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The AR-10 shoots a higher powered round than an AR-15. It also has a longer range. An AR-10 is good for shots out to 700 yards, and it’s possible (but challenging) to get hits at distances as long as 1000 yards.

There’s simply no way to achieve any accuracy at those ranges with the naked eye. Having a good optic for your AR-10 is important for getting the most out of the .308 round

So, we’ll give you a rundown on the best AR-10 scopes, so you can get your long range game going.

First, a cheat sheet for those who are in a hurry:

Our Best Choice

Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40, Black Matte

If you want to hit the “Buy Now” button, this is the scope to get.

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The Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40 might be the most complete package in this article, in terms of what you get for the money.

Nikon produces legendary lenses.  fully multi-coated 

and laser aligned lens system  98% of collected light 

This means excellent image clarity and target identification in poor light.

The reticle is etched not illuminated 40mm objective lens

The reticle itself is Nikon’s BDC reticle

that features aiming circles below the crosshair  aiming points for overholds makes it easy to take shots at varying ranges without making adjustments

4-12x magnification  The parallax setting 

 100 yards However, the reticle will make it easier to operate outside the ideal range for this scope

The thing that really makes this scope stand out is the included Spot On Ballistic Match software  exact aiming point  any yardage  specific ammunition

The versatility and included tools make the Prostaff a complete setup that will be the fastest way to get shots on target for hunters and competitive shooters.



UTG produces well designed optics at incredible prices. The UTG 3-12x44 Compact Scope fits this bill with solid performance at a surprising price point.

The primary feature of this scope is the reticle. The illuminated mil-dot reticle comes with 36 color options. You’ll be able to see your scope in almost any environment, and use it to make accurate windage and elevation estimations.

UTG coated the lenses with their proprietary Emerald Lens Coating which enhances light transmission and color fidelity for improved target identification in poor light. A 44mm objective lens collects enough light for dawn and dusk shooting.

The UTG is parallax free from 10 yards to infinity. So it’s a good option for those who do both long range and short range tactical shooting.