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    Posted: July/23/2012 at 23:59
I have an .223 AR-15 from Rock River Arms with a 16'' barrel and a flat top carry handle. I've been looking around on the internet for hours searching for a rifle scope that will fit my budget of $150-$250 without having it break on me and be able to hold the zero in quite well. Being able to see bullet wholes on distances up to 50-200 yards is where my target range is at. Also, a relatively thicker scope with Mil-Dot would be nice. I'm fresh new on scopes so all help would be appreciated.
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SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS6X42MQ
  • Matte Finish
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • .10 Mrad
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Redfield 3-9x40 Revolution Rifle Scope Kit Redfield 3-9x40 Revolution Rifle Scope Kit
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Sightron 3-9x40 SI Riflescope Mil-Dot Sightron 3-9x40 SI Riflescope
Stock # - SI39X40MD
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Just so you're aware, the scope mount alone I put on mine would take up most of your budget. I would think you're almost better off using BUIS instead of a budget scope and a cheap mount. And you will most likely need some type of cantilever mount to position the scope forward enough - imo.

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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS6X42MQ
  • Matte Finish
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • .10 Mrad
$299.95 
Does anyone have any feedback on this scope?
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I'm not de-valuing Wes' reccomendation, but if price is the contributing factor, What about the BSA Sweet 223?
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Slightly more than your budget but comes with the mount,
Redfield 4-12x40 Revolution Rifle Scope Kit Redfield 4-12x40 Revolution Rifle Scope Kit
Stock # - RED67115KIT
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

I'm not de-valuing Wes' reccomendation, but if price is the contributing factor, What about the BSA Sweet 223?
I was going to say if you want more magnification...  I am currently running a "BSA sweet 223 6-18x40" on my AR and put over 350 rounds thru it.  It's still holding zero. 
 
On sale for $69.95 here...  That will give you a cheap chance to play with a unvalued scope...
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

I'm not de-valuing Wes' reccomendation, but if price is the contributing factor, What about the BSA Sweet 223?
I was going to say if you want more magnification...  I am currently running a "BSA sweet 223 6-18x40" on my AR and put over 350 rounds thru it.  It's still holding zero. 
 
On sale for $69.95 here...  That will give you a cheap chance to play with a unvalued scope...
http://opticstalk.com/bsa-618x40-sweet-223-70-off_topic28823.html
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Originally posted by NoTearsOnyDreams NoTearsOnyDreams wrote:


Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:




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Stock # - SS6X42MQ



  • Matte Finish

  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle

  • 30mm Tube

  • Rear Focus

  • OK for .50 cal

  • .10 Mrad
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$299.95 
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Does anyone have any feedback on this scope?


The Fixed power SS line is tough as nails especially at 299. Goto Swfa.com and check out all the reviews. Aswell as everywhere on the net. You'll never run out of adjustment range and they hold zero like no other for the price.
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No disrespect intended I'm not sure that I'd put a BSA on anything. Admittedly there are worse scopes but they're pretty close to bottom rung. I'd look at Bushnell's Legend line, Burris' Fullfield II, Nikon's Bushmaster, Sightron's S1 and Weaver's Classic V product lines. Good quality optics are more important than magnification or a tacticool reticle.

Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope Ballistic Plex Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope
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  • Hunter Knobs
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Nikon 3-9x40 Buckmaster Riflescope BDC Nikon 3-9x40 Buckmaster Riflescope
Stock # - NIK6421
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  • BDC
  • 1"
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It seems as though I will go with the 4-12x40 Redfield Revolution rifle scope kit unless I there are scope mounts that would run for around $50 so I can purchase the SWFA Tactical scope without busting my card. Would the SWFA Aluminum 30mm rings that run for about $40 work well?
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If you can get them in Extra High I see no reason they wouldn't work. I have cheap tacticool weaver rings on an SS on a 308 and they never move. On an AR just be sure to purchase extra high to get proper eye position.
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Burris P.E.P.R. mounts aren't that much more. I use high-buck mounts on my real AR15s but I tried a quick disconnect P.E.P.R. my MP15-22 and I'm pretty happy with it. I do think it's worth the extra $20 for the QD version so you can remove and replace it with some repeatability.

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Is there any warranty on the SWFA SS tactical rifle scopes? I can't seem to find any.
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By the way, This is the rifle I own with the Tactical carry handle mounted. I don't know If i should remove the carry handle or place the scope right on top of it?
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mount scope to flat top
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It looks like I'll be purchasing the SWFA SS MRAD scope in a few weeks now, unless I can get any other suggestion that will turn my head. I appreciate all the help. thank you.
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Originally posted by NoTearsOnyDreams NoTearsOnyDreams wrote:

It looks like I'll be purchasing the SWFA SS MRAD scope in a few weeks now, unless I can get any other suggestion that will turn my head. I appreciate all the help. thank you.
Now all you have to do is decide which one.
Fixed or variable?
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I'd like to go with a Variable, but I've already leaped out of my budget range.
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I think I'll just stick with a Fixed scope. Either one of the MRAD scopes. Which one would be appropriate for target ranges 50-150 yards? The 6,10,12,16, or 20x42 scope?
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