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OK guys/gals. I just picked up and mounted my Troy Iron sights on the RRA AR15 ATH. Now I'm scoping out some new optics.

I'm looking for a 1-4x with illuminated reticle. This scope will be mainly used for targets from 50-200 yards at Calverton. Maybe try 300 yards someday.

So far, I really like the:

Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24 Riflescope $499 (no mount)
SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope $799 (no mount)
Burris XTR Gen II 1-4X24 W/Fastfire Red Dot And P.E.P.R. Mount $869 (I like that this has the Red Dot Scope on top).

Does any one have experience with these?
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Do you recommend something else?

Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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All a little over kill.  But if its your only Ar and your guna spend that much on an optics just bucks go with a used Acog on ebay I have seen them get down to 650-800
 

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rifleshooter said:
For a 1-4 I would get either leupold mark 4 or a nightforce. For 50-200 yards I would use irons or an aimpoint.
That's why I bought the irons. I plan to practice with them until I get very proficient with them. Then I plan on getting a scope.

Since you mentioned Leupold, I like this one "Mark 4 1-3x14mm Close Quarter/Tactical Riflescope": http://www.leupold.com/tactical/products/scopes/mark-4-cqt-riflescopes/mark-4-1-3x14mm-cqt/

Has anyone had any experience with this or the ones I've mentioned above?

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anythinggood said:
All a little over kill. But if its your only Ar and your guna spend that much on an optics just bucks go with a used Acog on ebay I have seen them get down to 650-800
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The troy sights are beautiful.  I've been thinking of getting them for a while.  Try for the used Acog.
 

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Trijicon ACOG TA31F & Leupold 1.5-5x20 Mark 4 MR/T 30mm Riflescope

These are the only two scopes I recomend and are currently in use by the US Armed Forces......
 

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Trijicon ACOG TA31F & Leupold 1.5-5x20 Mark 4 MR/T 30mm Riflescope

These are the only two scopes I recomend and are currently in use by the US Armed Forces......
I kind of wanted a true 1x for CQB with variable up to 4x for up to 100+ yards. The ACOG is a set 4x and the Leupold is a 1.5. Plus, I brought my scope budget down a bit to the sub $500 range.

I heard great things about the Leatherwood Hi-Lux 1-4x CMR Red Illumicated Reticle that costs around $325. Doing some research on it now.

http://www.hi-luxoptics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=61
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IMHO of going CQB set up with an occasional long range shooting, I would recommend Aimpoint PRO or Eotech 512 with budget magnifier. The total cost will be close or little over than to $500 with the set up. I heard good things about 1-4X Leatherwood Hi-Lux, and Nikon M-223, but I am not sure how useful the 2X and 3X magnifications are. I imagine you will switch 1x and 4x back and forth.
 
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