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Scope that fits my needs under $1000

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:05 AM
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Good catch on that floating dot, for some reason I hadn't noticed it before and thought it was the standard x with MOA hashes. If they made a MOA reticle with the crossing reticle and had covered turrets I would be completely sold on the sightron. Also just checked and zeiss conquests are IPHY
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:10 AM
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The Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 has a 1" tube and only 45 MOA of adjustment which is not as good as a 30mm tube with a lot more adjustment which you need for long range shooting. It is also a SFP not a FFP scope.
As much as I like FFP, I'll take better glass over features. 20MOA bases will solve the adjustment issue. If low light performance isn't important, Viper PST is a decent choice, otherwise I would not recommend it. 6-24x50, even if better than 4-16x50, isn't going to be that much better.

In that price range you will need to make compromises, there's no way around it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:10 AM
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I think I am going to order the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50. There are a lot of great features in this scope. My main concern is that the turrets track well, are repeatable and solid clicks.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:18 AM
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Good catch on that floating dot, for some reason I hadn't noticed it before and thought it was the standard x with MOA hashes. If they made a MOA reticle with the crossing reticle and had covered turrets I would be completely sold on the sightron. Also just checked and zeiss conquests are IPHY
Yep, unfortunately they are made to US specs instead of the regular 0.1MRAD adjustments that Zeiss normally uses. Not a huge deal as you can easily calculate that into your drop chart.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:22 AM
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I think I am going to order the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50. There are a lot of great features in this scope. My main concern is that the turrets track well, are repeatable and solid clicks.
Tracking was pretty good on my scope. Turrets are decent. Not great as you're not going to get top notch turrets for that price. Overall a pretty good value scope, it all comes down to hunting conditions.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:35 AM
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On the Viper PST how bad was the glass in low light?
It was fairly bad. I tested the scopes on 12x. With the limited budget you're not going to get all the features that you want and great glass. If you think you can live without FFP and tactical reticle, take a look at Minox ZA5 6-30x56. It's going to be well within your price range and the glass quality is on totally different level than the Viper PST.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:39 AM
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It was fairly bad. I tested the scopes on 12x. With the limited budget you're not going to get all the features that you want and great glass. If you think you can live without FFP and tactical reticle, take a look at Minox ZA5 6-30x56. It's going to be well within your price range and the glass quality is on totally different level than the Viper PST.
How does the glass on the minox compare with the SIII 6-24?
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