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Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP Vs SIII Tactical 8-32X56

 
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:50 PM
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Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP Vs SIII Tactical 8-32X56

I want a scope for my Long Range Rifle and I'm thinking about this 2 scopes.
The rifle is a .338 EDGE and I expect to shoot @ 1200 y ds or more.
I already own a 6-24X50 FFP PST and absolutely love it, but I'm considering to give the SIII a try.

The SIII doesn't look as impressive as the PST, but I know looks are never a good way to evaluate a scope.
Which one should have better glass?
Which one tracks better?
Which one is more rugged?

I really like the idea of having the FFP that the PST offers, but it's not a "must" for the scope. Specially if the glass is better in the SIII line.
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Re: Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP Vs SIII Tactical 8-32X56

I might sound biased because I sell the Sighton SIII 8-32X56LRMOA but in all honesty the SIII has much better eye relief than the PST. I own a 6-24 PST and always find myself adjusting my face. With my SIII on my Edge, I just look and shoot, no adjusting ever. I also think the glass is better in the SIII, the colors are "warmer" and more realistic. The SIII might not be as "tacti-cool" looking but I think the internals are superior and that is what matters.

I have one 8-32X56LRMOA in stock at the moment.
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Re: Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP Vs SIII Tactical 8-32X56

+1 for sightron. Much better glass than the pst and now have zero stop in my sightron. I'd put the sightron glass on par with a vx-3 or mk4. And also a +1 for shoot-long, great prices and great service
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Re: Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP Vs SIII Tactical 8-32X56

Please do share your sightron zero stop mod!
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Re: Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP Vs SIII Tactical 8-32X56

Is the warranty and customer service as outstanding on the SIII as it is with Vortex?
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Re: Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP Vs SIII Tactical 8-32X56

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Is the warranty and customer service as outstanding on the SIII as it is with Vortex?
Good question??
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Re: Viper PST 6-24X50 FFP Vs SIII Tactical 8-32X56

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Is the warranty and customer service as outstanding on the SIII as it is with Vortex?

Yep
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