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    Ar15 scopes

    Do you think the fad for huge adjustable knobs on the compact AR scopes will end soon? I am getting tired of waiting for it. So many nice scopes out there...then they put those huge adjustable knobs on them. I like what ACOG puts on theirs, then again I cant justify +1000$ for a scope.
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    I've recently purchased a Barska 4X20 on Amazon. I don't have it yet. Reviews look promising for a budget optic. It looks virtually identical to the Colt 3X20 but is 3/4" longer.

    https://www.barska.com/optics/rifle-...by-barska.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandak View Post
    Do you think the fad for huge adjustable knobs on the compact AR scopes will end soon? I am getting tired of waiting for it. So many nice scopes out there...then they put those huge adjustable knobs on them. I like what ACOG puts on theirs, then again I cant justify +1000$ for a scope.
    If you’re talking about fat and not tall knobs then the reason is for quick adjustment under less than ideal conditions. My basic rule of thumb is that the scope should be comparable in price to the gun it will be mounted on. I’ve been known to deviate from that rule either way, but not by much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 824tsv View Post
    I've recently purchased a Barska 4X20 on Amazon. I don't have it yet. Reviews look promising for a budget optic. It looks virtually identical to the Colt 3X20 but is 3/4" longer.
    Thanks, but 20mm doesnt work on my SOCOM...the front sight ghosts. I need 24mm or bigger objective diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smutt View Post
    My basic rule of thumb is that the scope should be comparable in price to the gun it will be mounted on. I’ve been known to deviate from that rule either way, but not by much.
    Very much so. Back in the days of stereo equipment when you bought a receiver/amplifier, turntable, tape deck and speakers it was standard advice to reserve about 50% of the entire purchase cost on the speakers. No matter how good or powerful the rest, if you cheap out on speakers it will sound less than good.

    In photography with cameras with interchangeable lenses, advice is always don't cheap out on the glass.

    The same goes for rifle scopes. Don't put a flea market Tasco on a Weatherby...put glass on a rifle that not only compliments the rifle but will accomplish the desired use and hold up long-term.
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    I like the colt 3X/4X scopes. I prefer the 3X for rapid target sighting. These are colt branded before they took on collector status and price. I also have an early acog 1.5X on my M16A1 with a light machinegun upper. Love it. When you put quality optics on your firearm, it becomes a wonderful marriage of optics and firearm of which you feel when shooting them. I too thought acog were over priced until I used one.

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    Aimpoints or Acogs is what I usually wind up with after driving myself crazy shopping.
    Still haven’t found the ‘right’ one for my .308 SBR though.


 

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