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$1000 Long Range Scope

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Unread 01-22-2013, 07:55 PM
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$1000 Long Range Scope

I am doing some research on my first long range rig and i want to be able to get out to 1000 yards and maybe farther. My budget is about $1000 for scope and rings.
Thanks in advance, Devin
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    Unread 01-22-2013, 08:23 PM
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    Re: $1000 Long Range Scope

    I'm a big fan of the Vortex Viper PST. you can get a 6-24X50 plus rings and still be under $1k
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    I'm a big fan of the Vortex Viper PST. you can get a 6-24X50 plus rings and still be under $1k
    I do like the looks of those. They seem to be a quality scope and get great reviews. I know they are double my budget, but are Nightforce Scopes worth the extra cash?
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    I do like the looks of those. They seem to be a quality scope and get great reviews. I know they are double my budget, but are Nightforce Scopes worth the extra cash?
    I can't answer that question for you, but for me, in the end, I went with the PST because, while I think there may be a NF in my future, at this point, the PST has everything I need and wanted, at half the price. NF are great scopes, but, to my eyes, I didn't lose much going with the PST, having looked through NF scopes before. If you want to save for it, a NF is an awesome scope. If you want a really good scope now, go with a PST, you won't regret it.
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    I can't answer that question for you, but for me, in the end, I went with the PST because, while I think there may be a NF in my future, at this point, the PST has everything I need and wanted, at half the price. NF are great scopes, but, to my eyes, I didn't lose much going with the PST, having looked through NF scopes before. If you want to save for it, a NF is an awesome scope. If you want a really good scope now, go with a PST, you won't regret it.
    I really appreciate the advice and i'm very close to making my decision and im almost positive it will be the viper. I noticed that they do not have a traditional mil-dot reticle. Do they have a similar counter part? or should i just go with the MOA scope?
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    I really appreciate the advice and i'm very close to making my decision and im almost positive it will be the viper. I noticed that they do not have a traditional mil-dot reticle. Do they have a similar counter part? or should i just go with the MOA scope?
    Do you know both MOA and Mil adjustments?
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    Re: $1000 Long Range Scope

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    I really appreciate the advice and i'm very close to making my decision and im almost positive it will be the viper. I noticed that they do not have a traditional mil-dot reticle. Do they have a similar counter part? or should i just go with the MOA scope?
    They have a MRAD version of the EBR-1 reticle. You can find it here

    it's the same set up, but it's done in MRAD versus MOA, for people used to Mil-Dot
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