Originally Posted by Firecat
Three scopes have made the short list.
Vortex PST 6-24 x 50mm EBR-1
Sightron SIII 6-24 x 50mm Mil-Dot
Leupold VX-III 6-20 x 50MM LR Target Duplex
These three scopes seem to be in roughly the same category and price range. I have read a fair amount on the Vortex and the Leupold. However, there is not much that I can find about the Sightron. Which would you choose and Why. I have a budget of $800.00 tops out at $950.00. Is there anything else that I should consider. The rifle is a Sendero SF-II 300 RUM. I have a EBR 20 MOA rail and 30mm Rings. This is a long range rig and and will be used north of 1K target, but up to 1k hunting. I appreciate any advice that you may be willing to give.
Check the classifieds here and keep an eye on Ebay.
Zeiss and Leupold are about all I will put on my rifles. I'll let others experiment with their dollars on the newest entries into the optics market.
For what we pay for top quality optics knowing the company behind them will be here five, ten, or thirty years from now to honor their lifetime warranty matters a great deal to me.
If I could afford USO or NF I'd go with them but I can't.