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Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

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Unread 01-12-2014, 12:47 AM
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Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

So just wondering mechanically how everyone feels about this line from vortex? I'm talking repeat ability, return to zero, etc. I know some may feel that the glass itself may be short of the higher end stuff IE NF. I need to outfit a few rifles and more than a couple of NF'S is out of my ability $ wise.
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    Unread 01-12-2014, 09:47 AM
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    Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

    I recently replaced all of my vx-3's on my customs with The HSLR 6-24, and so far have been very impressed. Repeat ability, durability,and "feel" of the turrets has been remarkable. I used one of these to kill a bull this December in -20 degrees temps with 35 mph winds. The mechanics were very dependable, and the xlr retical was perfect for adjusting for the wind. I truly believe, for me, they are the best scope for hunters at that price point.
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    Unread 01-12-2014, 11:16 PM
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    Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

    I'm interested in these as well and have the same ?'s...
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    Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

    I've been running a HS-LR for a since they came out and it's been flawless! I'm extremely brutal on rifles, this scope has been on two 338 RUM's, 270 WSM and my 6.5 SS and has a couple thousand rounds and a lot of road hard days. I have no issue using my scope as a handle and throwing into the truck, bash a mountain road and pull it out, dialing 20+ moa and toasting an elk. A Nightforce it is not but it owes me nothing!!!
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    Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

    Have any of you that own the HS LR with 1/2 MOA elevation adjustment had heart burn sighting in on targets and wished it was 1/4 MOA or .1 mil?
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    Unread 01-15-2014, 11:13 AM
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    Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

    Considering that the farthest you could be off is around 1/4moa @ 1000 it has been a non issue for me. I had some concern in the beginning as well, but soon found that the adjustments weren't to course for me, especially for a hunting scope. The gains in speed using the 1/2 moa adjustments are nice.
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    Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

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    Have any of you that own the HS LR with 1/2 MOA elevation adjustment had heart burn sighting in on targets and wished it was 1/4 MOA or .1 mil?
    I get a little annul some times when shooting targets (4-16 HSLR) and mumble about the 1/2 MOA adjuster but bought it to go on a hunting rifle so it does what it was designed for very well. Have used it over a year now and the only complaint is the eye focus knob would not stay where I put it so made a spacer the proper width when its focused and sense doing that it stays where I put it.
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