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whats the best scope too buy thats under $70 i was thinkin about getting a UTG 5th gen 3-9x40 red/green mildot scope but whats your guys opinion???
 

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The amount of range you are actually going to get out of an airsoft sniper rifle is like 250-300 feet max. A really fancy scope is not needed for these ranges.
 

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your right i dont really need a fancy scope ..thanks for the advice:)
 

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Reporting in on the subject:

1. A 50 scope is nice for the added sunlight and details, but you are not on the battlefield to capture some butterflies so I'd say a 40 is a nice balance between sight image and scope size

2. Magnifications over 9x are going to be probably avoided while shooting airsoft guns..you are going to reduce your picture too much and you can live well and with less tunnel vision when set on 9x, which is already a lot. I'd say most of the time I keep it set at 4x and all is good. Screwing up with your zoom while playing in a dynamic environment adds more variables to your perception of mil dots VS effective range..so I'd say a 3-9 is more than enough

3. Mil dot, I kinda like it. Either that or some nice of stepped reference in the crosshairs is going to help you with quick compensations in windage/elevation

4. Once zeroed, you will probably NEVER change your elevation and windage in airsoft rifles. The reason is simple: On a rifle scope, a change of 1 MOA (which translates to something like 1, 2 or 4 clicks on your scope, depending on the model) is equal to a compensation of (approximately) 1 inch at 100 yards (300 feet). In real steel guns, 100 yards is the distance at which you will probably zero in your scope. In airsoft, 100 yards is probably the maximum distance at which you can engage..and probably not even effectively. So why would you care fixing 1 inch or so at 100 yards? Compensating using the knobs is just going to drive you crazy and spend more time twisting those knobs rather than taking a shot.

5. A level inside the scope is going to be a nice addition but it will only work if you leveled your sights and gun properly. The error of cant has to be eliminated in your gun lab before you actually field the weapon. Anyway, this a more complex subject. Make sure your gun is leveled with your sights so you don't lean it left or right while shooting..this will screw your shot up. If you did your homework, a level in the scope is going to be a nice addition..but only if you did ;)

These are my personal opinions, hope they help :)
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
thanks man!!! il look into the scope level it could defiantly come in handy for long shots
 

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I have been using my Acog more and more on my rifle.

It is only a 4x optic, but I can see the targets that I am shooting at, as well as the bb travel all the way to the target as well.
 

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i have a zooming scope ..its ok but i like having top of the line gear cause it just makes it more fun sometimes :)
 

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If I am shooting targets I go right to 9x but I almost never go above 5x on the field. I stay at 4x mostly too. The scope I have is the one that came with the bar10.
 

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so it looks as if a mildot+4x is definitely the best ..does illuminated make a huge difference?
 

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i dont play at night very often so i wont be needing an illuminated scope
 

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I normally keep illumination off but if it gets dark I put it at it's third lowest setting (12 settings including off). Illumination really is just annoying if you can see the reticle without it.
 
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