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    Default What scope to use for 300 yards

    Any recommendation for a scope that will work at 300 yards on an AR 15? I was looking at Trijicon ACOG but itís north of 1k. Is there anything less expensive? Itís needed for the public range.

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    Default Re: What scope to use for 300 yards

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/opmod-p...-5-dot-56-nato

    Put this on my AR last year and been hittting steel out to 500 pretty easily. Great scope, and wasn*t expensive.
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    Default Re: What scope to use for 300 yards

    Are you shooting paper or steel? I shoot out to 300 with a 10x scope and it*s fine. But to see .223 holes in paper at that range you need some serious magnification, think 60X spotting scope. Splatter targets like Shoot n See will help.

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    Default Re: What scope to use for 300 yards

    I subscribe to the AAoptics notification list. They get factory refurbished Vortex scopes in several time a year, and usually have great deals on them and the Vortex lifetime warranty extends to refurbs.

    https://aaoptics.com/Riflescopes-_c_115.html

    Not much to look through now. I have some Vipers on higher end (600yd+) rifles but most of my sub-400yd rifles have Diamondbacks 2.5-10x with the larger 50mm objective.
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    Default Re: What scope to use for 300 yards

    Primary arms, I have 1x 2.5x and will be getting a 3x and 5x all with the acss reticle similar to the acog but for less than $400.

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    Default Re: What scope to use for 300 yards

    Quote Originally Posted by Palerider View Post
    Are you shooting paper or steel? I shoot out to 300 with a 10x scope and it*s fine. But to see .223 holes in paper at that range you need some serious magnification, think 60X spotting scope. Splatter targets like Shoot n See will help.
    Yes I shoot paper and then walk down the range to see results.

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    Default Re: What scope to use for 300 yards

    Quote Originally Posted by Aggies Coach View Post
    https://www.opticsplanet.com/opmod-p...-5-dot-56-nato

    Put this on my AR last year and been hittting steel out to 500 pretty easily. Great scope, and wasn*t expensive.
    I clicked on the link, 3 models pop up. First and second are around $200. Do those not have magnification?

    The 3rd model appears 2 pieces and is $659.99. I am wondering what the differences are.

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    Default Re: What scope to use for 300 yards

    One of my buddies told me that Optics Planet donates to anti-gun causes so I don't consider them when buying. I did not look into it though but he is pretty reliable.
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    Default Re: What scope to use for 300 yards

    Quote Originally Posted by ar556 View Post
    I clicked on the link, 3 models pop up. First and second are around $200. Do those not have magnification?

    The 3rd model appears 2 pieces and is $659.99. I am wondering what the differences are.
    The 4-14 in the name is the magnification. Ballpark will want at least 1 x magnification per each 50 yards, so for 300, a 6x would be the minimum. There's a few ways to go. If you also were going to shoot things close, then say a 1-8 or 1-10 LVPO could be good. If only farther out, then something like the 4-14 sounds good. Past that you can think about the reticle inside. If you want something on the simple side or a whole tree. There's the focal plane. A second focal plane will be cheaper, those doing long range usually prefer a first focal plane, but then they also cost more. In general, I've found glass is you get what you pay for. But a decent one could be hand for a few hundred. Closer to 1,000 there's more options. There's a reviewer, the Dark Lord of Optics, he goes over a ton of these.

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