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If you plan on using your rifle inside of 50 yards I would without hesitation recommend something that is non-magnified. Even Irons are usable easily to 300 yards, and if you really take your time, up to 500.
Skip red dot...Supermoto and Old Glory are giving you the answer you seek grasshopper....I would throw in a Leupold MR/T 1-5, or the new Vortex Viper 1-5.
I put a Meopta K-Dot 1-4x on my AR. I haven't really put it through its paces yet, but I like it so far. I think the illuminated low power variable is the way to go. The only thing to dislike IMO is the weight.
Jose will be along shortly to brusquely explain the merits of irons at 1000 yards.