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I found out about this and I think this would be a great scope for those who plan on doing EVERYTHING with one rifle. Check it : http://www.hi-luxoptics.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=45
I too would love to hear some opinions about this.

I'm a complete noobie - just bought my first gun ever six months ago, don't know the first thing about optics, but I'm getting an XCR now, and I know just enough to know that I'm supposed to buy *some* kind of optics. I looked at the link jawara posted, and the idea of being able to save and restore different settings seems useful, but I have no basis for comparison. I'm not even sure what attributes I should be evaluating. :)
 

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Here's something inexpensive to play with till you figure out what you really want.It ain't fancy,but it's clear,very lightweight,and small.In fact it's just about perfect for the XCR it's not too much magnification for close stuff,but has just enough to make descent hits to at least 250 yards.Maybe more depending on your vision

http://www.opticsplanet.net/ncstar-compact-rifle-scope-2-6x28-scope-blue-sc26287b.html

I used these rings with it,for an inexpensive setup it works nicely.The rings are quick detach,all steel for $12!
http://www.opticsplanet.net/nc-star-rb31-1inch-weaver-low-riflescope-rings.html
 

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Here's something inexpensive to play with till you figure out what you really want.It ain't fancy,but it's clear,very lightweight,and small.In fact it's just about perfect for the XCR it's not too much magnification for close stuff,but has just enough to make descent hits to at least 250 yards.Maybe more depending on your vision

http://www.opticsplanet.net/ncstar-compact-rifle-scope-2-6x28-scope-blue-sc26287b.html

I used these rings with it,for an inexpensive setup it works nicely.The rings are quick detach,all steel for !
http://www.opticsplanet.net/nc-star-rb31-1inch-weaver-low-riflescope-rings.html
Thanks for linking me to a very affordable scope ($36 instead of $200-100), and especially to the rings, which as a noobie I wouldn't have known I needed. :)

I have one concern after reading the two reviews for that scope of that site, which I'll quote here for convenience:

"Near perfect if you have an application that requires a small powerful narrow scope with a very close eye relief."
"Although not what I was looking for it is a good scope if you have the ability to remain close to the eyepiece."

As a beginner, won't it be uncomfortable to have to keep my eye very close to the scope to fire, or is it not a big deal?
 

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I found out about this and I think this would be a great scope for those who plan on doing EVERYTHING with one rifle. Check it : http://www.hi-luxoptics.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=45
I was looking at HiLux a while back, but the reviews were that you could get a better scope for the money. I do really like the concept of this one though http://www.hi-luxoptics.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=55 . Having adjustable markers built in that you can customize as your own BDC settings is very nice.

That Millet that Terra has on her pinky might be worth looking at. I think it was fixed 6x and about $200.

If money were no object I'd have a couple of these http://www.usoptics.com/product.php?partnumber=MST-100 .



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I found out about this and I think this would be a great scope for those who plan on doing EVERYTHING with one rifle. Check it : http://www.hi-luxoptics.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=45
I was looking at HiLux a while back, but the reviews were that you could get a better scope for the money. I do really like the concept of this one though http://www.hi-luxoptics.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=55 . Having adjustable markers built in that you can customize as your own BDC settings is very nice.

That Millet that Terra has on her pinky might be worth looking at. I think it was fixed 6x and about 0.

If money were no object I'd have a couple of these http://www.usoptics.com/product.php?partnumber=MST-100 .
The Millet DMS-1 that Terra has is a 1-4 power that when I bought mine was $200 now I think they are between $200 and $225.
It was a very good scope but it just did not work well for me.

I am now looking at

Burris Signature Select
1.5-6-40mm
http://www.burrisoptics.com/sigselect1.html#15x6x
they can be had for around $380
 

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As a beginner, won't it be uncomfortable to have to keep my eye very close to the scope to fire, or is it not a big deal?
The eye relief on that scope I posted links for didn't seem to be unusually short.It all depends on how you mount the rifle,your cheekweld and where you place the optic on the rail.In other words,shoulder the rifle naturally,then position the scope to where it's suits you.The neat thing about the quick detach rings is that you can reposition the scope really easy,so it makes finding your perfect fit a little faster.
 

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As a beginner, won't it be uncomfortable to have to keep my eye very close to the scope to fire, or is it not a big deal?
The eye relief on that scope I posted links for didn't seem to be unusually short.It all depends on how you mount the rifle,your cheekweld and where you place the optic on the rail.In other words,shoulder the rifle naturally,then position the scope to where it's suits you.The neat thing about the quick detach rings is that you can reposition the scope really easy,so it makes finding your perfect fit a little faster.
Good point. I just ordered the NcStar last night. Thanks for the tip!
 

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Have you received and/or mounted your scope yet.If so how do you like it?
 

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Have you received and/or mounted your scope yet.If so how do you like it?
If you were talking to me... according to UPS, it's expected to arrive on Monday. Of course, I still haven't received my XCR yet. :) Was supposed to arrive today, but appears to have been delayed a week, so maybe by next Friday.

Which goes well with having just found out the NRA Basic Rifle class I wanted to attend is currently not available. :( So, delays all around. Guess I won't make it to the April Appleseed event, either. Luckily there are 3-4 more planned over summer here in New Hampshire.
 

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Taking the XCR to appleseed would be sweet,but even if you cant you should go anyway.You'll like it so much you'll want to go back,and then you take friends. ;D
 

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Good man.
 

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For my eyes I think I would prefer the 1.5x6,but damn is that thing heavy and not too cheap either! You sir must have a heavy wallet. ;D
 

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They are actually pretty neat.I know most people will bitch about inexpensive optics,but not everyone has 500 scabs to drop on a scope.The quick detach is a nifty feature as well.If it has a warrenty and you life don't depend on it's use,what the hell.
 

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Actually, I had it out last saturday and the gun was sitting on a table with it's bipod and my brother knocked it off the table. I couldn't get it to zero after and found the screw had stripped the threads in the mount. Called the company on wednesday and they said to send it in and they would replace it. Got my info and said they would send it out as soon as it got there.

Can't complain about that. Waiting to get it back, hopefully this week.

Cheap, but gets the job done. If I can see the target I can hit it.
 
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