Originally Posted by bamadawg2009
I didnt pay retail for it from leupold. I just havent tried many other scopes besides leupold so Im just not comfrotable spending cash on other scopes I know nothing about. I cant bring my self to spend the $$$$$$$$$ on nightforce yet but would love to have one.
Second Im not a very patient person so I cant wait 6-8 months for the fine duplex because my rifle will be ready before then.
I hear good things about Vortex but dont know anybody personally that has one that I could try, so Ill just keep this one and see how I like it. Whats the worst that could happen I can put it up for sale and get my cash back.
Good grief, there are enough posters on here (myself included) that tout the virtues of Vortex scopes, that should be good enough.
For years it was 'nothing but Leupold for me' until I took a chance and ordered a Vortex Viper PST. I was very aprehensive about any optic that cost less than half of a comparable Leupy, but my fears were unfounded. I too have a Mark4 among others and I'll put the PST up against the Mark4 any day.
Vortex makes a quality, repeatable and very clear optic and people are finding that out as evidenced by the wait time to get one now.
My only fear is that Vortex will come to the conclusion that their optics, because of the demand, should command a higher price, much like Leupold has done with their's. back 20 years ago when Leupold and Stevens was concidered on par with Burris and Redfield, Leupy's were priced accordingly. That all changed as Leupold attained a reputation as a first class optic and then Leupold bought Redfield.
Actually Leupold bought Redfield so they could offer an entry level priced scope, a bit strange to be, but then again, it's all about money isn't it??
Leupold has priced themselves above what the average hunter considers acceptable, hence the acquisition of Redfield. It's given Leupold a cheaper, more acceptable optic.
Sort of like why Smith and Wesson bought Thompson Center but thats another subject.