coyotes but an utter waste on PD's.
The best firearm for self defense? Any loaded one will do.
Post by deaddogwalkin on Apr 28, 2011 5:59:04 GMT -8
I have been running mostly burris optic in the 4-14 on all but one of my ar's the lonewolf has an eotech on it with a 3x magnifier. This one is my go to gun when I am hunting in heavy brush but could have a chance at a 150-200yd animal. Most of my scopes never get off of 4x unless I am shooting off a bench or shooting pd's. If you are looking at getting a scope for a new ar and want the best of both worlds you may want to take a look at the burris xtr in 1-4x with a fastfire mounted on the scope. My brother has one on his rra elite opII and he really likes it for yote hunting but it doesn't work very good for small targets at a long distance like rock squirrels over 100yds. But for yotes he loves it. I think I will just stick with my 4-14
I just picked up s Swift 4-12 Tactical and this looks very nice. The glass in it is awesome for the price. I would say almost as good as the Nikon Monarch. Power ring is a little loose than I would like but the other features of the scope more than make up for it.
I have used Burris on my bolt rifles with no problem. I just built an ar that I put a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 on. I am really starting to think that Vortex may be the way to go from here out. I have also used on another ar carbine of mine the Strike fire red dot. Its not too bad either.
Nothing against the other good name brands out there like Shepard, Nikon, vortex & certainly not Leupold. I Run several Millet TRS 1's in 4x16x50 & for the money they are a very well made scope. Now, if someone was willing to trade my a Leupold Mark 4 for them I would do it in a heartbeat.... I also am really impressed with the Quality & costumer service for the Springfield Armory 4-14x56mm. Little bit more money but mounted on top AR-10 platform in 308 with the ballistic reticle, that is one impressive piece of equiptment..