I think there are a lot of good choices. For the money Nikon's are hard to beat. I donated a prostaff here a few years ago that was a really good scope. It was a fix 4 power I belief. Was about perfect for your application.
Get the lightest scope you can. That burris seems like way more scope than necessary. What do you plan to do with your AR. As I said. A fixed 4x power is a really good simple universal optic for an AR imho opinion. And yes you can ring steel with 4x at 300yds.
I picked up Nikon P223 for mine. My son liked it so much, he put one on his. Both also use the PEPR mount. Going to put a Primary Arms 1x6 with the preditor reticle on my 10.5 pistol, when finances permit.
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Had a great day today. Not only did I break in my new FrankenSOCOM, but I took my daughter and son in law. She has more time behind the ACOG than I do. She just got out of The Marines in December, so the ACOG is all she knows.
Got it all dialed in at 100 and will take it out to some longer ranges later. I was very impressed with it. I'm actually excited to shoot my AR's again!
I've only got 1 ACOG, it's the NSN, I bought it for an AR but didn't like it, tried it on a couple different ones and it finally landed on my P556/SBR which has gone through several configurations ... Different hand guards, on its 3rd lower/stock/trigger ... It's a little heavy for an SBR, but just like I've said every time before; "Finally, it's just right"
The bipod isn't always on it but it was at the time of the pic ... Leupold is pretty much my goto glass; but for a emergency/goto defence long gun ACOG, it's the toughest most dependable around.
If you really want something you'll find a way ... ... if you don't you'll find an excuse.
I'm really not a "kid" anymore ... but I haven't grown up yet either