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Old 07-14-2013, 03:19 PM
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Help me decide on these optics

I am looking for a new scope to put on my savage 10FP .308. I will shoot out to 800 yards. I am considering a Weaver tactical 3-15 with illuminated mil-dot, a Vortex PST 6-24 MOA FFP or a Viper LR 4-16 with BDC. I like the idea of the BDC for hunting so you can hold over with dots or dial and use windage dots for wind drift However I worry about being able to see the dots in low light hunting situations since it is not illuminated. I also worry about 1/2 elevation adjustment at long range. I plan to use this for hunting and long range steel plate shooting. I also like the XLR reticule but again worry about seeing it in low light, my eyes are not what they used to be. I don't mind 2nd focal plane on the BDC so we can tweak the reticle by changing power. I would prefer to keep this under $900. Ideally in the $700 range. I appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:37 PM
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Re: Help me decide on these optics

Any opinions?
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:52 PM
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Re: Help me decide on these optics

I have the 6-24x50mm PST MOA FFP with a Vortex Custom Turret. All I need to do is range the target with my laser rangefinder turn the elevation turret to that range then hold for the wind and shoot.

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:31 AM
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Re: Help me decide on these optics

No experience with any of the Vortex, but my shooting buddy has the Weaver. The Weaver is an excellent buy for the money. If you could swing a couple hundred more you should look at the Leupold Mark 4 line with the M5 turrets. I went to mil/mil a couple years back and it is a great system. I tried the MOA/MOA setup in a Night Force and it just didn't work for me.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:50 AM
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Re: Help me decide on these optics

Of the ones you mentioned....Vortex Viper PST FFP 6-24x50 w/ custom turret gets my vote.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:00 AM
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Re: Help me decide on these optics

My vote would be to save up a little more and go with the Leupold Mark 4. They come illuminated, I personally like the TMR reticle, not so "busy" of a view. IMHO, learn the scope's hash marks and leave the dials alone after you get it zero'd in. I do own both, the vortex viper PST and the Leupold, Viper is nice, just not a Leupold.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:01 AM
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Re: Help me decide on these optics

Another vote for the PST.
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