Re: Buying a Vortex PST...4-16 or 6-24??
This is my 4-16 PST BTW.
You can range, but it's cumbersome and not all that accurate. I used mine in NM in the fall on a Mule deer hunt and it works (only at maximum magnification because the subtension is aligned) but it is cumbersome especially when holding the rifle against a tree. Might work better on a bi-pod or shooting stick.
I compared the reading obtained to my laser rangefinder and it was close, within 25 yards give or take....
Also, keep in mind that because you must use maximum magnification, the eye box becomes critical as well. It takes a bit of concentration along with a steady hand on the turret so it's not the ideal tool.
IMO, it's nice if you forget the rangefinder or for some reason the rangefinder is inoperative but it certainly don't replace a rangefinder and the FFP scope ranges at all magnifications because the subtensions stay aligned, not so with the SFP.
Cost wise, not that much difference really. I prefer conventional lens placement myself and MOA versus MIL.
The 6-24 will be even more critical concerning the eye box at maximum magnification.....
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