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Vortex PST vs Leupold Mark 4

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Unread 06-10-2013, 03:13 PM
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Vortex PST vs Leupold Mark 4

I got drawn for Elk this year and want to upgrade the scope on my rifle. I was going to buy the Vortex pst ffp until I ran across a deal for the Mark 4 for $1200.00. Between the 2, which one is the nicer scope. I keep hearing leupold has gone downhill and I am buying a name, but are the two scopes comparable?

Thanks for the help

Thomas
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    Unread 06-10-2013, 06:02 PM
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    Re: Vortex PST vs Leupold Mark 4

    I have a mark 4 on my custom, I wanted a light scope and am very happy with the tmr reticle and scope is clear and positive clicks. Mine was $1700 and that was a few years back for a 6-20x50.If money was no object I would have a March 3-24x42. Mine sits on a light 338 NM
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    Re: Vortex PST vs Leupold Mark 4

    In my opinion for what you pay for a vortex and what you get for a warranty there isn't To many other company in that market of scope that competes..

    Definitely a +1 for a vortex
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    Re: Vortex PST vs Leupold Mark 4

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    In my opinion for what you pay for a vortex and what you get for a warranty there isn't To many other company in that market of scope that competes..

    Definitely a +1 for a vortex
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    Re: Vortex PST vs Leupold Mark 4

    Leupold did fall behind the pack, relying on their reputation to sell the product. They have come around finally with the introduction of new & improved models; the MK 4 M5-A, the MK 6 & finally the Mark 8 line (at a substantially increased price).

    BOTW & Greybull Precision used Leupy exclusively for many years with BOTW moving from Leupy to Huskemaw & finally to NightForce. I believe Greybull still uses the 4.5-14 Leupy.

    Leupold has one of the (if not the) greatest Customer Services departments in the industry.

    I really don't think you can go wrong with either, some say the Leupy has better glass & less glare IDK. I've owned probably a dozen leupolds & a couple MK4's, I haven't broken one yet.... If only Leupy would offer a dern MOA reticle!

    If you want to run MOA, buy the Vortex, if you use Mils, I'd probably run the MK 4 & TMR.



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    Unread 06-11-2013, 06:29 PM
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    Re: Vortex PST vs Leupold Mark 4

    I wouldn't pick a leupold. I would get one of the new Zeiss HD5's fantastic glass, locking turrets, etched reticle and followed by that a PST.
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    Re: Vortex PST vs Leupold Mark 4

    Well after looking at all the options available and at the prices they are available at, I decided that I am going to buy the Vortex scope. I had a hard time deciding this with all the options that are out there. I was going to get the Leupold, until I realized that the FFP option as going to put me over $1500.00 and then I might as well go with a Nightforce at a little more and if I was going to go with a Nightforce, I might as well go a little more with a Razor and then I would be double my original budget. So I decided to stay at my budget and try out the Vortex. Now I just need to decide on where to buy it from. Looking around, they all seem to be priced the same, so shipping is going to be the difference. SWFA advertises a 110% low price guarantee so I will see how that works. If not, either Opticsplanet.com or CameralandNY.com offer free shipping. Is there any place else that I should look at ordering from?

    Thanks for all of the help and opinions. Now for the next thread on what rings and bases I should get.

    Thomas
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