What kind of optics work best

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    What kind of optics work best

    Just wondering what works best for an AR for 200 yards. Thinking about a regular scope, red dot scope or laser. What's best?

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    For 200 yards and closer, I'd look at an Aimpoint or Eotech. Hell, irons will work for 200 yards.

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    How are you going to use your rifle? Home defense? plinking? Precision shooting?

    Like sammage stated, irons work for 200 yds (and don't need batteries)

    IMO, you really can't be precise with a red dot at great distances...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    How are you going to use your rifle? Home defense? plinking? Precision shooting?

    Like sammage stated, irons work for 200 yds (and don't need batteries)

    IMO, you really can't be precise with a red dot at great distances...

    Just some thoughts

    I have trouble seeing a paper plate size target 200 yards. I will be using it for plinking and some varmint shooting.

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    Sounds like you need a scope...3x-9x
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    Leupold has an AR scope going for 369 dollars per last I checked. If you live near a Dick's sporting goods, some of them sell the scope.
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    I would not waste money on an EOTech anything, personally. If you had better eyesight, I'd suggest an Aimpoint (they're a sturdy optic), but if you can't even see the target at 200 yards, you ought go with a 3x9 of some sort, and Leupold does make a fairly decent one for a fairly decent price.

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    Yep, scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieNWillis View Post
    I have trouble seeing a paper plate size target 200 yards. I will be using it for plinking and some varmint shooting.
    I'd suggest an Aimpoint and some good prescription ballistic glasses (ESS makes some nice ones).
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    Something in the 1-4x range should be good unless your looking for more target definition. I like an illuminated dot/reticle at 1x and lower light. Not quite as fast as a red dot but pretty close.
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