Optics - What are you using ?

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Optics - What are you using ?

Post by ada » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:55 pm

What type of Optics are folks using - super only, sub only, super-sub combo ?

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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by Overton-AR » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:11 pm

I have a couple 300BLK SBR's. One wears a Primary Arms ADS red dot. The other gets a Vortex Viper PST 1-4 scope.

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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by smustian » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:20 pm

Redfield Revolution 2-7 on one, Aimpoint PRO on the other. The Redfield Revolution series are made in the Leupold plant and might even have Leupold glass in them.

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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by cornmastah » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:46 pm

I have a couple different 300 blk guns and have a variety of optics installed on them.

16" AR-15 AAC Carbine: Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x32 FFP (mostly supers)
9" AR-15 AAC SBR: Eotech 512 (supers and subs)
Rem700: Primary Arms 4-16X44 Illuminated Mil Dot (subs only)
Ruger American: Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24 TMCQ (jacketed supers only)
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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by 392heminut » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:17 pm

Aimpoint Comp M4s on one and a Bushnell AR Optics1-4X24 on the other one. The one with the Aimpoint is my house gun and also has a suppressor on it.
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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by steven11b » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:20 pm

I use an Eotech 512 on my 300blkout. I shoot supers to 300yards and mansized target and out to 100 yards with subs mostly.
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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by oberstgreup » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:22 pm

I had an Aimpoint H-1 Micro but switched it off for an SWFA SS Classic 1-4x24 - similar to the Viper PST, different reticle and a little less expensive but still pretty nice quality. The Aimpoint is now on a 5.56mm rifle.

I love the Aimpoints but IMO if you're ever going to shoot at anything over 100 yards subsonics really need a mil-dot or moa marked reticle or marked turrets or something other than just trying to guesstimate 46" of holdover. For a 5.56mm the holdover is a lot more reasonable at any range at which I'm going to be shooting. The magnification is also nice even at 100 yards.

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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by Scratch » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:31 pm

Here's what I'm running on my AR's. Some are 5.56 some are 300BLK. Nothing is suppressed.
PA Advanced Micro Dot
Aimpoint PRO
PA 1-6 ACSS
Bushnell TRS-25
Vortex Viper PST FFP 6-24X50

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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by ada » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:20 am

[quote="Overton-AR"]I have a couple 300BLK SBR's. One wears a Primary Arms ADS red dot. The other gets a Vortex Viper PST 1-4 scope.
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How does the 24mm objective lens in the Vortex Viper PST 1-4 scope perform in low light conditions?
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Re: Optics - What are you using ?

Post by plant.one » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:36 am

i tend to favor 3-9x40 or 4-12x40 on my rifles.
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