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Ar-15 Hunting Scopes

The AR-15 is a rifle that was originally designed to help a person defend themselves. For this reason, it is often overlooked when it comes to hunting. According to many people, this is a huge mistake. There are many people who choose to hunt using the AR-15, provided they can find the right setup for what they plan to hunt and that it is legal to use their rifle in their state. Because of the simple fact that AR-15s are gaining so much popularity among hunters, there are many AR-15 hunting scopes available. It is up to you to decide which one is right for you.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hunting with the AR-15

NikonScopeIf you are trying to decide whether you need the AR-15 or a long range rifle, there are a few very important things for you to think about. A long range rifle does ensure accurate shooting over long distances. This often means that the barrel is long and the bullet stands more chance of staying straight when it leaves the barrel. This is a good thing when it comes to hunting that deer that is on the other side of the clearing . However, it does not work so well when the deer (or target) is closer to you and perhaps surrounded by trees. For a closer target, you will have a harder time using the long range rifle, unless you have a different gun that you can get to easily or you planned ahead and brought the shorter rifle based on where the hunt would take place. Another downside is that when you buy a long range rifle; you cannot shorten the barrel or change out too many of its parts without hiring a professional to do the job for you.

The AR-15 is unique in the fact that you can change the caliber and its barrel. If you discover that you are going to be hunting in an area where you do not need much distance, you can build your gun to suit that environment. If you are going to hunt where targets may be a long distance away, you can build a gun that has a longer range on it. You can upgrade the AR-15 hunting scope to something more practical as well. The downside is that you may need to check the laws in your area to discover whether an AR-15 is legal and if so what caliber you need to have on it.

Best AR-15 Scopes

When it comes to choosing the best hunting scopes, a person will typically have three choices. Some people like a scope that will magnify their target area to help them get an accurate aim, but other people feel that it distorts the image and makes them unable to hit their mark. There are Iron sights, which many feel are impossible to use. The most preferred scope is the one that has a red dot, one like the UTG Compact CQB Bug Buster. The red dot scope puts a tiny dot on the target. The concept behind it is simple, where you see the red dot is where the bullet will hit. Other popular scopes that are considered the best scope for AR15 includes the following:

Leupold 115394 Mark AR MOD 1 Rifle Scope

Leupold Mark AR ScopeThis scope has some of the best AR 15 optics according to some current owners. It does have the Mil Dot Reticle (Red Dot) that many prefer. It is matte black and has a range of 6-18x40mm. Owners say that it provides a clear image and that it has proven itself to be a reliable rifle scope. Read More Here⇒

Bushnell Elite Tactical Mil-Dot Reticle

Bushnell Tactical AR 15 Hunting ScopeAccording to most, this scope meets or exceeds all AR optics recommendations. It shows images in HD and has been thoroughly tested for quality and accuracy. It has target turrets and a blacked-out finish. There are multi coated optics so that light transmission is always clear. It features an anti-fog lens, a three inch sunshade, a 30mm tube and a limited lifetime warranty for quality. Most current owners are very pleased with their purchase. Read What Owners Are Saying⇒

Nikon M-223 BDC 600

Nikon M-223 AR 15 Hunting ScopeThis riflescope has a range of 3-12x42sf. It is one of the most impressive Nikon hunting scopes available because of its one piece aircraft grade aluminum tube construction. It is fog proof, shockproof, and waterproof. It comes with a full lifetime warranty. It has a wide magnification range, full multicoated optics so that light transmission is at 92%, and for your comfort, there is also a long eye relief. Many reviews from current owners include words like excellent and spectacular, because they are impressed with every aspect of this scope. Read More Owner Reviews⇒