Originally Posted by Franklin
What do you mean by more functional and faster? To me the only thing the vortex does better than the sightron is having an illuminated reticle.
I've ran both and run them side by side a lot with my buddy so we'll dial to the same target and everything sided by side, the Vortex will be dialed faster and more reliably and more important returned to zero after the shot. I really like both optics equally but they are not equal in what they are best at.
If I'm shooting at ranges that I have all the time in the world and can sit and think I really prefer the SIII because of the reticle, glass, MOA and it does not have the illumination turd pooching out of the eye piece. But having been in situations with it where the game is moving and changing range quickly making changes to your elevation and windage values until the shot is taken and then having to stop everything and get it dialed back to zero or things will go hay wire, I know I don't like it in those situations.
The PST or the HS LR in the same situation of dialing game moving and changing the dialed value, if I have a question of where I'm at I simply spin it down to the zero stop and take it back up, windage bring it back to 0 and re-dial. After the shot simple dial to zero stop and zero on the windage, very little thinking involved and no keeping track of where you've been, I can check my elevation zero without even looking at my scope.
Just my opinion from fielding both optics in my hunting situations.