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Old 05-19-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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Scopes

I just dug up a scope with a 3-9x magnification. It is 12in long so it looks a bit goofy on my Ar-15 M4. I was wondering what is the difference between long scopes and shorter tactical scopes with the same magnification. I know the ACOG has a 3x zoom and a very low profile, but can't zoom in greater than 3x. I feel almost like if I'm not going building to building having a longer adjustable scope is more of an advantage. Any input?
 
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:33 AM   #2
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I dunno.. just depends on what you want to do with the guy...

I have a 3-12 crappy barska scope on mine.. I don't really care if it looks goofy. It shoots good! does real well out at 200-300yrds. Beyond that the quality of the scope glass comes into play and it gets a little blurry. Oh well, it's a $80 ebay special... and it gets the job done.

If I lived in easter wa, AND HAD SOME DECENT ACCESSIBLE places to shoot I'd consider putting a little better scope on there.. but fuck it.. I'll spend my toy money on another gun!

 
Old 05-20-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Nice, yeah mine looks almost like that with the long-ass scope

 
Old 05-20-2009, 09:54 AM   #6
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I've got one better...

Simmons 6.5-20x50 Whitetail Classic Rifle Scope
 
Old 05-20-2009, 11:31 AM   #7
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:55 PM   #8
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Thank you!

So what's the difference between these two? Just the reticle and .2X difference in the low end of the magnification??

I need a scope ASAP as my AR should be here on Friday.... one of these just might be the ticket?
 
Old 05-20-2009, 02:56 PM   #9
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Hey what is this rifle exactly? It looks quite similar to the RRA Varmint A4 that will be in my grubby little hands soon.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 09:14 PM   #10
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I have no clue why you just posted a whole lot of long scopes' links... That didn't answer my question. Thanks for the effort, lol.

So far from what I've been getting from others is this: Long scopes generally have more magnification, weight more, and don't usually have red dots. A lot of Tactical scopes are light weight, low profile with red dot/green dot for night usage. Ya?
 
Old 05-20-2009, 09:40 PM   #11
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So far from what I've been getting from others is this: Long scopes generally have more magnification, weight more, and don't usually have red dots. A lot of Tactical scopes are light weight, low profile with red dot/green dot for night usage. Ya?
Pretty much.
 
Old 05-21-2009, 09:46 AM   #12
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I have no clue why you just posted a whole lot of long scopes' links... That didn't answer my question. Thanks for the effort, lol.

So far from what I've been getting from others is this: Long scopes generally have more magnification, weight more, and don't usually have red dots. A lot of Tactical scopes are light weight, low profile with red dot/green dot for night usage. Ya?
Cuz a good deals a good deal
 
Old 05-21-2009, 09:52 AM   #13
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Ordered! Thanks!
 
Old 05-21-2009, 10:49 AM   #14
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Hey what is this rifle exactly? It looks quite similar to the RRA Varmint A4 that will be in my grubby little hands soon.
24inch bull barrel varmint that I built.

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Old 05-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #15
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24inch bull barrel varmint that I built.

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How is the weight of it? I just ordered a Varmint A4 with 18" bull, should be here tomorrow.

Anyhoo, I got to fondle a couple ARs yesterday, one 20" bull, one 16" bull. The 20" definitely felt a tad heavy, and nose heavy at that (duh). The 16" was more balanced. I'm guessing the 24" is rest/bipod only kinda thing?

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:42 PM   #16
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it was'nt too bad, but I'm also the person who carries a hunting rifle with lead in the buttstock.

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Old 06-01-2009, 12:29 PM   #17
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Thanks again for tip on this... I finally got to test the rifle/scope combo Sunday... it's schweet!!!!
 
Old 06-01-2009, 02:12 PM   #18
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Thanks again for tip on this... I finally got to test the rifle/scope combo Sunday... it's schweet!!!!
Glad you like it man!
 
Old 06-03-2009, 08:24 AM   #19
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What do you all think of this setup? I ended up not liking it much cause of the 3 1/2 inch diatance from center of scope to bore... Too much compensation. I think I'm done throwing money at it
 
Old 06-03-2009, 08:48 AM   #20
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Umm... long range scope on a CQB setup carbine?

And yeah that does seem like a lot of distance from center bore to center scope. I say yank the scope off, keep this AR for CQB and build another one for long range w/the scope.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 08:53 AM   #21
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Umm... long range scope on a CQB setup carbine?

And yeah that does seem like a lot of distance from center bore to center scope. I say yank the scope off, keep this AR for CQB and build another one for long range w/the scope.
No deal, too poor lol. I kindda liked that setup because I can still use my iron sights, but the scope compensation is just too great. I was playing around looking for a do-it-all setup.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #22
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mayflower

Dose anyone know anything about the brand of scope mayflower i picked one up from a garage sale for 10 bucks and know nothing about it
 
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