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HAMMER1DOWN
November 12, 2008, 09:38 PM
I have an ar 15 with a 16 inch barrel and i was looking to get a good scope to put on it. i have a 6x24 power on it and dont like it i was thinking of a 4x12 or something like that. I don't have a huge budget maybe around 300 to 400 i like nikons and leupold. any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks, Bones

sholling
November 12, 2008, 10:14 PM
Just so as not to confuse people, when describing a scope 6x24 usually would mean 6x magnification with a 24mm objective. I think you probably mean 6-24x magnification and don't care about the objective size? Anyway I wouldn't put that much scope on a 16" carbine. More like a 1-4x or a 2-8x. But you should be able to pick up a Nikon Monarch in 3-12x42 with side focus for under your limit at Bud's Gunshop.

WC145
November 13, 2008, 01:42 PM
I've got a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 with the BDC reticle on my Bushmaster C15M4 and I'm very happy with it. It's a good quality scope for the money (around $300 at my local gun shop) and it is perfect for what I'm using my rifle for.

Japle
November 13, 2008, 02:38 PM
You can probably find a Leupold VX-2 4-12X40mm in your price range. They have a great reputation for a reason.

hknut
November 15, 2008, 12:42 AM
I have a fixed 4x28 Simmons on mine and love it.

HAMMER1DOWN
November 15, 2008, 08:20 PM
I live in montana and need at least a 10 power. we have a lot of wide open spaces here. but currently i am looking at a Nikon Buckmasters 4.5x14 power what do you think???

sholling
November 16, 2008, 12:20 AM
I live in montana and need at least a 10 power. we have a lot of wide open spaces here. but currently i am looking at a Nikon Buckmasters 4.5x14 power what do you think???
You can probably order a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 off of Bud's Gunshop for under $400. If that's too much then I'd look at a Weaver V16 over the Buckmaster.

WC145
November 16, 2008, 03:13 PM
I live in montana and need at least a 10 power. we have a lot of wide open spaces here. but currently i am looking at a Nikon Buckmasters 4.5x14 power what do you think???

Allow me to quote myself-
I've got a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 with the BDC reticle on my Bushmaster C15M4 and I'm very happy with it. It's a good quality scope for the money (around $300 at my local gun shop) and it is perfect for what I'm using my rifle for.

NormOps
November 17, 2008, 02:48 AM
why not put a big scope on it?
I put a 8-32x 50 on my 16" heavy barrel ar-15.
Too much scope? heck yes, but who cares?
I could clearly see my bullet holes at a hundred yards, and was shooting one inch groups in a breeze; I am going to see just how much accuracy I can coax out of it next time.
Of course, that throws out the ability to use it quickly in a short range 'tatical' situation.
Then again, I already had the scope laying around, don't know if i would buy a big honkin' scope for a 16 incher otherwise...

Eli W.

popeyespappy
November 18, 2008, 10:46 AM
Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40, Mildot - $179

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bshnl-nv-321040m.html

Super Sniper 10x42, Mildot - $299.99

http://www.swfa.com/c-231-super-sniper-rifle-scopes.aspx