Hunting Scope for M4?

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  1. secret.squirrel

    secret.squirrel XDTalk Member

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    i have a M4 (colt 6920) and i was thinking about doing some small game hunting with it.i was wondering if the M4 is an accurate enough rifle for a magnification scope? if so...what would be a good scope for it and how powerful?
    I would really appreciate some advice. thanks!

     
  2. Shay_Ellafrits

    Shay_Ellafrits XDTalk 1K Member

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    Yeah, it would be accurate enough. How much do you want to spend on this scope?
     
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    Adician XDTalk 100 Member

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    As shay has stated, price is indicative of what you'll end up with.

    However, more so, use.

    How far do you plan on shooting from? What small game? Details man, details!
     
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    1852legend XDTalk 1K Member

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    I would also say the rifle is most likely more accurate than the shooter.
     
  5. secret.squirrel

    secret.squirrel XDTalk Member

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    i'd pay maybe 200 or 300 bucks on a scope....any good brands or types i should look at?
     
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    Bushnell Elite 3200.
     
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    I'd suggest Bushnell, Leupold, Nikon would all be good brands for scopes. Trijicon is making some great scopes now I hear with the Accu-point systems, but they're pretty expensive. I'd go with either Bushnell or Leupold as my personal preference and get a good 2-8 or 3-9x40 scope and you can't go wrong.
     
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    I like a 1-4X or 1.5-5x scope on a hunting AR.

    But they should be accurate enough for more magnification. My son's AR has a 3-9x on it.
     
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    Nikon Buckmaster 3-9X40 , great scope at a fair price.
     
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    Shay_Ellafrits XDTalk 1K Member

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    Bushnell 3200 10x. Im getting one for my AR. From what ive heard they are really well made.
     
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    Vortex has some good ones as well. Look at the Vortex Diamondback 3-9x40. 1" tube, and hold over reticle (cross between Vplex or standard crosshairs, and the mil-dot).

    Easily obtained for around $200.00
     
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    i appreciate all the advice!
     
  13. Mercmar

    Mercmar XDTalk 5K Member

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    I wouldn't worry to much about whether an AR is "accurate enough" to warrant a high-powered scope. I use an 8-32X44mm Burris Signature on my RRA varmint upper. It's currently shooting under 1/2 " five-shot groups @ 100 yds. I'm pretty sure I'll get the groups down into the 2s. :)

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    I have a nikon buckmasters 3x9 on my ar and its accurate.
     
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    I would suggest a Nikon Coyote. I just recently picked one up and very happy with it. Went shooting this past weekend to zero it in. Took no time with some info a guy sent me. Here is some pics of it.

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    I was going after a 3 shot group at 200yds but only had 2 left ( Hornady 55gr V-MAX). The BDC is SPOT ON!!! Also was shooting at a steel plate 300yds away 8-9"s in diameter shot at it 15 times hit it 14. The miss was my fault I rushed the shot. Here is a pic of the 2 shot group at 200yd

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