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I recently put a Eotech 512 on my Scout rifle and it handles pretty well but is it doing the .308 round enough justice when hunting? Should I upgrade to a traditional scope to get the most all around capabilities out of my rifle or or is the Eotech good enough for the RGSR?:D:D:D:D:D
 

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The rifle doesn't care what type of sighting system you mount on it. It will place the bullet where you are pointing it. If the Eotech is the right tool for the type of shooting you do, then mount it and use it. They have their place, it is up to you to decide if it's right for what you want to do with your rifle.

In a tactical urban setting where shots are rarely over 100-150 yards, and are often taken in poor light conditions under quckly changing circumstances, a sight like that might be the best choice. If you're turkey hunting in dense woods with short range shots, it again might be the best choice.

If you're elk hunting in Montana or sniping prairie dogs in South Dakota, it probably isn't.

I certainly wouldn't be ashamed to mount it on a GSR rifle, if it is the best choice for my needs.
 

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hahaha well put now that I think about it where I hunt the trees are so thick that every deer I have killed has been under 70 yards
 

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the GSR is capable of shooting better than I can see so 1x magnification isn't going to cut it for me. Get some magnification if you want to maximize the long distance accuracy of the GSR or any rifle for that matter
 

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Thanks for the posting. I too am looking for optics for my scout. I hunt where most of my shots are less than 150 yds. but once in a while a 300 yd. shot is possible. I want a scope that is quick, easy and capable of deliving the payload in all these conditions. I have looked at the scout scopes but I am not impressed with the magnefacation of 2.5 or 2.75. This works for the close range shots but these older eyes have problems with them over 150 yds. Has any-one tried the Burris red dot 5 power tactical scopes on the scout? For the money it seems that it might work.
 

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Thanks for the posting. I too am looking for optics for my scout. I hunt where most of my shots are less than 150 yds. but once in a while a 300 yd. shot is possible. I want a scope that is quick, easy and capable of deliving the payload in all these conditions. I have looked at the scout scopes but I am not impressed with the magnefacation of 2.5 or 2.75. This works for the close range shots but these older eyes have problems with them over 150 yds. Has any-one tried the Burris red dot 5 power tactical scopes on the scout? For the money it seems that it might work.
Here's another option... Leatherwood 2-7x32 LER Series Riflescope Duplex Reticle Matte - Natchez Shooters Supplies
 

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That wouldn't be a bad choice at all, particularly if budget is an issue.

I plan on purchasing a GSR rifle soon. Here's what I will buy for it (link is below):

Scopes - rifle scopes, handgun scopes, hunting scopes by Burris Optics



For extended eye relief scopes, a low fixed power usually works best. I generally gravitate to using the lowest power scope that will get me the sight picture I need to make the shot.
 

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For extended eye relief scopes, a low fixed power usually works best. I generally gravitate to using the lowest power scope that will get me the sight picture I need to make the shot.
I got started on long eye relief scopes on my 454 Casull and quickly found I liked a variable scope. I generally keep it on the lower magnification but it's sure nice to be able to zoom in when I want it. Same has applied to the GSR for me, but it's another one of those details I've got to keep track of so my routine is to always return it to the low mag setting by default. Different strokes for different folks, it's nice there's a flavor for most everyone.
 

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Thanks fungun,
I have been looking for an economical solution for a while. the Leatherwood looks like it fits the bill. I just ordered one.
You're welcome. I learned of it from another member here and it's done OK by me. I wish there was a USA made equivalent but never found one.
 

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yeah I decided the Eotech just does not fit the bill for all aspects of shooting unless I want to buy a 3x magnifier for it and then have to buy a xs rail for it so I have looked into some leupold scout scopes and they look nice but this leather wood looks in intriguing also
 

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It just depends if you want it as offensive or defensive weapon......
 

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There are plenty of good variable-power scopes in the 2-8 or 3-9 range for the same cost as an Eotech. I like Nikons and Leupolds in particular.
With long eye relief for forward mounting?
 

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Where in the thread was that added as a requirement?
I never said it was a requirement, merely a question. We're talking about the scout rifle afterall, comes from Ruger ready to mount scout scopes.
 

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I've used Eo Techs on AR's and can group almost as well with them at 100 meters as a scope that will crank up to 7x or 9x. At 200 not as well, and at 300 the EoTech's are at about the max for good grouping. Probably a little further if shooting at a man or deer size target. My eyes are not so good anymore(55 years old) so I need some more magnification than the EoTechs can provide. I switched to a Trijicon Acog 4x on the AR and can now shoot good groups to 500- 600 meters. But they are $1100 to $1500, depending on the model. I would have been good putting a 2.5x or 2.75x on my Gunsite Scout if I was only going to shoot big game, but wanted to shoot paper and steel out to 500 or 600 during the off season. I decided on a Leatherwood Hi-Lux 2-7x Scout scope. Read good reviews from Midway customers, also google the Scout scope review by Dave Fortier. He liked the Leatherwood variable, in many ways more so than the Leupold 1.5x-4.5x that cost nearly 4 times as much. Mine is bright and clear. Light weight, 13 oz., only the Burris is lighter. Yes I know it is made in China, but good reviews, a lifetime warranty, and the 7x magnification swayed me. Cost was $125 from Midway and free shipping when I bought mine a couple months ago. I used Tactical Solutions Q.R. rings ( $40) which appear to be identical to Warne's Q.R. rings except they are aluminum instead of steel. I had to mount it all the way back to get a full sight picture, so wish it had a tad more eye relief, but Fortier found the the Custom shop Leupold to be even worse in this respect, he said anything beyond 1.8x with the Leupold and he had a dark ring around the edge of the sight picture, and it was mounted all the way back as well.
 

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I decided on a Leatherwood Hi-Lux 2-7x Scout scope. Read good reviews from Midway customers, also google the Scout scope review by Dave Fortier. He liked the Leatherwood variable, in many ways more so than the Leupold 1.5x-4.5x that cost nearly 4 times as much. Mine is bright and clear. Light weight, 13 oz., only the Burris is lighter. Yes I know it is made in China, but good reviews, a lifetime warranty, and the 7x magnification swayed me. Cost was $125 from Midway and free shipping when I bought mine a couple months ago. I used Tactical Solutions Q.R. rings ( $40) which appear to be identical to Warne's Q.R. rings except they are aluminum instead of steel. I had to mount it all the way back to get a full sight picture, so wish it had a tad more eye relief, but Fortier found the the Custom shop Leupold to be even worse in this respect, he said anything beyond 1.8x with the Leupold and he had a dark ring around the edge of the sight picture, and it was mounted all the way back as well.
I'd have paid a little more for a leatherwood alternative made in the USA but as you're noting there just isn't one.
 
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