Re: Vortex Viper 5-15x44mm Tactical Scope deal at Midway
Pretty good deal if it meets your needs. The turrets are like the HS LR and PST and I like the zero stop. Apparently Vortex shipped the scopes without the zero stop shims so Midway is sending them later.
If you do a lot of dusk or dawn shooting the 50mm objective will supposedly give you about a 1x magnification advantage, that is the brightness of the 44mm scope at 14 power would be roughly equivalent to the 50mm at 15 power all things being equal. I have both 50mm and 44mm and I find the 44 OK for my needs but I shoot mostly paper with some hunting.
The cheek weld on the 44 works better for me as I can mount the scope lower. I had to pad the stock to get a good cheek weld on the 50 but everybody’s different.