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Old September 12, 2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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Leupold Mark 4 HAMR cheaper alternative??

I currently have my SR-556 set up with an eotech 512 and of course the factory troy flip ups. I've been considering a magnifier with a pop up mount. But aside from being expensive, I don't like the added bulk and weight of the magnifer and mount. I recently came across the Leupold Mark 4 HAMR with the delta point, but as you know it costs nearly as much the rifle. I'm not opposed to spending some dough on a good optic, but $1,200+ is just out of my budget. I'd rather buy another rifle for that money. However, I love the idea of the 4x optic and the CMR2 reticle, plus the CQB versatility of the delta point. I feel like I'm missing long range capability with the just the eotech, and for reasons above, I'm not excited about a magnifier. So, that's what makes the HAMR + Delta point so attractive I spent around $370 on the Eotech. If I could sell it used, and put another couple hundred with and buy something around $500-$600 give or take, with around 4X magnification and 1x CQB optic, I'd be pretty happy. And suggestions?
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Old September 12, 2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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I've been very pleased with the Leatherwood CMR. 1-4x, illuminated BDC reticle.
Around $350 street price. Yeah, it's Chicom glass...but it's the nicest I've seen.
Check out online reviews.

http://www.hi-luxoptics.com/index.ph...d=51&Itemid=56
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Old September 12, 2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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Get a magnifier for your Eotech...you can find some that do not cost that much. I put my magnifier on a quick release scope mount
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Old September 12, 2011, 10:58 PM   #4
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I have a Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14X50 on my .338. Very nice....
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Old September 13, 2011, 07:38 AM   #5
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He said $500-$600...
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Old September 13, 2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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So you want a low mag scope+ a fast red dot for CQB?
Burris Tac30 (1-4x 30mm with illuminated reticle)+ Burris FastfireII.
Total should run around $479+ rings.

You could just do the Tac30 alone for under $300 if you just want an illuminated option, but the Fastfire is a nice little backup optic.
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Old September 13, 2011, 10:09 PM   #7
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Ooops. Mea culpa....
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Old September 13, 2011, 10:25 PM   #8
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I plan on buying a LaRue quick disconnect rear sight for my AR-15 so I can swap out the magnifier for the rear sight if I need it.
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