They are a little more expensive than I want to go, so I think I may throw a Burris scope on it. SC had a review on one and seemed to like the glass OK. I certainly won't buy a Mark 4 for it. I'm not sure I would go for a Mark 4 again... just not sure I need to spend quite that much on a good scope. But it should last a lifetime; can't hardly take it back to the store now!
I've been looking at some of the Burris scopes. I think the Bushnell would be good though. I like the idea of a 2-7x. My stainless upper will be for more "precision/target" shooting, where as my upper I have now will be for plinking mostly.
That's why I wanted to get a flat-top upper, so I could mount a scope on it and also so the scope wouldn't be 53 feet above the barrel when mounted to the carry handle! Slight exaggeration, but you get my point.
My new upper arrived for my AR-15! This new on is pretty much the same as the old one accept a stainless barrel with a 1:8 twist vs. a 1:9, and this new one has a weaver style gas block substituted for the standard front sight. I just didn't think it looked right to have a standard front sight and then have a scope on it!!
It's a Rock River Arms upper on a Colt lower... the fit seems pretty good, more precise than the standard Colt upper I think.
This one has what is called a "wylde" chamber.... basically it's a good compromise between a 5.56 and a .223 only chamber.
I will be putting a Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24 x 50mm on it.
Alright, here's some updated picks... I finally got this thing scoped out! I put a Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24 x 50 on it. I'm very impressed with the scope, very bright and clear image!
I've been out shooting with it; fire lapping the bore. I think I may need to move the scope a bit farther forward as it seemed like I was always having to move my head back a bit, after getting into what felt like a natural position, to get a full view through the scope. The scope rings are Burris XTR Tactical rings in the 3/4" height. This height of scope ring in combination with a 50mm scope, will give the closest standard "site height" of 1.4" as compared to a standard carry handle AR.
It's not real fancy, but I can always swap a hand guard or something!