I had no plans to put an optic on this particular AR but i picked up an old Sears 2.5 power scope for $15 and love it. (Go ahead im laughing at me too)
The scope has a pretty long eye relief (about 6 inches) I shoot nose to charging handle and mounted it in front of a DD fixed rear iron on a riser I had laying around this put the cross hairs dead center in the peep. I didn't plan on keeping it like this I was just messing around but after shooting it I fell in lust soooo I ordered a Bobro extended mount and a troy flip up.
I believe the old 1inch Sears scopes were made by Redfield or Weaver but i have no idea how sturdy they are most came on 30 06 rifles (or so ive been told). The glass nice and light gathering is pretty good for a small scope. If it doesn't hold up I'll probably replace it with a Nikon monarch but hopefully I won't have to.
Ok let the bashing begin.
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