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Old 08-30-2013, 12:56 AM
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Hi all - Was reading the article below recently and decided I would like to set up my AR10 in similar fashion - though hopefully much cheaper.

Building Your SHTF Combat Overwatch Rifle
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/1...verwatch-rifle

I picked up a RRA a few years back for the purpose of potential firepower as well as increased range, but, I've only used iron sights up to now. I recently acquired a vortex strikefire cause the price was right and I read reviews where it handled the large 7.62/308 rd better than other optics designed for AR15s. Still out on the final review, but after purusing that article, I like the concepts it outlines. Scope/Optic. NV may be out - at least Gen3. LaRue Tact had some cool items with quick release and Aimpoint T1 optic.

What other combos? My $ max is prolly no more than 700 but could go a little higher if the right combo can be had.

Also, I have a DSA FAL so it occurred to me to add a pic rail and gear it up as the COR instead. But, not certain which rifle would be better spent $$ on. Opinions? I'm leaning towards the AR - NOT because I believe it's a better rifle, but simply more perceived options if needed.

BTW, did I mention both rifles use FAL mags? Gotta luv RRA..

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you might want to check out SWFA they might have a (don't laugh) super sniper available that might work. be safe.
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Im thinking any good 3x9 with a small red dot on top.

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How far do you plan on shooting? Do you see yourself using this for hunting?
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My $ max is prolly no more than 700 but could go a little higher if the right combo can be had.
Consider the Viper PST line from Vortex.
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Thanks all for good ideas.. scope with mounted red dot (or equal) may be the ticket.. I live in a semi-rural area with shots that could exceed 100 yds, but our bugout locale is definitely more rural with several hundred yards possible. Probably no planned hunting unless an opportunity presents itself.

Coincidentally I received a Cabelas "shooting" catalog in the mail Saturday and noticed a couple of options with a Burris Scope/FastFireII dot. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoot...3Bcat104535180

So, if the mount can hold up to the bark of a 308, might be viable option. I am going to investigate these others first though.
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I would take a look at the Viper PST 4-16X. I am thinking of getting one to replace my Burris. The Burris is a good scope but it just doesn't offer the long range ability of a good mil dot.

The PEPR mount will hold up fine, I have a Quick Detach one on an LR-308 and it not only holds zero but will maintain zero when removed and re installed with a less than 1 MOA shift in POI.





I can also swap out the Burris 4.5-14X FFII with a QD 332 and still be good for combat accuracy. I keep that 332 around as a potential Battle Rifle optic and the FF II as a hunting/DMR scope.

To prove accuracy here is a target with one five shot group with 5 different types of handloads.



Then, I removed the scope, re installed it, and fired another five shot group using the same types of ammo at each target.



As you can see, there is not a huge shift. Maybe 1/2 MOA down and left on this one...

Also, Here is a video I did demonstrating the return to zero @ a 10" gong 450 yards away. I pulled the last shot which is why I missed.

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Wow - looks good.. Will check this out. Thanks!
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