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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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If use use a magnifier behind the EOTech it will have to be pretty close to your eye. Most every magnifier I've checked into has a 2" eye relief, or about half that of a normal scope. So with the recoil of a .308, not the best option. Also a magnifier will double, or triple (depending on if you buy a 2x or a 3x) the size of your dot as well, making shooting at longer range all the more difficult. If you insist on mounting a scope over the receiver, consider a scope like the Leupold VXR 2-7x or 3-9x with Ballistic Fire dot reticle. At lower powers they will be almost as quick as a EoTech or Aimpoint. I say almost because the 1x of the EO or Aimpoint will be faster at close range than 2x or 3x. But the variable scope will kick butt at longer ranges as you can zoom to 7x or 9x. I was shooting the other day with my Mini-14 mounted with an Aimpoint Patrol on a Ultimak rail (scout froward mount). I was doing great on paper at 100 yards, but switching to a rust colored steel gong on the hillside at 300, and I couldn't even see it without magnification. So I took the Aimpoint off and now have a Nikon 2.5-8x extended eye relief scope on the Mini. I just don't like being handicapped at longer (beyond 200) ranges, and with a .308 bolt action, you will be even more handicapped without some magnification. For a forward mounted scope, the Leatherwood 2-7x fungun mentions, is a nice scope for only $125. I have one on my GSR. Just not as quite as bright as the Nikon, Leupold VXR, or Burris 2-7x scout scopes. The Burris 2-7x and Nikon 2.5-8x long eye relief scout scopes come with a BDC reticle, nice to have hold overs for longer shots.
 
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