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Buddy just sold me his Sig Sauer 556 DMR this week. He kept the very expensive scope for another project.
 
I am looking for suggestions for a scope and mount. The rifle has a bipod already and I will be using it for target at 100-200 yards.
Cost is an issue at this time, so sub $1k scopes would work best.
 
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For under $1000 you get a lot of options.  Can you give us a bit more info on how it will be used.  Just paper targets? any hunting?  Any self defense?
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Thanks for the quick reply !
Mainly using for paper and small steel plates at 100-200 yds at my gun club. No hunting because this thing weighs a TON.
To make it harder, lets say under $500 then......
 
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Right now, if they are still availible - 
Sightron 4.5-14x42 SII Riflescope
•Plex Reticle
•1" Tube
•Adjustable Objective
•Target Knobs
• $100 Mail-In Rebate
•Was $605.95 Now $379.95
•$279.95 After Rebate!


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With your original price range I would have gone with one of these. The SS HD 10x for $800 or the SS 3-9 for $600.

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50717.aspx

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-9x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50716.aspx
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Still available ! Will do. Can you suggest a mount for this scope?
 
Thanks again and again
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I'd second the suggestion to pick one of the Super Sniper scopes. Base your choice of power range on how you will use the rifle. If you were in a slightly higher price range I would say no question about it the 5-20x50 non illuminated is the one I would want but I have several of the 3-9x42 version and they are a great  all around scope. I have also owned all the versions of the 10x including the HD and the HD is an awesome scope and very tough. There is a lot to be said about starting out learning with a fixed 10x scope because everything is always the same and it is plenty of power to shoot accurately at very long range but not so much power that you suffer in low light.  6x42 is maximum brightness in low light 10x is pretty livable but higher power scopes suffer in low light and on very hot days from mirage.  The other big advantage of the 10x is adjustable parallax.  The down side of any 10x scope is that it can be difficult to get onto a moving target under 100 yds where 6x will do so pretty darn quick.
As for mounts decide if you want quick detachable or not if not buy the Aadland if you do buy Bobro or La Rue.
Aadland AR 30mm Scope Mount Aadland AR 30mm Scope Mount
Stock # - AAD3020GII
  • Gen II
  • 20 MOA Slope
  • CNC Machined from 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum
  • 30mm
  • Integral Anti-Cant Bubble Level
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty
$229.95 
Bobro Precision Optic 30mm Mount Bobro Precision Optic 30mm Mount
Stock # - BOBB03201300
  • 30mm
  • Low
  • Slightly Forward
$209.95 


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If the scope will see use for self defense, quick target acquisition, or night time use for coyotes etc.
I like this I have one on one rifle and enjoy it a lot and working off the point of the triangle it is pretty darn accurate in those 100 to 200 yd distances much more than one might think. This would be a good optic if you shoot the three gun matches.  SWFA makes some  1-4 and 1-6 scopes also that are good. I just think this has the best illumination as it is tritium and fiber optic so no batteries ever. Tritium last 10 to 12 yrs then send them in to replace the tritium.
Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Red Triangle Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR24R
  • Matte
 
  • Red Triangle
  • 30mm
$844.95
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This is a fairly good mount, I've used on for years with no problems.  Benefit to it is if you ever change scopes and go to a 30mm all you do is remove the inserts and your good.  Will accomidate both size scope tubes 1" and 30mm -
SWFA S.S.A.L.T. 30mm Scope Mount SWFA S.S.A.L.T. 30mm Scope Mount
Stock # - SS30HSSALT
  • Picatinny MIL-STD-1913
  • Matte
  • Comes with 1" Inserts
$59.95 
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Ordered !!! Thanks....will post results soon
 
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Enjoy!  
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 I would also add the ACE adapter to it...


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Ordered scope yesterday, took order. They cancelled the order today...........BOO !!
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Thats how it goes when they have limited stock on stuff like that.  Give them a call 1-972-SCOPE-IT and see if they have any of the other Sightron scopes still availible. 
Here is the link to the original ad
Several on there would work,  There is the 3.5-10 BS's, 4-16 silver BS, 3-9 BS and more.  There are other great scopes out there besides the sightron stuff as well but at the prices you would be hard pressed to beat them.  Let me look and see what else I could find that I'd recommend if they are all out.
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ordered the 10x50. lets hope they still have one of those
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If you haven't checked out the samplelist   Check it out.  Mostly demo or trade in scopes that SWFA offers for unbelievable deals. 
Examples -
SPL17575 Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view PST416S1A, Matte, EBR-1, 30mm
$599.95
SPL16811 Zeiss 3.5-10x44 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214209920, Matte, Z-Plex, 1"
$499.95
SPL16284 Nitrex 3-15x42 TR Two Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 94525, Matte, EBX, 1"
$439.95
SPL17559 Meopta 3-12x50 Artemis 2100 Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view Matte, Illuminated 4C, 30mm, 1/p
$499.95
 
 
 
 
 
other great scopes to consider -
Weaver 3-15x42 Super Slam Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 3-15x42 Super Slam Rifle Scope
Stock # - 800330
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
$519.95 
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I have the above scope (well the Nitrex equivalent same scope just rebadged) and its a great scope.  I love the turrets on it.  They pull up to adjust then push down to lock so they wont get turned accidentally.  The mag range is great too
 
Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope Mil-Dot Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - VPRM05MD
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
$429.95 
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I have this scope but in Plex,  Great scope.  Vortex is one of the best in customer service you'll ever encounter if you have to use them.  Glass is good but a hair below the weaver mentioned above.
 
Minox 3-15x42 ZA5 Riflescope Minox 3-15x42 ZA5 Riflescope
Stock # - 66020
  • Matte
  • Mino-Plex
  • 1"
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One other thing.  calling SWFA is the best course of action to see if its in stock.  Their site is not set up to do real time inventory.  Also all their sales staff is extremely nice. 
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By the way the 3-10x50 out performs the 4.5-14x42 seriously it allows that much more light that it makes a difference.
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The 1-4 Mamba by Optisan is a lot of scope for the money.

http://swfa.com/Optisan-1-4x24-Mamba-30mm-Riflescope-P48520.aspx

Red and Green illumination, a CQB reticle, calibrated turret. Just don't forget to turn OFF the illumination as it will run the battery flat.(yeah you know how I learned that.)

Mine has banged around in a pickup on a Bushmaster 5.56 lightweight for over a year with no issues and seen 500+ rounds of GI ammo plus a few 100 handloads.

Have no idea if it could handle a big bore, but don't plan to find out.
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