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    hey everyone. I am looking to put a high power scope on my varmint AR rifle. right now I have a Barska varmint 10-40 x 50mm. I am going to be replacing this one specifically because on the high end of my magnification the image becomes blurry and washed out. I need recomendations on a repacement. a few that I were looking at were.

    sightmark triple duty
    Sightmark 10-40x56 Triple Duty Scope [SM13018] - $359.99 : Sightmark

    mueller 8-32x44 side focus
    Mueller 8-3244 Side Focus (Black) • Mueller Optics

    konus M30
    Konus 7282 M30 Series - 8.5X-32X - 52mm

    has anyone had any experience with these scopes? any other recomendations? I am specifically looking for something under $400 that will be crisp and focused at the maximum magnification.

    thanks for your input

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    I've used the Konus before. Very clear optics. That said, remember with a variable power scope and reticle NOT in the FFP you will vary the point of aim by some amount when you vary the magnification.

    On a personal note, anything above 12 - 14X and my heart beat interferes with the site picture. YMMV
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    I use Nikon's. From the low end too high end they work for my old eyes.
    I still cant hit a damn thing but it aint the scopes fault.
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    Default Sniper Central scope reviews

    Sniper Central has reviewed several brands of scopes, and published the results. There are several decent scopes available that are not too expensive.
    Sniper Central - Scope Reviews

    A "best buy" are the Merlin and Menace lines from Falcon Optics (made in England). Another line worth looking into is SWFA SWFA Riflescopes SWFA SS Rifle Scopes SWFA SS Scopes

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    I would steer clear of the sightmark, the other 2 scopes are Ok for budget scopes, If I had 2 choose between the 2 I would probably go with the Mueller, But like woodworker says. The SWFA super sniper is a scope that I personally own 3 of that I have had zero problems with and even won 1st place at our local 1000 yard matches with one, I have upgraded since then to higher end scopes, but the super sniper was on my AR-30 in 338 lapua at the time I won the match, so no problems handling recoil, and there is a lady at our matches that shoots a 50bmg with a super sniper on top. She has had no issues either. I use a Sako Trg in 338 now. The only drawback to the super snipers is they are a straight fixed power of 10, 16 or 20 they do have a new 3-9x42 also.

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    I have the Konus M30 on my 308 AR and have no complaints. The rifle is very accurate and the scope suits it well.
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    These three scopes are SWFA Super-Sniper on the 50BMG, Falcon Menace on the Remington and a WoTac on the Savage. Of the four scopes I've posted, the Falcon Menace is my favorite. Since that pic was taken, I've bought two more Falcons. 5.5x25x50 FFPs, I really like those.
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    555th, What 50 upper is that, and how is the lower holding up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils View Post
    555th, What 50 upper is that, and how is the lower holding up?
    It's a Tacti-Lite upper. Lower is Double Star and still looks like a new one after 75 rnds.

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