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Vortex scope. Which model?

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Unread 08-27-2013, 01:41 PM
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Re: Vortex scope. Which model?

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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.
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    Re: Vortex scope. Which model?

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    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.
    I have the 6-24 and concur on everything said
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    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.
    I am from Canada so I can't help you track one down, sorry. But you guys generally get stuff before we do and I found mine at my local dealer. Any stocking Vortex dealer in the US should either have it or can order it. Good luck and I am glad I could help!
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    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.
    I have dealt with the fellas at Camera Land and there customer support is great. They are also a sponsor on this site. Here are the links to the HSLR FFP and the HS-T

    Vortex - Camera Land NY

    Vortex - Camera Land NY
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