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Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 vs Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:22 PM
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Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 vs Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50

Any opinions on Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 versus Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50?

I like the Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 because it has turret caps on elevation and windage while the Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50 does not. Even though the PST has stops which are nice, I am afraid my windage turret will unattentionally get knocked off zero in a hunting situation. I wish the PST at least had a turret cap on the wind age if not elevation.. I'm tempted to go with the Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50. Anyone else feel the same?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:26 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 vs Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:29 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 vs Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50

I have the 4-16X44 and its the clearest glass I have ever used. Of course I have never owned a nightforce or a U.S. optic but as far as leupold, nikon, zeiss, etc I do love my Viper the best!

The tracking is very nice and they are VERY reasonably priced for the value you are getting! I have never owned a scope with more than 16X power.. but with that 16X power I can clearly see my target at 1000 yards. I am sure that 20X power will get you were you want to be!
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:24 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 vs Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50

have you considered the Viper HS LR series? They have FFP model in 6-24x50 and that has the same amount of adjustment range as the PST, retains the CRS zero stop on the uncapped elevation turret but, has a capped windage turret
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:26 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 vs Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50

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have you considered the Viper HS LR series? They have FFP model in 6-24x50 and that has the same amount of adjustment range as the PST, retains the CRS zero stop on the uncapped elevation turret but, has a capped windage turret
Yes sir, i looked at it. The HS only has 50 MOA of travel. These two have 65moa of adjustment range. Doesnt the viper 6.5-20 x 50 have the lines to find visual zero?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 vs Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50

I have the pst 6x24x50 and I've never had any trouble with the turrets moving off zero. This is my go to rifle for hunting and it gets abused pretty hard during season and have not had any issues with the scope.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:46 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20 x 50 vs Viper PST 6.5-24 x 50

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Yes sir, i looked at it. The HS only has 50 MOA of travel. These two have 65moa of adjustment range. Doesnt the viper 6.5-20 x 50 have the lines to find visual zero?
The FFP model has 65moa vertical travel,
SFP is 50moa vertical travel
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