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I'm new to AR's and I researched for several days and thou I don't want to spend $400 or $500 for a aimpoint..so I have gone with a very popular Vortex Strikefire, there made for the AR platform and with the high rise bracket they are easily ready for cowitness....
 

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If your eyes are as weak as mine,
I gotta have magnification past 50 yards.

Im just old.;)



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Magnification 1 x
Objective Lens Diameter30 mm
Eye ReliefUnlimited
Tube Size30 mm
Dot Size4 MOA
Adjustment Graduation1/2 MOA / click
25 MOA / rotation
Max Elevation Adjustment100 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment100 MOA
Parallax SettingParallax free past 50 yards
Length6.1 inches
Weight7.2 ounces

Cost is $169
 

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Guess it all depends on what you plan to use your AR for most often. If its a home defense gun, how many 100-200 yard shots are you going to be taking in your home? If its for varmint control a little bit of magnification might be needed.

There are a variety of variable zoom red dots out there with a range of 1-4x which is a good mix of the two needs.

I have a 4x ACOG scope on mine. Anything 100 yards and in I shoot with both eyes open. Anything farther out only thru the optic.

I only have the one AR at the moment so it's a mix of both home defense and varmint gun. Being I'm in the high desert and there is amble 200-300 yard shots available, which is why I went with a 4x with BDC reticle.


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I'm brand need with red dots but wanted a nice beginner one and with research this was what I was told by several AR owners. I need anything past a hundred yards anyway so I think this be good for me
 

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Any experience out there with Nikons P223 3x9 I want my Sr556 to be a multiple purpose rifle, where I have the option to shoot 200 yards.


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What are looking to hit out at 200yards? Varmints, man, or groups?

I don't experience with the 223 line but my love all my Nikon glass both scopes and lenses. I believe they have one in that line with less magnification which will work better close in and still let you get good hits on larger targets out to 200. But if you want to bang prairie dogs at the range the more magnification could come in handy.


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