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Vortex scope. Which model?

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Unread 08-26-2013, 10:27 PM
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Vortex scope. Which model?

I want to outfit my Kimber .243 with a Vortex scope. I'm on the fence as to which model. Most of the time I feel the HS LR 4x16x50 is the right choice. Then start considering the FFP or the HS LR 6x24x50. The larger scope seems a little over kill for the rifle and cartridge. I've also thought of the none LR scope thinking I would probably purchase a custom turret anyway. I value the opinions of you folks on this forum. Which one would you guys choose in the Vortex line up. Thanks
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    Unread 08-26-2013, 10:41 PM
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    Re: Vortex scope. Which model?

    I'd go with a Zeiss or Leupold if you have the coin. Buy once, cry once. Vortex quality still needs a lot or work. Might be OK for the short term but you will eventually move on and sell it for a loss.
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    Unread 08-26-2013, 10:45 PM
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    Re: Vortex scope. Which model?

    Vortex 2.5-10x44 Viper HS 30mm Rifle Scope

    Skip the Leupolds
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    Unread 08-27-2013, 09:48 AM
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    Re: Vortex scope. Which model?

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    I'd go with a Zeiss or Leupold if you have the coin. Buy once, cry once. Vortex quality still needs a lot or work. Might be OK for the short term but you will eventually move on and sell it for a loss.
    got the hs lr ffp with the xlr reticle and have not found a mark 4 yet that makes me feel like I made the wrong choice. leupy aint what it used to be I will take vortex quality against leupy every day.
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    Unread 08-27-2013, 12:39 PM
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    Re: Vortex scope. Which model?

    4-16 sounds like what you need. There is a new model from Vortex, called the HS-T. It is a 4-16X44 with a reticle similar to that found on the PST, just second plane and non illuminated on the reticle. It also has the exposed elevation and windage turrets for fast changes in the field with a CRS zero stop on the elevation. I have one in MRAD on my 243 and it is working out rather well actually.

    I have found no issue with Vortex quality, in fact just the opposite for me. I have now replaced every scope in my collection with a Vortex and I could not be happier.
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    Unread 08-27-2013, 01:22 PM
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    Re: Vortex scope. Which model?

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    4-16 sounds like what you need. There is a new model from Vortex, called the HS-T. It is a 4-16X44 with a reticle similar to that found on the PST, just second plane and non illuminated on the reticle. It also has the exposed elevation and windage turrets for fast changes in the field with a CRS zero stop on the elevation. I have one in MRAD on my 243 and it is working out rather well actually.

    I have found no issue with Vortex quality, in fact just the opposite for me. I have now replaced every scope in my collection with a Vortex and I could not be happier.
    Ditto for me too about Vortex quality. The only scope my rifles have on them is Vortex!
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    Unread 08-27-2013, 01:31 PM
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    Re: Vortex scope. Which model?

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    4-16 sounds like what you need. There is a new model from Vortex, called the HS-T. It is a 4-16X44 with a reticle similar to that found on the PST, just second plane and non illuminated on the reticle. It also has the exposed elevation and windage turrets for fast changes in the field with a CRS zero stop on the elevation. I have one in MRAD on my 243 and it is working out rather well actually.

    I have found no issue with Vortex quality, in fact just the opposite for me. I have now replaced every scope in my collection with a Vortex and I could not be happier.
    Thanks for your input. You helped me a lot. HSLR4x16 it is and I'll explore the T version with the exposed turrets. Where did you see that model for sale? How much? thelindseyranch@gmail.com if you need it.
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