I needed a proper scope and had NO idea what I need. Really, I know nothing about scopes. I wanted a Trijicon Accupoint (super cool illuminated scope) but am not so sure I want to spend $700 on one sight unseen as they’re hard to find. So I went to Cabelas with a fist full of cash to look at their scopes. Cabelas is the only place to go for this and even if it costs a bit more as they have everything (like 400 scopes in stock) to look at. I figure if I go to their beautiful store and handle their merchandise, I better buy there…
So after some time, some good advise from the Cabelas folks, giving blood (the blood mobile was there and I had time to burn,) I chose the 56780 Leupold VX-II 3-9x40mm scope. It appears to be a good all around scope. Its reviews around the web seem to verify this. Even if it doesn’t work on the AR-10 it appears to be something one would want in their safe.
Bottom line, for $280 it should be an excellent tool for gauging the 100 yard performance of my AR-10 with various types of ammunition.
UPDATE: Its performance has been excellent on the AR-10.