Originally Posted by Methow Packer
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
Purchased a HSLR FFP 4-16 with the XLR reticle and the more I use it the more I like it. The reticle is pretty busy but it is getting better as I become accustomed to it. Was shooting at 800 yards yesterday at a 3" dot and had no trouble holding on it. On 4 power the cross hair is pretty thin and with a dark background kinda difficult to see. I found if you crank the scope up to about 5 the cross hair is very visible even in low light. I can live with that.
The tracking and MOA adjustments are dead nuts. I have not checked the hold over hash marks yet. I was a little skeptical about the 1/2 MOA adjustment in the elevation turret but so far can't find anything to really complain about. I really like the 24 MOA in one revolution and the zero stop was easy to set up. I also like the windage turret being capped and not sticking out poking you in the wrist. With the XLR reticle holding for wind is a snap.