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« on: May 15, 2019, 10:52:48 PM »

Thinking on picking up an AUG soon, but cannot decide between the 1.5 or 3.0 factory optic. All things being equal, I prefer the 3.0....but I found a 1.5 on sale that is $400 cheaper.

Somebody please talk some sense into me.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 09:36:20 AM »

 Be advised, I have neither, and have never looked through either.  I ended up purchasing the extended rail model.  Originally I was in the same boat as you, trying to decide between the 2 magnified optics.  The 1.5x is what was deemed proper by the Austrians from the beginning, but now the Austrian military users the 3.0x.
I was leaning towards the 3x myself, figuring that the 1.5x was not much more magnification than a non-magnified 1.0x, and for that little amount of magnification over a true 1x, I might as well get a 1x red dot sight and have faster target aquisition, and possibly also do away with the tube-effect.  So, I was leaning towards the 3x!  Then, I decided although I like the angular look of the built in scopes, for the money spent on the 3x, I could get a better optic for the price.  Having a PS90 with the built-in secret service sight, I like the sight, but wish it had some form of illumination.  I carry that thought over to the AUG.  I want for my aging eyes at least 3x ability with some illumination for a more rapid target aquisition.  I ended up getting the extended rail, and for now I'm throwing on an ACOG I had laying around.  If they ever become available here in the US, I may go for the Steyr  SF version 3.0x scope with it's lower than usual height, and stick a red dot on top to get the best of both worlds.  I went back and forth many times trying to decide between the two, and then opted for neither  
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 03:47:38 PM »

Suggest getting a rail model and installing a SpecterDR 1x & 4x. If you get a rail model you want the rail that extends back to the ejection port as the SpecterDR has short eye relief, although it will just make it on the shorter rail, for me at least. Difficult to find better glass for the price than the SpecterDR.


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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:36:16 AM »

I run on my AUG a Nikon M223 scope, a 1-4x20mm, in an M223 mount.
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:15:05 PM »

I generally run lower powered scopes as most all my shooting is 300 yards or less during action rifle matches.

With that in mind I would generally prefer the 1.5x option as you'll have a larger field of view to find targets faster and the 1.5x does give a 'pop' that makes targets easier to see against confused backgrounds, better than a 1x red dot type reflex sight.

If I was running a rail mounted red dot on top the 3x would be my option. Red dot for close up snap shooting with 3x for longer range.

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