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Old February 21st, 2017, 12:05 AM   #16
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Old February 21st, 2017, 12:19 AM   #17
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The Vortex Razor Gen-2 HD 1-6x24mm is a great optic.

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Old February 21st, 2017, 08:21 AM   #18
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SWFA's 1-6x24mm HD scope is in stock right now. This is a scope I've been researching and from all accounts, it seems to be a really nice, rugged scope with a versatile FFP reticle.

Buy SWFA SS HD 1-6x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescopes at SWFA.com
I've got the SWFA 1-6. Very nice scope. I had it on an M14 but switched to a Leupold Patrol 3-9 Firedot. Although the SS is a very nice scope it's a pig. Its weight made a heavy rifle handle even more awkwardly. That along with wanting a little more magnification on the top end led me to switch. The rifle handles noticeably better with the light weight Leupold on there. The downside is losing the true 1X on the bottom end, but being able to use the Firedot almost like a red dot helps some with that as does a 45 degree scope mounted mini red dot.

The SS 1-6 now lives on a 20" AR which I think suits it better.

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Old February 21st, 2017, 09:50 AM   #19
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This might work for ya.

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Old February 21st, 2017, 02:51 PM   #20
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Steiner P4Xi ( not a 1x6 ) but the glass is majestic

that is on my list for a LE901 ( 308)

499.00 on GB right now

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Old February 21st, 2017, 03:39 PM   #21
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Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6, illuminated. There a lot of band for your buck with the Strike Eagle plus the vortex warranty.

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Old February 21st, 2017, 08:55 PM   #22
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And now for something completely different...

Consider the ELCAN Specter DR 1.5-6X. This optic is unique in that it is either a 1.5X or 6X (nothing in between). A throw lever is used to set the magnification you need. ELCAN has a reputation for outstanding glass clarity.

I use ELCAN 4X Specter on my FrankenAR and thoroughly enjoy it.

The downside - +/- $2900.


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Old February 21st, 2017, 09:08 PM   #23
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One thing to keep in mind is your eye relief. On m1as there is a greater distance between the last picatinny rail and the butt of the stock than what you would typically encounter on ar15s. So much so that your natural cheek weld spot is further away from your optic.
That's why scopes tend to work better than acog style optics because you can slide them back closer to your face and get the appropriate eye relief.
The exception to that would be if you're rig has an adjustable stock.

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Old March 5th, 2017, 10:01 PM   #24
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I'm going to throw one out that often gets overlooked. I run a Millet DMS 1-6 on my 3 Gun AR. It doesn't have the best glass but they're pretty good. It isn't the least expensive but it's close. What it is is rugged, repeatable, dependable and has a decent and usable reticle. I have absolutely beat this scope over the last 3+ years and it just keeps coming back for more. Ran it through 3 Hard as Hell Multigun matches and it just gave me a shrug and asked if that was the best I could do. I have shot at least 1 rifle or multigun match every month since I got it. Tossed it, dropped it, dumped it, slammed it, loaned it, shot about 50,000 rounds under it. I can't kill this thing. It has become my go to simply because I can always count on it.

I bought 2 Vortex Strike Eagles but ended up putting them on other rifles and went back to the Millet.

It's ugly, it's heavy and the illumination is iffy in bright sunlight. Other than that I have absolutely zero complaints with the scope. I WILL be putting one on my M1A just as soon as I can figure out which mounting system I want.

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Old March 6th, 2017, 07:36 AM   #25
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It looks like the Vortex Strike Eagle is designed to work with the 5.56 cartridge. How do you adjust for that with the 7.62 in the M1A?

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Old March 6th, 2017, 08:37 AM   #26
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Primary Arms 1-6x

Can't beat Primary Arms for the price. The ACSS reticle is amazing too.

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Old March 6th, 2017, 08:47 AM   #27
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I am a huge fan of the Bushnell Elite Tactical 1-6.5x24 illuminated FFP optic with the BTR 2 reticle. At 1 power it is a red dot perfect for CQB or fast acquisition shooting. At 6.5 power it is a full MRAD reticle that I use out to 600 yards very often on my Scout M1A. I think the reticle at max power would be able to do 800 yards decently. But our range only has 100-600 then its 1000 so sadly no in between for me.

Overstock.com has two of these for $1000 right now which is a great price.


I have no experience with primary arms but I hear they are good at a low price. Might be worth checking. I know I will for my next optic purchase. I like the 5x battle sight primary arms has.

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Old March 26th, 2017, 03:50 PM   #28
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Not sure what your budget is, but the Leupold Mark 6 is a great scope and also about as light as it gets. If you don't mind the weight of the Razor 1-6, you may want to at least check out the new Trijicon 1-8. It weighs about the same but has a nice milling reticle, is first focal plane and gives you an extra 2x.

I also had the opportunity to look through the Kahles 1-6x and it's super nice - very wide field of view and crystal clear glass.

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Old March 26th, 2017, 04:32 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by rangerdave View Post
Elcan 1.5-6x. Awesomely clear glass, bdc reticle and red dot, built like a tank

I have the 1-4 on my m4a1, love it
^^^^^What he said...Elcan is one of the few that will last long term to the punishment of the M1A.

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Old March 26th, 2017, 04:36 PM   #30
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This is something seldom heard, listen to crackho!

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