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    Hey guys just got myself an M&P10 and I need some optic advice.
    This is my first rifle and I dont know much about optics. I'd like to spend no more than $500 (mount included)
    Im going to be using the rifle for hunting, and range shooting and home defense. I'd like to perhaps to be able to shoot up to 500 yards though It will probably be hard to find a
    place to shoot that distance in MA. I've been looking at the Nikon M-308 BDC but was wondering if there are perhaps better optics out there for the price. Id like to get a set thats weight ideally under 20oz

    Sorry if this topic has been beaten to death
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    My ex BIL gave me a long eye relief Burris scope 1-6x and I am amazed with it's clarity.
    But I'm sure the Nikon scopes are really clear too.
    One with a red dot and low power setting would be a good choice IMO for home defense.

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    Nikon 1-4 X 20 or the M-223 are designed for the AR-15.
    Nikon M-223 1-4X20 BDC 600 MBLK 16301 rifle Scope at $300

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=453126984

    Another option is a Burris 1-4 X 24 at $400 is a great choice as well -
    Burris 200437 MTAC Scope 1-4x 24mm Bal CQ 5.56

    Burris 200437 MTAC Scope 1-4x 24mm Bal CQ 5.56 : Gun Scopes at GunBroker.com

    For staying under $500 either will fit the bill perfectly.
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    Burris C4 3x9 works great $300
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    Scopes

    I'd be all over the M-308 scope for hunting and range time. As far as using the rifle for home protection, yes, it'll work in a pinch but defintely not the best tool for the job. Over penetration being a big problem and not even taking into account the length of your rifle and perhaps not a lot fo experience with CQB situations? If you can manage a handgun and a good flashlight you will be better off, IMHO. I have first hand experience what the M-308 is capable of at the range and in the field. It'll get the job done for you. One other suggestion might be Nikon's MONARCH 3 2.5-10x42 Matte BDC. One of my favorite scopes, low enough magnification for up close shots and the 10X will still get you on those longrange targets. Add in Nikon's Spot On Program to dial in your rifle,scope and ammo for maximum accuracy and you have a winning combination.

    Here's a pic of the 2 M-308's I have on rifles.
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    I think the Nikon would be an excellent choice. I have 3 of them and they work well for me.
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    I have an Osprey 3x9 40mm on a Nikon P series mount. The mount give about 3/4" rise and you can offset the scope fore-aft. So far it's held up great holding zero.Name:  image.jpeg
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    I have a Nikon M-308 BDC mounted on my .308 Mauser & feel it's the best scope for the money anywhere. Not quite a mil-dot but w/ very similar marking & usefulness. I think you'd be very happy w/ it mounted on your M&P10.
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    The Westfield Sportsman's Cub has a 500 yd. range in Wmass. The Spfld. Sportrsman's Club in Monson, Ma., but is hard to locate in the back woods. Bob
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    Nikon so far works for me so great and I have been using for almost 3 years, so far no problem been encountered


 
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