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Old 02-22-2014, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Fellas I know nothing about Scopes.

But I am trying to set up one of my newer rifles as a DMR, since all my others are set up as CQB.

I bought it unfired used for a song (well not really a song but I didnt pay nearly as much as it should have cost)
One of my most lucky buys in a while:

It has a breathtaking billet (!) Seekins Precsion Lower mated to a billet(!) Vltor Mur D Upper and a Noveske, CHF, cerakoted barrel.
because of the high end barrel and the beautiful Hydrodipping job I decided to set it up as a designated marksman.
I also have 120 rounds of 69 gr match grade PPU in stock.

I found a scope I liked:
Powerful, good brand and on sale:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/123...-reticle-matte

BUT with a 5.56mm round I dont know if the maximum 18x isnt a bit overkill..
The 18x adds some weight and some cost (not much though since this scope is on sale)

then there is also this:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/918...-reticle-matte

Lighter, slightly cheaper

BUT what I really want is a scope that is already camoed up.
I found on here:
Nikon PROSTAFF 3-9x40 Rifle Scope BDC Reticle 1/4 MOA Realtree APG Camo 6724

is this prostaff any good, form the looks and weight I like it?

I am looking to range maybe 600m, with match grade Ammo which is appropriate for a DMR I think, want to keep the Glass camoed and am open to any scope thats:
- reasonably robust
- Holds zero VERY well for extended in the bush operations.
- Not made in China
- performs well in uncertain light
- under 350 USD

Once the scope is on I will replace the troy flip ups with 45 degree angled irons as a back up for short range engagements.

Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations for a scope?
Also what EXACT products do I need to buy to make my scope mount on my picatinny rail to hold zero reliably assuming extended in the bush operations?
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long range scopes | Price comparison and reviews at best-deal.com The sky is the limit. Swarovski Rifle Scopes | Rifle Scopes on Sale | SportOptics
Some damn fine stuff out there.If it is going to be used as a field rifle I would not put lots of money in the scope it.
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Kwo: Thanks for the links.

Still looking for a factory camouflaged scope though.
I went thru a lot of trouble to make sure my rifle doesnt look like a black stick to attract the human eye on the approach.

So I dont want to add another shorter black stick on top of it, otherwise I have to use scrimmage for camoflage which I was hoping to avoid.
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This might interest you.
Amazon.com: Millett 4-16x 50mm TRS- 1 30mm Tactical Rifle Scope (A-TAC Camo): Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Millett 4-16x 50mm TRS- 1 30mm Tactical Rifle Scope (A-TAC Camo): Sports & Outdoors
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That's beautiful!
I almost bought it just now.
Still might
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Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
That's beautiful!
I almost bought it just now.
Still might
Read the reviews. Millet makes great glass for the money.

Unfortunately, I think they are Made In China.

Millett sold to Bushnell a number of years back. But it's still an incredible scope. As good as many scopes that cost 3 to 4 times as much.
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Originally Posted by SilvrSRT10 View Post
Read the reviews. Millet makes great glass for the money.
Can you link ,me to a decent picatinny mount for this scope?
I dont know which ones can be relied on to keep zero and which ones cant...

What do u think of this one?
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And here is a very cheap scope.
I would buy it if my rifle was inexpensive but whats the sense of putting a $65 scope on a almost $3000 (retail) rifle?

AIM Sports 3-9x40 Camo Coated Scope - Rifle Scopes at Binoculars
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The more I read the more I am liking this millet!

Edit: Oh I just read it is Chinese
At this price I was hoping japanese or at least Malaysia..
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Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
And here is a very cheap scope.
I would buy it if my rifle was inexpensive but whats the sense of putting a $65 scope on a almost $3000 (retail) rifle?

AIM Sports 3-9x40 Camo Coated Scope - Rifle Scopes at Binoculars
If you're looking for a longer range weapon then you might want more magnification than this scope offers.

You could just get a couple camo scope rings and mount them to the picatinny rail on your gun. But the mount you showed looks good as well.
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