Originally Posted by UneasyRider
...I like red dots for quick aquisition but I like a real scope for for really accurate distance shooting myself...
Same here; I wanted my CAR-15's to be quick for close-in use, but at the same time knew they were capable of reaching out there several hundred yards, so I compromised and went to a compact 1-4X shotgun scope with very-good light gathering qualities and heavy duplex reticule. Left at 1X (zero magnification), the bright picture and bold reticule make them very fast to acquire, but the ability to zoom instantly to 4X makes them useable a lot farther out (for me at least) than a non-magnified red dot does.
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