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Unread 06-10-2014, 08:57 PM
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looking at a new rifle scope

I'm looking at purchasing a vortex viper 6.5-20x50 PA scope for my .300 win mag. I guess I have a couple questions. has anyone had any experience with this scope? Am I going to see a big difference between the 44mm objective and the 50mm objective? any opinions on the scope would be great. thanks
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    Unread 06-11-2014, 12:58 AM
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    Re: looking at a new rifle scope

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    I'm looking at purchasing a vortex viper 6.5-20x50 PA scope for my .300 win mag. I guess I have a couple questions. has anyone had any experience with this scope? Am I going to see a big difference between the 44mm objective and the 50mm objective? any opinions on the scope would be great. thanks
    They are a good scope. I run a 44mm on my varmint AR. They are nothing fancy, but they work. I doubt you'd ever see the difference between the 44 and 50mm objective on this scope. My only gripe with this scope would be the eye relief. It's fine for my uses, but if your 300 WM is a kicker the PA might not give you as much eye relief as you would want.
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    Unread 06-11-2014, 08:29 AM
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    Re: looking at a new rifle scope

    basically, the only time you are going to notice a difference between the 44 and the 50 is in lowlight conditions and at longer range at higher magnification. In my opinion, more glass is always better. good luck.
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    Re: looking at a new rifle scope

    This is a good scope, especially at the price point. I would agree the eye relief is short and I think your 300 will end up scoping you. The Viper also has limited adjustment (65 moa...) if you are trying to go ELR you may want more.
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    Unread 06-15-2014, 12:15 PM
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    Re: looking at a new rifle scope

    Probally be better off with a simmons white tail classic than the vortex.
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    Re: looking at a new rifle scope

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    I'm looking at purchasing a vortex viper 6.5-20x50 PA scope for my .300 win mag. I guess I have a couple questions. has anyone had any experience with this scope? Am I going to see a big difference between the 44mm objective and the 50mm objective? any opinions on the scope would be great. thanks
    JMHHO, but I'd be more concern on the eye relief as already noted. I prefer an eye relief 3.5" and better esp. on high recoiling rifles like the .300 Win Mag.
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    Probally be better off with a simmons white tail classic than the vortex.
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