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American fearmaker
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Listed below are a number of different websites that explain the difference between telescopes and optical sights that shooters use on rifles. In a nutshell, telescopes that are mounted on rifles are used to enhance long range accuracy. Optical sights that are mounted on rifles are used to enhance general shooting accuracy at close range and increase shooting speeds. A good survivalist should probably be aware of the difference between both types of sighting aids and probably have both types available to use on his or her survival rifle. Probably the easiest way to enhance your general shooting accuracy with a survival rifle would be to mount a simple and compact 4X or 4 power scope on your rifle. Make sure that such a scope has illuminated reticles for use at night time or in low light conditions. Zero the scope at 50 yards and you should be good to handle most shooting situations from zero to 300 or 350 yards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rifle_scope

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniper_rifle

http://www.notpurfect.com/main/sights.htm

http://www.defense-update.com/features/du-3-05/feature-sights.htm

http://www.chuckhawks.com/optical_sights.htm

http://www.gunblast.com/Trijicon_ACOG.htm
 

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American fearmaker
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Caveman means well and he is right about using an EOTech system as a 4X option. It is possible but very expensive like Jester says. The original idea of using a simple 4X scope that has illuminated reticles is meant as a cost-effective means for a new or novice shooter to enhance their rifles. All they would need would be a nice compact 4X scope, some rings and possibly a mounting platform which could all be purchased for under $100.00 in most cases. And if things are getting as bad as fast as we think they are, some people may not have the funding to buy all the high priced goodies to enhance their rifles. In that case, the idea of the simple 4X scope might be something that they can afford right now. I'm hoping that other people will tell us what they use for optical sights or scopes so that all of us can learn more. I am interested in the whats, whys and wherefores of what people have already learned about this issue. So, price difference is one thing already discussed. What do you say about this issue?
 

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also costs a small fortune
I am little biased yes, I carried one while deployed and loved it, over even that of the TAO1NSN Acog. It was the cats meow for Cordon and Knock.


And the 512F plus the 4x flip to side can be had for a little over 700'ish. Not bad considering it's going on a 1800$ rifle. (In my case I mean)


And I've dropped mine while dismounting, dropped it hard, and never had to worry about losing zero.
 
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