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Old 08-25-2012, 04:58 PM
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Need a new scope in the $1000 range

Hey guys, looking for a new scope to put on top my savage 111 chambered in 30-06. What are the better options? I was look at a Vortex Viper PST but I heard from an experienced friend that the glass quality just isn't as good as some of ther others in that price range.. I'm gonna be using it for hunting and target shooting, possibly out to 800 yards for now as that's the furthest I have available to me at the moment. I have roughly 1 week to decide so any help is appreciated!
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:34 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

Check out the Sightron S-III modles with the LRMOA reticle.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:45 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

Ziess Conquest line...4-14X...about $750-800.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:56 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

IMO Vortex PST is the best scope for the money.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:07 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

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IMO Vortex PST is the best scope for the money.
To the OP, your 'friend' is FOS, clear up to the cranium. Who am I to say, not that I don't have a couple plus some others to compare to.

2 detractions of the PST line is one, the weight and two the zero stop arrangement.

A little bird told me the PST glass is the same as the Razor glass.

A 4.5-16 x 50 in either focal plane will leave you with plenty for a good set of rings, some lapping compound and a lapping bar.......
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:31 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

That's good to hear, I was pretty much set on the pst. Maybe the one he looked through was a lemon or he's just against the brand..who knows lol. He's an avid shooter and knows his stuff so I just kinda went along with it to an extent.

The only ones I seem to find readily available to me are the 6-24 which is what I was looking for. It's in SFP, I wanted to get an FFP to try out but can't find one. MOA or MIL don't matter to me either, I should add.

SidecarFlip, the weight isn't a huge deal for me but what don't you like about the zero stop? Just the way you have to rotate back to it?

I've never done any lapping before.. Looks easy enough. I'm probably gonna get NF rings and a 20 MOA Base to go with this scope as well.

I will look more into the Sightrons and Zeiss

Thanks for all the input thus far everyone. Your a big help!
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:19 AM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

Try Cameraland or Weby Shops. Both advertise on here and both carry the Vortex line.

6-24 IMO is a bit stout for your caliber. 4.5-16 would work fine again IMO and a bit less expensive.

The CRS stop is not really a hard stop but more of a index point. I prefer a hard, absolute stop.
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