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338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

 
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:50 PM
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338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

Recently had a .338 Edge done and would like a scope that can get me out to 700-800 yards efficently. Does anyone have any comments or feedback on the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44mm scopes? Can they take the recoil and muzzle brake blasts?

Gun is 30" 9.3 twist Broughton barrel,Rem 700 standard long action,custom Ewallace muzzle brake. about a 15 pound gun without scope and rings. Using Leopuld 20moa 1 piece base and Burris extreme 30mm rings. Is this $400 scope really a good bang for the buck?

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Old 12-31-2010, 07:49 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

i just tested that scope yesterday for the second time. it's a good scope for the money but not up to par with the rest of your gun. mine prints about 23" verticle movement when i crank the turrets 20 MOA. i'm guessing you want to save some money and the optics is not the place to do it. at least get a Sightron or of course, a Nightforce. it's the only way to extract the full accuracy potential from that gun.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:03 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

For the bucks, I think the scope is very good. I have 2 of them but facts are they aren't really a top notch target type scope, good for the bucks but not top notch. My concern would be eye relief, there really isn't much for anything that will recoil. I have one with the MD and one BDC. Both are clear, track right on and focus fine but that eye relief would worry me.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:53 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

My buddies 13lb 338 lapua with muzzle brake kicks less than a sporter weight 270. The Vortex would hold up just fine. I have two of the scopes you are considering. Eye relief is nothing to brag about, but on a mild recoil rifle you would likely be satisfied.

On my 7mag and 270wsm these scopes get me past 1000yds with standard bases. Plenty of elevation adjustment, I like the turrents, and Vortex does custom turrents for $70. I got mine for $249 from Cameraland.

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Old 12-31-2010, 11:06 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

Tulie; Both are clear, track right on

may i ask you how you determined they track right on? mine doesn't move the amount that it's supposed to.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:14 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

I have one on a 338-378 and dont have a problem with the eye relief, but since hunting season I have retired it to my 300rum and am patiently waiting for my PST for my 338 :-)
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

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Tulie; Both are clear, track right on

may i ask you how you determined they track right on? mine doesn't move the amount that it's supposed to.
Box test and have one on a 600 yard F class rifle. Both are spot on. If yours isn't tracking, send it back.
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