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Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??

 
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:56 PM
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Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??

Going to buy a Vortex PST FFP scope in either 4-16x50 or 6-24x50 for my Sako Tecomate in 300WSM. Figuring this gun will be good to about the 7-800 yard mark. I have Leupolds on other rifles including a 4.5-14 and a couple of 6.5-20s on varmint rifles. Having trouble deciding which one would fit best. Gun will primarily be a hunting piece but I will be shooting gongs and jugs as far out as possible for fun and practice. Looking for help deciding on how big to go. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:08 PM
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Re: Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??

your min range will tell a lot about what you need. If you think you are going to be seeing close in shots, the 4-16 is better, and 16x can get you a long way. However, if close in is not something you expect, having 24X on the top end is awesome.

I ended up with the 6-24 in SFP myself and have no problems with it, target acquisition is a little slow close in, but really, as close as 50 yards, and maybe a little closer, it's not a big dwal.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:30 PM
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Re: Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??

look at it like this with the 6x24 you r only loosing 2x on the low end but gain 6x on the high end over the 4x16 and on the 4x16 you r loosing magnification all the way around. i have never had a problem with 6 x at a 100 yards even 50 the only benefit to a low power scope for me is hunting at night.
Hell most people buy a scope say 3x9 and never take it off 6 x to start out with. so to me a good starting point is 6x you don't have to have it on 24 but it is sure nice to if you need it. I have the 6x24 it a nice scope a lot of scope for the money.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:40 PM
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Re: Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??

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your min range will tell a lot about what you need. If you think you are going to be seeing close in shots, the 4-16 is better, and 16x can get you a long way. However, if close in is not something you expect, having 24X on the top end is awesome.

I ended up with the 6-24 in SFP myself and have no problems with it, target acquisition is a little slow close in, but really, as close as 50 yards, and maybe a little closer, it's not a big dwal.

Why did you pick the SFP over the FFP?? I think that the FFP is perfect for a hunting rig. All my Leupolds are SFP and this will be my first FFP scope but it just seems like a great idea for a guy who may not have time to dial or is set on low power and has game make a sudden move where hold over is required. Am I wrong in my thinking??
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:19 PM
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Re: Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??

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Why did you pick the SFP over the FFP?? I think that the FFP is perfect for a hunting rig. All my Leupolds are SFP and this will be my first FFP scope but it just seems like a great idea for a guy who may not have time to dial or is set on low power and has game make a sudden move where hold over is required. Am I wrong in my thinking??


Personally, I think you'd be better off getting an SFP and putting the extra money towards a good rangefinder. SFPs can be very effective when used to estimate range and holdover.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??

I have a 4/16 on my 308 win & a 6/24 on my 340weatherby. I like the 6/24 ffp the best. 4/16 is enough but it is nice to have the extra power when you need it. I would not hesitate to buy another 6/24ffp.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:06 AM
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Re: Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??

I have both a 4-16 and a 6-24 scopes that are in SFP. And I really like them. I got the 4-16 last. After looking through it, i noticed that it is alittle clearer than the 6-24. I see the black shadow in the 6-24 when I'm not exactly centered in the scope with my eye. I have no problem with 4-16. Think I will call Vortex and see what they say about it. But then again, when I don't see the shadow my eye is right on center with the cross hairs.

Still would not trade them for anything.

Jason
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