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4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50 (Vortex Viper PST)

 
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:34 AM
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4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50 (Vortex Viper PST)

4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50

Vortex Viper PST

I would like to get input about the differences and preferences the members have.

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Old 11-02-2011, 01:18 PM
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Re: 4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50

How about a few details on your rifle? What/where are you hunting? Goals for your rig?
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Re: 4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50

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4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50

I would like to get input about the differences and preferences the members have.

Thanks.
Same brand...etc? Go for the 6-24X50 then
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:52 PM
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Re: 4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50

Differences for my use would be the 4X end will be better at both ends of the day as far as light goes. Also greater field of view at the low end.

With identical reticles (fine) and equal glass the 14 is plenty for LRH.

Much greater than 14 gets to be a spot of bother when mirage is running hard. But if one is comfortable with mirage, it can be your friend.

My favorite scope is an aged Weaver tactical 4.5-14. Great for all light conditions and as far as a 338 RUM will shoot even on 4.5 power.
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Re: 4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50

Based solely on magnification range, go with the 6-24.

There is very little difference between 4x and 6x, so that nullifies discussion of the lower magnification range. Whereas there is a big difference between 16x and 24x on the higher end. As a result, the 6-24 would be more versitile.
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Re: 4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50

My rig is a Rem 700 chambered in 7mm RM with a 26in barrel mounted in a Knoxx Axiom Ultra Light stock.

I cant afford a Nightforce or four digit scope. My most exspensive consideration is a Vortex Viper PST in one of the above magnifications.

Im an Army guy with 20plus years. I can shoot well. I want the gun to be 1000 yard capable. Most hunting shots will be between 500 and up for the sport of long rang hunting of course.

Please make all the recommendations you would like. Im thick skinned. zwhat scope bramd at what power for under a grand. EXIT PUPIL plays a huge role at high power. This is why I lean toward the 4-16X50.

If I win the lotttery a 30-378 Whetheby Mag with a Nightforce scope will put the above rifle in the closet...lol

I appriciate everyones input on this.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:01 AM
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Re: 4-16X50 vs. 6-24X50 (Vortex Viper PST)

Great scope for under $1k...easy. Look at Sightron SIII

SWFA Sightron Riflescopes Sightron SIII Riflescopes

They have great glass, their turrets are crisp and adjustments are reliable and repeatable.
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