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Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

 
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:15 PM
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Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

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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.
would be my only complaint is the eye focus wouldn't mind seeing the spacer you made. the 1/2 turrets have been a non issue for me
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:04 PM
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Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

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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.


A guy could use in O-ring and put behind for the spacer. you can get different thicknesses diameters etc. per your application and gap of focus ring.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:17 PM
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Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

going to the hardware store this after noon that is a good idea
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:43 PM
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Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

Before you guys spend any money rigging up a spacer for your ocular focus, try my method: black electrical tape twice around the eyepiece and back of the scope tube, neatly covering the gap, and still fits nicely under a Butler Creek cap. As far as any concerns over the 1/2 moa turret, the review of the Huskemaw 1/3 moa adjustment (see the list of reviews on homepage) covers the issue fairly well. The short version is you won't be far enough off the "perfect" drop dope to make any meaningful difference in the outcome of the shot if you are hunting anything larger than a chipmunk... even at 1000yds... and if you buy the FFP model, the reticle center has a very fine dot and a small space around it that will allow you to hold less than a 1/4 moa correction if you insist upon utter perfection.

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Old 04-28-2014, 01:23 PM
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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?
You can send your HS LR to Vortex and they'll change the 1/2 MOA adjustments to 1/4 MOA for $75
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:15 PM
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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.
I have a 4-16 HS-T with mil adjustments. I was a little leery about buying one because the Viper series does not have as good a reputation for mechanical reliability as some of it's competitors. But, with the listed features at that price point, I just had to give one a try.

So far, it has not let me down. I put it on a tracking board and tracking and RTZ were accurate, as are the reticle subtensions. Subtensions can also be used at 8x and 4x by doubling or quadrupling the value as appropriate.

I also have a Bushnell LRHS on order, with the plan of flipping the HS-T to cover the cost. I'm not so sure any more. The HS-T has been good enough for me that it is going to be hard to let it go…


John
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:33 PM
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Re: Vortex HS-t & LR mechanics

I'm still bouncing around between the HS-T, the HS-LR, and the PST. Got a friend a PST FFP 4-16 recently and it's a very nice optic.
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