Originally Posted by Marlinproud
Ive searched for this scope on this forum but dont find much. Im strongly leaning towards this scope but for me its a lot of money ($800 bracket). But it looks so versatile being able to go down to 4.5mag should I ever go into the brush.
What I would like to hear from you is this overkill, is this realy neccessary for long range? I mean I might be happy and good enough with a vortex viper 6.5-20x50($460) And is mildot reticle the right choice for LRH?
Hi, I was in the exact same boat as you. I was looking at the Bushnells and for the price I went with the Vortex Viper with Mil-dot for less money. The vortex seems to be coming on the market with long range shooters quickly and I like there VIP Life time warrenty. For the money you were going to pay for the elite, you should try the Vortex PST, better glass etc. Plus some of the models are a little less wirh an EBR-1 reticle. I can get them a little cheaper through my business. I would stay with the 4.5 magnification for the closer shots and I think in my own thoughts that 16 is plenty for longer range depending on how far you are going to shoot. Anything beyound that maginification I would then look at Ziess, March, US Optics, Nightforce for better optics quality but be prepared for $$$$$$. Just my own 2 cents. I will try and put something on here when I get my Vortex in. The reason I did not go with the PST right away is I got the Viper at a good deal below my cost so I am going with it.