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Old 06-05-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

I have the Viper Vortex PST FFP 6x24x50.

My goal was to get glass good enough to shoot and hunt at 1,000yards. The more I shoot, and the closer I get to 1,000yards (925 current PR) I realize I have more than enough scope for the shot. I am so pleased with the tracking and zero stop. It is very simple to adjust for shots and then rezero without even thinking twice. Im sure all the highend scopes have these features. The turrets are stiff and give a confident click when adjusting. The glass is exceptionally clear till about 22X, I prefer not to use max setting when shooting long distance as its easier to hold and spot for myself that way so I use 12X or a little bit more. I'd like to try the nightforce, but honestly I'll be just fine using Vortex for the rest of my life.

I mean, can you beat a non conditional and transferable warranty no questions asked? I dont think so. But thats my .02$

Oh, and its going on 250+ rounds 7RM and 200+ .300WSM without any problems.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:11 PM
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Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

I thought i would give some information of my own regarding scopes. Recently i just bought the redfield revolution accu-range. Believe me when i say the quality and 5 star rating is very accurate. The eye relief is what impressed me the most because under any magnification its picture perfect. I compare the new redfields in the same class as any leupold. For around 200 dallars you can take the rest of the money your planning on spending on a vortex which has the same clarity as the redfield but lacks in eye relief. If a scope has it all but has a poor eye relief you can have it. Just thought i would share and ive owned alot of high dallar products and this one really impressed me. Take care and thanks for letting me share.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

I have another scope that you may look into and again not as much money but just as reliable as any Vortex. The burris euro diamond has it all and did not forget to include a proper eye relief either. I don't know why a company would put together a good product and forget the importance of eye relief. I was upset when i wanted a vortec and looked through it and found the problem that i did. Oh well, hope you find what your looking for and once again i hope i was of some help.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

Personally my 4 inches of eye relief is more than enough to get comfortable on my .300wsm

Go to a shop and look at all the different scopes, we cant choose for you my friend. The guy at the shop I went to showed me the vortex but the scope itself is what sold me, not the guy telling me about it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:51 PM
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As a big game cartridge 280 AI runs out of energy at 800-900 yds, depending on altitude.

A custom BDC turret will limit you to a relatively narrow range of pressure and temp conditions if you want to make accurate shots at over 500 yds. Are you going to hunt in generally the same area (i.e., altitude) all the time? If not, be prepared to buy multiple turrets.

Otherwise, I would recommend a standard turret and a milling reticle (for ranging and wind holdoffs). If you go this route you have plenty of options. Since you were already thinking Greybull, I would recommend a Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14X50 LR/T, which is in your price range.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:34 PM
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Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

So let's say I were either going to purchase a Huskemaw or a Greybull. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each.

I don't know how comfortable I am with buying a used scope.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:45 AM
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Re: Vortex Scopes? Any Good?

I looked further into the Vortex and yes I was mistaken when i was speaking of poor eye relief. The model I was looking at at the time which I was under the impression it was the top of the line of the vortex, diamondback I believe it was. I looked on line last night and saw the Viper and the specs on that was quite impressive, 3.7- 4.2 which like you said is all one needs. Well, good enough and thanks for mentioning the 4 as it was my understanding that Vortex never exceeded 3.4. Anyways, I am new to this forum and this subject is really not for me. I believe firmly in quality optics but never put as much time and energy into this subject as you guys. My father owned a .243's growing up and shot many barrels out. Before he passed away people said it was an old weaver that he made most of his 400 plus yard shots with. You guys are too skilled for this old boy. I'll move on to muzzleloading as I really enjoy that most these days. Take care.
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