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vortex viper 4-16x50 vx 6-24

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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:08 AM
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Re: vortex viper 4-16x50 vx 6-24

The 4-16 will be more than enough to get you to 500 yards. You could also consider the fact that you are gaining 8x on the high end and only losing 2x on the low end, which is not a bad trade off. As far as clarity goes with a 4-16x and a 6-24x on 16x I would think the 6-24x will have the upper hand. You are basically on the optical performance for the 16x on its highest power, yet the 24x is right in its bread and butter, so to speak. This is also something I would keep in mind.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 02:05 AM
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Re: vortex viper 4-16x50 vx 6-24

Vortex company is great. I live relatively close and stopped into there shop. I had the 4-16 XLR just not enought for 600 yard F-class, would have loved to trade it for a 6-24. Paper punching yes more mag is better however here is something to think about . The 4-16 is more compact+
But they needed to use a higher index of glass to keep it shorter. Higher the index of optical lenses the lower the Abbe value, others coatings ect being equal.
They are Great people, I would have bought my last scope form them but wanted a variable with 32-50 max power range.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 02:47 AM
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Re: vortex viper 4-16x50 vx 6-24

I have both of them and love them. Here is what I did:

4-16 is used on my 7WSM for my LRH out to 500-600 (which is LRH for me, and being on the east coast its hard to find spots just to reach those distances). While paper punching I would like more and was thinking of changing, but then last year I shot a deer at 450 and at 16 it was more than enough so I'm just leaving it.

6-24 is used on my 6x47 Lapua. This is a designated varmint only rig and so I wanted the higher magnification in order to see prairie dogs at extended distances. I built the rifle and then wound up deploying again so I've yet to do anything but take it to a range twice.

That's just what I did and I'm happy with my choices. If I ever decide to extend my range to over 600 I may change, but for my limitations right now I'm happy

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