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Scope that fits my needs under $1000

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:40 AM
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Re: Scope that fits my needs under $1000

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Weaver 5-15 Tactical
Weaver is going to be either 3-15x or 4-20x. Vortex has better features and reticle IMO but I like glass on the Weaver better.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:49 AM
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How does the glass on the minox compare with the SIII 6-24?
I haven't had any Sightron's yet but might be getting a 8-32x56 sometime in the future. I gave the 6-30x56 to my brother and currently the biggest magnification ZA5 I have is 4-20x50. I do plan getting another so if I do get both on the same line I will compare them but for now, no comments on Sightron.

Of course, with Minox you have to compromise on the features. They are hunting scopes and have very little tactical features. The 6-30x56 does have pretty good towers but you still have to unscrew the cover (or leave the covers out if you wish).

Minox towers and the other picture is Viper PST 4-16x50 next to 6-30x56 Minox ZA5.


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Old 01-11-2012, 11:00 AM
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Re: Scope that fits my needs under $1000

I have 4 Sightron SIII 6-24x50 scopes-3/LRMD & 1/MOA2. I like the MOA2 reticle,but I think it will only be a target scope for me.The lines are too fine,and they disappear into the background when looking at animals in wooded or brushy backgrounds.The LRMD reticle is a whole lot better for hunting,IMO.
I also have a Weaver Super Slam 3-15x50 w/duplex reticle,it is also a great scope with good glass and good repeatability.

Either brand will give you good optics.
I don't have any Vortex scopes,the Viper's that I've looked thru didn't impress me,but I have never seen a PST,so I can't comment on them.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:11 PM
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Re: Scope that fits my needs under $1000

I personally bought the Vortex Viper HS 4-16x50 and am very happy. This was my first dialable scope as well, and it is great. 30 mm tube and 1/4" adjustments. It runs 480-600 bucks. There is also a LR model but it has 1/2" clicks. This gives it north of 70 MOA adjustment and the BDC reticle is great. I'd check those out, even though they aren't FFP and are about half of the asking price, i enjoy mine.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:15 PM
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Re: Scope that fits my needs under $1000

The minox are interesting. The only things that I'm hesitant about are the lack of feedback of turret accuracy/repeatability, the adjustments are 1/8 MOA (instead of 1/4 MOA) and all the scopes are on 1" tubes so they limited overall MOA elevation adjustment. I can get s big sky III for about the same price
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: Scope that fits my needs under $1000

Pentax Lightseeker 6-24x50 LS-30 Dougs Camera Land
I won on his drawing I don't a long range scope where I live. Email me at lmk47ky@gmail.com if you are interested.List for $719.00 like I say would love for someone to enjoy this scope
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:56 PM
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Re: Scope that fits my needs under $1000

I have the viper pst 6-24 x50 and it is a nice scope for the money I think the glass is good and compairs well to my ziess..also the features are awesome and their warranty is outstanding if you ever need it. I would like a nigh force but can't morgate the farm to buy one
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