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On a rifle that will be used in combat is a scope needed? We all know that a scope helps when hunting and target shooting,but what about a battlefield? And if a scope is needed should it be a Red Dot? Or something ealse? What do you think?????
 
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No Scopes are not good for quick sight pictures. I'd say holo-sights over red dots on carbines.

On battle rifles, IE: M1, M-14 etc, heck even the Mattel wonder toy.
You will run out of sight before you run out of bullet range.

The army uses two snipers per Company, I believe, may even be Battalion level.

If you are going to be part of a sniper team, IE: One sniper, one spotter. One or both can be scoped. Some say a M203 is a better spotter rifle. The 40mm give you the di-di mow if you need it.

Oh a personal note, Two rifles with common ammo. M-14/700ADL, M1/A3O3, or any of many combos would be good.

In open terrain warfare, your snipers are going to be idle a lot of the time. Woodland and urban is where they come into play.
 

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I've always felt that a battle rifle should not be scoped. I think good,sturdy peep sights should be used,not sure about a red dot,never used one,don't like the idea of having to rely on batteries or electronics. Keep it simple,have a rifle that can be effective to at least 800 yds. and learn to shoot with open sights at that range. My .02
 

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Yep, no scope unless you are going to be one bad a s s Carlos Hathcock kinda guy and be a sniper (God rest his soul!)
 

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Amen, Joe!
Scopes will fail at the worst possible time.
 

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I would have to agree with the majority, a scope, even a holosight can get knocked off it's zero. It will happen at the worst possible time. I don't think I would want to be re-zeroing my scope on somebody who was actively engaging me in combat!
 

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No scope for the average grunt, most of your fire is suppressive without actually ever seeing the enemy, even when you do most of the time it is quick.
 
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