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Elite 6500 vs Viper vs Weaver super slam

 
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:32 AM
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Elite 6500 vs Viper vs Weaver super slam

What the thinking on the 2.5-16x44 6500 at $550 vs Viper HS 4-16x44 BDC at $425 vs Weaver SS 3-15x42 at $450??
Throw in Leupold 4.5-14x40 1" (non AO non SF) at $400
Clarity and eye relief most important..

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:10 PM
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Re: Elite 6500 vs Viper vs Weaver super slam

I'd pick the Vortex Viper
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:58 AM
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Re: Elite 6500 vs Viper vs Weaver super slam

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Why? Just wondering.....
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:20 PM
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Re: Elite 6500 vs Viper vs Weaver super slam

I have a viper 6.5-20x44 pa and 2.5-10x44 pst. A budy of mine has a nitrex tr2 3-15X42 which is the same as the weaver ss. The glass in the SS is better than the viper pa at the same magnification. The glass in the pst is slighly better (IMHO) than the nitrex but only slightly. My biggest complaint (and the reason I don't own one) with the nitrex is that it has 58 moa of internal adjustment vs 68 in the pa and ~90 in the pst. If I were in your position and 4X is not too high on the low end I would get the HS over the weaver due to customer service. I can't offer any info on the Bushnell.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:23 PM
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Re: Elite 6500 vs Viper vs Weaver super slam

I just today received a 4-16 HS. Have a way under rated Simmons 4-12 SF 44mag and Leupold 4.5-14 VXIII to compare.
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Re: Elite 6500 vs Viper vs Weaver super slam

For clarity my guess is your list would go as follows, at least it does with my eyes.

1. 6500
2. Weaver
3. Vortex HS
4. Leupold

Scot E.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:40 AM
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Re: Elite 6500 vs Viper vs Weaver super slam

For adjustment, the Leupy dead last. A 1" tube equates to less elevation adjustment than a 30mm. Thats why the 30mm has become the defacto standatd and they are getting bigger....

Problem is, the bigger (diameter) the tube, the less rigid it becomes so at some point, rigidity (and repeatability) will become more important than elevation adjustment.
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