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    Looking for AR optic

    I am interested in getting a low power scope for matches and bench shooting. Does anyone have experience with a Vortex Strike Eagle. 1-6x 24mm with illuminated reticle. Older eyes sometimes need a lighted reticle with darker targets but the reticle looks a little cluttered.
    Any help appreciated.
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    #2
    I have a strike eagle, it's a good scope for the money , the reticle is a little busy but it's not bad
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      #3
      Go with a red dot. You don't need a magnified optic for matches or even bench shooting.
      I have a red dot on my AR and have no trouble hitting a 6 inch steel plate at 100 yards.
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        #4
        I have the Strikefire 2. Picked it up at Camp-Site. Very happy with the product.
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          #5
          Matches - red dot
          range - scope or red dot depending on distance. I use a red dot and a magnifier for range when I wanna reach out to 200 yards. Granted you won't get 1 MOA with it but you'll be able to hit a 6" piece of cardboard with no problems on the backstop at Calverton. I use a bushnell trs25 and a primary arms 3x flip to side

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            #6
            Originally posted by Mad Russian View Post
            Go with a red dot. You don't need a magnified optic for matches or even bench shooting.
            I have a red dot on my AR and have no trouble hitting a 6 inch steel plate at 100 yards.
            This

            Primary Arms Adv micro red dot and if you want get a 3x magnifier for range trips with quick detach rings.

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              #7
              FWIW the last time I was at Cabelas there was a couple a head of me buying a pair of "evil" ARs, both with Nikon P223 scopes.

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                #8
                Get a quality scope. Red dots don't excel at ranges over 50 yds at least as far as accurate hits beyond Min of man. That vortex scope is too busy for my taste.
                My buddy has a Leupold VX-R on his AR. It more beans then the Vortex but over the lifetime of the product it's well worth the price of admission.
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                  #9
                  I have no experience with matches but for fast target aquisition, I like my red dot

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                    #10
                    Red dot = both eyes open
                    scopes tend to have one eye closed until you get used to it but your open eye can take a few seconds for your shooting eye to catch up

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Heartlessmcfly View Post
                      Matches - red dot
                      range - scope or red dot depending on distance. I use a red dot and a magnifier for range when I wanna reach out to 200 yards. Granted you won't get 1 MOA with it but you'll be able to hit a 6" piece of cardboard with no problems on the backstop at Calverton. I use a bushnell trs25 and a primary arms 3x flip to side
                      Do you need a riser for the red dot ti line up with the magnifier?
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Hannco View Post

                        Do you need a riser for the red dot ti line up with the magnifier?
                        The red dot is on a high mount. Magnifier is on standard flip to side

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Heartlessmcfly View Post

                          The red dot is on a high mount. Magnifier is on standard flip to side
                          This one? https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Opti...words=aimpoint

                          Or the regular mount and a riser?
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Hannco View Post

                            This one? https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Opti...words=aimpoint

                            Or the regular mount and a riser?
                            https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AB...ufL&ref=plSrch

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                              #15
                              Leupold Mark 6 1-6x20 illuminated reticle and goes from a red dot to a full reticle at higher magnifications. I have one on a 5.56 AR platform and it is a great optic. I also have red dots and 12" out to 200-300 yds isn't an issue.

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