Re: Vortex vs. Nightforce..... school me.
I like both of them, but for different calibers, different methds of shooting and for sure different distances.
As indicated by the price there are huge differences in quality of construction and glass. There is no free lunch, you get what you pay for. But for a novice or a person that only intends to shoot to a givin distance lets say 700 to 1000 the lesser price Viper will fill the bill just fine. But for the advanced shooter that will shoot to 1200, 1500 or even past 2000 yards the Nightforce will be more of a pleasure.
The repeatability of the turrets on the NF is very very good. Not to mention the feel of the turrets as you are cranking them up. This feeling is something you would only know if you have shot both scopes. The detents are secod to none as far as firmness and definition is concerned. If you tell the NF to move 2 .25 moa at 1000 yards and adjust the turret as so, that is what it does. The NF zerostop system is in my opionion way advanced and superior to the PST also.
The PST is a great scope and will get it done. But it just simply is not a NightForce as the price reflects.
So, it depends of the level of shooting you do, your budget, and if you want the added quality of the NF NXS.