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Unread 07-05-2011, 04:57 PM
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pst or vx3??

I know this has been on here probably but I'm looking for a scope for my 7mm. I would like to get 1000+ out of it. So I am wondering what is the advantage to the PST? I don't care that its illuminated. Also I have zero stops for leupold Scopes. Is there something else that makes the pst superior in your opinion?
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    Unread 07-05-2011, 05:49 PM
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    Re: pst or vx3??

    Is this for hunting or long range target shooting?

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    Unread 07-05-2011, 11:17 PM
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    Re: pst or vx3??

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    I know this has been on here probably but I'm looking for a scope for my 7mm. I would like to get 1000+ out of it. So I am wondering what is the advantage to the PST? I don't care that its illuminated. Also I have zero stops for leupold Scopes. Is there something else that makes the pst superior in your opinion?
    I have the same question.. Always been a Leupold guy, but the PSTs have some great features for the bucks. If I went VX3 it would be through the custom shop with M1 turrets and a mil dot reticle though....
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    Unread 07-05-2011, 11:26 PM
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    Re: pst or vx3??

    I to am looking into the pst scopes. Hoping for some responses.
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    Unread 07-06-2011, 12:16 AM
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    Re: pst or vx3??

    I sold my vx3 and replaced it with a pst for three main reasons that may or may not matter to you

    1. Easier to dial in drop and windage
    2. Slightly better glass
    3. Reticle was more advanced combined with the ffp

    Both are great scopes but the pst had more of the features I was looking for plus slightly better glass.

    I prefer vortex customer service but both companies are good to work with.

    My 2 cents
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    Re: pst or vx3??

    Naturally, it depends on what you want to accomplish with the scope and I can't speak directly to the VX-3, but I have both the Mark 4 4.5 - 14 X 50 LRT M1 illuminated TMR and the PST 6 - 24 X 50 with the MOA reticle. They are close but I like the glass on the PST better than the Mark 4. The PST does have a zero stop but it is done with shims and I didn't even have enough shims with the scope until I put a 20 moa rail under it. I would take the PST over the Mark 4 if push came to shove but that is with the tactical turrets. If you are hunting you might want a lower turret like the VX-3 but you would want it to be the "long range" version with the side parallax adjustment. Again, it depends on the application.
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    Re: pst or vx3??

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    Is this for hunting or long range target shooting?

    joseph
    Tikkamike still has not answered my question. Until he does I can not give him the correct answer. I have a 6-24x50mm PST FFP MOA scope and have an important observation which will make a big difference in which scope he chooses.

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