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Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP MRAD - First impressions

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Re: Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP MRAD - First impressions

Jammer - you lucky dog!
I ordered my 4-16x50 FFP MRAD 17 months, 18 days ago and it finally (FINALLY!) came today . Ordered mine through a really small retailer so I had to wait for the initial orders at all of the big dogs to be filled first.

I second the OP's comments on the quality of construction & turret feel. I also think the reticle is perfect and its very crisp. I was surprised to find it still usable for holdover on 4x & hopefully it won't be too thick at 16x. I haven't mounted it up yet but hope the tracking & glass match the quality of the rest of the scope.

I also second the OP's praise for Doug at CameraLand. Ordered my Leica 1600 from him right when they came out and could not be found anywhere. Doug was great to work with and shipped it the day I ordered (they were the only one's that had them in stock).

Hudge - Give us a range report when you get yours mounted.

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    Re: Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP MRAD - First impressions

    [QUOTE=I was surprised to find it still usable for holdover on 4x & hopefully it won't be too thick at 16x.

    With a FFP the reticule enlarges the same as your target so it will not cover up any more of the target at 16x as it does at 4x.

    You will love it.

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    [QUOTE=joseph;508745]
    With a FFP the reticule enlarges the same as your target so it will not cover up any more of the target at 16x as it does at 4x.
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    Good point and you are correct. However, one of the criticisms of the poorly designed FFP reticles is that they are too thick at full power and cover up small targets at great distances. Doesn't appear it will be a problem with the pst. I really like the reticle design compared to other FFP reticles (from other manufacturers).

    In my post I just meant on 4x I thought the reticle would be so small that I wouldn't be able to resolve the individual hashmarks to use for holdover. It was a pleasant surprise that I can see the individual hashmarks.
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    [QUOTE=cummins cowboy; in a word TRACKING, I am not really concerned about the glass quailty as long as its decent what I really want is rock solid reliable mechanical features. run this scope through its passes mechanically and report back that is what I am most interested in.

    Amen brother. you took the words right out of my mouth!
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    Re: Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP MRAD - First impressions

    The Vortex PST is a quality Optic, there is some confusion around the MRAD (Mil/Mil) or the MOA (MOA/MOA) versions. You can easily learn either, just takes a bit of time to understand the concepts of each. We are Vortex Dealers and sell these scopes on our website or over the phone: WWW.DRLongRangeConcepts.Com . We can help you understand the different options that Vortex offers. Personally we have made the switch to Mil/Mil and like it alot, it is just all about personal preference and learning to use whichever method well. Thanks, let us know if you need any assistance.
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    If you are like me and not comfortable with Mils. I got the MOA FFP PST and had Vortex make a custom turret for it. Boy does it make it easier then having to remember which mark on the reticle for each range.

    Here are three links:

    Vortex Viper PST mounted with pics. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    Field test: Vortex Viper 6-24x50mm PST MOA FFP scope. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

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    Joseph, did you ever do a tracking test with your PST?
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