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Recommend a good 2.5x scope for the AR-15.

I have an AR-15 that I am going to be using around the farm for wild hogs, coyotes,,, and the such. My longest shots are probably going to be around 100 - 125 yards, somewhere in that range.

Price is a factor. So please no $500 scopes.

Another option is a 1x4 variable power scope.

I would like something that is compact, cost effective, and good quality.
 

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I have one of these and I can recommend it as a good fit with an AR-15.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/burris-2x-7x-35mm-fullfield-ii-scopes.html

It retails for about $150 and it offers a BP reticle and up to 7X zoom if you ever wanted that much. However it may be a bit big for your requirements. I keep mine on a QD PEPR mount so I can remove it at will and it still returns to zero within 1/2-1 MOA so that is generally good enough.

Now if you want something a little more compact than here are some other solid options that would fit great and have gotten good reviews and are withing your price range...

Some newer Nikons

3X32 BDC (This one looks good)
http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-p-223-3x32-bdc-carbine-rifle-scope.html

1-4X20
http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-1-4x20-matte-point-blank-riflescope.html

The classic Weaver V-3
http://www.opticsplanet.com/weaver-rifle-scopes-v3-hunting-849400.html

The Leopuld VX-Hog
http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-vx-hog-1-4x20mm-riflescope-matte.html

The 332 is a good optic as well and it is sort of like a poor mans ACOG. I have one although the reticle is a little cluttered for my taste but hey it works. Plus it has picatinny mounts so you can mount "stuff" to it lol. It might be useful for a light/laser I guess...

http://www.opticsplanet.com/burris-ar-332-3x-32mm-prism-red-dot-sight.html
 

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Leopold 1X4X20 Variable Compact?

About $300 delivered from Optics Planet. Fairly long at about 9.2 inches. One inch tube. Matt black. Superb optics and great brightness despite size. Standard duplex reticule. Works for us. HB of CJ (old coot)
 

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