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Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA Good Scope or not?

 
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:56 PM
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Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA Good Scope or not?

I've been looking for a good long range scope to shoot to 1000 yards for hunting. I have seen this scope for a decent price and would like to hear some thoughts on it. Good scope for long range or bad scope?? Please help. Don't want to waste my money if its junk. Would rather keep banking it back for a quality scope.

Scope up for debate : Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:36 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA Good Scope or not?

Its probably the best scope for the price range its in, some think they are better than leupolds that are twice the price.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:49 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA Good Scope or not?

Camera land has them for $279. Hard to beat price if they are decent scopes
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:25 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA Good Scope or not?

Just put one on a 22/284. Seems like a pretty good scope. Only used it during load development but it tracks good. Only thing I don't like is how hard the magnification knob turns. For $279 you can't go wrong with this scope. It does however feel much cheaper than my PST. If you plan on doing a lot of dialing I would look into something with more positive clicks on the turret.
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA Good Scope or not?

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Its probably the best scope for the price range its in, some think they are better than leupolds that are twice the price.
I agree with this and will take one over a Leupold. I have used many of this exact scope with great results. My AR 223 has had one on it for a few years now. It is the most mis-treated rifle I own. It rides in the truck, gets dirty, and even once fell off the top of a grain drill hitting a steel bar right on top the elevation turret. So it now has some character wounds as well. Even with that abuse it still holds zero and tracks fine.

Expect to find the 22 to 24X to be a little more hazy than the lower settings, but just crank it down a little if that is an issue for your intended target.

Now, is it comparable to a NXS, heck no, not even close. But will it work for you to bang some steel at 1000? Yes it will and all for under $300 bucks. That has surely got to be one of the best bangs for the buck, and you will be plenty happy when you remember what you paid for it.

Jeff

PS, mount it up straight and true so your bases and rings do not screw with the tube alignment. This is important and some low end bases are not the great deal they appear to be.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:35 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA Good Scope or not?

Thanks. I've already got a MurphyPrecision 20 MOA base and Leupold PRS steel rings and a 12x42 SWFA SS on it right now. Just not enough magnification for load development at 300 yards. This is all mounted on a Savage LRH 6.5x284. Hope this scope will help me hold a more precise point of aim to help me load work
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Re: Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44PA Good Scope or not?

want to get rid of the SS 12x 42???
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