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Need a new scope in the $1000 range

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:14 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

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For your application I would look at the Zeiss. It is lighter and more compact than the big PST.

If you really want one of the bigger scopes, I would go with the Sightron. I have both the PST and the Sightron SIII LRMOA. I like the PST it has a zero stop and illuminated reticle the SIII does not. Still for $100 dollars more the Sightron is twice the scope. The glass is much better in my SIII than my Pst. I also like the reticle in the sightron much better. The focus knob is another difference between the two. The PST has yards on it the SIII does not. I need the yards on the vortex in order to focus it fast because it never gets crisp enough to tell. The SIII focus is very easy to get crystal clear and parallax free.

I like my PST it works well, the SIII is just in another league IMHO.
The Sightron 6-24x50s are about $100 cheaper than the Viper PSTs at Liberty Optics, but I can't find info there or on Sightron's site about whether or not their scopes are FFP/SFP.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:56 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

I have both a Zeiss and PST in 6 X 20 powers. I favor the PST. Don't get me wrong the Zeiss is a great scope but i can't justify spending the extra $250-300 again for maybe a little higher quality glass. The PST does have a zero stop and illuminated redicle which the Zeiss does not. The thing I don't like about the Zeiss is the turrets adjust oposite of normal (Counter clockwise go's down instead of up) Just my opinion PST is better for the money.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:42 PM
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I have both a Zeiss and PST in 6 X 20 powers. I favor the PST. Don't get me wrong the Zeiss is a great scope but i can't justify spending the extra $250-300 again for maybe a little higher quality glass. The PST does have a zero stop and illuminated redicle which the Zeiss does not. The thing I don't like about the Zeiss is the turrets adjust oposite of normal (Counter clockwise go's down instead of up) Just my opinion PST is better for the money.
That's why I bought the PST. I got a lot of recommendations that the bang for the buck starts to get smaller and smaller as you go higher in price.

Are there scopes better out there? Absolutely. Do I need a $3,000 optic to shoot paper, steel, and non-dangerous mammals? Nope.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:44 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

My SIII is a sfp and I was comparing to my sfp PST.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

.............non-dangerous mammals?...............

A term I use to describe my wife.........................
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:12 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

If glass is more important than zero stop and lit reticle, I would pursue the sightron. If those other features or ffp are on the menu then your back to the pst.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: Need a new scope in the $1000 range

There is always the used market. A used Husky or S&B can be had for less than a grand or a Leupy Mark 4, all with excellent, transfereable guarantees so if you purchase used and it has any issues, returning it to the manufacturer should cure them.

Something to ponder.

Just because it's preowned don't make it junk.

.........and, I can live with light ring marks because the previous owner didn't have the foresight to lap the rings. I prefer none, but light marks or a nicked turret don't detract from the tracking or thr clarity of the glass.
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