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Old 10-10-2013, 10:17 PM
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Re: Vortex PST Model Scopes on Big Magnums

Were the set screws checked for being tight that holds the elevation turret knob in place after you set up your zero stop shims?
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:35 PM
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Re: Vortex PST Model Scopes on Big Magnums

I have 2 Viper PST scopes. The 4-16 was nearly $900 and the 6-24 was $830 since it was a demo. I am fairly confident that these 2 scopes are better than 90% of all scopes produced 20 years ago. I also wonder how long you had to save 20 years ago to buy a scope that had similar features ?

I do not subscribe to the train of thought that it is necessary to have only $1800+ scopes. If that were the case, the entire firearm industry would only be a fraction of its size since most of us could only afford 1 or 2 rifles.

I have been using my 4-16x50 PST FFP in the field on average 60-70 days a year and have not had the slightest problem with it. Nor have I had any issue with any of my Nikon Monarch 2 scopes, which I was using prior to getting the Vortex. I would say that a scope like the Nikon Monarch is more representative with its simple plex reticle and capped turrets of the kind of equipment hunters had available for years and years. Yet the turrets on my Nikons have worked great and have never let me down and my elevation turret is more or less permanently uncapped for long range (usually not more than 500 yards).

I have owned several Weaver scopes, one of the 10x Bushnell Elite 3200 Mil dot scopes and a Minox Z5 3-15 and other than the fixed 6x Weavers none of them have been satisfactory. The Minox was quite an expensive scope and Weaver seems to be asking a lot of cash for their scopes lately.

Were it not for the fact that I wanted a graduated reticle, the Nikon Monarchs would be OK, but to get a comparable scope to my PST's from one of the name brands would cost several times more. My experience in using them has not yet changed that opinion.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:13 PM
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Re: Vortex PST Model Scopes on Big Magnums

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Food for......READING.

Vortex Viper PST - 24hourcampfire

Alan
We all need to keep in mind some parameters (yes I read the thread you linked to)....

Foremost, it's a mechanical apparatus comprised of many parts and being a mechanical apparatus, you will have a failure rate in the field, thats a given. How many cars go back for warranty fixes for instance. A recent example comes to mind. Chrysler literally sold millions of Jeeps that are prone to fires if hit in the rear and now that have to fix the issue or the Ford cruise module fires on diesel trucks, Ford is replacing the module... Parts and assemblies fail

Vortex stands behind their product with an unconditional lifetime guarantee (just like all reputable scope manufacturers do, so, IMO, an issue is no issue because it gets fixed or replaced, no questions asked.

I have 3 Vortex Vipers, one on a 338 Lapua. No issues. On the other hand I have a very high end Leupold (like twice the price of a PST) thats on my bench rest target rifle that had to go back to Leupold and Stevens twice, one time for a reticle shift and once for a parallelax issue adjustment issue. Both times Leupold and Stevens paid the ship costs both ways and did a quick turnaround, exactly the same service you'll get from Vortex optics, if the warranty service need arises.

Don't worry, if your porridge is cold, you can reheat it.

What I'm alluding to here is the issues, real or imagined are, in fact, no issue at all.

Far as I'm concerned, their glass is good (enough for me) and I don't dwell on what could be an issue until it becomes an issue.

I'm not a rabid fan of any optic. The prices to value ratio of Vortex optics makes them very attractive to me, and, obviously many others...
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:43 PM
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Re: Vortex PST Model Scopes on Big Magnums

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We all need to keep in mind some parameters (yes I read the thread you linked to)....

Foremost, it's a mechanical apparatus comprised of many parts and being a mechanical apparatus, you will have a failure rate in the field, thats a given. How many cars go back for warranty fixes for instance. A recent example comes to mind. Chrysler literally sold millions of Jeeps that are prone to fires if hit in the rear and now that have to fix the issue or the Ford cruise module fires on diesel trucks, Ford is replacing the module... Parts and assemblies fail

Vortex stands behind their product with an unconditional lifetime guarantee (just like all reputable scope manufacturers do, so, IMO, an issue is no issue because it gets fixed or replaced, no questions asked.

I have 3 Vortex Vipers, one on a 338 Lapua. No issues. On the other hand I have a very high end Leupold (like twice the price of a PST) thats on my bench rest target rifle that had to go back to Leupold and Stevens twice, one time for a reticle shift and once for a parallelax issue adjustment issue. Both times Leupold and Stevens paid the ship costs both ways and did a quick turnaround, exactly the same service you'll get from Vortex optics, if the warranty service need arises.

Don't worry, if your porridge is cold, you can reheat it.

What I'm alluding to here is the issues, real or imagined are, in fact, no issue at all.

Far as I'm concerned, their glass is good (enough for me) and I don't dwell on what could be an issue until it becomes an issue.

I'm not a rabid fan of any optic. The prices to value ratio of Vortex optics makes them very attractive to me, and, obviously many others...



VEry well said!!
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