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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:37 am 
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I recently ordered a Viper PST Gen II 3-15x FFP for my excruciatingly slow MWS build. I was eyeing an ATACR 4-16x but frugalness prevailed as I'm just a civilian doing shooting-sports. For the money I "saved", I started thinking about getting a matching scope for a precision 5.56 AR. The classic "SPR" magnification range would point to the Viper PST Gen II 2-10x32 FFP.

Now, I found both scopes for basically the same price and they have the same turrets/functionality. The 3-15x is about 1.5" longer and 2 ounces heavier, but has the higher mag range and a Christmas tree reticle. Would I be better off going with the 3-15x on the 5.56 gun same as on the 308? I'm worried I'll be missing out on the Christmas tree and the slightly different sub-tensions (.2, .3, .5 vs .1, .2, .4, .6 mrad) causing me some confusion when switching guns. What are the advantages of going with the 2-10x on a 5.56?

Also, the furthest I've shot is 200 yards but I'm planning to drive out more regularly to a 600-yard range, with steel targets, and take some long distance shooting clinics. Thanks.


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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 am 
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The PST Vortex scopes are pretty good for the money. If it were me I’d likely opt for the smaller PST on the 5.56, for a couple reasons. First, you’re.308 is a larger platform designed for longer ranges. Second, the 2-10 should do well out to any reasonable range the 5.56 would be effective at. The cost will be less.

A scope you may like for a 5.56, that I use, is the Strike Eagle 1-8. It’s not FFP, nor the quality of the PST. However, I’ve used it extensively on my 5.56 out to 200yrds, and it’s done an excellent job for me. I don’t baby my rifles either. They get used in real world hunting situations with mud, rocks, dirt, and crap getting all over them. The Vortex scopes have proven their worth to me.

One reason I suggest the Strike Eagles are they’re compact, and at 1 power they’re just as good as a red dot at cqb. Plus, they’ll reach out past 200 easily. I absolutely love mine.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:54 am 
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Of course if your 5.56 is going to spend it’s time mostly at the range on a bench the larger scope may work really well for you. Transitioning from the .308 to the 5.56 will be a bit easier. You’re just going to have to keep their trajectory differences in mind.

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