What scope should I put on my 556?

The 4 Best Ruger AR 556 Scope
If you're pressed on time, here's a quick list of the best scopes for ruger AR 556: Vortex Strike Eagle 1-8×24: Best Overall. Bushnell Drop Zone 1-4×24: Best For The Budget. Trijicon ACOG
Trijicon ACOG
The Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) is a series of prismatic telescopic sights manufactured by Trijicon. The ACOG was originally designed to be used on the M16 rifle and M4 carbine, but Trijicon has also developed ACOG accessories for other firearms.
https://en.wikipedia.org › Advanced_Combat_Optical_Gunsight
4X32: Best Ruger AR 556 ACOG.
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What kind of scope should I put on a AR-15?

The best option would be a zoom-powered scope with a low minimum magnification of 1x and a high magnification of 4x. If using a fixed power AR 15 scope for mid range shooting then 4x magnification will work.
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What size scope do I need for AR-15?

3-9x is a very common size, but some of the more expensive scopes can offer up to 3-20x. Scopes for long-range shooting are offered with extreme magnification of up to 40x or 60x.
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Should I put a scope or red dot on my AR?

If you're looking for a lightweight package that shoots quickly up close, go with a red dot. If you intend on making precise shots at targets in the distance, put a scope on your rifle. If you want a combination of both, use a 1 powered variable scope or get TWO rifles!
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How far is a 4 16x50 scope Good For?

The 50mm objective lens on the Sniper 4-16x50mm Riflescope provides you with zoom capabilities from 4X to 16X. This makes for a nice range of magnification, allowing you to do some serious shooting out to 400 yards or further.
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TOP 5 Best AR-15 Scopes

What red dot do Navy Seals use?

Navy Seals have been known to use the Aimpoint Comp M2 and the M4 EOTech 553 Holographic sight. In particular, Aimpoint has a very long track record of working with militaries across the world and has some of the most delicate optic machinery in the world – it's no wonder the Navy Seals prefer Aimpoint.
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What is the purpose of a red dot scope?

Red dot sights place the target and the reticle on nearly the same optical plane, allowing a single point of focus. This makes them fast-acquisition and easy-to-use sights, allowing the user to keep their attention on the field of view in front of them. They are common in speed shooting sports such as IPSC.
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How far can you shoot with a red dot?

Typically, if you use a red dot sight without any magnification, you can easily aim at a target as far as 100 yards away, if not more.
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What does 3x9x40 scope mean?

In a 3-9x40 scope, the 3 means three power, or 3x. This means that the image you see through the scope appears three times (3x) closer than it does with your naked eye. The 9 means nine power, or nine times (9x) closer than it appears with your naked eye. The forty (40) is the objective lens diameter in millimeters.
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What is a 3x scope Good For?

Most shooters will find a 3X scope more than adequate for most rifles at 100 yards. If your older, like me, and your eyes need a little boost, a variable magnification scope of 3 to 9X can be helpful.
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What caliber is a AR 15?

The AR-15 is nominally chambered in .223/5.56mm NATO, but many variants have been produced in different calibers such as .22-LR, 7.62×39mm, 9×19mm Parabellum and shotgun calibers.
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What magnification do I need for 100 yards?

As a general rule, 1x magnification per 100 yards of distance has been the prescription for some time. By that standard, one could adequately take an 800 yard shot with an 8x rifle scope. On the contrary, if you've looked through a scope at 8x, you'll soon realize that more magnification is nice to have.
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What optics do the military use?

Aimpoint Comp M4 – M68 CCO

The Aimpoint Comp M4 might be the most widely issued optic throughout the military. Selected by the U.S. Army to replace the Comp M2, the M4 serves as the Army's close-quarters combat optic. Troops of all ranks and MOS were issued the M68/M4, and it saw use in every corner of the globe.
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What does MOA mean on a scope?

A Minute of Angle (MOA) is an angular measurement. A MOA is 1/60th of a degree. 1 MOA spreads about 1″ per 100 yards. ( actually 1.047″) 1 MOA is a different size at different distances, 8″ at 800 yards is still just 1 MOA.
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Which is better red dot or green dot?

The main advantage of an illuminated red dot over green is acquisition speed; it catches the eye faster and therefore means a faster sight picture and target acquisition. This is because red rays of light have a very high wavelength and a small frequency, which strikes your eye faster than green light.
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Do I need a front sight with a red dot?

Red dots can be useful for individuals who may have vision impairments or wear glasses because there's no need to focus on three points — the rear sight, front sight and the target you are engaging. For some people, having to focus on three varying points can be very difficult.
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Can red dot sights be used at night?

A: Red dot sights work very well at night. One of their primary advantages is the fact that they are illuminated, so you aren't stuck with black iron sights or a black optic reticle on a dark background.
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What scope do Navy SEAL snipers use?

The Mark 13 Mod 7 rifle, originally used by Navy SEALs, is a Remington 700 long action in a lightweight, skeletonized chassis. The Mark 13 uses the Nightforce ATACR rifle scope with Horus Tremor3 reticle.
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What rifle scopes do military snipers use?

The Mark 5HD riflescope was selected as the optic for part of the U.S. Army's Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program. Not only does the new reticle improve accuracy, but its development within the Army means that costs are saved by avoiding license fees from the use of existing commercial products.
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What optics do Marines use?

Specifically, the LPVO the Marines chose is the Trijicon VCOG. VCOG stands for Variable Combat Optical Gunsight and is a 1 to 8 powered optic. The Marines labeled the VCOG as the SCO or Squad Common Optic.
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What does 4 12X40 scope mean?

As far as a 4-12X40 scope meaning goes, it shows three things; the 4 is the minimum magnification of the scope, the 12 is its maximum, and the 40mm represents the size/diameter of the lens. Using this scope, you can see targets at distances 4 times all the way up to 12 times beyond what your human eyesight allows.
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What range is a 16 power scope Good For?

Best Zoom Range for Competition or Target Shooting

This is 16x scope magnification at 100 yards.
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What is the range of 4 16X50?

This Vortex 4-16X50 HS LR rifle scope is made for long range hunting. It's intended for open plains and vast expanses where you'll need precision to make that ethical and well-placed shot at 200 yards, plus some.
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