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    Scar 17s Optics for hunting and casual shooting

    Hi All,

    I am new to the forum and am currently waiting on my new Scar 17s FDE to arrive!

    I have been searching the web and combing over the 1,000's of different optics there are to pick from. I cant freakin decide on an optic.
    ACOG's, EOTech Red Dot w/ Magnifier's seem to be the most popular. However, certain optics are designed for certain scenarios.

    My typical use for the rifle will be as follows:

    Casual shooting at the range and hunting Hog in Central Florida on a buddys ranch. Might do a little dear hunting as well with it from a stand. We usually hunt the hogs by patrolling the property via a raised pickup bed with chairs, in low light or spotlighting in darkness.
    With that being said, does anybody have any recommendations as to what optic I should go with?

    Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

    Travis


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    If you'll be doing short-range only(under 100 yrds), then an Acog or eotech would work. If you plan on doing 200+ yrds, then I would suggest more magnification. Perhaps a 3-9x scope.

    I run a 2.5-10X and a 3-9x on my rifles.

    The main indicator is the distance you'll be shooting the most. You can always get both and just swap them out with quick-detach mounts.
    - SCAR 17S (BLK)
    - SCAR 17S (FDE)
    - LWRC REPR 18" (FDE)
    - Savage 10BA .308
    - Les Baer Premiere II .45ACP
    - M&P 9mm (wifey's)

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    thanks for the feedback.
    Distance will always be different. And thats the problem I am running into.
    It just depends where the Hog is when we see it. It could be 0-50 yds, or it could be 200+. Just depends....
    Burris and Nightforce seem to have some very good quality products out there.

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    I run a NF 2.5-10x32 mildot C291 scope on my black 17. On the other, I run a Leupold 3-9x36 mildot MR/T Mark 4. Great scopes for 0 - 300 yrds which is all that I use it for. I'm sure I can stretch it out a bit farther but never needed to.
    - SCAR 17S (BLK)
    - SCAR 17S (FDE)
    - LWRC REPR 18" (FDE)
    - Savage 10BA .308
    - Les Baer Premiere II .45ACP
    - M&P 9mm (wifey's)

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    I run a Leupold Mark 4 2.5-8 MR/T with the illuminated reticle on my 17. Crystal clear glass and a good options on magnification. Perfect for everything but CQB.

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    thanks for the input. Its a hard decision. So many different options. Not sure what I am going to do

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    I'm saving for the Leupold 3.5x10. The 7.62 needs a longer distance scope than the 5.56 in my opinion.

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    The Burris mtac 1.5-6 is what my scar17 is waiting for...

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    I have been looking at that. How do you feel about the quick target acquisition...

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    I agree. But I wont be shooting at long distances for the most part. So I am looking for a mid range optic with relatively quick target acquisition so I can knock down those nasty hogs ASAP

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