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  • Sights for beginner?

     Luna updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Luna

    December 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Just bought my first AR-15. It’s a Ruger AR-15 MPR. It doesn’t come with sights and I wanted to get a scope for 25-300 yards. I know it seems like a lot but I do indoor shooting at a range and outdoor shooting at my schools gun club. That being said… I’m kinda broke so, something cheaper would be very nice.

  • BigNastyActual

    December 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I think it would be worth at least considering starting out with iron sights. Being forced to understand sight alignment and sight picture goes a very long way towards becoming a fundamentally sound shooter. It’s my opinion that understanding the relationship between the front sight and rear sight literally aid in every other aspect of proper marksmanship; from body positioning, to natural point of aim, to breathing control, to trigger control, to follow through. It all starts with understanding sight alignment and sight picture. It’s not necessary to be competent with iron sights, but it’s my experience that those who are tend to grasp the rest a little more quickly.

  • WhatTheFuckOver69

    December 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Start with some iron sights my dude: [](

  • FrankSenate

    December 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Gonna parrot what others are saying. Go pick up some BUIS for the time being, get comfortable shooting with irons then buy a good LPVO or a red dot.

  • ghoulgang_

    December 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Grab a sig Romeo 5 red dot for like $100. Should get you on target out to 200

  • Lugs4Dugs

    December 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Steiner P4xi.

  • guncorn

    December 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Get a LPVO for those ranges. Allows you to use it almost like a red dot, but still have 6x magnification for distance. I’m a big fan of Swampfox optics in the budget LPVO category. Their red dots not so much, but their LPVOs are good to go.

    The most common recommendations will probably be a Strike Eagle or a Primary Arms LPVO. Haven’t looked through the PA but can tell you having owned both that Swampfox’s Tomahawk > Vortex Strike Eagle.

    A little bit more cash will get you into a Steiner Px4i, which is excellent glass for the price.

  • MowMdown

    December 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    You’d probably want something like an entry level LPVO:

    – Strike Eagle 1-6 BDC reticle
    – Primary Arms 1-6 ACSS reticle

    Both are about $280 and are decent for entry level scopes. You’ll also need a 30mm cantilever mount to mount these. Sometimes at SportOptics you can get a free mount with the vortex strike eagle for around $230~$250

    Also watch r/gunaccessoriesforsale because they pop up on there semi-often.

    You can go even slightly cheaper if you get a fixed 3x prism sight from either vortex or primary arms too.

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