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05-14-2011, 17:10
What do you recommend for my AR close range out to 300 yards?

Does anyone use the Burris Fullfield TAC30 Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 1-4x 24mm Illuminated Ballistic CQ Reticle?


05-14-2011, 17:26
1x4x24mm is all you need for man-sized targets out to the max effective range of an M4.

Since I use my M4-clone for yotes and jacks too, I have a 3x9x50 on it and use match ammo to get the accuracy I need for a sub-six inch group out to 300m.

That particular scope I have no idea about.

05-14-2011, 17:30
....Does anyone use the Burris Fullfield TAC30 Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 1-4x 24mm Illuminated Ballistic CQ Reticle?


I've read a few favorable reviews of that scope.
I use a Leupold 1.5-4 scope, works very well out to 220m, longest range available to me currently.

05-14-2011, 17:32
ACOG. Love mine with the reticle out to 600 yds!!

05-14-2011, 17:49
The easy answer is a Short Dot but they are a little spendy for a 1-4X (the 1.1-8 will be worth every penny) but a Nightforce NXS 1-4X24 with either the FC2 ret is a good alternative... Very nice glass at a reasonable price.

If you are on a tighter budget I hear good things about the Burris XTR, but I don't have any personal experience with them.

05-15-2011, 00:24
I seriously don't see many people dropping close to 2K for glass to shoot to 300 yds.

The Burris is a fine scope, but I'd go with a Leupold myself.

Randy from Kansas
05-15-2011, 07:39
The Burris is a fine scope, but I'd go with a Leupold myself.[/QUOTE]


05-15-2011, 13:34
I'm a Leupold guy myself, Vari-X II 3x9. Shooting 300 yds with it isnt even fair. A good Leupold hunting scope with good glass can be had for a couple hundred bills.

05-15-2011, 13:46

Here is very well reviewed scope for $250.

I wish I had the cash!

05-15-2011, 13:58
Nikon 2-7X Variable. It's about $130 plus rings.

05-15-2011, 14:03
Trijicon Accupoint.

05-15-2011, 14:37

Here is very well reviewed scope for $250.

I wish I had the cash!

This is exactly what I went with and I'm very happy. Outstanding target acquisition inside 25 yards with the ability to easily reach-out to 300 yards. And if you buy before May 31, you will also get a free Nikon M-223 mount.

05-15-2011, 14:56
I just got a Burris AR-332 a couple weeks ago. Very awesome optic. It is calibrated for the .223 and has dots for ranges out to 500 yards plus. Paid $299 for it and have been very happy with it. Sighted it at 100 yards and its dead on.

Kansas Slim
05-15-2011, 15:10
Millett is making their "Designated Marksmen Scope" for exactly that purpose. It has a donut reticle like some the ACOGs but can also be dialed up to 4x and is just over $200 from Optics Planet.

05-15-2011, 16:11
Just wondering for my personal info, I was told that with my Aimpoint Micro I could expect it to be good/fine for 300yds, not much father than that but basically ppl said, its GTG to 300 yds but you (being me) aren't probably- so just work on getting good with your AR and Aimpoint out to 300yds and you'll be fine..

So is that so? I know Aimpoints are generally CQB optics and thats cool, my AR is set up as a CQB carbine, but I'd of course like to be able to reach out, so I do wonder how good and far the Aimpoint (in my case Micro R-1) is good for

05-15-2011, 19:54
Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24 has been perfect for me and has an unbeatable warranty.


05-17-2011, 01:35
Scrappy, you can shoot it that far, but it does take some practice.

05-17-2011, 04:23
IOR 1.5-8x illuminated horseshoe

05-17-2011, 04:45
What size of target are you gonna be shooting at three hundred yards? Is this a defensive type rifle in 5.56 for that purpose?

I like black
05-17-2011, 11:52
Nikon 2-7X Variable. It's about $130 plus rings.

This was my choice too.

I went with RRA one piece forward mount system, very solid and reasonable in price.

The Nikon glass in very clear too as you would expect from Nikon.


05-17-2011, 15:16
Agreed. Shooting out to 300m for 'a hit' (wartime etc) you can do with a dot or irons easily.

If you want tiny groups? Different story.

A Leupold or Trijicon 1-4 or 1.5-5 would do fine, even a 2-7X would do ok for general purpose shooting. Without knowing more....

05-17-2011, 15:55
I'd love a Trijicon AccuPoint 1-4, I have like 5 different rifles I'd like to have them on (all of them if possible lol, maybe one of each size, 1-4, 2-10x56, 3-9, 5-20x50 etc) but AccuPoint scopes are SO EXPENSIVE. right after Christmas people were selling them all over the webs (older models or leftovers maybe?) for 525 ... I found SEVERAL, both 1-4's and the 2-10/3-9's but... I didn't pull that trigger, and then I found the MidwayUSA Aimpoint Micro R-1 deal and, i didn't hesitate on that ... but if I could have AccuPoints , I'd have them definitely.

05-17-2011, 16:05
Nikon 2-7X Variable. It's about $130 plus rings.

+1:supergrin: I have been using this scope on my m4gery for about a year now. It is very hard to beat it for price and durability.

Matthew Courtney
05-19-2011, 18:33
I have a Leupold 1.5-5x illuminated recticle on my SOCOM II. The reostat moves and turns the illuminated recticle on if it touches anything. This causes the battery to constantly go dead. Because of this, I put an Aimpoint Micro on my Bushmaster .308 optics ready carbine.

The Aimpoint is good on man size targets at 300 yds, but I wouldn't try coyotes with it. I have a CMMG .308 SASS coming in on Wednesday, and may try the Fullfield TAC30 on it. It looks like an excellent glass.

05-19-2011, 19:00
Good stuff. I'm using a 3X ACOG. I saved $100 by going with the Amber Chevron, but the amber can be hard to pick up at times. :crying:

05-20-2011, 08:07
I seriously don't see many people dropping close to 2K for glass to shoot to 300 yds.

The Burris is a fine scope, but I'd go with a Leupold myself.

Lots of guys run Short Dots but they are generally those who really run their rifles hard... The Nightforce NXS 1-4 FC2 is a great optic that can be had for around a grand with a LaRue mount. I think its great for shooting from 10yds out to 300yds. YMMV

05-20-2011, 16:52
Millet DMS

05-20-2011, 19:38
Trijicon TR-21 or TR-24.

tall terry
05-21-2011, 04:12
take a look at the redfields, I saw a couple at dick's this week, really clear optics and the BDC was silly simple, and $129 to $209 for the entire line. TT

05-22-2011, 13:29
Depends on the money to spend. All the suggestions are good. Redfields are great for the money. Burris scope is very good for the money. Simmons Whitetail Classisc 2x10x44 for $59.95 plus shipping. Light, clear, good eye relief, and accurate. For an M-4, you don't need anymore.

05-22-2011, 14:20
Redfield Revolutions are amazing for the money. Cant tell the differnce in them and my Leupold VX2.