Originally Posted by Sagedaddy
Thanks for the replies. I could be totally off the mark, but I thought the elevation turrets were the same between the vortex viper hslr and the pst. What has been your experience with the zero stop? Have you had your turret customized or are just dialing moa? Aside from the first focal plane option(which I don't think I'm interested in) and the illuminated reticle, I'm having a hard time understanding the difference between the hslr and the pst.
The HSLR scope is 1/2 MOA per click and the PST is 1/4 per click. The HSLR has a capped windage turret the PST windage turret is exposed matching the elevation turret. The PST has a illuminated reticle the HSLR does not. They both have a zero stop that is adjusted by inserting shims and on the HSLR I'm using the zero stop works well letting the turret run by your zero about a 1/4 turn then you just return to zero. These are the things that made a difference to me.
I don't use a custom turret and just dial MOA and with the XLR reticle just hold over and off for wind. I don't know if the glass in the HSLR and PST is the same or not but the price difference is not much so it may be?? Each of the two scopes have different reticle choices and both offer FFP. Whatever floats your boat friend. Either would be a decent choice in my opinion in that price range. Hope this helps with your decision. Good luck with your choice.
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