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Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

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Unread 06-05-2012, 09:37 AM
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Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

Hey all.
First time on this forum. I have seen many advertisements for Vortex. Checked out their website. They look ok, and appear to be designed the same way as say the Huskemaw or Greybull.

So what am I not seeing? Are they any good?
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    Unread 06-05-2012, 10:09 AM
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    Unread 06-05-2012, 10:11 AM
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    Very good! I own 3 and will continue to buy more. Viper pst ffp, viper 6.5-20, and their red dot scope. The pst is awesome, go ahead and order yours!
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    All the Vipers are popular, mainly because they have desirable features and acceptable optical performance for their price point. The optical contrast is marginal, however, because of higher than average veiling glare. That is my personal assessment from having evaluated them several times at the last three SHOT Shows.

    My recommendation depends on your application. For target shooting, and predator and PD hunting I think Vipers are great. For big game hunting, however, I recommend looking elsewhere for scopes that have better glare performance.

    What is your application and budget? The more info you provide on caliber, range, reticle preferences, etc., the better the advice you'll get on this board.
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    Unread 06-05-2012, 06:44 PM
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    Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

    You are more than right Bruce, more information given would provide better results. I am looking for an optic to put on top of my .280 AI. It is a custom rifle and is very accurate to the 900 mark. I have placed shots at this range with a borrowed Night Force. I however do not have the funding for such glass. My budget is near $1400. I am strongly considering a Greybull precision hunting optic, but am still shopping. Dont want to pull the trigger too soon. I am not very familiar with all of my options. I am looking for an optic with range finding capabilities, and turrets that are customizeable.

    So with the information given, I would like imput of other long range hunters.

    Thanks.
    Joe
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    Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

    If your budget is $1400 then you should consider looking for a used Nightforce.
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    Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

    The 1 vortex viper pa 6.5-20 I own will probably not hunt again. Have just recieved it back from the repair shop and it's the same. In my opinion the the turrets are the weak point, but this is the rock bottom of their viper line. In the end, I feel you get what you pay for. If I had 1400 to spend I'd go with another custom leupold vx3, or maybe try a huskema, or stretch it out a bit and get a nightforce.
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