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OPTICS QUESTION

I'm considering two "new-fangled" scopes for my .300 WM build and wanted to get some input before I plunk down my hard earned money.

To start with, I really like my EO Tech on my AR, and favor Red Dot sights. With that said I was looking at the Leupold VX R in 4-12 x 40 or 4-12 x 50 and the Trijicon Accupoint in either a 3-9 x 40 or a 5-20 x 50.

My shooting distance will be 200 - 700 Yards on game and I'm looking for one scope to put on this build to last the life of the gun. Right now I'm using a 4-12 x 40, but not an illuminated reticule or red dot type. I'm leaning towards the Trijicon because it has the post and triangle over the crosshairs. It seems a much more less complex arrangement and I often find myself getting lost in the scope.

Thank you in advance for your help and I look forward to what input you have.

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Opinions vary greatly on what

Opinions vary greatly on what makes the best optics choices. The only red dots I have used are an Eotech and a Millett DMS1 1x4. The quality of the 2 brands you have mentioned is great so there is nothing to worry about with either choice. I would say you need to go with whatever you fell the most comfortable with and feel you can shoot the best under stress. For me right now that would be the Leupold as I have no experience with the other arrangement.

Although I don't usually go with super high power on a hunting rifle I would think that the 5x20 would be the better choice for the ranges mentioned. You would be a little disadvantaged at close range but that may not be a concern with where you hunt.

Most of my scopes are 3x9 or my most used is a 3.5x10. I took 2 animals under from 10 to 50 yards last year so being able to turn them down really helped in those situations. My antelope rifle on the other hand is a 4.5x14 with no concern for a real close shot.

Hope that helps and maybe you'll get some other opinions as well.

 

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Thank You

Right now I'm using a 4-12, and wouldn't want to go lower than a 3-9 variable. I really like some features of the Trijicon, but being a "Turret Turner" favor the CDS system of Leupold's. There are features that both companies offer that I like, but no one manufacturer that seems to combine all of the features I like.

I guess I'll just have to pay my money and take my chances. I'll have to start saving my overtime pay.

 

Biker

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