Luepold Mark AR vs. Vortex Viper HS-T
After a bit of massaging I finally have a Remington 700 in .30-06 that will hold ~1" groups at 100 yards. At this point I am looking to start shooting a bit further. I currently have a very basic Leupold 3x9 on it right now, and am looking to switch to something with a little more magnification, and adjustable turrets. Even though it is meant for the .223/5.56 AR, I have been looking at the Leupold Mark AR in the 4x12 model. My motivation for this is that I have had a good experience with my current scope, and I generally hear good thing about leupold. This scope has all my requirements while keeping it around the $500 mark, which is where I would like to stay. I have not heard of many people recommending or suggesting this scope, so i'm trying to get a bit of feedback.
The other option I am looking at is the Vortex Viper HS-T in 4x16. I've read many good posts and reviews about this scope, and feel like it would be a good choice as well. I'm trying to make it out to the 500 yard mark, so 16x is probably a bit overkill, but it does come with the MOA retical, which would be great for wind holds and shorter shots.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.