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Old 03-19-2017, 08:00 PM
milprileb milprileb is offline
 
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Default Any opinions on the NRA 4x scope ?

http://www.nrastore.com/nra-tactical...scope-sa-24587

I shot one yesterday out to 335 meters off a M1a and on 4 power hit a milk jug size target. Its rugged, price is awesome but.....

I don't know I'd trust it to be the scope I choose for my Service Rifle. I am still leaning to the Vortex and Leupold. I am more confident they won't die on me and the NRA scope looks too good to be true .

So anyone got any comments on the NRA scope, ...it might be fine for a plinking M4 carbine is what I am thinking or entry level for 3 Gun ?

My gut is saying Vortex or Leupold...I can't get over that

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Old 03-19-2017, 08:44 PM
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It's the same as the AIM Sports JFF1424G which can be found cheaper with free shipping on other sites. The NRA charges shipping
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:45 AM
milprileb milprileb is offline
 
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Overwhelming response by the match shooters here...that sends a signal
on this scope !


Anything and everything sells if CMP has it up for sale but ...maybe not so with this scope!
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:58 PM
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Personally, I tried a variable on my NM and my Modern Mil rifle and they were heavy and I didn't like any reticle I found. I went with a Leupold FX-II 4x33mm scope and have never looked back. Light, has a decent fine to medium duplex and simple design. I couldn't get down to the max weight of 8.5# with my Modern Mil rifle with a variable so, with a 3.5oz Aero Precision mount and the Leupold I ended up at 8#. Perfect.

That NRA scope weighs in at over one pound. For a Service Rifle/NM OK but, it might be tough to make the weight limit on anything other than a Carbine in Modern Mil.

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Old 03-29-2017, 07:32 AM
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I have tried a variety of scopes and cantilever mounts on the ARs--for both Modern Military and Service Rifle. Some conclusions: The illuminated reticles are not usable in virtually all competition situations. Just not bright or sharp enough. Illumination adds greatly to the scope size, weight and cost, making eye relief and scope mounting more complicated. The variable magnification feature is of no value (to me) and has the same negatives as the illumination as far as size and weight. Additionally, the scope flexes at rhe joint--add quick adjustable eyepiece to that one..... I use the full 4X in all phases, have no problem in offhand with 4X and while I certainly like quick focus, it does flex. IMO, the ideal scope is high optical quality, fixed at 4.5X, small in size, possess repeatable adjustments and doesn't cost much. Reticle choice is a good question. The circle-dot is probably my favorite but there is a lot of room for personal preference here and good shooters seem to make almost anything work. Mounts...the Chinese one piece cantilever mounts. You can try many different varieties for less than $20 each (delivered). Other than stripping threads on one (the weak point on most Chinese stuff), I find them good quality and completely adequate. For MM, inexpensive scope/mount combinations (I mean under $100) are fine. I put five inside the SR1 X ring with my M4 yesterday. For Service Rifle at 1-200yds maybe also OK--for 2, 3, 600, you probably need to go better, but I watched a good shooter win an EIC (in gusty conditions) with a Weaver K3.... I'm currently using a Leupold compact 4X with target knobs...and a Chinese mount. Just my observations. Good Shooting. ....
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Old 03-31-2017, 01:57 PM
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Figure they could get something Made in America, when I have $149 it won't be for some NRA branded import.
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