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Old 05-09-2011, 11:33 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

Sorry Cordell-I did come out a little confusing.

It seems like the guys shooting the long distances prefer FFp's. I was asking , if you are happy with the performance of the viper pst with sfp?

I'm trying to get a little in-sight or feedback from someone shooting an sfp instead of an ffp in this brand/model scope. I'm fixing to get the same scope.
BTW-Nice rig!
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:53 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

sticknstring,

after reading Brett’s post and re reading your question I understand your question now. Sorry I had been up for 20 hour straight and the brain was failing me.

The FFP reti is in 2 moa hash marks and the SFP is in 1 moa hash marks. The FFP has 30 Moa below the x and the SFP has 10 moa.

I have not looked through a FFP so this may be wrong. Looking on Vortex web sight and according to what others are saying the FFP ret is thicker. I would rather have the thinner ret and 1 moa hash marks than thicker ret and 2 moa spacing.

People say you have to power down to range due to heat waves. Where i hunt, the hunting seasons are in the fall and it is usually cooler and heat waves are not to much of an issue. If i need to power down it can. The power ring on the SFP has "stops" built in and stop at 6, 8, 12 and 24. At 24x the has marks are 1 moa, at 12x the hash marks are 2moa (FFP is 2 moa no mater what power you are on) at 8x the hash marks are 3 moa and at 6 they are 4 moa.

I have used SFP ret on every scope i have ever had, the work for me, until I can do I side by side I can not say for 100% that the SFP is better but the SFP works. If I went to the FFP it would be the only FFP i had so when I take my 300 RUM out that has a SFP or my 22-250 or any other SFP mounted rifle I would have to try and remember to put on max power to range, if they are all SFP I do it the same way every time.

I saved 150.00 or more with the SFP will continue shooting and hunting the way I have for many years and have 1 moa hash marks on the vertical and horizontal, not even night force has that. I really like my PST SFP.

So to sum up my answer, no I would not shoot the FFP over the SFP.

With respect to all, the FFP (for me) would be a step in the wrong direction. Train like you fight and fight like you train. (P.P.P.P.P.P.)
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:18 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

Cordell, may I ask how you find the 'eye box' ? Is it very critical to hold your head straight on at medium to high powers (or any power for that matter) to keep the tunnel of vision clear of shadowing or disappearing? I have very crappy vision and find most scopes are sensitive to one having to be in the 'perfect' position to get a good view..
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:38 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

drespecki,

You got me on my long 3 day weekend that I work. I will do some testing tomorrow specifically for what you are asking. I has been almost 2 months since I have been behind the scope and rifle. I will post again once I have some info for you.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:04 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

drespecki,

I have not forgot about you, got very busy. I will compare the scope to my leupold 4.5-14 when i get some time. next week
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

Let us know how it does. I am thinking of getting the exact scope.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:56 PM
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Re: Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

Very nice Photo's.

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