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Vortex PST or Leupold VX-3

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Unread 03-06-2011, 07:16 PM
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Re: Vortex PST or Leupold VX-3

Say what you want. Light transmission is an objective number. 98% versus 90% is a difference.

Subjectively, ones opinion is just that.

I said that the Viper is the better choice, unless of course he can't use the IR. You can try and pick a fight or you can just quit being a know-it-all and let someone have their own opinion for once. I agreed with you, leave it at that.
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    Unread 03-06-2011, 07:59 PM
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    Re: Vortex PST or Leupold VX-3

    I would go with the Leupold but i would get a varmit hunters reticle
    but I am real fond of my leupolds
    for the money I would get a ziess from camera land
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    Unread 03-06-2011, 08:06 PM
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    Re: Vortex PST or Leupold VX-3

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    I would go with the Leupold but i would get a varmit hunters reticle
    but I am real fond of my leupolds
    for the money I would get a ziess from camera land
    retirecpo

    Great choice Chief. It sounds like the OP was comparing the fine duplex ret. though.
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    Unread 03-06-2011, 09:15 PM
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    Re: Vortex PST or Leupold VX-3

    I would go with a leupold
    However
    the scope you are looking at has no reticle or turrets
    no way you are getting to 1000 yards
    Turret Mod costs about $85 each(I would go with the M1)
    and the reticle costs around 150

    750 scope
    160 turrets
    150 reticle
    $1050 roughly but it would be a great scope(I have one)
    You will also probally need a moa base to get out to 1000 yards

    The viper only has 65 Moa of travel
    the leupold has 90 moa
    I
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    Unread 03-06-2011, 09:42 PM
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    Re: Vortex PST or Leupold VX-3

    I don't plan to hunt with it since i can't use a rifle where i live so the IR feature would never get used.
    The Leupold would be sent in one for M1 knobs and TMR upgrade but that wouldn't have to be done right away
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    Unread 03-06-2011, 11:43 PM
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    Re: Vortex PST or Leupold VX-3

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    I don't plan to hunt with it since i can't use a rifle where i live so the IR feature would never get used.
    The Leupold would be sent in one for M1 knobs and TMR upgrade but that wouldn't have to be done right away

    If you don't plan to hunt, then the PST is a great option. So is the Leupold, but Jon is correct (obtusely so, yet correct) that you get more scope for the money with the Vortex PST.
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    Unread 03-07-2011, 05:48 AM
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    Re: Vortex PST or Leupold VX-3

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    Say what you want. Light transmission is an objective number. 98% versus 90% is a difference.
    It is when they come from objective third party tests under a specific set of parameters. It is not when it comes from a catalog, where even if they are telling the truth they can fudge the parameters (such as the frequency of light measured) to get the number they think will sell scopes. This makes light transmission percentage advertisements meaningless.

    Look! BSA and Leatherwood are vastly optically superior to Hensoldt .

    That's what the numbers say. Don't believe the numbers. Get your nose out of the catalogs and actually look through some scopes.
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