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New scope 450B AR

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:28 am
by Smithjdsr
I need a new scope. I thought I wanted a 2-7 power because:
1) 2 power is wider field for close shots- if I see edible venison at 25 yards, I harvest it.
2) 7 power is (probably) enough. Maybe? I’m not a long distance shooter- longest hunting shot to date is 150 yards. (.50 cal muzzleloader with a 4 power scope and a shooting stick)

But 3-9 is far more popular, therefore easier to get, and available in more kinds and makes. A 2-7 is usually x33ish and a 3-9 is usually x40ish, so maybe brighter? Is 3 power ok for those closer shots? Recommendations?

It’s going on an AR, so it’ll be mounted a bit higher than on a rifle with drop at the comb. A bit more eye relief is good to reduce the chance of scope bite. I like optical scopes, and I’m not wild about red dot or any battery-operated sights. My favorite scope ever is a Redfield Widefield 1 3/4 -5 mounted in my .30-06.

Re: New scope 450B AR

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:47 am
by cwlongshot
A 2x7 is my all time most favorite variable, exactly for the reasons you have posted. I also agree its a great choice for the 450 regardless of platform.

I have had a Leupold on mine since I got it. Last fall I swapped it for a 1.5x6x42 Tasco EURO CLASS 30MM. This is not cheapo scope! Think quality European scope!

Good luck,
CW

Re: New scope 450B AR

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:21 pm
by Jim in Houston
I have a 3x9 Leupold on mine. Took a running pig at 25 yds after it popped out of the grass at my feet. I have to admit, I had to let him run out a bit before I could pick him up on the scope at 3x, but no problem with bring him down with the 250 FTX at that range.