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Old 08-10-2011, 11:23 PM
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Talk some sense into me!

Ok, I have about $2000 coming to me via check. My plan is to drop it all on shooting equipment. Here are a couple of options. First, I can basically shoot the whole wad on a Vortex Razor 5-20x50 scope. Secondly, I could get a Vortex PST FFP, and a used Sig 556. I could also go with the Sig, the PST in SFP and get a used Leica 1200 ($350).

Right now I have a Vortex Crossfire on LR rig, but would like to upgrade. Also, I don't have an AR type carbine in the collection. I don't shoot comps. and no ones life depends on the scope. Any advice?
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:30 AM
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Ok, I have about $2000 coming to me via check. My plan is to drop it all on shooting equipment. Here are a couple of options. First, I can basically shoot the whole wad on a Vortex Razor 5-20x50 scope. Secondly, I could get a Vortex PST FFP, and a used Sig 556. I could also go with the Sig, the PST in SFP and get a used Leica 1200 ($350).

Right now I have a Vortex Crossfire on LR rig, but would like to upgrade. Also, I don't have an AR type carbine in the collection. I don't shoot comps. and no ones life depends on the scope. Any advice?
For that kind of money you could get a couple of top end Leupold Mark 4's if you shop around and check Ebay and the classifieds over at Sniper's Hide.

The question is do you NEED the sig?

I alway say buy the best glass you can possibly afford. I've always been amazed when guys spend over a grand on a rifle and then stick a cheap piece of glass on it and wonder why they can't shoot any better.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:47 AM
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Re: Talk some sense into me!

For the longest time I used bushnell, tasco, simmons...ect... I did "Okay". Then one day I got a gleam in my eye for an IOR 3-18x42 "Flea" scope. I scrimped and saved a year to get that scope! Best purchase I ever made, all $1200 of it. Suddenly even at 10x I could see things that were nearly impossible before. Crank it up to 14x or so and things really begin to "pop".

The sig is certainly a nice weapon. Although I have more than 1 gun, I love that old saying "Beware the old man who owns only 1 gun!" These days I have trimmed down a bit, and am trying hard to focus more on shooting. $2000 will buy a quite a bit of ammo...

Have a good one!
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:55 AM
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Re: Talk some sense into me!

Just got back from shooting yesterday and to my right, a guy with a 264 Les-Baer top with Night NSX 5.5-22X56mm, the gun is capable of sub moa at 100yds, but he couldn't out shoot my RRA Lr- 308..16"er top with Burris 3-9X40mm. Practice..and shoot often your going to need lots of ammo!! to reload . Get the reloading stuff, and the shooting eg, i would.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:16 AM
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Just got back from shooting yesterday and to my right, a guy with a 264 Les-Baer top with Night NSX 5.5-22X56mm, the gun is capable of sub moa at 100yds, but he couldn't out shoot my RRA Lr- 308..16"er top with Burris 3-9X40mm. Practice..and shoot often your going to need lots of ammo!! to reload . Get the reloading stuff, and the shooting eg, i would.
The question is... . How much better could you do with his equipment?

It doesn't how much you spend on the gear if you just can't shoot your way out of a paper bag but no matter how skilled you are you just can't polish a turd enough to make it a diamond.

As a general rule if one will spend at least as much on the scope as you did on the rifle you'll probably have a nice combination. If you go first class on both, the odds of success go up and up.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:09 AM
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Re: Talk some sense into me!

Razor.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:37 AM
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From your description above I have to assume you don't have a range finder?? Or the one you have is inferior to the Leica? The Razor would be nice for sure, although the PST will probably suitable, I do agree with one of the above posts (made me laugh actually), about the high dollar rifle strapped with a Tasco lol


Honestly, comb the classifieds for a NF or MK4 or even a PST? Might be the best bang....
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