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Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MRAD - through the scope

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:29 PM
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Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MRAD - through the scope

This scope was suggested as a great way to get into a scope suitable for long range work without spending several thousand dollars. I've only had it for a few weeks, if that, but I've been impressed with the glass and how solid the turrets are. Thought this picture might be helpful to anyone considering this scope or trying to compare.

Here's a picture through the scope with an iPhone 4S, just before 7pm EST tonight, at an intersection that's two miles away according to Google Maps.

Notice the motorcyclist facings south on the road running generally the same direction of view. Again, this is a cell phone picture.

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Old 09-19-2012, 07:47 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MRAD - through the scope

Nice work . You have shown the Mil Radian reticule very well and how the fine centre comes up to a very useful size at long range .
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:01 PM
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Nice work . You have shown the Mil Radian reticule very well and how the fine centre comes up to a very useful size at long range .
That's zoomed all the way in at 24x. I can snap a few at other magnification if anyone needs it.

I can also try to bust out the K-5 for some high res shots.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:02 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MRAD - through the scope

I also have one and it's great, has a lot of great features but for my Long Range Rifle I use a Sightron SIII. I hate to say it, but it does have better glass than the PST. I would really love the PST if it had the SIII glass.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:23 PM
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I also have one and it's great, has a lot of great features but for my Long Range Rifle I use a Sightron SIII. I hate to say it, but it does have better glass than the PST. I would really love the PST if it had the SIII glass.
And Sightron is not an option until they make a FFP scope. You have one already, but keep in mind this is a cell phone picture.
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And Sightron is not an option until they make a FFP scope. You have one already, but keep in mind this is a cell phone picture.
I've compared them side by side and as much as I like my PST it can't beat the SIII glass. I kept my PST on my 7mm RM deer gun. It's still an awesome scope and it's not in my short term plans to replace it. Maybe I'll put it in my new 1000- .308 rifle. It seems to be perfect for the task.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:40 AM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MRAD - through the scope

It is funny you know but a mate of mine bought a Sightron and I looked at it with interest but my impression was it had poor glass and aberration around the image edge . I know that is only one single scope and it don't mean much but for my money I am saving for a Vortex as the two I have seen seem to suit my eyes better . For me if I ever get one the Vortex has the features I want . zero stop, FFP Mil hash marked reticule , Matching Mil turrets . Positive turret clicks and no fault warranty .
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